By John Hendrickson
As more and more advisers continue to transition from the role of the product salesman to benefit facilitator, knowing what to do in the event of the client entering into a corporate spinoff can be critical.
By Chelsea Rutherford
On March 20, 2017, the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi denied a motion to permanently seal the record of previously dismissed False Claims Act (FCA) claims.
By Joel Grosberg
, Jon B. Dubrow
McDermott's Antitrust M&A Snapshot is a resource for in-house counsel and others who deal with antitrust M&A issues but are not faced with these issues on a daily basis.
By Michael Peregrine
, Tony Maida
, Joshua Buchman
Health care organizations may also use the various provider-specific compliance program guidance documents created by OIG over the years as another source for ideas on what to measure.
By Mélanie Bruneau
, Antoine De Rohan Chabot
The process started in 2014 when the Commission adopted a White Paper titled "Towards More Effective EU Merger Control" (the White Paper)
By Alex Grabowski
Addressing the imposition of sanctions for spoliation in a US ITC case, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the ITC's imposition of default judgment sanctions...
By Natalie Bennett
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit agreed with the New York Court of Appeals that there is no New York State common law "right of public performance" for pre-1972 recordings...
By Blake Wong
Addressing the de minimis requirement of copyright infringement and the ownership of a software program's output, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit determined that downloading...
By Ruth Wimer, CPA
, Kevin Spencer
, David Díaz
On March 20, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2017‑28, which provides guidance to employers on obtaining employee consents used to support a claim for credit or refund of overpaid taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and the Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA).
By Mary Strimel
, Melanie Hallas
On July 6, 2016, Danone S.A. (Danone) agreed to acquire The WhiteWave Foods Company (WhiteWave) for $12.5 billion.
By Eleanor B. Atkins
The Fourth Circuit affirmed a district court's grant of summary judgment for the defendant, finding that the plaintiff failed to establish the necessary elements of a false advertising claim for any of the challenged statements.
By Ulrika Mattsson
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's decision that a university licensing authority violated the First Amendment when refusing to approve use of the university's trademarks on t-shirts incorporating a marijuana leaf design.
By Brian Jones
After the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit addressed the very same issue and patent, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) reached a split decision.
By Rolando Gonzalez
Both the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) reached the same conclusion, finding the patents not eligible for CBM review.
By Wilko van Weert
The Hague District Court in the Netherlands rejected a claim brought by smartphone maker Archos alleging that Philips had abused its dominant position during negotiations concerning licenses on FRAND terms for SEPs.