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In the days following the U.S. federal elections that resulted in the election of Donald Trump as President and Republican control of the 115th... Read More >
healthcare
The United States Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") Office of Inspector General ("OIG") released... Read More >
Chemicals
EPA announced on June 29, 2016, that asbestos and nine other chemicals will be reviewed for hazard and exposure risks under the new procedures of the... Read More >
2017 California Employment Law
As we come to the end of 2016, all employers should be planning ahead for any changes that will need to be implemented in 2017.  For... Read More >
Text Messaging, Ninth Circuit Court Finds Plaintiff-Initiated Text Communication Does Not Constitute Express Written Consent
The Eastern District of California recently denied a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim, despite the plaintiff having voluntarily... Read More >
French Flag, French elections
The surprising victory of Francois Fillon Since 27 November, the favorite to become the next French President in the Spring 2017 election is... Read More >
ACA, Future of Affordable Care Act (Week 1): Assessing New Normal
The Affordable Care Act is the single most important piece of Federal social legislation in the United States in more than a generation, but with the... Read More >
Mall, Shopping bags, UK
With the UK festive season now merrily in swing, credit cards maxed out on Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains and Christmas shopping well under... Read More >
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Lit Money, MACRA, Alternative Payment Models
Alternative payment models will change incentives and behavior, and in doing so, give rise to new... Read More >
donald trump, key states, wealthy supporters
by: MapLight
Donald Trump won the presidency with support from an overwhelming majority of U.S. counties where... Read More >
stack of documents, IRS, TE GE Examiners
On November 21, as most of us were preparing for a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday, the IRS publicly... Read More >
overtime graphic, DOL, appeal notice
Following a Texas court’s issuance of a nationwide preliminary injunction enjoining the new... Read More >
OCC Seal, comptroller of the currency, financial crisis
In a speech delivered to The Clearing House on November 30, 2016, Comptroller of the Currency... Read More >

Federal Court News

ABC's, Califorina, Teachers' Unions

In recent years, there has been an uptick in union organizing focusing on California charter schools. Traditionally, education related labor groups focused on organizing large public school districts, but with over 1,200...

businessman with money, small business, start up financing

Working capital is the lifeblood of a successful business. When running a startup, entrepreneurs sometimes rely on their own personal resources to fund the business. An alternative may be to borrow funds through a short-term or...

dollar sign in hands, BICE, ERISA

Advisers and financial institutions that are compensated based on a fixed percentage of the value of assets under management may want to reconsider that compensation methodology as it could require compliance with a prohibited...

Calendar, December 2016 Changes to Federal Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure: Electronic Service and Word Counts

December 1 is an important day for federal litigators and for tax practitioners with cases pending in federal district and appellate courts. It brings with it changes to the rules governing their day-to-day practices. This year...

Meat, Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling: Will COOL Make Come Back?
  • Mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) rules for beef products have long been the subject of controversy and challenge, culminating in a World Trade Organization (WTO)...

State Court News

bad piggy, unregistered cd sales, california

Last spring, the California Department of Business Oversight warned consumers that two related companies have been offering unlicensed online securities broker-...

doctors, california, osha, workplace violence

On Oct. 21, after close to two years of work, regulators within the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) approved a standard that should reduce workplace violence against healthcare...

Truck, Large Verdicts in Truck Accident Cases on Rise

Now that the holiday season is upon us, traffic and congestion on roadways big and small is at a peak. Trucks and tractor trailers remain a common site on interstate highways and local roads. Recent data suggests that truckers...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

brexit, lisbon treaty, chemical laws

On June 23, 2016, more than 30 million people voted in a referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom (UK) should “Leave” or “Remain” in the European Union (EU).  The referendum turnout was 71.8 percent and the Leave...

toy aisle

After the CJEU decision in case C-30/15 P, fans of three-dimensional trade marks will be wondering if the opportunity to register them is as straightforward as it appears from the recent reform of the Regulation No. 207/2009....

asian food box, china's packaging law

China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) recently finalized a number of Standards applicable to food contact materials marketed in the People's Republic of China in its announcement No. 15/2016.  Among the...