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Cal/OSHA Aligning with CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals
Prompted by increased availability of vaccine appointments, and broad eligibility for all U.S. adults and teenagers, the federal Centers for... Read More >
Thankfully, it appears that the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack is behind us and the panic over gas lines and hoarding can subside. But after an... Read More >
Public Mask Guidelines CDC Social Distancing Covid
On May 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the “CDC”) published guidance indicating that fully vaccinated... Read More >
Bitcoin Futures Market
On May 11, the Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Investment Management (IM) staff issued a Public Statement (Statement)... Read More >
Music Concert at a Live Venue
Live entertainment venues, an economy nearly destroyed by the COVID-19 pandemic, are finally re-opening around the country and must consequently... Read More >
Workplace Reopening
According to new guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday, May 13, individuals who are fully-... Read More >
Grocery Store Curbside PIckup
In today’s COVID-era, more retailers are offering innovative solutions for customers to shop with minimal brick-and-mortar browsing time.... Read More >
CDC Mask Requirement Changes Business FAQ
In a surprise move today, CDC followed the lead of the various states that have lifted their masking and physical distancing recommendations. However... Read More >
EPA Rescinding 2020 Rulemaking
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to publish a final rule on May 18, 2021... Read More >
robocalls originating from small voice service providers
The Commission plans to consider a proposal to speed up STIR/SHAKEN implementation for small... Read More >
FDA Report on Salmonella Outbreak
 The largest Salmonella outbreak in over a decade occurred last year when illness from Salmonella ... Read More >
ransomware in binary code
My good friend Judy Greenwald reported at about the National Institute of... Read More >
UNITED STATES Frieze Art Fair Reopens for In-Person Attendance The Frieze Art Fair, relocated from... Read More >
Senate Advances Merger Fees Bill
On Thursday, May 13, the US Senate Judiciary Committee voice-vote approved and advanced Senator Amy... Read More >
vaccine administration fee reimbursement
This Week’s Dose The Administration endorsed waiving intellectual property protections for... Read More >
unemployment benefit system modernization
On April 28, 2021, President Joe Biden unveiled a proposal to permanently expand unemployment... Read More >
EPA eCSF Builder
On May 10, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the launch of an... Read More >
Tax on wooden blocks
On April 28, 2021, President Joe Biden presented his proposed “American Families Plan” in an... Read More >
cybersecurity cybercrime executive order
The Colonial Pipeline cyberattack prompted the issuance of a long-awaited executive order (EO) on... Read More >

Emerging Legal News


Federal Law News

Eighth Circuit on Tax Regulation

In the latest tax regulation deference case, the Eighth Circuit provided guidance to taxpayers and tax practitioners on the “analytical path” to resolve the question of whether a tax regulation is a valid interpretation of the Internal Revenue...

Underperforming SPAC

If 2020 was the “Year of the SPAC,” 2021 may be turning into the year of the SPAC class action. We have already ...

Doctrine of Equivalents

In the U.S., a prosecution history of a patent (i.e., the proceedings between the patent applicant and the USPTO from application filing to patent issuance) comes into play in the context of claim construction (for example, before a district...

class action lawsuits

Data breaches are on the rise, and with a rise in breaches comes an accompanying increase in data breach litigation.  A recent class action settlement involving the largest online alcohol marketplace in North America, with...

Patent graphic

In a precedential decision, the Federal Circuit held that Apple lacked standing to appeal from its loss as petitioner in a couple...


In certain quarters of TCPAWorld use of the fax machine is alive and well. And chiropractic-related outreach often seems involved. Still, a seemingly salutary purpose – opportunities to alleviate employee stress in these challenging times – does...

washington DC where they are working on unemployment legislation

Unemployment Insurance Update. Late last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report showing that the...


State Law News

Weekly Bankruptcy Alert

Covering reported business bankruptcy filings in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings in New York and Delaware listing assets of more than $1 million.

Chapter 11
workers compensation

In recent weeks, state lawmakers reformed aspects of Wisconsin’s worker's compensation law through the enactment of Senate Bill No. 11, now 2021 Wisconsin Act 29. Among other things, Act 29 modifies Wisconsin’s existing worker'...

scales of justice in court room

William Romanowski is a former NFL linebacker who later became the majority shareholder, director, and "public face" of Nutrition 53, Inc.  When the company's second largest shareholder was allegedly denied inspection of the...


In Alexander v. Marshall, the original trustee was the beneficiary’s mother and the wife of the beneficiary’s father, who was the settlor. No. 14-18-00425-CV, 2021 Tex. App. LEXIS 1952 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.]...

no medical marijuana for Mississippi

The Mississippi Medical Marijuana program will not go forward – at least not at this time. On Friday, the Mississippi Supreme Court handed down its decision in the City of Madison’s challenge to Initiative 65, Mary Hawkins Butler v. Michael...


Regulating Foreign Subsidies Control

1. Introduction

On 5 May 2021, the European Commission (the Commission) ...

reduced or no rent

The pandemic and various lockdowns have been tough on the landlord community. The last few days have not made that any easier. First, the New Look decision dismissed the challenge mounted by a number of landlords (see our blog ...

England map with flag

To conclude our series dealing with questions raised at our Handling Grievances webinar in April, here are our thoughts on three last queries around how events at grievance and investigation meetings are recorded.

Hong Kong flag

Following the enactment last year of the Limited Partnership Fund Ordinance, which has seen strong take up in its first eight months of operation,  the new tax concession on carried interest earned from the activities of...