June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017

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June 26, 2017

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American Immigration, U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Travel Ban
Today the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued a mixed decision in the “Travel Ban” litigation, relating to Presidential Executive Order... Read More >
immigration, wire, travel ban
On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear the appeals over the president’s revised travel ban against... Read More >
It comes as no surprise that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the travel ban case and will do so in early October. Meanwhile, the Court stayed lower... Read More >
usa healthcare reform, aca, ahca, bacra
On June 22, the US Senate released a discussion draft of the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” (BCRA), the Senate’s... Read More >
DOE, lawsuits, energy standards
Eleven states, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and including the city of New... Read More >
Tax, Tax Court Considering Requiring Notice of Non-Party Subpoenas
We previously wrote about the lack of a US Tax Court (Tax Court) rule requiring notice to other parties before service of non-party subpoenas for the... Read More >
Supreme Court, BMS
In Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California, No. 16-466, slip op. (U.S., June 19, 2017), the United States Supreme Court provided... Read More >
Health Care, Senate, Republicans, American Health Care act
On Thursday, June 22, Senate Republicans released the text of their health reform discussion draft.  A PDF of the text can be accessed here... Read More >
Will Amazon’s Acquisition Impact Labor Relations at Whole Foods?
The grocery industry has a relatively high unionization rate – especially in this day and age where... Read More >
Supreme Court, Supreme Court Holds That Securities-Law Statutes of Repose Are Not Subject to Class-Action Tolling
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the pendency of a securities class action does not allow... Read More >
biologics, technology, patent, litigation
In Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. (which you can read more about here), the Supreme Court held that 42... Read More >
trademark on laptop, supreme court, the slants
On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court held that a portion of the first clause of the U.... Read More >
gavel on usa flag, supreme court, section 11 claims
On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in California Public Employees’... Read More >

Federal Court News

New York Federal Court Dismisses Starwood Hotel Employee’s Disability Discrimination Claims

Employers often struggle to provide employees with their requested accommodations and to comply with disability laws while still effectively running their business. This struggle has been compounded with the Equal Employment...

IP, Federal Circuit Finds Inventor Testimony Inadequate to Establish A Common Inventive Entity Under 35 U.S.C. § 102(e)

On June 15, 2017, the Federal Circuit rejected a patent owner’s attempt to establish with uncorroborated and conclusory inventor testimony that an alleged prior art reference was not “by another” under pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. § 102(e...

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM).  Since the last report, no new requests for ex parte reexamination at the...

marijuana, Indoors, RICO

Don’t look now cannabis businesses, but your neighbors may be raising a racket. A June decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver may have opened the doors to new legal challenges to marijuana operations...

race discrimination board, seventh circuit, second circuit

Recently, top level executives in the media and tech industries have departed from their positions in the midst of investigations into allegations of workplace conduct that involved comments that were construed to create a...

State Court News

Judge, Is Every Party Entitled to be Represented by Lawyer of its Choice? Gapinski v. Gujrati

In Gapinski v. Gujrati, 2017 IL App (3d) 150502, the Illinois Appellate Court addressed several important issues. Of particular note, however, is the court’s finding that the trial court had discretion to prohibit...

Illinois, Pro se Complaints For Wrongful Death or Survival Damages: Void or Amendable?

Medical malpractice cases involving allegations of wrongful death and survival damages may give rise to the most serious claims any professional will face in their career. These cases are typically brought by experienced...

marijuana, dangers, industry, OSHA

On June 15, 2017, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board met and decided that workplace hazards in the marijuana industry are adequately addressed by existing Title 8 regulations...


Canada, Substitute Holidays in Canada: What to Do When a Holiday Falls on a Weekend

Canada Day is approaching. The holiday, celebrated on July 1, commemorates Canadian Confederation and the enactment of the British North America Act, 1867 (which is now known as the Constitution Act, 1867), that formally...

soccer, football, VAR technology

On 19 June 2017, FIFA declared video assistant referees (VAR) as the ‘future of football’ as the technology continues to be trialled in live footballing events...

bankruptcy, UK, EU

Regulation (EU) 2015/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 on insolvency proceedings comes into effect on 26 June 2017 for insolvency proceedings that are opened on or after that date. The Recast...