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Fox Rothschild LLP
Just this week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office ("GAO") released the GAO Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2014.
Foley Hoag LLP
Like Canada, environmental contamination gets blamed for a lot of things wrong in America.
Arent Fox LLP
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that its Form 477 Filer Interface has reopened and is available to accept Form 477 data as of June 30, 2014. The new filing deadline is December 11, 2014.
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
On November 17, 2014, a California jury issued a record-setting $185 million punitive damage award to Rosario Juarez, a former AutoZone Stores, Inc. manager.
Proskauer Rose LLP
This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that a job applicant lacks standing to bring whistle-blower claims under the Energy Reorganization Act and the False Claims Act ("FCA") because those laws’ retaliation provisions apply only to employees.
Thompson Coburn LLP
On October 31, the U.S. Department of Education promulgated its new "gainful employment" or "GE" regulations.
Proskauer Rose LLP
In recent talks and appearances, representatives of the U.S. Department of Labor have issued a warning about new areas of focus of DOL audits and enforcement actions.
Venable LLP
On September 17, 2014, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade ("Subcommittee") held a hearing entitled "Cross Border Data Flows: Could Foreign Protectionism Hurt U.S. Jobs."
Proskauer Rose LLP
President Obama's immigration address to the nation on November 20, 2014 focused on the undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The New York Appellate Division, First Department, ruled yesterday that the business-judgment rule – not the entire-fairness standard of review – can apply to a going-private transaction with the majority shareholder where the majority shareholder did not participate in the board’s vote on the merger.
Ford & Harrison LLP
The list consists of 2,500 establishments and is generated from OFCCP's Federal Contractor Selection System (FCSS).
Ford & Harrison LLP
On November 4, 2014, voters in Dallas approved an amendment to the City Charter to add nondiscrimination protections for LGBT city employees.
Orrick
On November 3, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court held oral argument in Omnicare v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund.
McDermott Will & Emery
On November 13, 2014, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of price-fixing claims against two home brokerage service firms in Kentucky, McMahon Co. and HomeService of America, Inc. Hyland, et al. v. HomeServices of America Inc., et al., case number 12-5947.
Reed Smith
A Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, judge recently authorized a natural gas public utility to use its eminent domain power in condemning easements for the construction and maintenance of a pipeline to supply gas to a private power plant.
BakerHostetler
In the first salvo of a larger environmental-industry showdown impacting Western shale development, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday (Nov. 12, 2014) that the Gunnison sage-grouse would be granted endangered-species protection as a "threatened" class.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
This week at an Open Door Forum, CMS finally disclosed a long-rumored plan to overstate hospice cap liability for hospices, and thereby grab more overpayments, by adding sequestered revenue to hospice revenue.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
On August 8th, 2014, California Federal District Court Judge Claudia Wilken handed down her decision in Ed O’Bannon’s antitrust case against the National Collegiate Athletic Association ("NCAA").
Reed Smith
On November 17, 2014, the Appellate Tax Board released its Findings of Fact and Report in Genentech v. Commissioner which held that a pharmaceutical company qualified as a "manufacturer" under Massachusetts law, and was required to apportion its corporate excise tax base using the single sales factor formula for manufacturing corporations, instead of the three factor formula.
Day Pitney LLP
A U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") opinion released earlier this week suggests that, under the right circumstances, companies that buy foreign businesses may not incur liability for the target's pre-acquisition corrupt conduct if the misconduct occurred outside the U.S. and did not involve U.S. nationals.
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On October 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2015), also known as the Green Card Lottery.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On October 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2016 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program.
Fox Rothschild LLP
If you’re anxiously awaiting news regarding work authorization for certain H-4 nonimmigrants, here’s the latest: ..
Reed Smith
As we head into the final quarter of 2014, New York State employers should begin preparing for the minimum wage hike.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
A recent class action settlement has brought fresh attention to two age-old questions. The first: does Red Bull actually give you wings?
Proskauer Rose LLP
Somewhat overlooked in this week’s election were the minimum wage referenda on the ballots in a number of states.
Foley Hoag LLP
The Supreme Court has recently agreed to hear argument in Lexmark v. Static Control that will strike at the very heart of false advertising jurisprudence by asking who is allowed to bring false advertising claims.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a circuit split on the crucial issue of who has standing to sue for false advertising under the Lanham Act.
Day Pitney LLP
Employers of foreign nationals should note that registration for the Fiscal Year 2015 Diversity Visa ("DV") Lottery opened yesterday, October 1, 2013, at noon (EDT) and will remain open until noon (EDT) on Saturday, November 2, 2013.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted the certiorari petition of Lexmark International Inc.
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