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By Brian T. Carney, Donald R. Pongrace, Allison Binney, Elizabeth C. Rosen
The Wire Act, originally created in 1961, prohibits the use of wire communication facilities1 to send bets, information assisting in placing bets, or money or credit resulting from those bets internationally or between states.
By G. Hunter Bates, Kerry Berchem, Nathan A. Brown, Jason M. Daniel, Tom Davidson, Christian Davis, Brendan M. Dunn, John Goodgame, Alice Hsu, Gorav Jindal, Thomas McCarthy, Brian A. Pomper, Jennifer Richter, J. Matthew Schmitten, Lucas Torres, James Tucker Jr., Kevin Wolf
The new 116th Congress convened on Thursday, January 3, 2019 as the partial government shutdown, carrying over from the prior Congress, continued into the new year and has now outlasted previous shutdowns.
By Rex Heinke, Jessica Weisel, Anthony Pierce, Jenna Mersereau Nalchajian
The Supreme Court held that courts should determine whether disputes are excluded from arbitration under the FAA
By Natasha Kohne, Michelle Reed, Dario Frommer, Elizabeth Marie Dulong Scott, Jo-Ellyn Sakowitz Klein, Diana Schaffner
The 2018 California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires the California Attorney General's Office (AGO) to promulgate regulations related to the CCPA by July 1, 2020.
By Jan-Paul Bruynes, Mereen Miran, Jason M. Daniel
The NFA has determined that registered CPOs must implement an internal controls system and highlighted best practices for such a framework.
By Jenna Pellecchia, John Wittenzellner, Daniel L. Moffett
On January 3, 2019, following a jury's award of $145 million in damages to Wi-LAN, the Southern District of California granted Apple's motion for a conditional order of remittitur to a $10 million
By Daniel Walsh, Jonathan Joel Pico, Alex Leitch
Public companies are facing increasing pressure from corporate governance groups, investors, regulators and other stakeholders to improve gender and other diversity on the board, as advocates and studies ...
By Charles Johnson IV, Henry Terhune
The House of Representatives has adopted a series of rules changes for the 116th Congress to implement a reform package that House Democrats developed after recapturing the House majority in the November 2018...
By Jason Weil, Rachel J. Elsby, Rubén Muñoz
A district court in California has granted-in-part a Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment of no invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 103 due to inter partes review (IPR) estoppel.
By Neal Marder, Ashley Vinson Crawford, Michael Stortz, Andrew Jick, Kim Hyongsoon, Markos C. Generales
Central District of California Local Rule 23-3 requires plaintiffs to file a motion for class action certification within 90 days of service of the complaint.
By Jennifer Richter, Mark A Aitken
State Farm just announced that it has received "the first national waiver to any company in the U.S. by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)" for the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and over people.
By Todd Brecher, David A. Applebaum, Vera Neinast, Stacey H. Mitchell
On January 7, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "the Commission") issued an Order approving a settlement between its Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and Algonquin Gas Transmission.
By Rex Heinke, Jenna Mersereau Nalchajian, Jessica Weisel
The Supreme Court held that, under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), courts must enforce arbitration contracts according to their terms, including provisions authorizing arbitrators
By Justin Williams, Josephine Kaiding
In December 2018 the "Prague Rules" were released, providing users of international arbitration with suggested streamlined procedures aimed at increasing speed and reducing cost
By Kerry Berchem, Christine B. LaFollette, Frank Reddick, Daniel Walsh
The corporate culture of a company starts at the top, with the board of directors, and directors should be attuned not only to the company's business ...
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