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April 2014 Archives

Passman & Kaplan Senior Associate Andrew J. Perlmutter To Be A Presenter at the NELA Convention, June 27, 2014, Boston

Passman & Kaplan Senior Associate Andrew J. Perlmutter will be a presenter at the annual convention of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) to be held in Boston, MA, on June 25-28, 2014. Mr. Perlmutter will participate in a panel entitled "Issue Spotting & Navigating Claims in Federal Sector Litigation." The NELA convention is the largest gathering of plaintiffs' employment lawyers nationally. 

Passman & Kaplan Founding Principal Joseph V. Kaplan will be a presenter at the "Federal Workplace Training & Expo," sponsored by LRP Publications, Inc. on April 25, 2014.

Mr. Kaplan will present two workshops: "Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act: The One-Year Report;" and "It's Time to Do Something About Reprisal." 

News from the Federal Circuit: Court Retains Jurisdiction for Settlement Breach

News from the Federal Circuit: In Cunningham v. United States, No. 2013-5055 (4/9/14), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that the Court of Federal Claims had jurisdiction over breach of a settlement agreement claims, and can award money damages to the claimant, despite other avenues for redress of the breach.

Developments at the MSPB: Proposed Rule on Jurisdiction

Developments at the MSPB:  On April 3, 2014, the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (79 Fed.Reg. 18,658-18,661).  This proposed rulemaking affects the MSPB's jurisdictional standards in the major categories of appeals within the MSPB's jurisdiction.  Comments on the proposed rulemaking are due by May 5, 2014. 

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