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ACA, Change Is Here – President Trump’s First Day Includes Addressing Affordable Care Act and Freezing Regulations
On his first day in office, President Trump issued an Executive Order entitled “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and... Read More >
Euro, Top 12 EU Legal Developments to Watch in 2017
We have created a list of major legal shifts that await General Counsel and Compliance Officers in the areas of competition, EU regulatory and trade... Read More >
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released for public comment its amendments to the regulations governing the EB-5 Immigrant Investor... Read More >
Surveillance camera
The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (the “Act”) received Royal Assent on 29 November 2016. It comes into force in part in January 2017. Its... Read More >
donald trump, dol, doj
One year ago, few people outside of candidate Donald Trump and his closest and most loyal supporters imagined that January 20, 2017, would mark his... Read More >
On January 17, UK Prime Minister Theresa May laid out the UK government’s negotiating principles for the United Kingdom’s departure from... Read More >
Obamacare, caution sign
President-elect Trump and congressional Republicans have promised to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but there is... Read More >
Trump's Plan
President-elect Trump’s plans for his first 100 days in office include “cutting the red tape at the FDA” and “... Read More >
Federal Trade Commission
The strongest enforcement focus in fiscal year 2014 was on the Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, and... Read More >
Grads, Cybersecurity Should Be Top of Mind for Colleges and Universities in 2017
The year 2016 ended for Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) with a December 30 ransomware attack that... Read More >
Brexit, Brexit: Article 50 - Government Loses UK Supreme Court Case
The UK Supreme Court by a majority of 8 to 3 has dismissed the Secretary of State’s appeal (Lord... Read More >
Pills and Money, Federal Circuit Finds Infringement Under Akamai Of Two-Step Method Of Treatment
In Eli Lilly & Co. v. Teva Parenteral Medicines, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district... Read More >
privacy policy, european union, gdpr
Much has been written about the challenges and issues that companies will face when implementing... Read More >

Federal Court News

Roadsign, Minimum wage increase, For Wage and Hour Changes, Look Locally

In the areas of salary thresholds and minimum wages, employers may expect little to change at the federal level under a Trump administration; however, there’s plenty of change afoot at the state and...

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...

Labor issues, Change in Labor Landscape Is Not Likely to Come Quickly

Employers may expect the incoming administration to claw back many of the arguably “pro-union” and anti-employer decisions handed down by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) in the...

Natural Gas Stove

U.S. natural gas trading volume increased for the first time since 2011, while aggregate trading of natural gas contracts on the two main exchanges decreased for the third straight year.

From 2014 to...

SEC, How Independent Is SEC And How Independent Should It Be?

Can the President say “You’re Fired!” to an SEC Commissioner?

In a recent ...

Gavel, Law Book, Is It Really Over? Eleventh Circuit Finds Lack of Jurisdiction to Hear Bankruptcy Appeal

In a recent ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit examined whether circuit courts have jurisdiction to hear direct appeals of unauthorized bankruptcy court orders that have not...

State Court News

Construction site, Third circuit

The Third District Court of Appeal recently held that completion under the mechanics lien statute requires actual completion of the work of improvement, meaning completion of the entire structure or scheme of improvement as a...

Uber, Will Seattle Uber Drivers Really Be Able to Unionize? Uber Takes Legal Action to Halt City Rules

Last week, Uber, by way of a subsidiary, brought an action in Washington state court claiming that the City of Seattle’s recently adopted labor ordinance is arbitrary and capricious and that the City...


EU stars and gavel, European parliament


On Tuesday, January 17, EU MEPs elected the European Christian Democrat Antonio Tajani (EPP, Italy), as new President of the European Parliament. Mr. Tajani...

texting bubbles, india, whatsapp, facebook

A petition to challenge messenger service WhatsApp’s privacy policy in India is gaining momentum, with the Supreme Court this week issuing notices to WhatsApp, its owner Facebook, and the telecom regulator TRAI to respond to...

Italy, Increased Cooperation in Enforcement Activity: Italian Competition Authority and Italian Medicines Agency Sign Memorandum of Understanding

On 19 January 2017, the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) and the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) signed a memorandum of understanding in order to increase enforcement in...