September 25, 2016

September 23, 2016


seedlings, GMO
On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed into law a bill that creates a federal labeling standard for foods containing genetically modified organism... Read More >
highway truck
The Department of Transportation recently announced a proposal to add speed limiting devices to commercial trucks in an effort to improve highway... Read More >
pills, pharma companies, generic drugs, EU
On 8 September 2016, the General Court of the EU (GCEU) handed down five judgments upholding a decision by the Commission of 19 June 2013 imposing... Read More >
US organizations are taking a conservative approach towards the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework (Privacy Shield) based in part on a lack of regulatory... Read More >
European Defense Strengthened after Brexit
Since June of this year, a major effort has been made at EU level to give new impetus to European Defense. A ‘Global strategy’ was... Read More >
Summary:  On September 19, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA... Read More >
overime on clocks, FLSA, white collar exemptions
Twenty-one states, led by Texas and Nevada, have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Labor seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction... Read More >
On September 9, 2016, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published new guidelines for approving... Read More >
needle, drug use, workforce drug test
An analysis of 11 million workforce drug tests reveals a 10-year high in positive test results,... Read More >
The Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Registration for 2018 opens Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Entries must... Read More >
whistleblower, EB-5
Fraudsters Use EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program To Scam Investors Recently, there has been rise in... Read More >
Cell Tower, Antenna
The FCC released a Public Notice on August 8 announcing an Amendment to the Nationwide Programmatic... Read More >
bank illustration, OCC
Recently, the OCC has begun to lay the groundwork for future national fintech charters, relying on... Read More >

Federal Court News

dispute, gender discrimination, maryland

A U.S. District Court in Maryland recently denied an employer’s motion for summary judgment allowing the EEOC to pursue its allegation that an employer engaged in discriminatory practices regarding a promotion.  EEOC v....

class, second circuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently held that district courts can decertify a class after a jury verdict but before entry of final judgment.  In Mazzei v. Money Store,...

gavel, second circuit

The Second Circuit recently set aside a $147 million verdict against two Chinese companies accused of conspiring to fix the price and supply of vitamin C sold to U.S. buyers. ...

overtime plan, DOL

Twenty-one states, led by Texas and Nevada, filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas on Tuesday challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime exemption rule changes which passed in May and are set to take...

Patent, IP

In a recent decision on obviousness-type double patenting, Judge Wolf shortened the shelf life of a dispute between Janssen Biotech, Inc. (“Janssen”) and Celltrion Healthcare Co. Inc. (“Celltrion”), relating to a...

Patent, VR Porn

The porn industry is often one of the early adopters for new technologies. VR is no exception.

Virtual Immersion Technologies LLC is enforcing its patent against live VR porn operators. The patent ...

State Court News

Chicken, Connecticut

Argument Recap:  Connecticut Light and Power Company v. Proctor, SC 19531

The Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in Connecticut Light and Power Company v. Proctor,...

Oregon, Bottle, redemption

The redemption value on certain containers in Oregon will increase from 5 cents to 10 cents beginning April 1, 2017. Currently, Oregon’s Bottle Bill—originally passed in 1971 and administered by the Oregon Liquor Control...

Governor Snyder signed Public Act 257 of 2016 into law on June 27, 2016. PA 257 repeals the entire Michigan Livestock and Poultry Remedies Act (PA 134 of 1929) which regulates the sale of livestock and poultry remedies and...



On September 14, the European Commission (Commission) published a communication (Communication) in relation to the Commission’s Capital Markets Union (CMU) Action Plan. The Communication is addressed to the European (EU)...


On September 19, 2016, the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) published a report entitled ...

UK financial conduct authority

On September 15, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a new form (Form) to be used when notifying the regulator of transaction reporting errors or failures in breach of Chapter 17 of the FCA’s Supervision Manual (...