Proskauer Rose LLP
On June 22, 2016, Judge Daniels of the Southern District of New York dismissed SOX and Dodd-Frank whistleblower claims, ruling that Plaintiff's alleged internal complaints did not constitute protected activity, as they did not implicate securities laws, mail fraud, or wire fraud.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
FERC issued an order that is anticipated to increase the ability of electric cooperatives and municipally owned utilities to purchase power from renewable resources...
McDermott Will & Emery
Late last year, the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS's) Large Business and International (LB&I) division announced that it would restructure its organization.
Fisher Phillips LLP
A federal court in Minnesota today sent employers a mixed message about the validity of the controversial new "persuader rule" – the impending regulation that would force attorneys and their clients to report...
On June 15, 2016, the New York State Department of Labor published a proposed rule governing the permissible methods for an employer in New York to pay wages to employees.
Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
Magistrate Judge Schneider of the District of New Jersey granted plaintiff Supernus's motion to compel thirty-three documents that defendant TWi claimed were inadvertently produced privileged documents.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
The Supreme Court denies certiorari in Sequenom v. Ariosa, leaving undisturbed the invalidation of a genetic testing patent under Section 101.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On June 2, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a newly proposed rule that, if enacted, will place new burdens on lenders who offer consumers payday loans...
One of the least publicized ways that insurance carriers control the legal market is through their relationship with defense panel counsel.
On June 14, 2016, U.S. District Judge Jorge Alonso, of the Northern District of Illinois, denied a motion for preliminary injunction by the Federal Trade Commission...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Michigan district courts have exclusive subject-matter jurisdiction over civil actions when the "amount in controversy" does not exceed $25,000.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On June 26, 2016, a widened Panama Canal will open for business after a ten-year, USD5.3bn expansion project is completed.
Brinks Gilson & Lione
A rejection under 35 USC § 102(e) relying upon the disclosure of a provisional application, which anticipates the rejected claim, may not be as iron-clad as one might think, and a provisional application that one filed may not become effective as prior art.
Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
On June 13, 2016 in its decision on U.S. v. Bryant, the Supreme Court held that uncounseled tribal court convictions that are compliant with the Indian Civil Rights Act...
Brown Smith Wallace
Twelve years after the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) commissioned and published in 2004 Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework, COSO is making some updates.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
President Obama just signed a bill amending the Toxic Substances Control Act ("TSCA"), changing the way the EPA regulates chemicals.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The EEOC's Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace offers insight into how employers' harassment prevention policies can change for the better...