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FEATURED ARTICLES

No Statute Of Limitations For Spill Act Contribution Claims
The general statute of limitations for claims alleging injury to real property is six years.  However, a recent decision of the New Jersey... Read More >
FTC Announces “Concrete Steps” for IofT Privacy and Security
As the vast array of internet-connected devices mushrooms, and technologies permit those devices to communicate with one another, calls for privacy... Read More >
EU Data Protection Reform Update
EC Commissioner Oettinger makes noteworthy comments during a conference in Munich regarding the pending EU Data Protection Reform. Background In... Read More >
Will Promoted Video Pave the Way for Drug and Medical Device Promotion on Twitte
When FDA published its draft guidance Internet/Social Media Platforms with Character Space Limitations— Presenting Risk and Benefit... Read More >
Avoid These 3 Common HR Mistakes
The numbers are simply staggering: In 2013, individuals filed over 93,000 employment discrimination charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity... Read More >
Things to Expect in 2015: Employment Law
Now that we have eased into 2015, it’s time to think about the key employment law issues we’ll be facing in the year ahead. The general... Read More >
China Clarifies Requirements for Companies Regarding Consumers’ Personal Informa
New consumer protection provisions that clarify how companies may collect, use, and protect personal information of consumers will come into effect... Read More >
Don’t Even Think About Advertising a SUPER BOWL Party!
As we all know, Super Bowl XLIX will be played this Sunday in Phoenix, Arizona between the defending Champion Seattle Seahawks ... Read More >
New Jersey Supreme Court Opens Door for Spill Act Claims
On January 26, 2015, in Morristown Associates v. Grant Oil Co., (A-38-13) (073248), the... Read More >
How to Define Your Social Media Strategy
When developing a strategy for social media marketing, you need to give serious thought to the 5... Read More >
Supreme Court Dispenses With the Yard-Man Inferences
In a decision watched closely by both employers and unions, a unanimous Supreme Court has resolved... Read More >
Are Your Drivers Following OSHA’s Best Practices for Winter Driving?
On January 11, 2015, a multi-vehicle pile-up took place in west Michigan involving nearly 200... Read More >

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Federal Court News

Will Religiously Based Federal Contractors Challenge OFCCP's New LGBT Regulation

As 2014 headed toward close, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") gave the federal contractor community, already ...

Georgia Federal Court Sanctions Two Wells Fargo Whistleblowers $1.6 Million

When a whistleblower files a case under the federal False Claims Act, the case is filed under seal meaning it is secret. Obviously whistleblowers can discuss the case with their lawyers, prosecutors...

 SEC Announces 2015 Examination Priorities

On Jan. 13, 2015, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations released its annual list of examination priorities for 2015. A copy of the examination priorities letter is available here. The...

In honor of National Data Privacy Day, we provide the following “Top 15 for 2015.”  While the list is by no means exhaustive, it does provide some hot topics for businesses to consider in 2015.

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Takeaway: A petition that relies upon a rationale of obviousness that was overcome during prosecution should address, in the first instance, any arguments that successfully overcame that rationale during prosecution....

FTC Internet of Things Report Outlines Privacy and Security Recommendations for

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission released a staff report on the Internet of Things (“IoT”) that provides best practice recommendations for addressing privacy and security risks associated with IoT products...

State Court News

Major Changes Proposed for California Proposition 65 Warning Requirements

On Jan. 16, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), which is charged with the enforcement of Proposition 65, issued proposed regulations that, if ultimately adopted, will require...

Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced on Tuesday that an agreement had been reached on the state’s Medicaid expansion proposal submitted in July. As many as 350,000 people could gain coverage under...

The Debate Over Florida’s First Commercial Waste-to-Energy Incinerator in 2 Deca

Palm Beach County will soon commence operations of the nation’s first commercial waste-to-energy trash incinerator in 20 years.  The $670 million incinerator, located immediately north of the Solid Waste Authority...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

Merger Control in Africa
by: Matthieu Adam and Stuart Matthews of McDermott Will & Emery

Many African countries have enacted competition law legislation in order to improve market conditions and attract investors.  These regimes differ from one country to another, depending on the country’s history,...

New SIGAR Audit Report Says . . . Very Little -- Special Inspector General for A
by: Alan A. Pemberton and Jade C. Totman of Covington & Burling LLP

On January 15, 2015, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (“SIGAR”) released a new report, Department of Defense: More Than 75 Percent of All SIGAR Audit and Inspection Report...

by: Eric (Rick) S. Rein of Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered

A judgment from a non-English court that is sought to be enforced in England by common law is called an "action of the judgment." This involves the creditor commencing English court proceedings against the...