July 29, 2014


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July 25, 2014


Positive Report for South Florida Commercial Real Estate
TREPP Analytics recently provided the U.S. commercial real estate industry some positive news – both the CMBS delinquency rate and... Read More >
The American Invents Act Has Moved the Cheese [VIDEO]
Kenley K. Hoover, Ph.D. discusses how the implementation of the America Invests Act has dramatically changed how intellectual property is... Read More >
Watchdogs Petition SEC to Strengthen Prohibitions Against Impeding Complaints to
On July 18, 2014, a coalition of plaintiff-side lawyers and government watchdog groups proposed ways to strengthen the SEC whistleblower program in... Read More >
Retail and Tech in Miami Continue to Expand Re: Macy's Fashion Incubator
At the Beacon Council’s annual One Community One Goal Meeting, national retail department store Macy’s announced that it will be bringing... Read More >
Citigroup Settles with DOJ for $7 Billion
Citigroup announced last week that it will pay $7 billion to end an investigation by the U.S Department of Justice into misconduct related to... Read More >
Sender Beware: How Your Emails or Letters may be Ruled a Binding Contract
Often when we think of a contract, we think of the multi-page document that is plagued with legal jargon and minuscule print, followed by signature... Read More >
COPPA Update: FTC Provides More Flexibility on Obtaining Verifiable Parental C
Some clarification and a bit more flexibility was forthcoming late last week from the Federal Trade Commission to help ease compliance with... Read More >
Health Plans Have an Extra Year to Prepare for ICD-10—And They Might Need It
Amy Moore
Group health plans with 50 or more participants, including self-insured plans, must be able to conduct electronic transactions in accordance with HHS... Read More >
Food and Drug Administration FDA
On July 28, 2014, FDA issued an important final guidance relating to the Agency’s substantive... Read More >
Food and Drug Administration FDA
On July 15, 2014, the FDA released a draft guidance document (“Guidance”), proposing... Read More >
Ohio State University (“University”) fired the director of its marching band following... Read More >
social media
Do you know what a lead looks like these days?  I am not talking about a traditional lead,... Read More >

Federal Court News

Sandoz announced today that the FDA accepted its Biologics License Application (BLA) for filgrastim. This marks the first acceptance of a biosimilars application (351(k)) filed under the pathway...

The sanctions recently levied against Foot Locker serve as a potent reminder that understanding data and document preservation requirements is imperative.  A New York federal judge issued...

Consumers frequently reveal personal information about themselves through a variety of daily online and offline activities.  For fashion designers and retailers, this consumer information represents a...

Six years after a failed attempt to sell the business division responsible for inventing the electric toaster back in 1905, General Electric is reportedly looking again to negotiate a deal. The division, GE Appliances and...

Fifth Circuit Holds Deferred Compensation Plan Is Governed by ERISA

The decision details important implications for employers that use deferred compensation arrangements.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a decision on July 14 in Tolbert v. RBC Capital...

Healthcare Affordable Care Act Circuit Split

Yesterday two federal courts of appeal reached opposite conclusions on the question whether individuals in 34 states are eligible for federal subsidies when they purchase health insurance coverage.  Depending on how this...

State Court News

Recent opinions in corporate governance litigation make clear that Miami courts are leading the way in developing Florida case law governing key corporate governance issues. In Dinuro Investments, LLC v....

Three and a half weeks into the new state fiscal year we have no newly adjusted budget, and the passage of important bills has slowed to a trickle, but there's a distinct uptick in hostage-taking of bills. 

This week the Senate...

house overlay zoning

Many communities that have adopted zoning laws governing the uses that are allowed in the various zones have also adopted overlay zones that control the same property. Overlay zones are just that — they add another layer of regulation to...


(LONDON) With no major legislative milestones since the March 2014 EU Parliamentary vote endorsing the LIBE draft of the new Data Protection Legislation, observers from outside the EU might understandably wonder whether the legislative...

Lisa Mueller, Intellectual Property Attorney, Michael Best Law Firm

This is Part 5 of a 10-part series examining patent eligible subject matter in the U.S., BRIC and several non-BRIC countries. To view Part 1 (The Thorny Problem of Patent Eligible Subject Matter: U.S.), click ...


On Thursday, July 17, 2014, Australia’s Senate voted 39-32 to repeal the nation’s carbon tax. The House of Representatives approved the repeal earlier this week. Australia is the world’s 12th...