January 23, 2017

January 23, 2017

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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 >
Water, WOTS, Supreme Court, Jurisdiction
The U.S. Supreme Court on January 13, 2017, granted the National Association of Manufacturers’ request to determine whether the U.S. Court of... Read More >
Health, Pulse, FDA, biologics
Warning and untitled letters issued to manufacturers of medical products offer unique insight into FDA’s enforcement practices. To help... Read More >
Retirement Jar
The DOL bulletin also clarifies the ability to consider ESG factors in proxy voting and shareholder engagement. On December 29, 2016, the... Read More >
Congress, Government, Politics, Senate, Confirmation Hearing, Trump Cabinet Nominee, Mulvaney, budget management, OMB
Legislative Activity Confirmation Hearing for OMB Director Nominee On Tuesday, January 24, the... Read More >
Oil Pipeline, Trump Administration’s “America First Energy Plan” Touts Fossil Energy Production; Omits Plans for Electricity Sector
As expected, with the inauguration of President Trump all Obama Administration content on the White... Read More >
Auto Manufacture, Top Legal Issues Facing Automotive Industry in 2017
Predicting what any industry will do in 2017 is a challenge.  We have to consider Brexit, a new... Read More >
DOL, Edward Hugler Named Acting Secretary of Labor
According to an announcement on the Department of Labor’s website, Edward Hugler is Acting... Read More >

Federal Court News

Obamacare, Price Finance Confirmation Hearing Set for Tuesday; House to Consider Pro-Life Legislation; President Trump Issues Executive Order on ACA

Legislative Activity

Price Finance Confirmation Hearing Set for Tuesday

Last week, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) visited the Senate Committee on Health,...

FCC, Ajit Pai to be Named New FCC Chairman

On Friday, January 20, 2017, shortly after the conclusion of the presidential inauguration, news broke that Ajit Pai, a Republican Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (“...

judge using gavel, second circuit, counsel misconduct

Arrowhead Capital Fin., Ltd. v. Seven Arts Entm’t, Inc., No. 14 Civ. 6512 (KPF), 2016 WL 4991623 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 16, 2016)

For Defendants’ egregious discovery conduct, including...

arbitration, dictionary

Is an arbitration clause mandatory or permissive when it provides that either party to the contract may elect to submit a dispute to binding arbitration?  What if the contract also provides that the right to arbitrate...

State Court News

Puerto Rico

Under a new government administration, Puerto Rico employment laws will undergo the most significant transformation in decades with the expected enactment of the “Labor Transformation and Flexibility Act.”

Chart, California Department of Business Oversight As Religious Regulator

In December last, California Department of Business Oversight published the...

Arizona, State

It was only a matter of time until the flood of litigation over the accessibility of websites to persons with disabilities reached Arizona. Recently it did when an Arizona man and his attorney filed lawsuits against four...


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...

Drone, Delivery, Drones – Legal Challenges in United Kingdom

Commercial use of drones is on the rise, with companies like Amazon (which recently filed a patent for a “flying warehouse”) positioning themselves at the forefront of the field. The challenge is to...

EU, New EU Parliament President Elected: EU Public Policy January 23 Update

European Parliament Elects New President

The European Parliament...