March 19, 2019

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A February 21, 2019 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) order updated certain FERC interlocking directorate requirements... Read More >
TCPA not applying to student loan debt
In a recently published decision, a federal court granted student loan processor Navient’s motion for summary judgment, concluding that a... Read More >
Pharmacy Benefit Managers Face Greater Scrutiny in New York State
On January 15, 2019, Governor Cuomo released the 2019-2020 Executive Budget, which proposes substantial legislative changes that would... Read More >
SCOTUS on Auer
Two weeks remain before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Kisor v. Wilkie, a likely landmark case for energy and infrastructure... Read More >
Federal Privacy law in 2019
This was a busy week for activity and discussions on the federal level regarding existing privacy laws – namely the European Union’s... Read More >
NFL Arbitration Litigation
A group of security workers for the National Football League urged Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr. of the Southern District of New York to deny the NFL... Read More >
Green Card concerns for Mergers
Part one of this two-part series outlined common considerations related to temporary work visas employers may have during the due diligence... Read More >
Health care in 2020 Election
Health care was one of the most important issues, if not the most important issue, in the 2018 election campaign. It already looks like it will be a... Read More >
U.S. Senators Baldwin and Risch Reintroduce Dairy Pride Act
 As previously reported on this blog, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s (D-WI) introduction of the Dairy... Read More >
DOJ Crackdown Elderly Fraud
On March 7, 2019, the DOJ (Department of Justice) announced the largest coordinated sweep of elder... Read More >
EEO-1 pay data reporting
As we previously reported, a federal judge has lifted the stay issued by the Office of Management... Read More >
private equity transactions
We have posted previously in Healthcare Law Today related to physician private equity transactions... Read More >
tcpa fake news
It was inevitable after John Oliver’s witty but highly misleading hit piece on the TCPA. Even after... Read More >

Federal Court News

"final" arbitration award

Under Section 9 of the Federal Arbitration Act, a court must confirm an arbitration award when a...

Vermont Railway, rail-to-truck transloading facility

Municipalities and other local governments do not have free rein when it comes to regulating the environment, and the Second Circuit’s recent decision in Vermont Railway, Inc. v. Town of Shelburne is a clear reminder...

defunding planned parenthood

In a closely watched decision, this past week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld an Ohio law permitting Ohio to defund Planned Parenthood clinics.  ...

Madden v. Midland: Preliminary Approval of Class Settlement Sought

The parties in Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC. have filed a joint motion with the New York federal district court seeking...

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEOC EEO-1 reporting

On March 4, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order lifting the stay on the EEO-1 pay data reporting requirements, leaving employers uncertain about their obligations.


State Court News

divorce, custody, confidential evaluation

Despite the fact that family courts are trending towards making divorce filings public records, there are certain documents that should not, and cannot be disclosed. The most important of these are evaluations that are conducted in custody...

false information filing

California requires that the articles of organization of a limited liability company include the name and street address of the initial agent for service of process.  Cal. Corp. Code § 17702.01(b)(4).  In a recent ruling, Chief...


online trade platform

In a press release published on February 14th, 2019, the European Commission announced, as part of the Digital Single Market strategy, a draft...

breach of duty

It was a painful outcome for the administrator of ARY Digital UK Limited (“ARY”) when he was found in breach of duty and liable to pay £743,750.

The case of Brewer and another (as...

Brexit, financial conduct authority, private fund managers

March 29th is Brexit Day unless extended. While extension is what the UK Parliament has voted for, the EU approval process and the length of the extension (If any) remains to be seen. Faced with this uncertainty as to when...