March 01, 2021
- Punching in for the Next Round of Meal Period Class Actions in... by: Kevin Jackson and Sara Alexis Levine Abarbanel
- “Big Poultry” Producer Pleads Guilty to Price Fixing by: Mogin Rubin
- Immigration and Compliance Briefing: FY 2022 H-1B Visa Season by: Najia S. Khalid and Ashley Moore
- California Order Reinforces Need to Comply with Ongoing COVID-19... by: Angelica L. Novick
- Antitrust Reform Effort Gets Some Shade by: Mogin Rubin
- Covid-19 Continues to Leave Commercial Landlords and Tenants... by: Michael R. Murphy and Jack S. Brodsky
- Delaware Court of Chancery Allows Merger-Based Breach of Fiduciary... by: Jason M. Halper and Jared Stanisci
- Foreign-Language Trainers Admit to Defrauding NSA by: Mogin Rubin
- California Municipalities Mandate Hazard Pay for Essential Workers by: James M. Nicholas
- Unwelcome Intrusion: Reckoning with the Impact of Economic Sanctions... by: James A. Treanor and Jodi L. Avergun
- FDA Adds Seven New Substances to its Inventory of Effective FCS... by: Packaging Law at Keller and Heckman
- Buyer Beware: Supreme Court Ruling in Hologic May Merit Additional... by: John A. Harre
- ECHA Begins Public Consultation on Derogation to the Exclusion... by: ACTA Group
- FTC to Host Digital Dark Patterns Workshop in April by: Hunton Andrews Kurth’s Privacy and Cybersecurity
- China Approves New Food-Contact Materials; Proposes New Standards by: Packaging Law at Keller and Heckman
- EBSA Notice and COBRA Extension Expiration by: Bruce Barth and Patrick W. Begos
- Time is Running Out to Contest your 2020 Property Tax Value in Ohio by: Kelvin M. Lawrence
- In Sickness and In Health – Court Rejects Spouse’s COVID Claim... by: Anthony J Oncidi and Dylan K. Tedford
- OESA’s Presentation Regarding The 2021 Global Semiconductor Crisis by: Vanessa L. Miller
- Supreme Court Update: Brownback v. King (No. 19-546) by: Tadhg A.J. Dooley and David Roth
- Who Has Standing in a Data Breach Litigation? In The Third Circuit,... by: Aaron C. Garavaglia and Kristin L. Bryan
- Continued Uptick in OSHA Requests for Information to Nursing Homes by: Catherine A. Cano
- Updated Toxics in Packaging Legislation Adds PFAS and Phthalates by: Packaging Law at Keller and Heckman
- Mexican Trademark Registration: Declaration of Use Now Required by: Nicholas A. Kees and Alexander C. Lemke
- Biden Administration Revokes Trump-Era Immigrant Visa Ban by: Tina H. Ho
- New Jersey Supreme Court Narrowly Construes “Good-Faith” Defense to... by: Cory Rand
- Australian Movement Trade Marks: Businesses “Moving” With the Times? by: Chris Round
- UPDATE: Sixth Federal NIL Bill Proposed by Kansas Senator Jerry Moran... by: Gregg E. Clifton and Nicholas A. Plinio
- SPAC Securities Class Action Comes for Private Equity Sponsor by: Corey I. Rogoff
- Don’t Forget About Unpaid Leave as a Possible Reasonable... by: Michael J. Moberg
- Cal OSHA Offers Additional Guidance for Its COVID-19 Emergency... by: Dale R. Kuykendall and Cressinda D. Schlag
- State Net Neutrality Laws May Lead to Federal Legislation by: Casey Lide
- Delays at USCIS Affecting F-1 Students with Work Authorization by: Kristen W. Ng
- COVID-19 Enforcement Trends in 2020 and Their Implications for 2021 by: Jonathan E. Meyer and Matthew T. Lin
- The Biden Administration’s Recent Executive Orders that Impact Workers by: Alia Al-Khatib
- $15 Million Settlement in Post Cereal Lawsuit by: Food and Drug Law at Keller and Heckman
- Donohue – Rethinking California Meal Period Claims by: Mark D. Kemple
- COVID-19: US State Policy Report – February 26, 2021 by: Jeffrey L. Turner and Jacqueline Orfield
- Top Five Labor Law Developments for January 2021 by: Jonathan J. Spitz and Richard F. Vitarelli
- Lawsuits for Tires & Wheels Falling Off Trucks by: Lawrence J. Buckfire
- California Supreme Court Disapproves of Rounding Meal Periods by: Alex Polishuk and Grant J. Horton
- California Bill Proposes To Require Employer-Subsidized Backup... by: Andrea R. Calem and Emily Burkhardt Vicente
- The Spread of Hero Pay Continues by: Benjamin A. Tulis and Sehreen Ladak
- New York Attorney General Announces Settlement with Bitfinex by: Scott H. Kimpel
- Weekly Bankruptcy Alert: March 1, 2021: For the week ending February... by: Business Practice Group Pierce Atwood
- CLERA or Murkier: Proposed Antitrust Legislation Raises Questions by: Colin Kass
- USPTO Issues Memorandum Aligning Indefiniteness Standard with... by: Brooke M. Wilner and Amanda K. Murphy, Ph.D.
