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US Citizenship Immigration Services USCIS immigration H-1B registration
Confirming rumors, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a final rule for a new, electronic preregistration... Read More >
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA
This November, the United States Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on the case that will decide the fate of the Deferred Action for... Read More >
video game controller, gaming, CS:GO loot box key sales
Money laundering is no game. Yet, some games have been used for money laundering. That’s what prompted Valve to announce that it... Read More >
doctor's Conscience Protection Rule
Two federal courts have struck down the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) “Conscience Protection Rule,” which was... Read More >
Social Media Influencer Icons
On Nov. 6, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a publication entitled Disclosures 101 for Social Media Influencers. This latest... Read More >
Congress Graphic: Calling for Legislation Ahead of CCPA
With the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) looming, Californian lawmakers have affirmed their intention to enact stringent privacy protections... Read More >
NCAA Fair Pay to Play Rules
On September 30, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed California legislation—Senate Bill (SB) 206—that would permit college student... Read More >
Wisconsin hemp farmer, industrial hemp grower
The second year of the industrial hemp pilot program in Wisconsin saw immense growth in the number of licensed growers and processors statewide.... Read More >
products made in USA for export
Question  With respect to Country of Origin (COO) labeling requirements, could a complete system... Read More >
tariff war opportunities for businesses, global trade
1. Take Advantage of List 4 Tariff Exclusion Requests Although the deadline for submitting List 3... Read More >
a professional male in a suit making a note stating Privacy Policy with a sketch of a lock
The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency recently... Read More >
hooded hacker multiple computers and monitors
Long ago, when I worked as a lawyer at a large bank, we were generally able to rely on new state... Read More >
a business man stuffing money$ bills in his suit
In a series of enforcement cases over the past few months, the SEC has continued to bring actions... Read More >

Federal Court News

man distracted by smart phone messages while driving

Aggressive, pre-answer motion practice is often warranted in TCPA cases, particularly in class actions. But as a defendant found out in the Western District of New York, it is critical to pay attention to unique burden of proof issues in TCPA...

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Despite the fact that virtual patent marking was introduced nearly a decade ago, jurisprudence addressing virtual marking issues has been quite limited. Recent guidance from U.S. district courts, however, paints a clearer picture of the patent...

patient filling out health insurance forms

A federal district court denied class certification to health plan participants who claimed the plan promised them lifetime benefits. The court found too many individualized questions about what the plan told each participant, and the claims...

man in a suit highlighting in yellow ADA Americans with Disabilities Act

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently confirmed the standard to establish a claim under the “regarded as” prong of discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Applying the correct standard...

various colors of makeup palettes and a brush

On October 30, 2019, the Federal Circuit held that evidence of copying may be used to rebut an obviousness challenge, even if that evidence does not relate to the copying of a specific product.  (...

State Court News

water contamination statute of limitations

On November 4, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a statute of limitations bill designed to make it easier for public water providers to file lawsuits relating to alleged contamination of their water supply wells. The new...

a tip jar filled with coins and bills

Upsetting what many considered settled precedent, a California Court of Appeal has held that a mandatory service charge may qualify as a “gratuity” under California Labor Code Section 351 that must be distributed to the non-managerial employee(s...

wine store employee inventorying wine bottles shipped in safe and legal packaging


Is a drink box that doesn’t contact food (e.g., a wine bottle box) subject to regulations regarding its composition? Are there different regulations if a wine box is made of...


a globe surrounded by boxes on a keyboard depicting international trade

The international tax policy landscape is in the process of some key changes that are important for Latin American businesses to monitor. In particular, businesses should pay attention to two key developments.

First, the...

various foreign currency and investment

My VC Fund has U.S. and non-U.S. General Partners, will I need to file CFIUS declarations for every investment I want to make in tech, in infrastructure, or in a company with customers’ personal data?

This is a critical question...

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Denmark has notified the European Commission (EC) concerning its proposed ban of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in paper and cardboard food-contact materials (FCMs) unless the substances are prevented from migrating into food by a...