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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 >
offshore wind project
On May 11, the Biden Administration approved the first major offshore wind project in US waters. The Vineyard Wind project, located approximately 12... Read More >
American Families Plan Tax Increases
On April 28, 2021, the White House issued a fact sheet which set forth some additional details on the tax increase proposals contained in President... Read More >
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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 >
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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 >
Divorce
You just realized an asset wasn’t included in the settlement agreement. Now what? The custody... Read More >
CFTC website
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced that its Energy and Environmental... Read More >
Small Firm reporting obligations
On May 7, Consolidated Audit Trail, LLC and FINRA CAT, LLC (CAT) published a new roadmap to assist... Read More >
better odds for business interruption insurance claims
It’s been a year since COVID-19 caused a torrent of insurance coverage litigation regarding... Read More >

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Federal Law News

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...

NLRB Labor Board

Most people assume companies have certain fundamental rights, such as whether to continue operating their business in the face of challenging circumstances. Some may be surprised to learn that, on occasion, employers have been forced by the...

marketing fax

Along with the recent uptick of DNC and pre-recorded call cases post-Facebook there has been an interesting increase in junk fax class actions.

Yep. Junk faxes—in 2021.

Well, a new ruling out of the Second Circuit Court of...

elbow-shaped pasta quantity
  • On May 3, 2021, plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their July 28, 2016 slack-fill ...

FCRA Credit Report Access
by: Nicole Su

The Northern District of Illinois recently denied a motion to dismiss a FCRA claim finding that the complaint sufficiently alleged that the defendant did not have a “permissible purpose” to access the plaintiff’s credit report for collection of a...

Sixth Circuit on FACTA

More than a decade ago, Congress attempted to address a novel threat that was then only in its nascent stages: identity theft.  The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (“FACTA”) provided consumers with several...

FAA logo on airplane

For decades, the practice of motor carriers arranging for freight to be transported by independent owner-operators—i.e., independent contractors who drive their own trucks—has been ubiquitous. However, this practice is now...

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State Law News

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...

COVID-19 Vaccination Record Protected Status Montana

On May 7, 2021, Montana governor Greg Gianforte signed into law Montana House Bill 702, under which Montana became the first jurisdiction to recognize an individual...

Bank in teh internet banking world

About eight years ago, I wrote about Section 201(a) of the California Corporations Code which...

Sensitive Private Social Security Information

Some privacy statutes explicitly reference “sensitive” or “special” categories of personal information. While such terms, when used, often include similar data types that are generally considered as raising greater privacy risks to data subjects...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

European commission velvet cordon for the nightclub

On May 7, the European Commission (Commission) published its consultation on a draft Delegated Regulation expanding Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation ((EU) 2020/852) by specifying the disclosure obligations associated with...

FCA News about financial regulations in the UK

FCA Consults on New Authorized Fund Regime for Investing in Long-Term Assets

On May 7, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation paper on a new UK-authorized fund regime for investing in long-term assets (CP21/12)....

COVID-19 Vaccine Waiver Debate

The United States (US) marked a new stage in re-opening its economy this week, allowing vaccinated citizens to remove masks in a number of situations and opening vaccinations up to adolescents as young as 12.  Meanwhile, the Biden Administration’...

UK ETS Post-Brexit

On May 10, the UK Government published its guidance on the supply of emissions allowances in the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS). The UK ETS was introduced on January 1, replacing the United Kingdom’s participation in the EU Emission Trading...