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FEATURED ARTICLES

Health Care Data, Ransomware, Health Care Employees at Frontline in Battle Against Ransomware
As recent noteworthy attacks have shown, no health care organization or provider is safe from ransomware threats, and the results of an attack can be... Read More >
Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the statute of limitations for an employee’s Title VII constructive discharge claim begins on the date of... Read More >
ATM and POS patents, International Trade Commission
In what appears to be something of a trend in favor of summary dispositions, the International Trade Commission (ITC) has affirmed summary... Read More >
Patent, Federal Circuit Affirms Finacea Gel Infringement Under Doctrine of Equivalents
In Intendis GmbH v. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court decision that found infringement under the... Read More >
Medical File, Charging Patients for Copies of Their Records: OCR Guidance
HIPAA generally gives patients or their personal representative the right to access or obtain copies of the patient's protected health... Read More >
Supreme Court
The Supreme Court made clear today that the filing period for a constructive-discharge claim begins to run when the employee gives notice of his or... Read More >
Wellness Programs, EEOC
For years, employers have been allowed to offer voluntary wellness programs to employees under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)... Read More >
Food, Waste, Date Labeling Update
Congress introduces bills to create a national standard for date marking of food. As previously covered, food waste is a major issue in... Read More >
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Department of Labor
Last month the U.S. Department of Labor published a suite of final regulations governing the... Read More >
North Carolina Transgender Bathroom Rule
On March 23, 2016, the North Carolina Legislature passed House Bill 2, the “Public Facilities... Read More >
CFTC logo
The proposal could create uncertainty for market participants and raise jurisdictional questions... Read More >
Medicare
In a move that could affect all hospitals reimbursed by Medicare, the American Hospital Association... Read More >

Federal Court News

Science, House Passes TSCA Reform H.R. 2576 – Senate Vote Slated for Later this Week

On May 24, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives debated and voted to pass the pending Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) reform bill, The “Frank R. Lautenberg -  Chemical Safety for the 21st...

Breach, Addressing Cybersecurity in Your Retirement Plan TPA Contract

Employers are well aware of the prevalence of cyber-attacks. Attacks on Anthem, Target, Home Depot, the Internal Revenue Service, among...

IP, Waiver Conundrum in Akamai v. Limelight Remand

In a lengthy litigation between Akamai Technologies, Inc. (“Akamai”) and Limelight Networks, Inc. (“Limelight”), the District of Massachusetts recently addressed whether Limelight waived issues presented in its Renewed...

Patent

The Federal Circuit, in In re: TC Heartland LLC (No. 2016-105), recently issued an opinion denying TC Heartland’s petition for a writ of mandamus to direct the U.S. District Court for...

State Court News

Money, Focus of Equal Pay Laws Is Redefined

Several states have recently passed laws (California, Maryland,[1] and New York) or have bills currently pending in their state legislatures (California,[2] Colorado, Massachusetts, and New Jersey)[3...

Maryland Equal Pay

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed into law a significant expansion of the Maryland Equal Pay Law, including new provisions to prohibit pay discrimination on the basis of gender identity and to make it easier for...

Puerto Rican Flags

On the same day the U.S. Department of Labor released its Final Rule updating regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) governing overtime exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees (...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

Euro, Securitisations

On 19 May 2016, the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament (“ECON”) published a working document on the European Commission’s proposal for a...

Copyright, UK: Custodial Sentence for Online Infringement to be Increased to 10 years

The UK government has announced its intention to increase the maximum custodial sentence for online copyright infringement from two years to ten years.  This will match the current maximum sentence for...

EU

EU renews its sanctions on Burma/Myanmar until 30 April 2017. These measures impose an embargo on providing Burma/Myanmar with arms and goods that might be used for internal repression. ...