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whistleblower, FCA, CMS
On July 18, 2018, the Department of Justice announced that it had reached a ten-million-dollar settlement agreement with Southern SNF Management, Inc... Read More >
business people, wayfair, congress
The US House Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, July 24 at 10:00 am EDT in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. According... Read More >
paperwork, Internal Revenue Code
The applicable federal rates (AFRs) under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Section 1274(d) and the Code Section 7520 rate (7520 rate) for a particular... Read More >
cryptocurrencies, legal issues
In my blog post yesterday, I gave an overview of the legal landscape of cryptocurrencies. Today’s post focuses on the biggest risks for people... Read More >
attorney on money, arkansas, attorney fees
Former U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen, the Special Master appointed to investigate alleged improper billing by class plaintiffs’ firms in... Read More >
Immigration, uSCIS
Effective September 11, 2018, adjudicators for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will have the authority to deny any application or... Read More >
Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, bitcoin, lite coin
In this two-part blog series, I will be giving an overview of the legal landscape of cryptocurrencies, touch on the biggest risks for those who want... Read More >
immigration table, uscis, noid
As of September 11, 2018, immigration officers will have more discretion to issue petition and application denials without first issuing Requests for... Read More >
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boats, duck boat, missouri
A duck boat carrying 31 people sank in a storm while they were on Table Rock Lake near Branson,... Read More >
immigration, somalia, tps
Yesterday, Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, announced that after careful review of... Read More >
California, Arbitration
California Assembly Bill 3247 amends the California Arbitration Act (Cal. Code Civ. Proc. § 1280 et... Read More >
information security, contract, terms, technology contracts
In a recent blog post, I discussed the limitation of liability clauses in technology contracts.... Read More >

Federal Court News

hr generalist, postpartum, full time, necessity, ada, violation

On July 17, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reminded employers that determining the essential functions of a position is a highly fact specific endeavor in which categorical rules do not apply.

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delaware, ct of chancer, motion to dismiss, futility

In Steinberg on behalf of Hortonworks, Inc. v. Bearden, C.A. No. 2017-0286-AGB (Del. Ch. May 30, 2018), the Delaware Court of Chancery granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss the stockholder plaintiff’s derivative claims for breach of...

copyright, secoond circuit

On July 17, 2018, in a barely four-line Mandate, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied a Petition for leave to appeal an interlocutory order by the Southern District of New York’s Judge Katherine B. Forrest...

bankruptcy, first circuit, trademarks

The Bankruptcy Code gives special protections to licensees of intellectual property when a debtor, as licensor, seeks to reject the license. However, the Bankruptcy Code does not include trademarks in its definition of “...

TCPA Direct Drop Voicemails

Despite Jay Edelson’s pronouncement this week that there is no new ground to till in TCPAland, a court this week just issued yet another first-in-the-nation ruling and it...

State Court News

trade secrets, delaware

In Alarm.com Holdings, Inc. v. ABS Capital Partners, Inc., et al. (C.A. No. 2017-0583-JTL (Del. Ch. June 15, 2018), plaintiff Alarm.com, Inc. (“Alarm”) brought suit against defendants ABS Capital Partners, Inc., ABS Partners V...

connectivity, 5g, bdac, market-rates

To speed deployment of wireless broadband to the nation’s communities, the FCC created a Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) charged with drafting model codes to govern the relationship between wireless carriers and...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

global trade, netherlands, eu, dutch, companies, gdpr, compliance

On July 17, 2018, the Dutch Supervisory Authority announced that it will start a preliminary investigation to assess whether certain large corporations comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) – see the...

data handling, france, cnil, authorities

On July 2, 2018, the French Data Protection Authority (“Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés” or “CNIL”) published its yearly thematic guidance for...