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Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Avandia Failure-To-Warn Claims
A little over a year ago, we reported on a decision by Judge Rufe (E.D. Pa.) dismissing an Avandia heart attack case on the grounds of the learned intermediary rule (Utah law).
United States
14 Jan 2019
ECtHR Rules On UK Mass Surveillance Under RIPA
On 13 September 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued a much anticipated judgment in Big Brother Watch and others v. United Kingdom (Applications nos. 58170/13, 62322/14...
United States
30 Oct 2018
House And Senate Hearings Focus On Health Costs And Policy Issues
Congressional panels continue to focus on federal health care policy topics, including cost, quality, and program integrity issues. Recent hearings have included the following:
United States
28 Sep 2018
CFIUS Reform: Key Takeaways For Investors
The Foreign Investment Risk Review and Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA) became law on August 13, 2018.
United States
19 Sep 2018
What A New ‘Space Corps' Military Branch Could Mean For Government Contractors
The House and Senate Armed Services Committees recently completed their respective markups of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
United States
19 Jul 2017
Cyber-Hacking And Cyberterrorism Are Bringing More Attention To Technology Firms And Software Manufacturers
Should "cyber products" be added to the United States Munitions List (USML)? Cyber-hacking and cyberterrorism are growing concerns for the national security of the United States, so this question could not go unanswered.
United States
7 Dec 2015
State Department Discusses Whether To Add 'Cyber Products' To The USML
On October 29, 2015, the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) of the Department of State met to discuss the possibility of adding "cyber products" to the United States Munitions List (USML).
United States
4 Dec 2015
As Federal And State Agencies Warn Of Increased Cyber Threats, Insurance Incentives For Compliance With NIST Cybersecurity Framework May Be On The Horizon
Since the President’s February 2013 Executive Order directing the NIST to lead the development of a voluntary framework to address and reduce cyber risks, the agencies and stakeholders involved have been exploring whether to tie the February 2014 NIST Framework to incentives such as cyberliability insurance.
United States
11 Nov 2014
From Epidemic To Bioterrorism: Mitigating Contractor Risks In A Worst-Case Scenario
While the current Ebola outbreak is a natural epidemic, the idea that the virus could be used as a bioterrorist threat has been considered.
United States
21 Oct 2014
Down We Go: Final Rule On Counterfeit Electronic Parts Extends Down The Supply Chain
The U.S. Department of Defense recently issued a final rule that will significantly impact the defense supply chain.
United States
15 May 2014
Manhattan Office Building Would Be The Largest Terrorist-Related Forfeiture
On Monday, September 16, 2013, following a civil complaint originally filed in 2008 by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York cleared a path for the U.S. government to seize a Manhattan office building located at 650 Fifth Ave., New York, in what U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara called the "largest-ever terrorism-related forfeiture."
United States
10 Oct 2013
Virtually Identical Trade Secret Theft Cases Result In Opposite Conclusions: Lessons From The Second Circuit's Attention To Detail
The Second Circuit recently affirmed Samarth Agrawal’s criminal convictions for violating both the National Stolen Property Act and the Economic Espionage Act after he misappropriated SocGen’s high-frequency trading code at the time he was leaving the company.
United States
8 Aug 2013
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Evolves: The Current State of Chemical Industry Security
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security and the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (as Chemical Sector Coordinating Council) co-hosted a two-day summit on "Chemical Sector Security."
United States
20 Jul 2013
CFATS Evolves: The Current State of Chemical Industry Security
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security and the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (as Chemical Sector Coordinating Council) co-hosted a two-day summit on "Chemical Sector Security." The conference brought together industry groups, individual companies and government agencies to discuss the laws, regulations and pending initiatives relating to physical and data security of chemical facilities and industries. Several developments and issues are of particular interest:
United States
19 Jul 2013
More Than $3 Billion In Grants Available To Increase National Preparedness And Protect Critical Infrastructure
The Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") has announced that it will award more than $3 billion in Fiscal Year 2009 Preparedness Grants to states, local and tribal governments, urban areas, and transportation authorities for projects that increase national preparedness and protect critical infrastructure.
United States
19 Nov 2008
E-Verify System Becomes Mandatory For Federal Contractors
The much-anticipated Final Rule ("the Rule") amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation ("FAR") provision to require federal contractors to use the E-Verify System was published in the Federal Register on November 13, 2008.
United States
18 Nov 2008
SAFE Port Act And C-TPAT: Added Accountability And Benefits Defined
On Oct. 13, 2006, the President signed the Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006, which codifies and improves the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. The new legislation continues the basic framework of the C-TPAT program; however, it includes several important improvements. Notably, the new legislation clearly defines the advantages that C-TPAT members can expect to receive from Customs and Border Protection at each of the three membership tiers.
United States
3 Apr 2007
New SAFETY Act Application Kit – Streamlined And Less Burdensome
The Support Antiterrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act, a component of the broader Homeland Security Act of 2002, is critical legislation for many companies developing, or planning to develop, anti-terrorism technology. A known difficulty with the SAFETY Act, though, has been the onerous application for SAFETY Act protection. However, the Department of Homeland Security published the SAFETY Act final rule on June 8, 2006 and, to institute some of the flexibilities in the fina
United States
3 Oct 2006
U.S. Lifts Libya’s Terrorist Designation
It was almost two years ago that President Bush terminated the national emergency with Libya, effectively ending the United States’ longstanding unilateral embargo on that country. While this decision represented a major step forward in the normalization of trade relations between the countries, it did not remove all obstacles to doing business with Libya.
United States
15 Sep 2006
Big Money for BIS: A Fivefold Increase in Maximum Penalties Under the IEEPA
As part of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act signed by the President on March 9, 2006, lawmakers added a small piece of legislation entitled the Combating Terrorism Financing Act of 2005 (Title IV) ("the Act"). One of the primary purposes of this Act is to raise the maximum amount for civil penalties under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act from $10,000 per violation (adjusted to $11,000 per violation under the Federal Civil Penalties Adjustment Act of 1990) to $50
United States
16 Jun 2006
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