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From Venture Capital to Private Equity: Franchise Investment Trends and Terms

Fox Rothschild LLP recently issued the following announcement. Hosted By: Fox Rothschild LLP & The International Franchise Association. Join us for an interactive panel discussion, moderated by Elizabeth Sigety, Founder and Former Chair of Fox’s Franchise & Distribution Practice, focusing on investment trends, what makes a franchise company “investible,” due diligence and deal terms.

New Vaccine Mandates from Biden Administration

Cozen O'Connor recently issued the following announcement. President Biden has announced an imminent Emergency Temporary Standard from OSHA that will require all employers with more than 100 employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing. Similar rules have been announced for federal contractors and health care facilities who receive Medicare and Medicaid funding. This webinar will cover the latest information on these requirements, including:

Grocers group quits challenge of Seattle's mandatory COVID pay raise

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – A trade group has dropped its challenge of a Seattle ordinance that required grocery stores to increase pay for their workers by $4 per hour. In August, the Northwest Grocery Association notified the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that it was dismissing its case against the City, six months after a district judge ruled for Seattle on the issue.
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The Louisiana Supreme Court Issues Three Orders Following the Impact of Hurricane Ida

Louisiana Supreme Court issued the following announcement on Aug. 31. Supreme Court Chief Justice John L. Weimer, acting under the authority of Article V, Section 1 of Constitution of 1974, and the inherent power of this Court, and considering the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida, including road closures, damage due to high winds, and flooding, and the loss of power and water in many areas of the state, for the safety of the public and court staff issued three orders addressing closure of the Louisiana Supreme Court; emergency suspension of prescription and peremption and emergency suspension of abandonment; and emergency suspension of time limitations. The orders read in pertinent part as follows:

Texas attorney Walter Umphrey dies at 85

BEAUMONT - Attorney Walter Umphrey, who led the Texas trial team that secured billions in a landmark settlement with Big Tobacco, has passed away. The 85-year-old died of natural causes in Beaumont, Texas on September 7, a press release states. “Walter Umphrey was more than just a lawyer,” said Joe...
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Federal judge to approve $10 billion Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan

WHITE PLAINS, New York – A federal bankruptcy judge has given conditional approval to a $10 billion bankruptcy plan for Purdue Pharma to settle more than 3,000 lawsuits about the company’s role in the national opioid crisis. The plan would force the Sackler family to pay $4.5 billion and relinquish...