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devices, search, border, 9th circuit, 4th circuit, 11th circuit
The Supreme Court allows routine border searches because the “Government’s interest in preventing the entry of unwanted persons... Read More >
Medicaid 340B Drug Discount Program
It has been a few weeks since the publication of the Trump Administration’s Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices, and Secretary Azar’s... Read More >
artificial intelligence, hospices
Medicare beneficiaries are eligible for hospices if they have a life expectancy of six months or less if the illness runs its normal course. And,... Read More >
Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreement
This post is one of a series of “practice tip” articles about renewable energy power purchase agreements. There is a well-known... Read More >
DoD Aerospace Defense Merger Government Contracts
Summary The recent FTC decision in the Northrop Grumman / Orbital ATK matter has shed light on the agency’s vertical merger enforcement... Read More >
Supreme Court China Agritech Ruling Class Action
In a decisive victory for class action defendants, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a pending class action tolls the statute of limitations only for... Read More >
NCAA Division I College Sports Student Transfer Rules
The NCAA Division I counsel has acted to formally adopt the highly anticipated proposal that modifies the requirements for an athlete to transfer and... Read More >
CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney
According to numerous media sources, the White House announced on Friday, June 16 that President Trump plans to nominate Kathy Kraninger as CFPB... Read More >
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Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary held an oversight hearing on the Immigrant... Read More >
education, gainful employment, regulation
In a Federal Register notice published Monday, June 18, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education (the... Read More >
employees, health plans, dol
On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule on association health... Read More >
health, techs
As the health industry evolves to meet consumer expectations for better quality, lower-cost and... Read More >
OSHA, silica rule, grace period
Employers that are worried about whether their new or upgraded programs for silica protection will... Read More >

Federal Court News

arbitration, signing documents, agreement invalidation

Employers, dust-off your arbitration agreements and take a second look at the signature line. Is it signed by both parties? Did the employer representative sign on behalf of the correct corporate entity? If the answer to either...

gavel, essential job functions

A recent decision from the District Court for the District of Nebraska serves as a reminder that overtime can be an essential job function. See...

phones, tcpa, georgia

In March of this year, we told you that the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a...

Federal Definition Spring Water

We often cover cases in which false advertising claims brought under state law are challenged as ...

EEOC Pre-Employment Tests Screening

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) focus on challenging pre-employment testing highlights the importance of carefully validating such tests before implementing them and reexamining existing pre-employment...

State Court News

business people, ventures, delaware

In Simon-Mills II, LLC v. Kan Am USA XVI Ltd. Partnership, No. 8520-VCG (Del. Ch. May 30, 2018), the plaintiffs, a number of entities organized under an umbrella real estate investment trust and referred to as “Simon...

California Coffee Cancer Warning
  • On June 15, 2018, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) ...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

globes, trade threats

We are moving into uncharted waters with the Trump Administration’s announcement that the U.S. will move forward to impose $50 billion in tariffs against a wide range of Chinese products, with the first tranche of $34 billion...

brexit, migration, eurozone, budget, g7, gdp

Transatlantic trade tensions, the Brexit negotiations, migration, and Eurozone reform will dominate the June 28 European Council. Each of these issues are potentially divisive, and the leaders know that a new dose of solidarity will be needed to...