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Immigration ICE Raids
ICE raids generally are the results of months (or even years) of investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Before a “raid... Read More >
Alexa devices
A recent decision from the Northern District of New York provides a detailed outline for analyzing venue in patent infringement cases, and may... Read More >
Green Card Application
On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the final version of its public charge rule in the Federal Register.... Read More >
Facebook TCPA Challenge
Following the Ninth Circuit’s recent ruling severing portions of the TCPA to convert the statute to a content-neutral restriction in a bid... Read More >
Statue of Liberty, USCIS closing global offices
On August 9, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that over the course of the coming year it will shutter all but 7 of... Read More >
Trade War China Tariffs
The U.S.-China trade dispute escalated yet again as the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced a fourth round of tariffs of 10... Read More >
EPA considering Hemp Pesticides
On August 21, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its receipt of ten applications seeking to add new hemp uses to... Read More >
NCAA, Agent Certification, NBA Draft
In 2018, in response to a federal investigation into alleged corruption, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) established the... Read More >
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French visa validity
With only a 9-day notice, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced critical restrictions on... Read More >
Volcker Rule FDIC
On August 20, the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) approved... Read More >
SEC Investigation
On August 20, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced it had charged Florida-based... Read More >
On August 20, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance (the staff) of the Securities and... Read More >

Federal Court News

Generex Biotechnology Corp. AEXG Arbitration Suit

Three Brothers Trading LLC d/b/a Alternative Execution Group (AEXG) and Generex Biotechnology Corp. entered into a contract whereby AEXG would secure investors for Generex’s business and, in exchange, Generex would pay AEXG a percentage of the...

Ninth Circuit Obesity as Disability ADA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has sidestepped the issue of whether obesity is an actionable “impairment” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It’s a question that has been in the spotlight recently,...

 Stranger owned life insurance policies STOLI

Life insurance used to be simple.  You took out a policy on your own life to protect your family.  Then along came a life insurance product where investors funded the purchase of a policy on your life even though they had no insurable interest in...

DOJ FCA qui tam case dismissal

On August 20, 2019, the United States exercised its authority under the False Claims Act (FCA) to seek dismissal of a relator’s qui tam suit because of the defendant’s burdensome discovery demands, in Polansky v. Executive Health...

State Court News

Hirschbach Motor Lines Discriminatory Screening $40K Suit EEOC

National Trucking Company Used 'Back Assessment' to Screen Out Job Applicants It Regarded as Disabled, Federal Agency Charged

PORTLAND, Maine - National trucking company Hirschbach Motor Lines, Inc. will pay $40,...

NLRB, Bexar County Performing Arts, Tobin Center, Section7

On August 23, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board reversed precedent and rebalanced the rights of property owners versus the Section 7 rights of employees in a labor dispute. In Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation d/b/a Tobin...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

Cryptoassets EU and EC

On August 20, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a letter written jointly with the European Banking Authority (EBA) and addressed to the European Commission (EC) relating to cryptoassets. The letter...

China Trade War

On August 20, 2019, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a Federal Register (FR) notice providing the List 4 products that are of Chinese origin and subject to increased tariffs. See 84...

China National Center for Food Safety Risk

On August 21, 2019, the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) solicited comments on 21 substances for food-contact materials and articles. The substances—six additives for expanded use scope or use level, five new additives...