All posts by: Arlene

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April 1, 2017

The Upcoming Implementation of the Italian Patent Box Regime

The Upcoming Implementation of the Italian Patent Box Regime Several press articles in recent weeks have anticipated the upcoming enactment of the Ministerial Decree which will eventually implement the Italian Patent Box regime. The Ministry of Economics and Finance announced on 29 July 2015 that the competent ministries have signed the decree, and therefore its […]

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March 30, 2017

Construction E-Note – December 2015

Construction E-Note – December 2015 In an article published in the November 2015 issue of North American Builders, Jason Nimmer provides insight on what it takes to successfully deliver manufacturing-related construction jobs in today’s fast-paced building market. The article details construction of manufacturing facilities, technological advances in construction materials and the role green construction techniques […]

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March 29, 2017

Reported Relationship Between Indoor Radon Concentrations and Unconventional Marcellus Shale Drilling Must Be Interpreted With Caution

Reported Relationship Between Indoor Radon Concentrations and Unconventional Marcellus Shale Drilling Must Be Interpreted With Caution Johns Hopkins researchers recently published a paper titled, “Predictors of Indoor Radon Concentrations in Pennsylvania, 1989-2013,” in Environmental Health Perspectives (available at: ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1409014/). The study reported the results of a mathematical analysis of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) […]

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March 26, 2017

Spoliation: How to Stop Trouble from Brewing

Spoliation: How to Stop Trouble from Brewing When a business is faced with the potential for litigation, it is imperative that all evidence be preserved to avoid the dreaded “s” word:  spoliation.  Starbucks Corporation recently learned this lesson the hard way when a court issued sanctions and ruled that Starbucks had engaged in spoliation of […]

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March 25, 2017

A Snapshot of University Patent Litigation

A Snapshot of University Patent Litigation Today’s blog is written by guest author Pedram Sameni, the CEO and Founder of Paxtexia. The views expressed are solely those of the contributing author. As patent litigation overall has grown rapidly since 2010, the industry has also seen a shift in some traditionally litigation averse players. University tech […]

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March 23, 2017

Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program Launched

Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program Launched The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced on March 21, 2016 that it has officially launched Phase 2 of its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) Audit Program.  OCR has already begun sending out communications to covered entities and […]

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March 22, 2017

AZ Court of Appeals Broadly Interprets Persons Entitled to Compensation From Arizona Residential Contractors’ Recovery Fund

AZ Court of Appeals Broadly Interprets Persons Entitled to Compensation From Arizona Residential Contractors’ Recovery Fund It’s not just for homeowners anymore – Arizona Court of Appeals decides a resident of property owned by his trust may still receive compensation from the Arizona Residential Contractors’ Recovery Fund. A recent Arizona Court of Appeals’ decision gives […]

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March 22, 2017

EU Data Privacy Updates

EU Data Privacy Updates A brief rundown of developments in recent weeks in the area of EU data protection law: EU Data Protection Regulation On Monday, June 15, the EU Council (comprised, for purposes of data protection reform, of the justice ministers from each of the EU member states) reached an agreement on a draft […]

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March 20, 2017

Employer Policy Failure Precludes Summary Judgment on Discrimination Claim

Employer Policy Failure Precludes Summary Judgment on Discrimination Claim Seyfarth Synopsis: California Court of Appeal reverses a summary judgment for an employer that failed to follow its own policy regarding layoffs. Moore v. Regents of the University of California serves as a reminder to employers of the need to handle personnel decisions affecting employees with […]

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March 19, 2017

New Washington Rule Clarifies Authority to Issue Penalties Against TPAs

New Washington Rule Clarifies Authority to Issue Penalties Against TPAs The Washington State Department of Health has promulgated a new rule clarifying the Department’s authority to issue civil penalties against health carriers and third-party administrators. This rule, which is outside the Washington Insurance Code, applies to third-party administrators, which are not otherwise licensed or regulated […]

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