February 24, 2020

February 24, 2020

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California Medical Marijuana Cannabis
Years after California legalized recreational use of cannabis, employers continue to struggle with determining their rights and liabilities regarding... Read More >
US Supreme Court welcoming you with equality & justice to the US
As an update to our post on Jan. 31, 2020, “U.S. Supreme Court Lifts Temporary Injunctions on Public Charge Rule,” the U.S. Supreme... Read More >
U.S. Customs and Border Protection CBP designated as Security Agency
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency with more than 60,000 employees, now shares status with the likes of the FBI and the Secret... Read More >
cell phone SHAKEN/STIR FCC regulation
Comments were due on January 29 on the Public Notice soliciting input for the FCC’s first staff report on call blocking, covered in... Read More >
bank building
The False Claims Act (FCA) was enacted to punish and deter fraud against the United States, and to recover moneys obtained through such fraud.... Read More >
Pelosi Announces Director of Office of Whistleblower Ombudsman
On Friday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) named the first-ever director of the Office of the Whistleblower Ombudsman, an office established this... Read More >
epidemic words around coronavirus
On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the novel coronavirus (2019 n-CoV) is a public health emergency of... Read More >
Privacy Laws Fashion Wearable Tech
Privacy has never been fashionable in this country.  The Europeans and Canadians seem to care so much about it, and, as well documented in my... Read More >
FAA Drone Remote ID Requirements
On Dec. 31, 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Department of... Read More >
children in school regardless of labor board jurisdiction
As we pass the one-year mark since the NLRB unexpectedly agreed to reconsider whether it should ... Read More >
Employers Planning Coronavirus Workplace Safety OSHA
Coronavirus, whose formal name is COVID-19, has been the subject of much media attention since the... Read More >
chemical beaker under regulation
The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) adopted regulations on February 21,... Read More >
biotech making advances
On February 21, 2020, the Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) released its annual “Personalized... Read More >

Federal Court News

First Circuit Patent Sanofi Generic Insulin

The First Circuit handed the generic pharmaceutical industry an early Valentine’s Day treat earlier this month by resuscitating an antitrust suit against Sanofi by direct purchasers of insulin glargine.

This decision provides a possible...

TCPA Consent Clickwrap Agreement  Rojas v. GoSmith

When plaintiff Rojas tried to register and access job postings on defendant GoSmith’s website, he was able to see, adjacent to a check box near the bottom of the webpage, and underneath a “SIGN UP” or “See Job Matches” button, the following...

telephone lines over which autodialed calls are made

In a decision released on February 19 that relied principally on rules of grammar, the Seventh Circuit held that to be an ATDS under the TCPA, a device must be capable of storing or producing telephone numbers using a random or sequential number...

bribery is one of many forms of corruption

This week, we are pleased to have a guest post from Kevin Daly.  Attorney Daly is a member of the firm’s Manufacturing Industry Group and also its Trade...

telephone for TCPA regulation

When National Consumer Law Center (“NCLC”) spokesperson Margot Saunders isn’t busy ducking my interview requests you might find her testifying before Congress that the robocall epidemic is being caused by legitimate American...

State Court News

AB 2570 California CFCA False Claims Tax Law Bounty Hunters

California’s Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, and Assembly Member Mark Stone have again advanced legislation that would amend the California False Claims Act (CFCA) to enlist private bounty hunters to go after California taxpayers. Becerra...

Illinois Class Action

When a business is sued in a proposed class action and there is only a small amount at stake on the named plaintiff’s claim, often one of the first thoughts that comes to mind is: can’t we just pay the full value of the named plaintiff’s claim...

ethics in North Carolina with coffee

What is the Business Judgment Rule?

The North Carolina Business Corporation Act (the "Act") imposes certain requirements on corporate directors to ensure that they act in the best...


Australia Toll network cyberattack

Further information surrounding the specific details and extent of the security breach suffered by transport and logistics network Toll, which we ...

ECHA Nanoforms Data Registration

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) issued a press release on February 24, 2020, stating that it has received a low number of registration dossiers for...

German BfDI  Public Comments GDPR

The German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) recently announced a public consultation process regarding anonymization under the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is intended to...