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Treatise Update: Friedman on Leases

Friedman on Leases (Sixth Edition) clarifies and analyzes the full range of lease provisions and conceivable landlord-tenant situations to give readers unsurpassed practical instruction on how to negotiate and draft airtight agreements that protect clients’ rights and minimize their liability exposure.

Highlights of the latest update—Release #9—include:

  • Chapter 12, Landlord’s Services and Other Obligations. Updated discussion underlines the importance of expressly specifying in the lease any services that the tenant expects to receive.
  • Chapter 13, Condemnation. Updated discussion underlines the importance for a landlord, if it is the landlord’s intent, to expressly state in the lease that upon condemnation, the lease automatically terminates (or terminates at landlord’s option) and the tenant waives any right to the condemnation award.
  • Chapter 14, Renewals. Updated discussion covers Minnesota’s statutory provisions barring retaliatory eviction, but that apply only to retaliation for complaining to a government agency or filing a suit, not complaining to the landlord.
  • Chapter 15, Purchase Options. Updated discussion includes an example of a purported election that is ineffective because it did not conform to the lease.
  • Chapter 16, Default by Tenant. New discussion explores the extent to which courts will enforce a tenant’s waiver of certain rights if the waiver is expressly set forth in the lease, and agreed upon by the parties.
  • Chapter 17, Exculpatory Clauses. Updated discussion covers how different states handle exculpatory clauses, including Alabama, California, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.
  • Chapter 21, Distraint, Landlords’ Liens and Tenant Security. The updated discussion underlines the importance for a tenant to request during lease negotiations that landlord’s assignee is required to specifically assume landlord’s obligations with respect to the return of the security and the landlord is only released if it actually delivers tenant’s security deposit to the grantee and provides tenant with notice of such transfer.
  • Chapter 25, Fixtures. Updated discussion provides another sample provision in a lease with strong tenant protections for fixtures.
  • Chapters 11, 18, 20 & 22–24 have been updated to incorporate the latest case development. To aid in your research, the Table of Authorities and Index have also been updated.

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New Title! Healthcare Employment Practice

PLI Press is pleased to announce the publication of Healthcare Employment Practice: Policy, Law and Procedure, a new treatise addressing the employment conflicts and challenges that mark today’s hospital and healthcare system.

The hospital and healthcare environment in the U.S. has become more fractured and more fractious in recent years. Job satisfaction is down, contracts are much more complex and the covenants which bind doctors and other healthcare personnel have locked up the futures for many professionals. This clear and concise guidebook responds to these complex issues with examples and details to save time, reduce errors and improve employee satisfaction. It explores how the system actually operates, and suggests how lawyers, human resource professionals and hospital management teams can improve their outcomes through astute planning and careful drafting of agreements.

This book includes:

  • Step-by-step, term-by-term guidance on physician employment contracts, with an emphasis on the problems presented by restrictive covenants, and a full sample Physician Employment Agreement
  • Labor and employment law as it affects healthcare industry employees
  • Issues presented by telemedicine
  • Stark and anti-kickback law compliance

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Treatise Update: Bankruptcy Deskbook

Bankruptcy Deskbook (Fifth Edition) keeps readers up-to-date on legal developments, analyzing recent Supreme Court, court of appeals and bankruptcy court decisions. Designed as a primary source for non-specialist attorneys, this concise reference treatise acts as a step-by-step guide through the bankruptcy laws, clarifying the purpose, features, mechanics, advantages, and drawbacks of Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 in the era of Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA).

In this release, all fourteen chapters are updated with the most recent rulings affecting bankruptcy practice, along with expanded and clarifying discussions of existing topics. Developments discussed in this release include:

  • Small Business Cases: The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, effective February 19, 2020, created a new form of Chapter 11—the subchapter V case—for small business debtors, offering an alternative form of relief to that provided by the small business case. See Chapter 11.
  • Domestic Support Obligations: The BAPCPA clarified the circumstances under which an obligation arising out of a marital dissolution is dischargeable by introducing the concept of the “domestic support obligation.” See Chapter 1 and Chapter 9.
  • Avoidance: The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 added a new clause to section 547(b) regarding trustee avoidance actions, the purpose of which is to require the trustee to conduct an investigation into alleged preferences, rather than simply sue anyone who the debtor’s ledger indicates received a payment in the ninety days prior to the petition. See Chapter 6.

