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By Peggy Heeg
On January 13, 2011, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") held its ninth public meeting to consider proposed rulemakings implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
The IRS is about to start detailed employment tax audits of 6,000 U.S. employers to determine whether those employers are properly reporting and paying Federal employment taxes.
The IRS is aggressively targeting foreign companies and the U.S. companies that hire them to perform offshore services for the oil and gas industry on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico.
By Rick Rambo
In a landmark decision the Sixth Circuit held that e-mail users have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their e-mail communications, and thus, e-mails have the same Fourth Amendment constitutional privacy protections as telephone conversations and sealed regular mail.
By Paul Krieger, Richard Zembek
The United States Supreme Court on May 15, 2006, entered the controversy surrounding patent reform in eBay, Inc. v. MercExchange, L.L.C. As Congress continues to debate changes to the Patent Act, including permanent injunctions against patent infringers, the Court rejected the Federal Circuit’s "general rule that courts will issue permanent injunctions against patent infringement absent exceptional circumstances."