- Another Bill in Congress Seeks to Limit Non-Competes – Will This One... by: David J. Clark
- Good Cause for Surcharges by: Christopher E Ondeck and John R Ingrassia
- The Data Download: The impact of Schrems II six months later [VIDEO] by: Katharine (Kate) Campbell and Sarah A. Sargent
- Where The "Unspiked Rail" Bested A Future Supreme Court... by: Keith Paul Bishop
- OIG Has Seven (Yes Seven!) Different National Telemedicine Audits by: Nathaniel M. Lacktman and Rachel B. Goodman
- Changes in 2021 for the UK Restructuring and Insolvency Market – Part... by: Rachael Markham
- Foreign Financial Service Providers – Only 13 Months Remain to Choose... by: Jim Bulling and Kane Barnett
February 27, 2021
- COVID-19 Deadline Extensions—No More Time Outs but No Single Deadline... by: Brian M. Johnston and Joy Napier-Joyce
- Indian Nations Law Update - February 2021 by: John L. Clancy and Todd M. Cleary
- Second Draw Paycheck Protection Program Loans: Answers to Employers’... by: Michael K. Mahoney
- Heavier Criminal Penalties for Chinese Intellectual Property... by: Aaron Wininger
- After Months of Delay, EPA Quietly Takes Steps Toward Community... by: Madeleine Boyer and Robert Brager
- Worker Classification: A Pre- and Post-COVID-19 Challenge for Real... by: Michael A. Griffin
Emerging Legal News
THE BUSINESS OF LAW
Federal Law News
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. of Colorado has pleaded guilty and will pay $107 million in criminal fines for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chicken products. According to the plea agreement entered in the U.S. District...
The assignor estoppel doctrine (“AED”) is an equitable doctrine based on the principle of fair dealing that prevents assignors of patents rights, and those in privity with them, from then challenging the validity of those patents under many...
Last week, a California federal judge dismissed with leave to amend a claim made against a Nevada company by the spouse of an employee who contracted COVID-19, allegedly at his workplace, and later transmitted the disease to her. In its order,...
As the number of data breaches continue to rise, so too will the number of lawsuits filed. As CPW previously reported, the number of data breaches in 2020...
On February 24, 2021, a California federal judge tentatively approved a settlement over nutrition-related claims for breakfast cereal whereby Post would establish a $15 million non-reversionary common fund to compensate a...
In Belliveau v. Barco, Inc., a licensor of intellectual property sued the owner of the licensee for breach of fiduciary duty related to the sublicensing to a third party. No. 19-50717, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 2489 (5th Cir. January 28, 2021...
In Olson v. United States, 2021 WL 137911 (Fed. Cl. 2021), lessees of trust land on the Yakama Reservation, sued the United States in the Court of Federal Claims under the Tucker Act, contending that the Wapato...
TCPA class litigation is a constant threat for the retail industry, who often rely on drip or nurture marketing to stay in contact with their devotees.
Express is one of the best out there in terms of...
State Law News
The practice of “rounding” time punches—adjusting the hours that an employee has actually worked to the nearest preset time increment—is generally lawful where it does not result in, over time, undercompensating employees for all the time they...
On January 29, 2021, Vice Chancellor Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery refused to dismiss a shareholder class action stemming from the 2019, $2.2 billion sale of Presidio, Inc., an IT solutions provider specializing in digital...
The period for filing complaints to challenge 2020 property tax values in Ohio ends on March 31, 2021. For properties assessed in a 2020 county reappraisal or update, a reduction in the 2020 value may offer greater tax savings now than at any...
On January 13, 2021, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, in Branch v. Cream-O-Land Dairy, issued an important decision (available ...
It has been three months since California approved the Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (“Cal OSHA”) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”). The rushed implementation of...
A federal court decision last week will allow California to enforce its own net neutrality rules. As other states follow suit, the desire for a more uniform approach could lead to federal legislation clarifying the scope of FCC...
On Feb. 25, 2021, the California Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC. The...
On February 25, 2021, in In Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC (2021) San Diego Superior Court, Case No. 37-2014-00012605-CU-OE-CTL, the California Supreme Court weighed in on two important issues pertaining to meal periods...
Closures of schools and day care centers during the COVID-19 pandemic have put heightened focus on the child care challenges faced by working parents. The California legislature is aiming to address these challenges by...
As we have previously reported, the New York Attorney General has been in protracted litigation to ...
INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS
I. A Growing Risk
The United States, along with the United Kingdom and European Union, has increasingly wielded economic sanctions against major commercial actors and financial transactions, sometimes roiling global markets in the...
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has begun a ...
On February 20, 2021, China National Health Commission (NHC) approved 2 new food-contact materials, 3 additives for expanded usage and 1 new resin. The substances and specifications are listed below.
New Food-Contact Materials...
On Nov. 5, 2020, Mexico enacted new intellectual property laws impacting trademark registration. These new laws are structured to align Mexico’s national intellectual property laws with the new intellectual property standards...
In a technological age where most consumers are receiving their information digitally, brands need to find new ways to engage with consumers. With nine out of ten Australians owning a smart phone and spending on average three...
The pace at which global privacy laws and guidance are evolving has not slowed during the coronavirus pandemic, especially with respect to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). European data regulators have issued...
In the final part of our predictions for 2021 for the UK insolvency market we look at pensions, the National Security and Investment Bill and cross border matters.
The first and second part of this...
As many global financial services organisations know, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) during 2020 finalised its Regulatory Guidance for Foreign Financial Services Providers (FFSPs) to transition to...