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PA Cracks Down on Rent to Own Scams
On May 15, the Pennsylvania Attorney General Attorney General Michelle Henry announced a... Read More >
Trademark Board Rules on Consumer Standing
The US Patent & Trademark Office Trademark Trial & Appeal Board found that a... Read More >
Settlement for PFAS Attributable to Dupont Entities
On June 2, 2023, DuPont, Chemours and Corteva (“DuPont entities”) announced that they had... Read More >
Is FTC Combatting Misuse of Biometric Data
On 18 May 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a policy statement announcing... Read More >
EPA Restricting PFAS Water Pollution
There are three significant EPA actions afoot related to PFAS that companies absolutely... Read More >
IRS Reminds Employers of FSA Substantiation Process
In a recently issued Chief Counsel Advice memorandum, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)... Read More >

Federal Law News

Noncompete And Employees Section 7 Rights

On May 30, 2023, Jennifer Abruzzo, the general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), issued a...

Top Things for HR to Know about FMLA Leave

Complying with the various legal and practical requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and its regulations is an ongoing challenge for employers, particularly when it comes to questions about when an employee qualifies for leave....

Cardiac Catheter Patent Sufficiently Defended

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a Patent Trial & Appeal Board decision that the patent owner successfully demonstrated that the claimed heart catheter invention was conceived and reduced to practice prior to the...

Trademark Board Rules on Consumer Standing

The US Patent & Trademark Office Trademark Trial & Appeal Board found that a consumer did not have standing to oppose an application for registration because the consumer failed to establish a commercial interest and injury that would be...

Federal Circuit Appeal Affirms IP UK Limited v FMC Techs

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court’s denial of attorneys’ fees, explaining that when a district court denies summary judgment and allows a plaintiff’s case to proceed, the district court effectively...

CMS News: Covid Vaccination Mandates, New Alzheimer’s Drugs, Unwinding Data


The House’s scheduled Memorial Day recess was cut short after President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy (R-CA) announced last weekend that they had reached a deal on raising the...

Executive Branch News: Federal Insurance, FCA  And Child Labor

This report provides a snapshot of the U.S. Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

1:45 p.m. EDT – THE...

Supreme Court: The Meaning Of Fair Use

The Supreme Court recently upheld an appellate court’s ruling that Andy Warhol’s use of a photograph of Prince as a reference for a collection of screen prints is not fair use – to the extent his foundation decided to license...

State Law News

CA State Senate Approves Workplace Violence Bill

On May 31, 2023, the California Senate passed Senate Bill (SB) No. 553 by a vote of 29–8. The legislation would establish new workplace violence...

New State and Local Laws - Part 2

In our post earlier this week, we covered recent developments in state and local labor and...

gender-affirming care is a human rights issue in Illinois

As of February 1, 2023, the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance (“CHRO”) provides protections for the bodily autonomy of workers.

Under the amendment, an employer may not discriminate or retaliate against...

Minnesota PFAS Ban Toughest in the Nation

We reported extensively on the landmark legislation passed in Maine in 2021, which was at the time the most far-reaching PFAS ban...


Israel approves lab made protein for food

Israel has recently taken a significant step forward in approving alternative proteins. Non-animal β-Lactoglobulin...

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Variable Rate Bond Holders Face Problems LIBOR Expiration

There are major issues arising from the phaseout of the US Dollar London InterBank Offered Rate (LIBOR), which will...

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US Debt Ceiling Crisis Impacts Other Economies

With increased stress in global, domestic, and regional economies, the number of Australian businesses at risk of...

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Manuka Honey Not Exclusive New Zealand no Trade Mark

An attempt to trade mark the term MANUKA HONEY in New Zealand has come to a sticky end. Assistant Commissioner of Trade Marks Natasha...

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EU SCSS Guidance Cosmetic Ingredients Testing

The European Commission’s (EC) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) published on May 16, 2023, the 12th...

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