September 22, 2014


Daily Articles


September 19, 2014


Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Proposes Margin Rules for Uncleared
On September 17, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued proposed rules that would impose margin requirements on certain market participants... Read More >
Department of State (DOS) Announces Some Visa Reciprocity Updates
The Department of State (DOS) announced changes to the Country Reciprocity Tables.  The Country Reciprocity Tables list... Read More >
Can You Shrink a Wisconsin Condominium Project?
Many of us in commercial real estate feel that the recession is over, and thank heaven for that. However, in some ways we are still reacting to the... Read More >
How to Improve Your Lead Conversions Rate: The Process
At the Rainmaker Institute, we have established a working process for lead conversion that is being used successfully by thousands of attorneys... Read More >
French Supreme Administrative Court Rules on the Procedure for Returning Artwork
After World War II, works of art suspected of having been stolen by the Nazis were listed on a special registry called the Musées... Read More >
Daddy Dearest?: Some Considerations Concerning Paid Parental Leave for Fathers i
Recently I had a conversation with my father about his options for parental leave when I was born (1979). As a new father myself, I was curious what... Read More >
Products Liability Cases Often Involve Complicated Issues, Such as When Competin
Because many automotive manufacturers or parts suppliers reside in or do business in Michigan, products liability cases arising from car accidents... Read More >
NIST Vetting Guidance Valuable for Health Care Organizations Seeking to Use Th
The mobile app and wearables market in health care is booming, most recently evidenced by Apple’s entry into the market with its ... Read More >
Agency Charges South Side Hospital Refused to Accommodate And Fired Pregnant Employee CHICAGO -... Read More >
Woman Pushing Man in Wheelchair
BNV Home Care Agency Unlawfully Asked for Genetic Information From Applicants and Employees,... Read More >
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, USPTO
On September 16, 2014, United States Patent and Trademark Office Chief of Staff Andrew Byrnes... Read More >
Court Rejects FDA’s Interpretation of the Statute’s Device Definition as “Errone
Nan Lou
The United States District Court for the District of Columbia, in Prevor v. FDA (Prevor... Read More >
Federal Trade Commission, FTC
On Monday, the FTC hosted a public workshop on the topic of big data and discrimination entitled,... Read More >

Federal Court News

CFTC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

On September 16, Judge Paul L. Friedman of the US District Court for the District of Columbia denied a challenge to the extraterritorial application of certain Commodity Futures Trading Commission rules...

Empty Boardroom

The Delaware Court of Chancery recently addressed the pleading standard for claims against disinterested directors arising out of transactions involving a controlling stockholder, where the...

Internal Revenue Service, IRS

A recent response by the Internal Revenue Service Chief Counsel (CCA) to an inquiry from one of its field office agents addressed the question of whether management fees earned by an investment manager...

Keith Brodie, Labor Attorney, Barnes and Thornburg Law Firm

The Summary of NLRB decisions for the week of September 8-12, 2014, is now available on the ...

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is currently considering a proposal to allow amendments to the identifications of goods/services in a trademark registration because of technological changes in how the goods/services...

State Court News

Mark L. Farley, Enviornmental Workplace Safety, Attorney, Katten Law Firm

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has proposed a new Process Safety Management standard for oil refineries (the "Refinery PSM Standard"). The proposal, which is a precursor to formal notice and...

Many of us in commercial real estate feel that the recession is over, and thank heaven for that. However, in some ways we are still reacting to the complications the recession worked on our business, and we need to have a clear...

Michael S Arnold, Employment Attorney, Mintz Levin Law Firm

“As we have pointed out, in the absence of a statute to the contrary, parties are free to contractually limit the time within which an action may be brought, as long as the contractual time is reasonable and does not...


UK Insider Dealers Ordered to Pay Confiscation Orders in Excess of the Profits G
by: Neil Robson of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

On September 15, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a press release in which...

Article 29 Working Party of European Privacy Regulators Meets To Discuss The Rig
by: Jeff Kosseff of Covington & Burling LLP

Yesterday, the Article 29 Working Party group of European privacy regulators released a short ...