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chickens in cages, usda, poultry practice
The Obama Administration's Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule was delayed by 60 days (until May 19) under an executive order signed by... Read More >
EU Parliament
Next week will be a political group week in the European Parliament.  Members of the European Parliament (“MEPs”) will hold meetings... Read More >
Supreme Court, Laches Design, Patent
The Supreme Court has narrowed the scope of the laches defense in patent infringement actions, aligning its interpretation of laches under the Patent... Read More >
Privacy, Businessman, Privacy Shield
On January 12, 2016, the European Commission enacted a privacy shield framework for international data transfers by private companies from Europe to... Read More >
Dominos, Pizza
On March 20, 2017, a federal district judge in Los Angeles granted Domino’s Pizza’s motion to dismiss a website accessibility lawsuit in... Read More >
Windmill, Wind leases
Following an auction on March 16, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) named Avangrid... Read More >
by: Cindy Hong and Max Gu
On February 4, 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) issued its consultation draft measures for the security review of... Read More >
Airplane Jet, Senators Reintroduce Cybersecurity Legislation for Cars and Planes
Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) reintroduced a pair of bills today relating to the cybersecurity of cars and aircraft, which... Read More >
visa stamp, extreme vetting, immigration
State Department Secretary Rex Tillerson has directed all consular chiefs to determine which... Read More >
donald trump, regulatory freeze, irs
The IRS tax exempt bond group (“TEB”) continues to work on completing its 2016-‘17 Guidance Plan,... Read More >
cyber security, financial sector
On March 24, 2017, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave a speech in which he identified... Read More >

Federal Court News

On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit continued its stay of EPA’s Regional Haze Rule. ...

milk in the field, maine, delivery drivers

A Maine dairy company has received a potentially expensive grammar lesson from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, which held on March 13, 2017, that the company’s delivery drivers may be eligible for up to $10...

red phone, robocalls, north carolina

A North Carolina federal district court recently denied a motion by the federal government to dismiss claims raising a First Amendment challenge to a portion of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). See American...

gavel, litigation

While design patents are gaining wider attention—thanks in part to the highly-publicized litigation involving Samsung and Apple—they still remain an underutilized form of intellectual property (IP) protection.  This blog...

patent sphere, laches, supreme court

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that laches is not a defense in the majority of patent cases. Justice Alito, writing for the 7-1 majority, found the application of laches to patent disputes incompatible with the six-year...

gavel in courtroom, UDAAP, eighth circuit

In a rare judicial rebuke of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) oft-criticized efforts to seek penalties despite no damages for allegedly “unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices” (UDAAP)...

State Court News

law books and statutes, west virginia

Welcome to the 2017 Legislative Brief, your one-stop shop for legislative news from a variety of sources throughout West Virginia, and  view of the legislative happenings on the horizon. Today marks the 45th day of the 60-day...

Health Care, Updates, New Jersey

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on March 20, 2017:

  • On March 20, 2017 at 49 N.J.R. 541, the Department of Health...

hospital face, illinois supreme court

Fourth District Appellate Court's decision that the charitable-use exemption for hospitals enacted in 2012 is unconstitutional has been reversed by the Illinois Supreme Court – with the high court electing not to decide...


UK, British Pound,

On March 15, HM Treasury unveiled plans to create a new UK watchdog for tackling potential weaknesses in the supervisory system that criminals and terrorists may be trying to exploit.

The new “Office...

Euro, money laundering

On March 21, the UK’s Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (JMLSG) opened a consultation on (Consultation), and published proposed revisions (Proposal) to, Part I of its guidance on the prevention of money laundering and the...

European Union, EU, UK, Financial Services, House of Lords, Brexit

On March 20, the UK government published its response (Response) to the House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Financial Affairs report on Brexit and financial services (Report).

In the Report, which was...