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Treatise Update: International Corporate Practice

International Corporate Practice: A Practitioner’s Guide to Global Success provides guidance on building a comprehensive global legal department, including advice on structuring, staffing, and budgeting, as well as the use of foreign legal consultants and outsourcing. This update includes new material designed to enable lawyers, whether in-house or outside counsel, to operate efficiently on the global stage.

Updates from the Release #15:

  • Chapter 1 contains a new section highlighting twenty trends that will likely have an impact on in-house counsel—from automation to diversity, from skills training to management structure, from partnering with outside counsel to corporate social responsibility, and much more.
  • Chapter 2 updates the discussion of the privilege in Colombia, emphasizing the penalties that may be imposed for a breach and the factors that are weighed in assessing the seriousness of the breach.
  • Chapter 3 is updated with current information about major international law firms and new discussion of lawyer referral services.
  • Chapter 4 includes new coverage of the New York Court of Appeals’ amended Rules for the Licensing of Legal Consultants.
  • Chapter 6 explores the treatment of U.S. government guidance, published in 2019, as a useful framework for corporate compliance programs. To help prosecutors evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of compliance programs, the Department of Justice, Criminal Division, released “The Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.”
  • Chapter 9 provides updated coverage of the legal professional privilege in the United Kingdom.
  • Chapter 19 discusses money laundering and terrorism financing, including a discussion of the Indian Cosmos Bank cyberheist; the regulation of cryptocurrencies; and the trend for law enforcement to prosecute individuals responsible for the money-laundering violations of their employers, not just the employer corporations.
  •  Chapter 22 is revised throughout, with new discussions of proposed U.S. regulations that would broaden government authority, when adjudicating the admissibility of certain foreign nationals, to determine whether those individuals might become a public charge; the European Union’s creation of a European Labour Authority (ELA); and whether same-sex spouses can qualify as dependents for work authorization purposes.
  •  Chapter 27 provides expanded coverage of international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships, as well as to require use of approved ballast water management systems; the cleanup of contaminated sites in the United Kingdom; and environmental regulation in China, including the 2019 Law on Soil Contamination Prevention and Control.
  • Chapter 29 adds new material on the cross-border insolvency system created by the Recast EU Regulation, including treatment of an interrelated “group of companies” and the key principles of the 2019 Directive.

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PLI Current: COVID-19 Special Issue

PLI Press published a special issue of PLI Current to address the developing effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on the legal community. Covering a variety of legal issues related to COVID-19, this special issue contains a mix of original reportage, program materials and transcripts from recent PLI One Hour Briefings. Below is a list of contents along with links to individual articles.

*All articles and online programs related to the global coronavirus crisis are free to access with your PLI login. For upcoming programs, visit pli.edu/coronavirus.

  1. COVID-19: Reducing the Spread of Both Illness and Social Panic 
  2. Coronavirus: What Lawyers Need to Know: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 10, 2020 
  3. Coronavirus: What Lawyers Need to Know (program materials)
  4. Coronavirus: Insurance Coverage for Event Cancellation, Travel and Supply Chain Losses: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 17, 2020 
  5. Coronavirus: Insurance Coverage for Event Cancellation, Travel and Supply Chain Losses (program materials) 
  6. Investment Adviser Regulatory Update: Considerations Regarding the Coronavirus and Getting Ready for the 2020 ADV Update Season: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 18, 2020 
  7. Investment Adviser Regulatory Update: Considerations Regarding the Coronavirus and Getting Ready for the 2020 ADV Update Season (program materials) 
  8. COVID-19 and the Cyber-Risks of Working from Home: Meeting the Challenges: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 25, 2020 
  9. COVID-19 and the Cyber-Risks of Working from Home: Meeting the Challenges (program materials) 
  10. COVID-19 Challenges for First Quarter 2020 Form 10-Q and Annual Meetings: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 26, 2020 
  11. COVID-19 Challenges for First Quarter 2020 Form 10-Q and Annual Meetings (program materials) 
  12. How Employers Can Manage the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic: Your Workplace Questions Asked—and Answered!: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 26, 2020 
  13. How Employers Can Manage the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic: Your Workplace Questions Asked—and Answered! (program materials)
  14. Coronavirus Considerations: SEC Disclosure, Labor & Employment, Insurance, Litigation, Breach of Contract and Force Majeure Issues: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 27, 2020 
  15. Coronavirus Considerations: SEC Disclosure, Labor & Employment, Insurance, Litigation, Breach of Contract and Force Majeure Issues (program materials)

