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Capitol, Government Shutdown
If Congress cannot pass a funding bill by April 27, 2017, only “essential” government workers will continue to work as of May 1 and... Read More >
cybersecurity
Since President Trump’s inauguration, cybersecurity has been in the news almost daily – often on the front page. The U.S. Government is... Read More >
Tax, Trump Tax Reform Proposal
On April 26, 2017, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn introduced the Trump Administration’s tax... Read More >
FinTech, Finance, Germany
British start-ups in the financial sector enjoy more freedom – is that better? Innovative providers of financial services in Great Britain... Read More >
Trump, Boosted by $30 Million During Campaign, Trump Will Thank NRA By Speaking at Convention
by: MapLight
Donald Trump, who was buoyed as a candidate by $30 million from the gun lobby, will become the first president in more than three decades... Read More >
immigration law, sanctuary cities
Once again, a U.S. District Court has blocked part of one of President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders – the January 25th EO “... Read More >
Facebook, Second Circuit Holds Termination of Employee Who Attacked Supervisor in Obscene Facebook Post Violates NLRA
The Second Circuit said last week that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act when it fired an employee who criticized a supervisor on... Read More >
Trump, Trump Appoints Miscimarra as Chairman of NLRB
President Trump has named Philip A. Miscimarra Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board. Chairman Miscimarra had been acting chairman... Read More >
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Home Depot
On April 26, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court denied Home Depot’s request to reconsider its reversal... Read More >
solar cells, suniva, itc
On April 26, 2017, the U.S.-based solar manufacturer Suniva, Inc. filed a petition for global... Read More >
us flag whats next, labor and employment policies, donald trump
April 29, 2017, marks the 100th day of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. He... Read More >
people battling over money, california
In a decision handed down last month, a California bankruptcy judge awarded $45 million in punitive... Read More >
donald trump, epa, wotus, clean power act
Since taking office on January 20, 2017, President Trump has signaled a new approach to... Read More >

Federal Court News

HIPAA, HHS, privacy violations
by: Kim T. Le

The Center for Children’s Digestive Health (CCDH), a small, for-profit pediatric subspecialty practice that operates seven clinics in the Chicago area, has paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil...

Patent scroll, halo standard,

Last year’s Supreme Court decision in Halo lowered the bar for plaintiffs to establish willful patent infringement and obtain enhanced damages.1 Returning the focus to the infringer’s...

NLRB

In the first test of the National Labor Relations Board’s 2011 “successor bar” rule, the federal appeals court in Boston has upheld the NLRB’s decision that the union is protected from decertification after a change of...

telemarketer, rite aid, second circuit, tcpa

A New York U.S. District Court recently granted summary judgment in favor of defendant Rite Aid Headquarters Corporation in a putative Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) class action, holding that calls reminding...

money bags, HHS, phi, privacy violation

This week the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) ...

State Court News

sick leave

The City of Minneapolis and the City of Saint Paul have issued their preliminary rules regarding their respective safe and sick leave ordinances, which are scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2017. These preliminary rules...

Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s Wage History Ordinance may not go into effect as scheduled on May 23, 2017. It is subject to a federal court stay pending resolution of a lawsuit for a preliminary injunction brought by the Chamber of Commerce...

elderly couple, financial abuse

Financial elder abuse lawyers in Los Angeles know that California’s elderly population has been rapidly increasing in the last three decades. People age 65 and older are the fastest-growing segment of California’s population....

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

China
by: Jiamu Sun

Following the depreciation of Chinese currency RMB and the reduction in China’s foreign exchange reserves[1], foreign companies and individuals in China have met hurdles in moving their money out of China, and...

ITC logo, import competition, import relief

Suniva, Inc. (Suniva), on April 26, filed a petition requesting a “global safeguard” action against foreign-manufactured crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) cells and modules.

Section 201 of the...

Brexit, Rolling Back Red Tape in the UK

On 19 April 2017, the day after the UK Prime Minister’s surprise General Election announcement, the Red Tape Initiative (RTI) was quietly...