Can an employer be assessed damages for the loss of one’s life’s work?

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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently faced the question of whether an employer can be assessed damages for the loss of an employee’s life’s work. The court answered this question in the affirmative, upholding the trial award of an experienced cancer researcher, who received $10.2 million in damages against her former employer, Steward Health. The $10 million damage award represented the cost of reestablishing her research laboratory, which she lost as a result of the defendant’s unlawful breach of her employment contract. Hlatky v. Steward Health Care System LLC, 484 Mass. 566 (2020).

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Trump Org says de Blasio pulled golf course contract for politics

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The Trump Organization accused the de Blasio administration of canceling its lucrative Bronx golf course contract because of a long-running political vendetta the lefty mayor has against the former president, according to a suit filed Monday.

In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, the Trump Organization’s operator, Trump Ferry Point LLC, accused the city’s Department of Parks and Recreations of using the Jan. 6 Capitol riots as an excuse to end their business deal.

“Mayor de Blasio had a pre-existing, politically-based predisposition to terminate Trump-related contracts, and the city used the events of January 6, 2021 as a pretext to

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New Standard Contractual Clauses Raise Questions Under Irish Law

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The new standard contractual clauses (“SCCs“) issued by the European Commission (see our prior blog post here) continue to prove controversial. Among other things, the SCCs require that the law of the European Union (“EU“) Member State underpinning them provides third-party beneficiary rights. Most EU Member States are civil law jurisdictions that already provide such rights. Ireland, however, is a common law jurisdiction like the U.S. and the UK, and as such, depends largely on evolving case law to define the scope of various rights and obligations.

Consequently, some commentators have raised questions about whether

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Mexico extends deadline to repeat disputed GM contract vote | Automotive Industry News

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Mexican authorities on Monday extended the deadline for the union at a General Motors Co plant in Silao, Mexico, to redo a disputed contract vote that has drawn US scrutiny, warning the plant’s collective contract would be terminated if the date is missed.

The union at the plant in the central city of Silao must hold the vote before August 20, the labour ministry said in a statement. The plant employs about 6,000 people.

The original union-led vote in April, in which workers voted on whether to keep their current contract, was scrapped halfway through after Mexican officials detected “serious

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COVID-19’s Impact on Lease Agreements, Contracts, Business Interruption Claims

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To say that most businesses were not prepared for the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic would be quite an understatement. Although several countries had lived through and learned from the SARS and swine flu outbreaks, nobody was really prepared for what 2020 had in store. U.S. citizens hadn’t lived through anything remotely similar since the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.

From a legal perspective, the business world has learned a lot in a short period of time.  The many hurdles business owners dealt with since the pandemic began—and the lessons they learned—could help all businesses be more resilient in the future. At

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