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April 19, 2017

FTC Report Tallies Hatch-Waxman Settlements for FY2013

FTC Report Tallies Hatch-Waxman Settlements for FY2013 On December 22, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or the Commission) released an overview of pharmaceutical patent settlements filed with the Commission in Fiscal Year 2013 (October 1, 2012–September 30, 2013). The FTC has published similar reports annually since the passage of the Medicare Modernization Act of […]

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April 15, 2017

District Court Evaluates Express Warranty of “Airworthiness” – Texas Court Determines That “Airworthy” Is an Unambiguous Term That Controls Over More General Disclaimers of Warranties

District Court Evaluates Express Warranty of “Airworthiness” – Texas Court Determines That “Airworthy” Is an Unambiguous Term That Controls Over More General Disclaimers of Warranties HIGHLIGHTS: The “as is” clause does not negate the express warranty of an “airworthy” aircraft. The terms “airworthy” and “certificate of airworthiness” are technical terms capable of only one reasonable […]

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April 6, 2017

“Warrant Canaries” More and more A Part Of Tech Companies’ Repertoire

“Warrant Canaries” More and more A Part Of Tech Companies’ Repertoire In 2001, using the passage of america PATRIOT Act, Congress expanded the government government’s capability to issue National Security Letters (“NSLs”) to firms that have information highly relevant to counter-intelligence or terrorism investigations. NSLs frequently incorporate a nondisclosure provision stopping the recipient from disclosing […]

Opinions
April 6, 2017

Association of British Insurers Releases New Best Practice Guidelines for Lock-Up Periods

Association of British Insurers Releases New Best Practice Guidelines for Lock-Up Periods The Association of British Insurers’ guidelines recommend greater transparency in disclosures relating to lock-up agreements. On 14 April, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) published best practice recommendations[1] for its members about their approach to lock-up agreements. The statement follows concerns in the […]

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April 6, 2017

Compliance Week: Insider-Trading Gets More Complicated

Compliance Week: Insider-Trading Gets More Complicated Over the last five years, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, has aggressively pursued insider-trading cases against a broad spectrum of defendants. As a result, insider trading remains a topic of public interest—especially in the compliance community. On December 23, 2014, Compliance Week […]

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April 5, 2017

Rental Pro to Pay $37,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Rental Pro to Pay $37,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit Equipment Rental Company Owner Sought ‘Younger and Peppier’ Employees, Federal Agency Charged  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Rental Pro, a miscellaneous equipment rental company located in Somerset, Ky., with locations in Hazard, London and Pikeville, Ky., will pay $37,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed […]

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April 4, 2017

Re Willful Infringement, “Channel” It, Says the Supreme Court

Re Willful Infringement, “Channel” It, Says the Supreme Court The Seagate two-part test for enhanced patent infringement damages under 35 U.S.C. § 284 — (1) objectively, infringement was not a close call, and (2) subjectively, the defendant knew or obviously should have known that — is gone.  So too is the patentee’s burden to prove entitlement […]

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April 3, 2017

Philadelphia Adopts Controversial Law Regarding Paid Sick Leave

Philadelphia Adopts Controversial Law Regarding Paid Sick Leave Summary On February 12, 2015, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed a bill requiring employers with ten (10) or more employees in Philadelphia to begin providing employees with paid sick leave later this year. The Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, which takes effect in May, provides that […]

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April 2, 2017

HHS Appeals Adverse Decision on Fixed Indemnity Attestations

HHS Appeals Adverse Decision on Fixed Indemnity Attestations As expected, on Monday, November 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) filed a Notice of Appeal from the decision issued by Judge Royce Lamberth of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the case of Central United Life, […]

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