June 25, 2018

June 25, 2018

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FIFA World Cup Ambush Marketing Advertising
The 2018 FIFA World Cup has now kicked off in Russia after much anticipation. So far, it has not failed to entertain, ensuring a number of dramatic... Read More >
lawyer moms of America, day of action, keep families together
News of children being taken away from their parents as both are sent to immigration detention centers has dominated the news cycle over the past few... Read More >
gavel, SEC, ALJ, Appointments
Last week, the United States Supreme Court settled a circuit split regarding the constitutionality of the appointment of Administrative Law Judges (... Read More >
US Supreme Court, decisions
The Court handed down two of the second-tier blockbusters of the term, this morning: South Dakota v. Wayfair (No. 17-494), reversing Quill... Read More >
electric vehicle, charge
Various studies indicate that an overall lack of charging infrastructure serves as an impediment to the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs... Read More >
cell phone, fourth amendment, search and seizure, SCOTUS
In a decision that defines how the Fourth Amendment applies to information collected in the digital age, the Supreme Court today held that police... Read More >
border control, immigration bills, house, legislation
On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives began debate on two immigration bills aiming to enhance border and interior enforcement of immigration... Read More >
hipaa, univ of texas, ocr, violation
HIPAA has teeth.  On June 1, 2018, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) ruled that the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center... Read More >
drone, faa
The popularity of drones has exploded, with investment in the technology becoming increasingly... Read More >
fdc&a, food drug, cosmetics, 80 years
Eighty years ago today, President Roosevelt signed the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“FD... Read More >
securities, earnings, rounding, integer, bias
Last week, Dave Michaels at The Wall Street Journal reported that the Securities and Exchange... Read More >
SCOTUS, Patent infringement, foreign lost profits
The United States Supreme Court ruled on Friday that a patent owner can, at least in some... Read More >

Federal Court News

Nonprofit Brownfield Remediation Massachusetts

Massachusetts’ top court has given finality to a 2017 ruling by the Massachusetts Appeals Court that nonprofits are eligible for transferrable brownfields tax credits for remediation conducted prior to 2006. By denying further...

US Supreme Court, litigation

As we await tomorrow's batch of opinions, let's take a moderately deep dive into Monday's partisan-gerrymandering decisions, Gill v. Whitford (No. 16-...

bird, mbta, incidental take

National environmental groups recently filed a pair of new lawsuits in New York federal district court seeking to expand the scope of liability for “incidental take” under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (“MBTA”).[1...

gavel, fifth circuit, litigation

After much anticipation, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday confirmed its earlier decision to vacate the Department of Labor’s “fiduciary advice rule.”

The controversial rule...

Washington State, Litigation

In most instances, a tie means there is no winner and no loser.  Not so with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-4 tie in the “Culverts Case” (one branch of the sprawling U.S. v. Washington case) on June 11, 2018.  Instead, by...

State Court News

michigan, wage laws, prevailing, legislation

On June 6, 2018, the Michigan Legislature repealed the state’s Prevailing Wage Act through the Michigan Repeal Prevailing Wages and Fringe Benefits on State Projects Initiative (the “Initiative”). Michigan’s Prevailing Wage Act...

drinking water, massdep, legislation, ppt

MassDEP is one step closer to issuing draft regulations this summer regulating PFAS in drinking water with the June 8, 2018, issuance by its Office of Research and Standards of recommended interim toxicity and drinking water...

gavel, washinton, owner liability

On May 24, 2018, in a significant decision with far-reaching implications for cleanups at Washington’s contaminated sites, the Washington State Supreme Court narrowed the scope of “owner or operator” liability under the...


slater & gordon, medical, healthcare, app

The idea of lawyers “ambulance chasing” seems to have taken on a new form. An investigation by the ABC has revealed how technology is being used to share health information with lawyers to generate work.

The ABC has ...

auto, china, german, steel, import, tariff, aluminum

Trade issues have been concerning the automotive industry for some time.  Whether it be NAFTA renegotiations (or...

cyberattack, scheme, online, masterchef

Last week, reports in the media revealed former MasterChef contestant...