Tag Archives: municipal law

Non-Compete Laws: Illinois

Peter A. Steinmeyer and David J. Clark, Members of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Chicago and New York offices, respectively, authored a Thomson Reuters Practical Law Q&A guide, “Non-Compete Laws: Illinois.”

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American Traffic Solutions v. City of Bellingham – Automated Traffic Safety Cameras

Division I of the Court of Appeals held on Tuesday that a proposed Bellingham initiative, which would prohibit the City from installing or using an automated traffic camera system unless approved by a majority of the city council and a majority of the voters, exceeded the lawful scope of the local initiative power.  An initiative […]

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Puget Sound Energy v. City of Bellingham – Utility Taxes

Read a summary of the Court of Appeals’ recent decision upholding the City of Bellingham’s utility tax assessment for unpaid utility taxes and penalties.

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West v. Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Please follow the link to read about the Court of Appeals’ recent Public Records Act decision, which discusses the obligation to respond to a public records request within five business days.

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Court of Appeals Analyzes Red Flag Program Clarification Act

The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issues the first case analyzing the Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010.

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Municipal Utilities and the Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010

The Federal Trade Commission has adopted the Red Flag Program Clarification Act.

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Andrews v. Harrison Medical Center: Anti-Nepotism Policies

New case discusses anti-nepotism policies and discrimination based upon marital status under Washington’s Law Against Discrimination.

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Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) prohibits local government employers with 15 or more employees from requesting, requiring, or purchasing genetic information of an individual or family member of the individual, except as specifically allowed.  A city should not assume that since cities rarely require genetic testing that these regulations have no application to […]

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Gendler v. Batiste – Public Records Act and Traffic Accident Reports

In Gendler v. Batiste, the Court of Appeals held that the Washington State Patrol (WSP) was required to disclose historical bicycle accident records of accidents occurring on Seattle’s Montlake Bridge.  The requestor had suffered serious injuries when his bike tire became wedged in the bridge’s grating.  The requestor suspected that the bridge had been unsafe […]

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Teamsters Local 763 v. City of Mukilteo – Status Quo

This office was recently successful in overturning a trial court decision finding that the City had committed an unfair labor practice by failing to maintain the status quo after the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement.  When a collective bargaining agreement expires, an employer is required to maintain the terms and conditions of employment that […]

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