January 2018


IN FOCUS: OPIOID LITIGATION

It’s been said that the country is in the grip of an opioid “epidemic.” Like tobacco and asbestos litigation before it, suits resulting from the fallout over opioid overdoses and addiction promise to keep courts, lawyers, and litigants busy for years to come. In Focus: Opioid Litigation provides one-stop shopping for information on related litigation as well as the issue more generally. Links to the new In Focus: Opioid Litigation page are available on both the Litigation Resources main page and the Health Care Practice Center home page.


PRACTICAL GUIDANCE

New Equipment Leveraged Leasing step-by-step practical guidance has been added to the Corporate & Transactional Finance suite on the Corporate Practice Center. New Practical Guidance contains overviews, annotated timelines and checklists, forms, document descriptions, precedents and a lot of other equipment lease-specific information that will be of particular interest to finance attorneys working on large leasing transactions at law firms or in-house. This set of materials complements the recently released set of materials on Capital Equipment Leasing.


POINTS OF LAW

In response to feedback from the field, the options for searching Bloomberg Law’sPoints of Law by jurisdiction have been expanded to include individual courts. When accessing Points of Law Search, users now have the option to select individual courts, or logical groupings of courts, offering the same flexibility found in Bloomberg Law’s Court Opinions Search.


PRACTICE CENTERS

Labor & Employment

 

Employment Arbitration Awards have been added to the Labor & Employment Practice Center. These awards from the American Arbitration Association provide full text coverage of private arbitration proceedings dealing with workplace disputes such as wrongful termination, discrimination, and employment contract violations between employers and employees.


CHART BUILDER

A new 50-state chart builder covering issues related to Limited Liability Company
Dissolution is available on the Corporate Practice Center home page and the
Alternative Entities Practice Page therein. The chart covers filing requirements,
winding up, revocation of dissolution, and judicial dissolution, among several other
topics.


NEWS

New Employee Benefits Latest Cases Feed

 

Bloomberg Law now offers a daily Latest Cases feed for Pensions & Benefits
Daily
. Bloomberg Law already offers a Latest Cases feature for Daily Labor
Report
, which includes summaries of 20 to 30 court and NLRB opinions each day.
The Employee Benefits Latest Cases will expand Bloomberg Law’s already robust
news coverage of case law in the employee benefits area.


BOOKS & TREATISES

Bloomberg BNA’s recently released Consumer Finance Law and Compliance has
been added to Bloomberg Law. Co-authored by Alexandra Everhart Sickler, former
trial attorney in the Executive Officer of U.S. Trustees, and Sarah Johnson
Auchterlonie, a former CFPB Acting Deputy Director of Enforcement and bank
regulator who was one of the CFPB founders, Consumer Finance Law and
Compliance
highlights the inner workings of financial regulation, supervision,
enforcement, and administrative adjudication. This new title provides practical
insight into the CFPB’s guidance, enforcement activities, and civil monetary
penalties. Informed by case law, consent orders, and documents requested from the
agency, it is a comprehensive and authoritative treatment of the subject

 

Bloomberg BNA’s Legal Protection of Digital Information, Second Edition, was added
to Bloomberg Law in December.

 

The following titles from Getting the Deal Through have been added to Bloomberg
Law:

  • Aviation Liability
  • Cloud Computing
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Joint Ventures