September 4, 2015

September 03, 2015

September 02, 2015

September 01, 2015


New class of cut-off dates to be created. According to multiple reliable sources, the US Department of State (State Department) is in the process... Read More >
Amendment triggers change in EAR de minimis level for controlled US-origin content in foreign made products. On April 14, US President Barack... Read More >
Can I stop photographers from taking, displaying, and selling photographs of my building? The answer is, like the answer to so many other questions,... Read More >
The term “crowdfunding” is closely associated with websites such as and These sites provide... Read More >
On June 19th, 2015, the Council of EU Ministers reached a partial General Approach on the review of the medical devices and in vitro medical... Read More >
On Monday, August 31, 2015, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced it will be collecting comments on the draft application for its... Read More >
Was your petition one of the estimated 148,000 not selected in this year’s H-1B lottery? Is your client from one of the 79 countries with which... Read More >
Recent press reports indicate that the U.S. Treasury Department is preparing designations under its malicious cyber-enabled activities authority.... Read More >
On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board released its opinion in the case of Browning... Read More >
Federal Housing Administration Move on PACE Showcases Program’s Possible Impact
On August 24, President Obama directed the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to allow homeowners... Read More >
NLRB Weekly Summary of Decisions, August 17-21, 2015
The Summary of NLRB decisions for the week of August 17 – 21, 2015, is now available. Summarized... Read More >
Triggering the Protections of the Consumer Fraud Act with Breach of Contract
You hire an architect to prepare plans for the construction of a new home and a developer to... Read More >
Targeted Employment Area Policy Can Maximize EB-5 Job Creation: An Analysis of Current Legislative Proposals
Introduction The Government Accountability Office wrote in its report of August 12, 2015 that 90... Read More >

Federal Court News

Long-Awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects Released

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services released the long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on proposed revisions to the Common Rule, aimed at modernizing, strengthening, and making the Common...

Big Loss For Plaintiffs In High Frequency Trading Cases

Last week, SDNY Judge Jesse Furman issued a 51 page decision in In Re: Barclays Liquidity Cross and High Frequency Trading Litigation dismissing all of the cases consolidated under the MDL.  In these cases, investor...

Does the Workers’ Compensation Court have Exclusive Jurisdiction to Decide Issues of Employment?

On June 11, 2015, the Supreme Court of New Jersey reversed the Appellate Division’s decision in the Estate of Myroslava Kotsovska v. Saul Liebman case and held that the trial court was correct in awarding wrongful...

Be Warned: Federal Guidance on Misclassification States that “Most Workers Are Employees,” Not Independent Contractors

On July 15, 2015, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) released official guidance addressing the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.  The guidance, Administrator’s...

Last fall, I wrote about Oxfam America’s second lawsuit to force the Securities and...

State Court News

NYCCHR Issues Guidance on Credit Check Law

The New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission”) has just issued guidance in respect of the...

Superior Court of Pennsylvania Affirms Limited Tort Verdict

In the case of Brown v. Trinidad, 2015 Pa. Super. 46 (2015), the Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed an $85,000 jury verdict in favor of a Plaintiff who had elected the...


Africa Update for September 3, 2015

South Sudan

On August 27th, emergency relief teams from the United Nations (U.N.) Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) reached more than 27...

ESMA Publishes Advice on Extending the Marketing Passport Beyond Europe

ESMA has recommended that the AIFMD passport be extended beyond the countries within the European Union to Jersey, Guernsey, and Switzerland.

On 30 July, the European Securities and...