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Taxation of Non-fungible Tokens
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are today’s hottest digital assets. They are also completely... Read More >
CFPB Data Sharing Rule
Section 1033 of the Dodd-Frank Act states that consumers have the right to access their... Read More >
CMS Vaccine Rule
On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court reinstated the nationwide injunction of the... Read More >
Third-Party Campus Visitor Title IX Coverage
In a case involving the murder of a student on campus by a visiting boyfriend, the Third... Read More >
Appellate Trends from 2021
Around this time last year, I took a look at statistics showing that the filing of new... Read More >
Congressional Democrats Announced a Plan to Push Cannabis Reform Proposals
Aristotle, Confucius, Voltaire, and Shakespeare – each of them famously cautioned, in... Read More >
False Claims Act Whistleblower Retaliation Cases
On January 10, 2022, the Sixth Circuit held in El-Khalil v. Oakwood Healthcare, Inc., ... Read More >
Blockchain Machine as Service Model
Subscription-based services, embraced by the software industry as an alternative to... Read More >
DOE RFI On Renewable Fuel Scale-Up
On December 23, 2021, DOE issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the scale-up and... Read More >
How to Use Marketing for Your Products or Services
Here are a few ideas on how to educate and help your clients and prospects learn how to... Read More >

Emerging Legal News


Federal Law News

SEC Defeats Motion to Dismiss Insider-Trading Complaint

The SEC prevailed on a motion to dismiss a closely watched lawsuit alleging that the defendant had engaged in insider trading based on news about a not-yet-public corporate acquisition when he purchased securities of a company...

New England Bankruptcy Filings January 17, 2022

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


A recent order from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the “Court”) allowed a debtor to reopen a completed auction based on a significantly more attractive, but untimely, bid. The late bid...

Entire Market Value Rule

On January 3, 2022, Magistrate Judge Susan Hightower granted a defendant’s motion to exclude an expert’s damages theory for violating the entire market value rule, reminding plaintiffs everywhere to use caution when applying...

Denial of Coverage for COVID-19 Loss of Use

On January 5, 2022, the Fifth Circuit handed down yet another win for insurers, joining the Second, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh circuits in interpreting a “physical loss of property” to require a tangible...

 Easy Spirit, LLC v. Skechers U.S.A.,

After Skechers began selling open-back women’s shoes under the name “Commute Time” in August 2018, Easy Spirit, owner of the mark TRAVELTIME for similar shoes, sued Skechers in April 2019 for trademark and trade dress...

Neighbor Has Claim Even After Hazardous Cleanup

When one cleans up contaminated property, often the cleanup calls for a neighbor to allow some action to address contamination migrating onto that neighbor’s property. A case from the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit...


State Law News

Oregon New Limitations on Non-Competes in Effect

Employers, take note: certain amendments strengthening Oregon’s existing statutory restrictions on non-compete agreements, went into effect on January 1, 2022 – as previewed in our ...

California Privacy Rights Act FAQs

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), considered one of the most expansive U.S. privacy laws to date, went into effect on January 1, 2020. The CCPA placed significant limitations on the collection and sale of a consumer’s personal...

Texas CEQ Will Undergo Sunset Review

Under a process known as Sunset Review, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will be abolished in 2023 unless a bill is passed in the 88th Texas Legislative Session reauthorizing the agency. Sunset Review is...

Tristate Long-Term Care

Most of the time, the caregivers who come into my office desperately want to keep their loved ones at home. They come looking for assistance as the price of private home care is skyrocketing. For my New Jersey clients I cannot...


BSG Insurance Protection for Remote Work

Einer der größten Vorteile im Home Office ist die Reduzierung des Arbeitsweges. Die meisten Beschäftigten werden es...

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