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Digital Health Venture Funding, M&A and IPO Activity in the First Half of 2015
StartUp Health, a New York-based accelerator, and Rock Health, a San Francisco-based seed fund, each recently released its independent 2015 mid-year... Read More >
Jeep Hack Drives Cyber, Crisis, Liability and Supply Chain Coverage Issues
A recall notice to fix critical control software on 1.4 million vehicles should raise concerns for companies, brokers and insurers across several... Read More >
FCC Ruling Addresses Robocalls by Health Care Providers FCC Ruling
Mintz Levin’s Communications Practice recently released a Communications Advisory discussing a Declaratory Ruling and Order... Read More >
This Week in Congress – July 27, 2015
Highway funding remains at an impasse in Congress this week, as the House and Senate continue to debate how to extend funding for the program and for... Read More >
Appropriations Process All But Over,
Legislative Activity Appropriations Process All But Over, CR Likely The appropriations process is almost certainly over and when Congress... Read More >
OSHA Delays Full Enforcement of Confined Spaces in Construction Standard
Except for training, the construction industry will have a two-month respite from full enforcement of the new confined spaces in construction... Read More >
Uniform Law Commission Approves Changes to Uniform Athlete Agents Act
The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) has approved significant changes to the Uniform Athlete Agents Act (UAA) at its recent annual meeting. The UAA,... Read More >
“3-Year” Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals EADs Must Be Returned: Immigrati
USCIS announced that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients of employment authorizations documents (EAD) after February... Read More >
commercial lease, rental, business office, real estate, renting, leasing
In connection with a commercial lease with an international company, a commercial landlord is often... Read More >
Senate Energy Bill Provisions On Hydro Licensing
The draft comprehensive energy bill released by Senator Murkowski, Chair of the Senate Committee on... Read More >
Another Round?: EEOC Continues Expansion of Workplace Protections for LGBT Emplo
Just a few days ago Alex Galvan posted  about the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission... Read More >

Federal Court News

Top 5 Misconceptions about Social Security Retirement Benefits

CBS News “Money Watch” recently aired a segment on the 5 most common misconceptions about Social Security. These misconceptions are:

1.) You must be a U.S. Citizen to receive Social Security...

When Bad Faith Opportunities Knock: Expanding What Behaviors May Warrant Transfe

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which oversees certain domain name registration disputes, recently issued a decision that may expand the types of bad faith behaviors that...

Bio/Pharma IPR Challenges Nearly Double In 2015

Newly released statistics (2015-06-30 PTAB Statistics) from the USPTO reveal that the number of bio/pharma...

Truck Accidents Can Result in Serious Injuries

Truck accidents often can result in serious or even fatal injuries. An example of such an accident is one that many people read about last summer: the accident where a Wal-Mart truck and a limo van...

“Pay to Play” Developments - Updates from the SEC

Based on recent announcements from the SEC and its Staff, changes may be forthcoming for advisers’ use of third-party solicitors for government entity clients.

In 2010, the US...

ACA Repeal Votes Continue: As part of a rare Senate Sunday session to consider a bill to replenish the highway trust fund for six years, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) brought up an amendment to repeal...

State Court News

Right to Marry But Not to Work? Pennsylvania Catholic School Terminates Gay Marr

Last month, Waldron Mercy Academy, a K-8 Catholic school located in Merion, Pennsylvania, fired Margie Winters from her position as Director of Religious Education...

Need-to-Knows of Living in a Condominium Development – Part Two: Common and Limi

You’re in your car heading home when you turn into your condominium development. That road you just entered, it’s a common element. On your route to your unit you pass by the club house and community pool—...

DOL, Department of Labor, workplace, employees, hiring, human resources

Just last week, the DOL provided guidance about people treated as independent contractors, but who may...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

Trade Sanctions Week in Review and Look Ahead
by: Jeremy P. Paner of Holland & Hart LLP

The U.S. Department of the Treasury was quite active last week in its efforts to tighten sanctions against the Lebanese-based terrorist group Hizballah and the rogue state of North Korea, combat money laundering used to hide...

A New Concept in Cartel Fining: “Direct EEA Sales Through Transformed Products”
by: Philip Bentley, QC and David Henry of McDermott Will & Emery

On 9 July 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgment in InnoLux Corp. v Commission C-231/14P, confirming the existence of a new concept in...

BIS Removes Cuba as State Sponsor of Terrorism in Regulations
by: Joan Koenig and Mollie D. Sitkowski of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

On July 22, 2015, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), an agency of U.S. Department of Commerce, ...