Fox Rothschild LLP
The SEC’s Division of Investment Management issued updated guidance regarding the definition of "knowledgeable employees" under Rule 3c-5 of the Investment Company Act of 1940.
Holland & Knight
Recent proposed revisions to CEQA guidelines implementing SB 743 do not address parts of SB 743 that are designed to streamline CEQA guidelines for some infill projects.
In a May 20, 2014, speech, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Director of Enforcement Andrew Ceresney outlined the circumstances in which the SEC will seek sanctions against compliance personnel.
On July 28, 2014, the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS). The petition, if granted, could have ramifications for development and other activities in the District of Columbia.
Further to the Mexican Energy Constitutional Amendments approved on December 12, 2013, President Enrique Peña Nieto signed decrees enacting Secondary Laws for Mexico's Energy Reform.
Foley Hoag LLP
On July 24, 2014, the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives, through its Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, held hearings on the subject of copyright remedies.
McDermott Will & Emery
On Friday, August 15, 2014, Judge Gerald McHugh of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania let stand several counterclaims that IMS Health Inc. (IMS) made against Symphony Health Solutions Corp. (Symphony) in connection with related to allegations that Symphony had poached IMS employees to steal trade secrets.
Grant Thornton LLP
The Vermont Superior Court has held that the Tax Commissioner’s determination that a
ski resort was unitary with a parent company that primarily operated insurance businesses
was not within the constitutional scope of the unitary business principle.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
With it spending up, federal agencies are finding they need to look outside their walls for qualified talent.
Foley Hoag LLP
On August 8, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a bill relating to domestic violence.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently ruled on two important intermittent Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave issues in Hansen v. Fincantieri Marine Group.
On August 5, 2014, a milestone was reached for AIA trials. For the first time, a petition for a Post Grant Review (PGR) was filed. As was the case with the first covered business method review, the first PGR will likely be quite instructive to practitioners as to how the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) will conduct these proceedings.
In patent litigation, a patentee may recover damages for up to six years prior to the filing of the complaint.
CMS's long-awaited fingerprint-based background check screening process is underway for certain "high-risk" providers and suppliers participating in federal health care programs (specifically, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program).
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
In Stern v. Marshall, the Supreme Court of the United States held that even though bankruptcy courts are statutorily authorized to enter final judgment on "core" bankruptcy related claims, Article III of the Constitution prohibits bankruptcy courts from finally adjudicating certain of those claims.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently ruled on two important intermittent Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave issues in Hansen v. Fincantieri Marine Group