April 19, 2021

Volume XI, Number 109

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Money Fine
In one of the first actions under acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel, the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau issued a $225... Read More >
Health Care Research
On 9 April 2021, during a weekly economic briefing, President Biden announced his administration’s intent to establish and fund a new... Read More >
California COVID with Mask and CA flag
20 million Californians have already been vaccinated, with all individuals age 16 and up eligible for vaccination effective April 15th. The ... Read More >
Trademark Stamp
Since the launch of the Apple Watch in 2015, Apple and Swatch, a well-known Swedish watch manufacturer, have been involved in a number of trade mark... Read More >
White House Cyber Nomination
On April 12, 2021, the Biden administration announced it intends to nominate Chris Inglis, a former Deputy Director of the National... Read More >
Mom and Baby Bonding
On March 24, 2021, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced a new interactive tool for obtaining... Read More >
Health Care Workers Meeting
In March 2021, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released results from a... Read More >
Admissions Doorway on a College Campus
On April 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced plans to begin a comprehensive review of its... Read More >
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Broken multi-colored glass Nina McCann
Learn more about Nina McCann in this Women Who Wow profile. Nina is a marketing, public relations... Read More >
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It is not uncommon for drafters of Wills to include a “no-contest clause” in a decedent’s Last Will... Read More >
Handshake grow professional network for law firm retain client
It’s so easy to be forgotten today when we are not seeing each other in person on a regular basis.... Read More >
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The regulations governing discovery in an inter partes review ("IPR") proceeding do not provide for... Read More >
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on May 7, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (... Read More >
USPTO COVID-19 Prioritized Appeal Pilot Program
As a companion to the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program and patent-related relief... Read More >
Russian hacker
This week has been a week of significant foreign policy action. Today, President Biden issued a new... Read More >
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In a much-anticipated move, the NCAA Division I Council has approved a rule change to modify... Read More >
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a division of the United States Department of Justice... Read More >
Cars in a Parking Lot
With 2019 seeing modest slowdowns in both M&A deal volumes and deal values compared to 2018,... Read More >
pregnant woman
The weeks and months leading up to the birth of a baby are full of joy and anticipation. Parents-to... Read More >

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Federal Law News

finance worker; fiduciary

A recent decision by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York highlights directors’ fiduciary duty to evaluate all aspects of multi-stage transactions, including those portions to be effectuated...

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Big TCPA trouble in Music City.

Some outfit in Tennessee styling itself “No Tax 4 Nash” is in a (TCPA) world of hurt after using pre-recorded messages in a bid to recall local candidates.

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Phone and Computer with Email

The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado appears to have beat the rest of the judiciary to the post-Facebook pleading stage punch in the form of a recommendation to allow an ATDS claim past the pleadings in...

Trademark concepts

One reason individuals and businesses register their trademarks before or shortly after they begin using the trademarked content commercially is that registration provides legal protection from other parties trying to benefit...

Confirm Arbitration Agreement Stamp

Mandatory arbitration clauses for employment disputes have received a great deal of attention in recent years. In the First Circuit, there is now more clarity regarding the factors used to determine the enforceability of online...

Trade secrets

In Episode 24 of Trade Secret Law Evolution Podcast, co-hosts Jordan Grotzinger and Ashley Farrell Picket address a decision out of the Northern District of Illinois that examines the “do’s and don’t’s” of trade secret...

housing

Featuring guest author, Adrianna Shannon from Forest County Potawatomi Community.

AN IMPORTANT NEW OPTION FOR FINANCING AFFORDABLE HOUSING 

The federal “9%” Housing...

whistleblower

The Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 each contain provisions that prohibit employers from retaliating against employees because they blew the whistle on...

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State Law News

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In Hitchcock Indep. Sch. Dist. v. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a school district sued it insurance broker for failing to obtain insurance policies that did not have arbitration and choice-of-law clauses that favored...

California Statewide Right of Recall Bill Signed

The Governor has signed Senate Bill 93, which would require that covered employers offer employees...

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Hospitality and event center workers received additional job rights protection under a new ordinance passed by the Minneapolis City Council. The new ordinance requires employers to recall those workers, if and when they are...

Divorce with a broken home

One of the most often asked questions about equitable distribution of marital assets is how a retirement asset is divided between spouses. The answer depends largely on the type of retirement account being divided and what...

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In this episode of our California labor law podcast series, Maria Anastas and Daniel Adlong discuss recent union organizing by professional employees. The speakers also review a ...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

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F-1 Students Seeking Employment Authorization Can File Online

On April 12, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that F-1 students seeking Optional...

Transatlantic Trade and the Globe

Tensions with Russia resulted in another G7 statement on the situation in and around Ukraine, while the United States (US) moved to address other Russian provocations related to cyber intrusions, election interference and...

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The degree of pandemic risk in Mexico has been steadily improving nationwide, and since March 1, 2021, ...

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This is the third guest post in a 4-part series regarding Chinese well-known trademarks by Yan Zhang, ...

French Flag

Back in September, Belgium informed French authorities, via the RASFF, that ethylene oxide had been found in imported sesame seeds. The amount of ethylene oxide surpassed the maximum amount allowed under regulations. Subsequent...