New Edition! Equipment Leasing—Leveraged Leasing

Equipment Leasing—Leveraged Leasing (Sixth Edition) provides readers with the comprehensive legal, tax, economic, accounting, and documentation information and advice needed to develop and implement leasing deals that maximize rewards and minimize risks. Written by more than thirty leading leasing authorities, and featuring hundreds of pages of sample forms, checklists, and documents that expedite successful transactions, this treatise is an essential resource on leasing transactions of all kinds.

The recently published Sixth Edition contains several new chapters including:

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Treatise Update: Employment Law Yearbook 2020

Employment Law Yearbook 2020 provides a comprehensive overview of the most important developments in employment law over the past year, including critical case decisions, legislative changes, government agency actions, and other events of interest to employers, employment and HR professionals, corporate attorneys, and employee advocates.

Major topics in the 2020 edition include:

  • Wage-and-hour laws and litigation
  • The Office of Federal Con­tract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and related recent developments, compliance initiatives, case law, and settlements
  • Discrimination based on gender and related characteristics, the Equal Pay Act, and sexual harassment
  • Discrimination based on race, religion, and national origin
  • Age discrimination, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA), and related litigation
  • Equal employment opportunity (EEO) class actions
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Employee privacy law and privacy rights litigation
  • Protection of trade secrets
  • Whistleblowing and other retaliation claims
  • Employee blogging, social media use by employees and by employers, related laws and regulations, social media in investigations and litigation
  • Family, medical, and military leave, recent developments under the FMLA and USERRA
  • Arbitration, the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), employer-employee arbitration agreements, and disputes

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Treatise Update: Social Media and the Law

Social Media and the Law (2020 Edition) examines the use of social media in a variety of legal contexts, including privacy, civil litigation, employment, criminal activity and prosecution, intellectual property, defamation, advertising, and regulated industries. Relevant legislation, cases, usage trends, and industry responses are discussed.

Among the new developments covered in the 2020 Edition are:

  • Deepfakes — videos made using a new technology that falsely shows people saying or doing something that they did not say or do. See section 5:4.5.
  • Boeing standard under the NRLA: In one of the first decisions applying the Boeing standard, the NLRB found an employer’s confidentiality rule presumptively lawful under the first step in Boeing and found unlawful an employee handbook policy that workers should not post “derogatory information about the company” on social media sites and instead should use the normal channels for raising grievances and complaints. See sections 6:4.2[B][2][a] and 6:4.2[B][2][b][ii].
  • Guidance for financial services industry: In 2019 FINA released new guidance on disclosure innovations in advertising and other communications with the public.  See section 7:3.2[A].
  • Medical Device Vulnerabilities: A draft guidance issued by the FDA in October 2018 recommends medical device manufacturers and healthcare delivery organizations take steps to ensure appropriate security safeguards are in place. See section 7:3.3[D].
  • Platform Criminality, whereby criminal activities are enabled and funded through data-rich platforms such as Facebook, Amazon and Uber. See section 9:2.11.

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What’s New in PLI PLUS

We add content to PLI PLUS every month to ensure our subscribers have access to the most up-to-date and relevant secondary source legal documents.  Renowned legal experts regularly update our acclaimed treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books, transcripts and forms to reflect recent changes and developments in the law.

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