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April 27, 2012

A decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C.) Circuit Court has delayed a new rule — set to take effect April 30 — that required workplaces to post right-to-organize notices.

To be in compliance with the new rule, private employers will have to post an 11-in.-by-17-in. notice regarding employee rights to unionize under the National Labor Relations Act. The requirement was set by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

April 18, 2012

A decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C.) Circuit Court has delayed a new rule -- set to take effect April 30 -- that required workplaces to post right-to-organize notices.

To be in compliance with the new rule, private employers will have to post an 11-by-17-in. notice regarding employee rights to unionize under the National Labor Relations Act. The requirement was set by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

March 5, 2012

Acacia Research Corp. has announced that it has entered into a license agreement with Lowe’s covering patents directed to impact instrument technology. This agreement resolves the parties' dispute that was pending in the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Impact instruments include a range of testing and measuring devices such as infrared cameras for electrical inspection, building integrity and energy loss.

November 10, 2011

Home improvement retailer Lowe’s has agreed to settle a Justice Department claim that it terminated an employee without just cause after he returned from serving in the Iraq War. The consent decree, which still requires approval by a U.S. District Court in Portland, Ore., requires that Lowe’s pay the employee, Matthew King, $45,000 for back pay and liquidated damages.

Lowe’s did not respond to a request for comments.

August 25, 2011

The U.S. District Court in New York City has dismissed a lawsuit brought against the U.S. Green Building Council that accused it of false advertising in connection to its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

October 5, 2008

A group of former employees of BMHC’s SelectBuild division have filed suit in U.S. District...

September 23, 2008

A federal lawsuit filed in Los Angeles claims that BMHC’s SelectBuild division systemically failed to...

November 13, 2007

The largest distributor of hard surface flooring in the Northeast has filed for Chapter 7...

August 22, 2007

In its complaint filing, the home builder said creditors are "improperly seeking a windfall" by...

August 15, 2007

The first of a group of OSB producers being sued for price fixing has agreed...

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