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FIre, Terminated, protections
In the aftermath of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, a Twitter account with the handle @YesYoureRacist began soliciting the... Read More >
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Unless you have been living under a rock, you should know by now that on August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United... Read More >
UK, Brexit, Air Agreements
The United Kingdom’s split from the European Union could leave the nation and United States without a trade agreement to manage the aviation... Read More >
social media, trolls, online reputation
No matter the business you operate, modern commerce increasingly takes place online, rarely putting the consumer and your business face-to-face. A... Read More >
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As has been reported recently by Defense News, the Trump Administration has launched a formal review of the current policy on U.S. military drone... Read More >
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On July 13, 2017, the U.S. Tax Court issued a decision in Grecian Magnesite Mining, Industrial & Shipping Co., SA v. Commissioner, 149 T.C.... Read More >
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On the heels of the NCAA’s Board of Governor’s recent policy announcement requiring college coaches, athletics administrators and student... Read More >
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On July 16, 2016, the chair of the National Governors Association (NGA), Governor Terry McAuliffe (D-VA), unveiled his 2016−2017 initiative,... Read More >
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On August 7, 2017, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) issued a Risk... Read More >
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A provision that is included in pending legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives may result... Read More >
hospital, CMS, health care
On August 15, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed... Read More >
digital currency, dao, sec
The SEC’s published report of its first investigation focused on tokens sold in the context of an... Read More >

Federal Court News

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On August 16, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order certifying a question regarding an important wage and hour issue to the California Supreme Court: Is time spent on an employer’s premises waiting for and...

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On August 15, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Robins v. Spokeo, Inc. (No 11-56843), a case...

employee benefits, ninth circuit, erisa

Mull v. Motion Picture Ind. Health Plan educates employers on the basics of the requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) governing plan documents and summary plan descriptions. The lessons...

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM).  Since the last report, no new requests for ex parte reexamination at the...

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False Claims Act Whistleblower Prevails on Appeal

The Second Circuit’s decision in ...

State Court News

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For more than a century, New York courts have been enforcing employee non-compete agreements, despite expressing their disfavor of these agreements and related enforcement challenges. In New York, as in many states, non-compete...

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New York

For the first time since New York’s Cybersecurity Regulation (23 NYCRR Part 500) became effective on March 1, 2017, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) has issued...

shopping center, chicago, minority and women owned businesses

Yesterday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued an executive order requiring all applicants seeking Planned Development (PD) approval to report intended and actual employment of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) as...


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On August 8, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published an updated version of its guidelines (Guidelines) on transaction reporting, order recordkeeping and clock synchronisation under the revised Markets in...

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On August 8, the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) published a consultation paper (CP) on implementing the EU’s Network and Information Security Directive (NIS Directive) (also known as the...

water, touch, commodity trading

On August 8, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) updated a section of its website relating to the treatment of commodity derivatives under the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and the Markets...