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environmental groups push for green new deal
On January 10, 2019, more than 600 environmental groups signed a letter submitted to U.S. Representatives urging them to consider certain principles... Read More >
Colorado oil and gas drilling
In an important victory for Colorado’s oil and gas industry, the Colorado Supreme Court unanimously supported the decision of the Colorado Oil... Read More >
2019 EEOC Wellness Initiatives
On December 20, 2018, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) vacated the incentive provisions of its final wellness program regulations,... Read More >
Renewable energy and opportunity zones
The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created a tax incentive program (the “Opportunity Zone Program”) that has the potential to... Read More >
2019 Outlook on Supply Chain and Litigation
As we embark on the sixth year of the Manufacturing Law Blog, we continue our annual tradition of making predictions.  Last week, Matt... Read More >
Glass Slipper Cinderella
Ah, the tale of Cinderella, a classic childhood favorite. We all know it as the story of an orphan who is mistreated by her Evil Stepmother and, with... Read More >
ADA applies to mobile and website apps
As expected given the extreme volume of website accessibility lawsuits filed over the last few years, in the first few weeks of the new year, United... Read More >
California six months partial-paid parental leave
On January 10, 2019, newly elected California Governor Gavin Newsom proposed funding six months of partial-paid leave for new parents. The plan,... Read More >
NLRB Open During Shutdown
During a government shutdown a few years back, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was closed... Read More >
India EB-5 update
by: Jia Zhao
It is widely known that India has become a major EB-5 investor market in recent years, as EB-5 is... Read More >
SEC names charges in EDGAR scheme
On January 15, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against nine defendants,... Read More >
Green algae biofuel research
DOE BETO Researchers Awarded On January 10, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy... Read More >
OSHA penalties on the rise
While much of the rest of the government is shutdown, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) is hard at... Read More >

Federal Court News

Electricity forward contact end user

On January 15th, 2019, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio held that the end user of an electricity forward contact was not entitled to the benefits of the safe harbor provisions under Section 556 of the...

courtroom scales, fcra, statute of limitations

FCRA’s statute of limitations can sometimes provide defendants with a cut-and-dry grounds for dismissal early in case, but not always. The Eastern District of Michigan recently denied a motion to dismiss based on the statute of...

pills, pharmacy, eight circuit

The Eighth Circuit has recently reviewed whether a pharmacy benefit manager (”PBM”) is a “health benefit plan” within the...

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB

The pendency of three cases in circuit courts challenging the CFPB’s constitutionality has given rise to speculation as to whether the CFPB will continue to defend its constitutionality under Director Kraninger’s leadership. ...

Credit Cards, Sterling Jewelers

The CFPB and New York Attorney General have agreed to a settlement with Sterling Jewelers Inc. of a lawsuit they filed jointly in a New York federal district court alleging federal and state law violations in connection with...

State Court News

Mississippi gaming commission minutes

The Mississippi Gaming Commission held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. at the Jackson offices of the Mississippi Gaming Commission. Executive Director Allen Godfrey, Chairman Al Hopkins...

NY Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act

After 16 years of debate and discussion, the New York State Legislature recently passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (“GENDA”), which would...


EU Parliament exit strategy

On January 15, a draft version of the Financial Services Contracts (Transitional and Saving Provision) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which have been laid before Parliament, was published together with a draft explanatory...

Intersex divers gender classification

As of January 1, 2019, intersex Germans, meaning Germans with sex characteristics not fitting neatly within the standard understanding of males and females, will be able to register their gender as “divers,” which translates to...

FCA levies largest fine against individual for £79 million

After a relatively quiet year for fines in 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA“) has already published two Final Notices this week confirming the first fines of 2019 that total over £79 million.