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March 2015




FMG Announces New Partner

FMG is pleased to announce Meaghan Petetti Londergan has been elected to Partnership with the Firm.
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United States Supreme Court Weighs Arguments Presented By FMG Lawyers On The Constitutionality of Sign Ordinances

On January 12, 2015, FMG partner Philip Savrin, accompanied by Dana Maine and Bill Buechner, presented argument before the Supreme Court of the United States in favor of the validity of sign ordinance provisions enacted by the Town of Gilbert, Arizona.  At issue in Reed v. Gilbert is whether a provision in the ordinance that regulates directions to temporary events abridges speech in violation of the First Amendment.

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Delaware Court Finds Shareholders Can Pierce Corporationís Attorney-Client Privilege

Walmart Supercentre storefrontBy: Michael Wolak, III

The attorney-client privilege is a fixture in American jurisprudence and the oldest recognized privilege.  The privilege, however, is not absolute.  The Delaware Supreme Court recently adopted an exception to the attorney-client privilege that gives shareholders the pre-litigation right to inspect privileged and otherwise inaccessible internal investigation documents upon a showing of “good cause.” 

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Do Bilingual Language Requirements Constitute National Origin Discrimination Under Title VII?

By: Amanda K. Hall

In today’s global society, many businesses are finding that their customers are bilingual or do not speak English.  Therefore, it is becoming more and more common for employers to require their employees to be bilingual or speak another language in order to be qualified for their job.  This article examines the question of whether such requirements may give rise to a claim of national origin discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 

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Attorney News

 FMG is pleased to announce Allison Schrallow as the newest attorney to the San Francisco Office.

Mike Bruyere featured in DRI RX for the Defense Newsletter. Read the full story.

 

 

 

 

 

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