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U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Review $6 Million Fraud Judgment Against Blue Cros
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will not review a $6 million judgment against Michigan's largest health insurer, Blue Cross Blue... Read More >
Wisconsin Businesses Should Plan Now for the Environmental Protection Agency (EP
I. Introduction On June 18 the EPA announced a proposal for emission guidelines for States to follow in developing their respective State... Read More >
Don’t Let Texting Destroy Your Company
Very few companies even consider the risk of sending a marketing bulletin to a client or hiring an agency to spread the word about a new product over... Read More >
Employment Law Cases To Watch During U.S. Supreme Court’s New Term
The Supreme Court of the United States began its new term on Monday, October 6, 2014. Typically, the Court hears between 60-70 oral arguments per... Read More >
New Jersey Supreme Court Recognizes Common Interest Doctrine Protects Shared Inf
In O’Boyle v. Borough of Longport, _N.J._ (July 21, 2014), the New Jersey Supreme Court recognized the common interest doctrine,... Read More >
Confronting Ebola Concerns in the Workplace
The spread of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) and the incidence of Ebola cases in the United States have raised issues for employers and employees on... Read More >
Possible Delay to 2015 Tax Season
In a letter dated October 6, 2014, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen wrote to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden expressing his concern about... Read More >
Target Corp. Requests Rehearing of Denied IPRs by Expanded PTAB Panel
Last month, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) interpreted the IPR joinder provision, 35 U.S.C. § 315(c), to preclude... Read More >
Smartphone with Credit Card
In 2013, Cardsoft, LLC (Patent Owner) sued First Data Corp. (Petitioner) and First Data Merchant... Read More >
UK Privacy Requirements When Recording Video with Drones
On October 15, 2014, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published an updated... Read More >
People Holding Smartphones
Based on the explosive growth of smartphones over the last three years, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD... Read More >
Cloud Security Lock
On October 2, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that a cyber intelligence data-... Read More >
Intellectual Property, Definition, Pen
BIO recently generated a letter to the PTO on the March 6th Guidelines on the patent-... Read More >

Federal Court News

Green Light Bulb

FERC issued two decisions on October 16 involving its policies for determining the return on equity (ROE) for transmission-owning members of ISO New England (ISO-NE) and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO...

Businessman with Gears Over Head

September 16, 2014, marked the two year anniversary since certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act went into effect, including post-grant Inter Partes Review (IPR)...

Medical Instruments

The FDA recently issued a final guidance document titled, “Distinguishing Medical Device Recalls from Medical Device Enhancements.” According to the FDA, the guidance is intended to resolve industry...

Energy and Climate Debate

With just over two weeks until election day, Congress is preparing for a brief but intense Lame Duck session, while continuing final campaign pushes. With several races...


Mixed-use development is in an expansive sense any urban, suburban or town advancement, or even a solitary building, that mixes a mixture of private, business, social, institutional, or modern uses, where...

State Court News

Ebola Virus

Cal/OSHA recently issued interim safety guidelines for preventing exposure to the Ebola virus. California’s guidelines are aimed at identifying safety practices for the types of...

Nurse with Doctors in Background

On October 1, a first-of-its-kind law became effective in Connecticut that requires group medical practices and hospitals in that state to provide the Attorney General with 30 days’ notice prior...

Fax Machine

We have discussed several TCPA mootness decisions, mainly those coming out of the federal courts in Florida. Those cases hold that plaintiffs should not file “placeholder” class certification motions solely for the...


China State Council Approves Adjustment of Special Access Management Measures in
by: Xinlan Liu of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Following the big change where registration was replaced by filing for establishment applications of companies excluded in the Negative List, China State Council further approves adjustment of the special...

The New EU Clinical Trials Regulation Aims at Harmonization and Transparency
by: Jana Grieb and Dr. Stephan Rau of McDermott Will & Emery


On June 16, 2014, Reg. (EU) No. 536/2014 on Clinical Trials on Medicinal Products for Human Use (Regulation) has entered into force.  Once it becomes applicable, the Regulation will provide a...

Flag of China
by: Douglas J. Heffner and Richard P. Ferrin of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

If you import goods that are subject to an antidumping duty (AD) order from a Chinese exporter that is owned and controlled by the Government of China (GOC), your imports may be liable for U.S. AD...