November 20, 2014


November 20, 2014

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Fifth Circuit Finds Sarbanes-Oxley Violation in Disclosure of Whistleblower’s Id
The Fifth Circuit affirms the DOL Administrative Review Board’s decision that employer disclosure of a whistleblower’s identity in a... Read More >
Vascular Solutions Inc. and its CEO Face Criminal Charges for Selling Unapproved
Last week, the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an indictment charging Vascular Solutions Inc. (VSI) and its... Read More >
NIST Draft Guide Advances the Debate on Cybersecurity Issues
Private sector entities looking to comment on the draft should focus on its recommendations surrounding sharing communities, standardized transfer... Read More >
The 340B Mega-Reg is Dead re: Drug Discount Program
With all due credit to the Coroner from the Wizard of Oz, like the Wicked Witch of the East crushed by Dorothy’s house, the 340B Drug Discount... Read More >
Mirror, Mirror on Your App…The Cosmetics Industry Embraces Digital
L’Oreal launched its Makeup Genius app earlier this year. It’s been lauded as one of the best attempts at enabling users to apply make-up... Read More >
Executive Action on Immigration [VIDEO]
Following my recent post about the midterm elections and prospects for immigration reform, I was interviewed by LexBlog TV’s Colin O... Read More >
Illinois Tax Levy Filing Deadline is December 30, 2014
All taxing districts, other than a school district subject to the Financial Oversight Panel pursuant to Article 1H of the School Code, must annually... Read More >
Ninth Circuit Rules That Twombly Standard of Specificity Applies to FLSA Pleadin
On November 12, 2014, in Greg Landers v. Quality Communications Inc., the Ninth Circuit clarified a previously unsettled point of law by... Read More >
Medical Dropper with Test Samples
Our prior posts (here and here) described the basic contours of a section 337 investigation and how... Read More >
Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC
The SEC is increasingly bringing enforcement actions in its administrative forum rather than... Read More >
Woman Measuring Waste with Tape Measure
Introduction Obesity is one of the greatest health challenges worldwide. During the last decade,... Read More >
Environmental Clean Power Symbol
Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen recently decried “the failure to develop... Read More >
Snow and Shovel
Winter has made its early debut. The snow has begun falling and the salt trucks are already... Read More >

Federal Court News

Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC

In response to the SEC’s request for input on how to improve the effectiveness of public company disclosure, the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) Business Law Section’s Federal Regulation of...

On November 3, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), along with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), proposed a clarification of its previously issued interpretation concerning...

Who:    Plaintiffs:  Fifth Third Bancorp and Fifth Third Bank

Defendants:  Ace Insurance Company, Axis Insurance Company, Certain...

Black Patented Button

Takeaway: A motion to exclude is for seeking the exclusion of evidence, not the exclusion of attorney argument.  Also, argument made by counsel at oral hearing does not become evidence simply because it may appear in a...

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

State Court News

Woman Shooting a Rifle

In Platform I Shore, LLC v. Village of Lincolnwood, 2014 IL App (1st) 133923, the First District Appellate Court held that a shooting range was a permitted use under the plain and...

Parking Meter

Earlier this year, an Illinois court ruled on the validity of a contract between the City of Chicago and a private company regarding the operation of the city's metered parking system. In the case of ...

Blurred Road

On Nov. 4, 2014, voters across the country addressed a series of state and local infrastructure funding proposals that will have substantial ramifications for transportation and infrastructure finance...


Nigeria Flag Button
by: Stephanie Keene of Covington & Burling LLP

Earlier this month, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and Nigeria’s Convention on Business Integrity (CBi) announced the launch of a Corporate Governance Rating System (CGRS) that will...

Wrapped Gift with Bow
by: Karin Holloch of McDermott Will & Emery

Nowadays, when discussing compliance implementation involving investment in China in European headquarters, one is tempted to refer to the Chinese saying: 万事开头难 wàn shì kāi tóu n...

China Court Ruled Infringement for Ambush Marketing in Film Industry
by: Meng Yan of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

The term “Ambush Marketing” originally came from inappropriate sport advertisement in western countries. It involves a marketing strategy wherein the advertisers associate themselves with,...