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DHS, Department of homeland Security, Immigration
Two memorandums from the Department of Homeland Security implementing President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders on “Enhancing... Read More >
LGBT flag
The Trump Administration has announced that the Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) rescinded the Obama Administration... Read More >
Soccer, Football Managers, FA, Football Association
In the week following Valentine’s Day, the much-vaunted romance of the FA Cup appeared to experience something of a rekindling.  While the... Read More >
Supreme Court, Washington DC, Patent Act
The supply from the United States of a single component of an invention, for assembly of the invention abroad, is not patent infringement under... Read More >
Health care money, whistleblower, UnitedHealth
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has joined a whistleblower lawsuit, United States of America ex rel Benjamin Poehling v. Unitedhealth Group Inc... Read More >
Survey, documents
Last year, an Avvo survey of 1,000 consumers who purchased legal services provided some important insights into what attorneys need to know about the... Read More >
Trump Wall, DHS Guidance Memos Chart Aggressive Course to Implement President Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration Enforcement
On February 20, 2017, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly released two new policy memoranda aimed at implementing President Trump’s... Read More >
Nuclear Towers
Over the last few years, a Defense Science Board task force evaluated energy systems for remote or forward operating bases, and its final report,... Read More >
A whistleblower achieved a significant win on a critical challenge that nearly all corporate... Read More >
head injury
At the annual meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists, Brad Kurowski, MD, MS, a... Read More >
businessman holding a whistle, sec, whistleblowing
Submitting Information to the SEC Whistleblower Program The SEC Form TCR (Tip, Complaint, or... Read More >
reviewing paperwork, compliance, ofccp
Government contractors should carefully check their mail. Last week, the Office of Federal Contract... Read More >
Taxes, Calculator
There has been a slew of reports, discussions, and even flippant use of the term “reconciliation”... Read More >

Federal Court News

bankruptcy graphics, sixth circuit

In Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County v. Hildebrand, the Sixth Circuit explains how to read the phrase “applicable nonbankruptcy law” as used in the Bankruptcy Code.  The chapter 13 individual...


In one of the first cases to address the standard governing a motion for summary judgment in a Dodd-Frank whistleblower retaliation case, Judge Jed S. Rakoff ruled that two former executives of Vista Outdoor Inc. (the Company)...

older man in hospital, fca, statistical sampling

The Fourth Circuit recently decided an interlocutory appeal raising important issues arising under the False Claims Act (FCA). See United States ex rel. Michaels v. Agape Senior Community, Inc., No. 15-2145, 2017 WL...

Patent, IP

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM).  Also listed are any newly-posted requests for ex parte reexamination at...

State Court News


The April death of a construction worker killed by a falling beam has led OSHA to fine the worker’s employer and to issue multiple health and safety citations. According to OSHA, the company overstressed the beam during a...

New York, Road Sign

On December 28, 2016, the New York Department of Financial Services (the “NYDFS”) substantially reproposed its much–anticipated cybersecurity regulation (the “Revised Proposal”). If adopted, the Revised Proposal will implement...

Michigan, Road Sign

In Labelle Management, Inc, LLC v Dep't of Treasury, the Michigan Court of Appeals rejected “constructive ownership” as the standard for determining the composition of a unitary group under the Michigan Business Tax (...


euro sign, ESAs, EMIR

On February 23, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs), which consist of the European Banking Authority, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, and the European Securities and Markets Authority, published...

puzzle pieces

European Central Bank (“ECB”) Executive Board Member and Supervisory Board Vice-Chair Sabine Lautenschläger suggested in a February 19 interview...

EU stars and map, european parliament


Next week will be very busy in the European Parliament as it is a committee week.

On Monday, the Committee on the Environment,...