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Nuclear Towers
Over the last few years, a Defense Science Board task force evaluated energy systems for remote or forward operating bases, and its final report,... Read More >
Ethics, President Trump Ethics Executive Order
On January 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that requires all full-time political appointees to sign an ethics pledge (the “... Read More >
France, Right to Disconnect
The Law dated August 8, 2016 n°2016-1088 named “Loi Travail” has entered into force from January 1st, 2017 in relation to the “... Read More >
Credit Card, Mastercard, interchange fees
by: Tim Fox
Mastercard has won a victory against a group of UK retailers, including Morrisons, who had brought proceedings against it for damages for breaches of... Read More >
Rugby Ball, Lift the Weight – a positive approach to tackling mental health problems in rugby
On Sunday 19 February 2017, the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) launched ‘Lift the Weight’, its online hub and campaign, that... Read More >
banking, finance, ratings
On January 19, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a potentially game-changing opinion concerning the appeal of a... Read More >
Trump, Media, Release of Cybersecurity Executive Order May Have Notable Impact in Communications, Energy, and Defense Industrial Base Critical Infrastructure Sectors
The Trump Administration appears likely to release an Executive Order on Cybersecurity.  The most recent draft suggests this Executive Order may... Read More >
Visa Stamps, FY 2018 H-1B Visa Season Has Started!
Petitions for new H-1B visas are eligible to be filed on April 1, 2017, for federal FY 2018... Read More >
tax block letters, gift tax return
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) recently published recommendations... Read More >
pesticides seal, epa, authorization
On February 14, 2017, in the House of Representatives, Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced H.R.... Read More >
biometric fingerprints, BIPA, illinois
We’ve written extensively about the numerous lawsuits, dismissals and settlements surrounding the... Read More >
peeking at computer, e PHI, unauthorized access
Key Takeaways $5.5 million payment– tied for the highest HIPAA settlement amount Important to... Read More >

Federal Court News

patents folder, patent infringement

Judge Young granted a plaintiff leave to file an amended complaint that satisfactorily pushed its claim from merely possible to plausible, in a recent opinion from the District of Massachusetts. The analysis...

Bankruptcy Graphics, third circuit, molycorp

Recently, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware held that a carve-out provision in a DIP financing order did not act as an absolute limit on the fees and expenses payable to the professionals retained...


Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM).  Also listed are any newly-posted requests for ex parte...

gavel, seventh circuit

A recent Seventh Circuit decision leaves ERISA plans paying claims without a remedy to enforce coordination of benefits clauses against other payers. In doing so, the court...

Overtime, Fifth Circuit Grants Request to Delay Appeal on Federal Overtime Rule

The appeal regarding the validity of the federal overtime rule will not be fully briefed until May 1, 2017, according to an order issued by the Fifth Circuit on February 22, 2017, granting an unopposed request by the Department...

State Court News

hospital bed, florida, malpractice


Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida (Hospital) was sued in a medical malpractice action in which the plaintiff sought to discover records relating to "adverse medical...

Contract, Delaware Court Affirms Utility of Non-Reliance Clause in Dismissing Fraud Claim

In IAC Search, LLC v. Conversant LLC (f/k/a ValueClick, Inc.), 2016 WL 6995363 (Del. Ch. Nov. 30, 2016), the Delaware Court of Chancery provided a reminder on how potentially-overlooked contractual...

Insurance, No Insurance on Tap for Beverage Distributor Facing Tortious Interference Claims

It’s a fairly familiar scenario: A company sells its distribution business through an agreement that includes both non-compete and purchase requirements provisions. The relationship goes south after the deal, with the seller...


Agreement, US/EU Covered Agreement — Why Is It Relevant to Disputes?

On January 13, 2017, Federal Insurance Office (“FIO”) submitted to the US Congress a...

Soccer, Wayne Shaw – Bitter Pie to Swallow? Football’s zero tolerance rule on betting bites once again

With Monday night’s fifth round FA Cup tie between Sutton United v Arsenal entering the 83rd minute, and with the non-league side trailing their Premier League opposition by two goals to nil following a spirited...

Ten, Top Ten Things You Should Know About UK Employment Law

What 2016 lacked in employment law changes, it made up with political surprises (Brexit) and sweeping data protection changes (the GDPR). Due to these dynamic changes and in anticipation of what lies ahead, we put together the...