September 16, 2014


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September 16, 2014

September 15, 2014


DOS Visa Office Provides Update on EB-2 India Visa Demand and Priority Date Cuto
New updates and projections regarding demand in the employment-based second preference immigrant visa category for individuals chargeable to India... Read More >
EPA Proposes to Eliminate Affirmative Defenses for Many Clean Air Act Violations
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule on September 5, 2014 that would prevent states from including... Read More >
The Thorny Problem of Patentable Eligible Subject Matter: Part 10 of a 10-Part S
Patentable Subject Matter in Japan  The Japanese Patent Act (Act) contains two provisions regarding patent eligible subject matter. The first... Read More >
Not By "Any Manner" Of Means: Securing Cyber-Crime Coverage After Zurich v. Sony
Much has been written about the New York Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Zurich American Insurance Co. v. Sony Corp., Index. No. 651982... Read More >
big Data and privacy
“Data is everywhere. The amount of data on the global level is growing by 50 percent annually. 90 [percent] of the world’s data... Read More >
Banks May Be Required to Increase Reserves
The Federal Reserve is expected to require the biggest U.S. banks to increase reserves in an effort to prevent the possibility of another financial... Read More >
Employer Shared Responsibility Payments and Reporting Requirements Under the Aff
Employer Shared Responsibility Penalties There are two types of employer shared responsibility payments, also known as pay or play... Read More >
California Employers to Update Paid Sick Leave Policies
On September 10, 2014, Governor Brown signed AB 1522 into law (the “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014”). The new... Read More >
According to the U.S. Department of Defense, December 30, 2013 was epidemiological week 1... Read More >
Kirsten Milton, Employment Attorney, Jackson Lewis Law Firm
Illinois has become the fifth jurisdiction to expand its workplace laws to protect unpaid interns... Read More >
Department of Labor DOL
The Department of Labor (DOL) has released its FY 2014 statistics on prevailing wage... Read More >
Scottish Independence and the EU
On 18 September 2014, Scotland will vote in a referendum on whether or not it should declare... Read More >
Energy & Environment Update Mintz Levin Law Firm
Sarah Litke
ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE Congress is in Washington this week for an intense few days before... Read More >

Federal Court News

John Dedon, Tax Attorney, Odin Feldman Law Firm

Recent publications geared to tax and estate planning professionals have touted the advantages of Charitable Remainder Trusts ("CRT"), combined with life insurance, to accomplish tax, retirement, wealth replacement...

Trivascular, Inc. v. Shaun L. W. Samuels, Order Regarding Demonstrative Exhibits

Takeaway: It is improper to present material in a party’s demonstrative exhibits that was not previously made of record in the proceeding.

In its ...

U.S. International Trade Commission Report Examines Online Trade Barriers

On Sept. 11, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission released Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economies, Part 2, a report that highlights the...

Joseph Price, Corporate Attorney, Mintz Levin Law Firm

With heavier competition for bigger deals, larger private equity sponsors have increasingly turned to the middle market as a source for new acquisitions. In connection with this trend, certain large-capdeal terms have...

On July 23, 2014, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (FinCEN) published highly-anticipated proposed regulations that, if adopted into final regulations, would require banks,...

State Court News

AB 2053 (click for California new law) was recently signed into law which requires California employers to update...

Recent Michigan State Supreme Court Decision Prompts Repeal of Michigan Multista

Public Act 282 of 2014, signed into law by Governor Snyder on September 11, 2014, repeals the Multistate Tax Compact...


Migration to the UK Increases Despite the Enforcement of Harsher Immigration Law
by: Avani H. Patel of Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Over the last several months, the UK government has taken steps to increase immigration compliance in the United Kingdom.  The government passed an immigration bill in May 2014, with many of its provisions scheduled to go...

Understanding the Russian Move Into Ukraine
by: Martin Gold of Covington & Burling LLP

In a 2005 Kremlin speech, Russian President Vladimir Putin, characterized the collapse of the Soviet Union as the “greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the Twentieth Century.”  He elaborated on his focus....

Myrtille Lapeuille, Communications Attorney, McDermott Law Firm
by: Myrtille Lapuelle of McDermott Will & Emery

Impending sweep day to verify compliance with guidelines on cookies

During the week of September 15–19, 2014, France’s privacy regulator, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libert...