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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 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 20, 2017

Antitrust Matters – February 2014

Antitrust Matters – February 2014 Dearest Reader, Welcome to the first issue of our global competition law newsletter, “Antitrust Matters”. It covers antitrust developments from around the world! Antitrust matters indeed. Legally, financially, economically, politically, intellectually. Antitrust emerged as a policy in the late 1800s, when the American post reconstruction economy underwent industrialization. Railway corporations […]

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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 18, 2017

February Environmental Law Solutions Month in Review

February Environmental Law Solutions Month in Review Environmental Law Solutions Blog provides the most up the minute observations, tips, and news related to environmental issues.  Download PDF Recent Blog Posts A More Pragmatic Approach to Cleaning Up Hazardous Waste Facilities EPA is attempting to expedite cleanup at thousands of hazardous waste sites across the United […]

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March 13, 2017

February 5, 2016 – Patent of the Day

February 5, 2016 – Patent of the Day On February 5, 1974, Raymond Damadian was issued U.S. Patent No. 3,789,832 on Apparatus and Method for Detecting Cancer in Tissue — MRI imaging for the detection of cancer.

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March 9, 2017

Some Sanctions Relief for Iran, But Mostly Status Quo for the U.S. Auto Industry

Some Sanctions Relief for Iran, But Mostly Status Quo for the U.S. Auto Industry On January 16, 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) declared that Iran had implemented its commitments to ensure that its nuclear program will be limited to peaceful purposes. With that, the United States announced that it was lifting its nuclear-related […]

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March 8, 2017

Cap Gap Expiration Approaching: Some Employees’ Work Authorization May End on October 1, 2015

Cap Gap Expiration Approaching: Some Employees’ Work Authorization May End on October 1, 2015 Fiscal year 2016 cap-subject H-1B petitions selected and approved by USCIS will be valid starting October 1, 2015. However, as October 1, 2015 approaches, many cap-subject H-1B petitions remain pending at both the California and Vermont Service Centers. While this delay […]

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