October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017

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University, Title IX, Department of Education
On September 7, 2017, Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos announced a marked policy shift in how the Department of Education will approach Title IX... Read More >
Sanctions, North Korea, CAASTA
On September 21, 2017, President Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13810 ("E.O. 13810" or "the Order"). The Order... Read More >
nafta, trump, canada, mexico, trade
by: Joe Jones
The North American Free Trade Agreement has brought massive changes to supply chains throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada over... Read More >
immigration, law, flag, DHS, USCIS, visa
Efforts to reform our nation’s immigration system through legislation are frequently contentious and can become embroiled in larger legislative... Read More >
affordable care act, aca, ahp, trump
Yesterday, Thursday, October 12th, on the heels of the recent and repeated failures to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (“ACA... Read More >
Trump, Health Care, Insurance
After months of veiled threats, President Trump formally announced that his Administration will cease funding Cost-Sharing Reduction (“CSR... Read More >
SEC, securities
The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority rules that (1) consolidate the National Association... Read More >
nuclear, power, Iran, sanctions
What does decertification mean? For the time being, decertification is a solely U.S. issue. Under the Iran nuclear agreement (known as the... Read More >
truck, weight limit, congress, speed limiters, fatal accidents, rear end collisions
Highway fatalities are climbing and the nation’s roads and bridges are deteriorating at a fast pace... Read More >
puzzle pieces, holidays, seasonal workers, temporary, tips. employees, labor, employment
It’s that time of year again—many employers, especially retailers and hospitality employers, are... Read More >
GMO, GM, USDA, disclosures, HRI
As previously reported on this blog, legislation requiring labeling of genetically modified (GM)... Read More >
The U.S. Department of Education (the “Department”) issued a Dear Colleague Letter (“DCL”) on... Read More >
sitting applicants, pre employment medical exams
Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has focused on filing lawsuits... Read More >

Federal Court News

copyright, dmca, safe harbors

All companies that conduct business online should take note of an upcoming deadline for “safe harbor” from copyright infringement liability. Online service providers that allow users to store or post content (essentially, any...

car crash, alabama, ecm

On September 11, 2017, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama issued an opinion in Barry v. Big M Transp., Inc., Case No. 16-CV-00167, that addresses when, and what type of, sanctions...

boxing, litigation, HBO

On August 25th, 2017, in a convincing knockout, a federal judge in Los Angeles dismissed dozens of lawsuits against Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather alleging Pacquiao's concealed shoulder injury impacted the quality of their...

antitrust bubble, monopoly, telescope

On September 28, 2017, Judge Edward Davila dismissed an antitrust complaint filed by Optronic Technologies, Inc. (dba Orion) against Ningbo Sunny Electronic Co., Ltd., Sunny Optics, Inc. and Meade Instruments Corp.  The case is...

State Court News

gavel, homeowner policies, minnesota, insurance, coverage

The summer of 2017 saw a number of severe storms in the Midwest, with resulting insurance claims. As policyholders have made those claims, some have been surprised to see new provisions in their insurance contracts.

job application, california, ban the box, conviction

Effective January 1, 2018, California will be the next jurisdiction to implement statewide “ban the box” legislation.  On October 14, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1008, which prohibits pre-offer...

Massachusetts Supreme Court,

Yahoo! On October 16, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued its long-awaited decision in Ajemian v. Yahoo!, Inc. (“Yahoo”), http://bit.ly/2zuW1T9, interpreting the...


soccer, ball, ifab, fifa, Tim Cahill

Picture the scene.

It is the 109th minute in extra time of a decisive World Cup Qualifying Play Off. You are captaining your country against a team fuelled by the dream of reaching a World Cup in what...

sanctions, Iran, JCPOA

Administration Also Revises Russia Sanctions, Terminates Most Sudan Sanctions

On October 13, President Trump ...

EU, UK, Brexit, trade, import, tariffs, quotas,

Brexit takes us to Geneva

Some say that Brexit negotiations with third countries have not yet started. They are forgetting an important prerequisite. For the UK to control and...