Strangers to Agreement Can Invoke the Merger Clause and Parole Evidence Rule to Avoid Liability

The Appellate Division, First Department recently held that a defendant who is not a party to an agreement may rely upon the merger clause and parole evidence rule to avoid the introduction of prior drafts of the agreement, negotiations and other communications from being considered when determining...
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Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Retaliation and Interference Claims Under FMLA

When Cathleen Graziadio temporarily left her position as a payroll clerk at the Culinary Institute on Long Island, New York to tend to her two sons who were each hospitalized within 2-weeks of each other her attempts to submit paperwork for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) w...
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