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The recent dip in oil prices has set many leading oil and gas companies into situations of financial distress.
McGuireWoods LLP
The so-called "crime-fraud exception" can strip away privilege protection from otherwise privileged communications that further clients' future criminal or fraudulent conduct.
Thompson Coburn LLP
Currently, manufacturers mark their medical devices using their own systems of lot, batch, catalogue, and/or model numbers.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In an order issued May 21, 2015, FERC approved an amendment to PacifiCorp's Network Operating Agreement ("NOA") between PacifiCorp and its merchant function, PacifiCorp Energy...
Orrick
Your insurer wrongfully denies coverage—so you file a complaint in court, right? Not so fast! Many new insurance policies now include mandatory arbitration provisions.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On May 20, the three national consumer reporting agencies inked a deal with thirty-one state attorneys general to end an investigation initiated in 2012 by the Ohio Attorney General's office.
Grant Thornton LLP
The IRS issued a revenue ruling (Rev. Rul. 2015-09) on May 5 that addressed certain corporate step transaction issues and revoked a prior revenue ruling with similar facts (Rev. Rul. 78-120).
Grant Thornton LLP
The IRS Large Business and International Division (LB&I) issued a directive instructing examiners to discontinue exam activity and not begin new activity related to certain expenditures to maintain, repair or improve cable network property.
Grant Thornton LLP
In Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. v. U.S, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 57 (Fed. Cir. 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Court affirmed the deductibility of policyholder dividends under the recurring item exception.
Barnes & Thornburg
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a draft guidance titled, "Questions and Answers Regarding Mandatory Food Recalls.
Barnes & Thornburg
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a draft guidance titled, "Patient Preference Information – Submission, Review in PMAs, HDE Applications, and De Novo Requests, and Inclusion in Device Labeling."
BakerHostetler
In the wake of Texas' recent "ban on banning hydraulic fracturing," Oklahoma lawmakers have passed a similar law—SB 809—prohibiting municipal governments from regulating oil and gas drilling at the local level.
Foley Hoag LLP
An application to register PRETZEL CRISPS as a mark will live another day, thanks to a Federal Circuit opinion reversing a TTAB decision that had canceled the mark on grounds of genericness.
Grant Thornton LLP
Indiana Governor Mike Pence has signed several bills that significantly change elements of the Indiana income and sales tax laws.
Foley Hoag LLP
In an interesting, but not really difficult, decision on Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the National Association of Home Builders did not have standing to challenge a consent decree...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
This development continues the recent IRS trend limiting taxpayers' ability to obtain private rulings on spinoffs.
Clark Wilson LLP
On April 22, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged W2007 Grace Acquisition I Inc., a real estate investment firm, with failing to make required public filings...
Day Pitney LLP
Day Pitney healthcare attorney Susan Huntington authored an article titled "The CMS Next Generation ACO Model – Will It Increase Medical Malpractice Risk?" for the May issue of Accountable Care News.
Reed Smith
Many people assume that shipping companies choose chapter 11 because no other jurisdictions have the necessary processes in place to allow a company to reorganise.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit last week reversed a $2.46 billion judgment in a long-running securities-fraud class action against Household International and granted a new trial on limited issues.
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Proskauer Rose LLP
As a result of this decision, many businesses are already out of compliance and must take steps to comply with this very significant new burden.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
In a straightforward application of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, the TTAB upheld a refusal to register the mark PORNO JESUS for adult entertainment videos finding the mark may disparage Christian-Americans.
Littler Mendelson
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced it will begin premium processing of H-1B cap cases on April 27, 2015.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Last week, the IRS issued its "final" versions of the forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B and 1095-C along with instructions for the "B" forms and instructions for the "C" forms.
Morgan Lewis
Employers should take action to ensure compliance with new employment laws that take effect January 1, 2015.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Receipts for H-1B petitions selected for processing have been issued over the past week or so.
Fox Rothschild LLP
According to my very basic calculations, I estimated that the odds of receiving one of the limited FY 2015 H-1B numbers was about 43% under the regular cap, with slightly better chances for those with a Master’s or higher degree.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery program continues—at least for one more year.
Duane Morris LLP
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on May 4, 2015, that it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2016 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected via a computer-generated random process.
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