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Holland & Knight
Companies involved in False Claims Act suits filed by qui tam relators often find themselves facing potential suspension or debarment from federal contracting.
McDermott Will & Emery
In the last Congress, the Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 2015 (BATSA) would have codified a physical presence requirement in the context of business activity taxes (e.g., net income and gross receipts taxes).
K&L Gates
On July 19, 2017, the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Acting Comptroller Noreika stated that special-purpose national bank charter is a "good idea that deserves thorough analysis and careful consideration."
Haug Partners
The order dismissed one of the patent-in-suit's owners—the Regents of the University of Minnesota—but denied the motion to dismiss as to the patent's co-owner Toyota Motor Corp.
Foley Hoag LLP
In reviewing your current operating locations, do you know the extent to which domestic law is protective of human rights?
Fenwick & West LLP
On Friday, August 4, 2017, a federal court jury in Brooklyn, New York, found Martin Shkreli, former CEO of biopharmaceutical company Retrophin, guilty on three of eight counts of securities fraud.
The McLane Law Firm
Within days of each other in August and September 2016, Phillips Academy Andover and St. George's School disclosed the names of past faculty or staff who had engaged in sexual misconduct.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
As we previously discussed in our post "The ‘Commander-in-Tweet' and the First Amendment," the POTUS was criticized by the Knight First Amendment Institute for blocking certain Twitter users...
Holland & Knight
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17-040 into law on June 1, 2017, marking the first major update to the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) in more than 20 years.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
On July 20, 2017, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") issued a civil monetary penalty of $2,000,000 to ExxonMobil Corp., ExxonMobil Development Company, and ExxonMobil Oil Corp.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
On Aug. 2, 2017, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, FDIC and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the OCC, and together with the Federal Reserve and the FDIC, the Regulators) ...
Holland & Knight
The Usable Security & Privacy Group at Berkeley has published a website entitled AppCensus which purports to give a privacy health check for Android mobile apps.
Ford & Harrison LLP
The Appellate Division, First Department held that arbitration agreements obligating employees to waive their rights to bring collective disputes, such as class actions regarding wage disputes, were unlawful and unenforceable...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
As reported by the New York Times in an article dated July 13, 2017, in an effort to crack down on fraud and abuse, and with a particular focus on opioids, the Department of Justice is charging 412 individuals for collectively defrauding the government of around $1.3 billion.
Thompson Coburn LLP
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) provides insurance for benefits provided under two types of private sector defined benefit plans; single employer plans and collectively bargained plans that are maintained by more than one employer.
Holland & Knight
In this memorandum, Holland & Knight's Healthcare & Life Sciences Team summarizes recent U.S. Senate action on healthcare legislation and provides an outlook on upcoming issues and possible actions.
Thompson Coburn LLP
Metropolitan Life lost a case in the 5th Circuit on July 18, 2017, that probably surprised MetLife and may surprise you.
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams
Being a physician is a demanding job. It entails handling serious responsibilities, enduring long hours, navigating a complex and constantly shifting health care system and dealing with a built-in level of failure.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Lawyers and medical professionals have noticed a recent uptick in age discrimination claims in the healthcare industry.
K&L Gates
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently issued a decision that may be of interest to recyclers and others who generate or handle materials for recycling and reclamation.
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On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concluded that an employee could sue her employers for state law disability discrimination for failing to accommodate her use of medical marijuana after she failed to pass a drug test. In so holding, the court interpreted workplace protections not explicitly stated in Massachusetts' medical marijuana law.
K&L Gates
While the SJC's decision allowed Barbuto to pursue her handicap discrimination claim, the Court noted that it does not necessarily guarantee that she will ultimately succeed in proving discrimination.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In Orzechowski v. Boeing Company Non-Union Long-Term Disability Plan, 856 F.3d 686, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded the district court's judgment...
Green and Spiegel LLP
As of July 24, 2017, USCIS will resume accepting Premium Processing for several H-1B Cap-Exempt Petitions.
Venable LLP
The Court also held that an employer who informs its employees of their entitlement to a day of rest does not incur liability when those employees voluntarily elect to work.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
In a single day in May 2017, a powerful new ransomware program known as "WannaCry" infected hundreds of thousands of computers across at least 74 countries.
Jones Day
As Jones Day analyzed last month, the government has increased scrutiny of Medicare incentive payments for meaningful use of EHR technology.
Green and Spiegel LLP
By way of background, J-1 medical doctors must receive a waiver of the 2-year residence requirement prior to acquiring H-1B status, which can take several months.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The Oregon governor is expected to soon sign Senate Bill 828, which will impose predictive scheduling requirements on large employers in certain industries.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Five new laws in New York City will impose strict limits on shift scheduling for fast food and retail industry employees.
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