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April 1, 2017

Bipartisan Senate Legislation Introduced To Address Campus Sexual Assaults

Bipartisan Senate Legislation Introduced To Address Campus Sexual Assaults Yesterday, eight U.S. senators introduced the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, a bill that proposes to amend the Higher Education Act and the Clery Act to include new requirements for addressing sexual violence on campus, as well as financial penalties for noncompliance. This bill represents the […]

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April 1, 2017

Energy Technology Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News – July 2014

Energy Technology Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News – July 2014 In This Edition: – Leaders in the News – Washington Update – Event Highlights – Innovator Profile – Energy Navigator – Upcoming Events – Excerpt from Leaders in the News: Congratulations to Aspen Aerogels, a Massachusetts-based energy efficiency firm that designs and […]

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March 31, 2017

EU/Swiss-U.S. Safe Harbor: More Scrutiny by the FTC?

EU/Swiss-U.S. Safe Harbor: More Scrutiny by the FTC? On May 29, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced the approval of the final orders for two U.S. companies, TES Franchising, LLC (“TES”) and American International Mailing, Inc. (“AIM”), settling complaints that the companies had engaged in deceptive trade practices in violation of Section 5 of […]

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March 28, 2017

FinCEN Issues Administrative Rulings on Virtual Currency Related to Miners and Investors

FinCEN Issues Administrative Rulings on Virtual Currency Related to Miners and Investors Prompted by requests, FinCEN published two administrative rulings on the application of its regulations requiring money services businesses to be registered under the Bank Secrecy Act. The first ruling, Application of FinCEN’s Regulations to Virtual Currency Mining Operations, addressed whether certain methods of disposing […]

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March 27, 2017

CMS Provides More Time to Comment on MACRA Physician Payment Reforms

CMS Provides More Time to Comment on MACRA Physician Payment Reforms CMS has extended the comment period on its October 1, 2015 request for information (RFI) regarding implementation of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and promotion of alternative payment models in accordance with MACRA. The comment period, which originally was scheduled to end on November […]

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March 26, 2017

Receiving the Benefit of the Bargain: Reconciling Judge King’s Class Certification Rulings in Forcellati and Caldera

Receiving the Benefit of the Bargain: Reconciling Judge King’s Class Certification Rulings in Forcellati and Caldera Within one week’s time, Judge George H. King, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, came down on opposite sides of the class certification coin, granting class certification in Forcellati v. Hyland’s, Inc., […]

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March 23, 2017

Also In The News – Health Headlines – August 2015 #2

Also In The News – Health Headlines – August 2015 #2 House Report Highlights Cybersecurity Concerns At The Department Of Health and Human Services – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce released a report revealing that five operating divisions at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), including the […]

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March 21, 2017

The New Securities Financing Transactions Regulation

The New Securities Financing Transactions Regulation Summary The Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (“SFTR”), which imposes requirements on EU AIFMs and UCITS managers to make certain disclosures to investors, was adopted by the European Council on 16 November 2015. Some of the investor disclosure obligations under the SFTR will take almost immediate effect when the SFTR […]

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March 21, 2017

CMS Proposes Sweeping Changes for Nursing Home Oversight

CMS Proposes Sweeping Changes for Nursing Home Oversight On July 16, 2015, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a Proposed Rule with new standards that will have a sweeping effect on the long-term care industry. This new Rule is the first comprehensive review and update to Medicare and Medicaid nursing home standards […]

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March 20, 2017

Meatpacking – The Hidden Dangers

Meatpacking – The Hidden Dangers The Bureau of Labor Statistics has called meatpacking the most dangerous industry in the country, resulting in illnesses and injuries to over 40,000 workers each year. With such a high risk of illness and injury to workers, a workers compensation attorney is often required to handle legal issues concerning medical […]

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