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Third Circuit Slams Google’s Allegedly ‘Deceitful’ Cookie Practices

Exploiting loopholes in Internet users’ cookie-blocking settings while claiming to protect them from cookies is a serious and deceitful invasion of privacy, the Third Circuit held November 10…more

PAC Actions Offer Guidance on the Scope of the Unduly Burdensome Exception to FOIA

In October, the PAC released a written response to a FOIA request that it denied because it would be unduly burdensome under Section 3(g) of FOIA. 5 ILCS 140/3(g). The request asked for “Public Access Counselor determinations since 1…more

Second Circuit Finds Arbitrator Did Not Exceed Authority By Issuing Award, Contrary To Earlier Award

This appeal is from a judgment entered by a district court in New York, denying a petition of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (“UBC”) to enforce a May 4, 2014 arbitration award (“May 4 Award”) and to vacate a…more

IRS Issues Favorable Rules for Retail and Restaurant Remodeling Costs - Retail Did You Know?

Dear Retail Clients and Friends, On November 19, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2015-56, which provides a safe harbor method of accounting for costs incurred by retailers and restaurants in remodel and refresh projects. In…more

UK Autumn Statement 2015

This has been a rather underwhelming Autumn Statement by the Chancellor from a tax perspective as it is lighter in tax content than usual. Unlike in recent years, non-domiciled taxation did not feature prominently in this statement and…more

[Video]Whistleblowers Under Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank: John Fullerton on Employment Law This Week

Employment Law This Week (November 23, 2015) has released bonus footage of its interview with John F. Fullerton III, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green. As Mr. Fullerton discusses, there is no clarity ahead over what…more

FDA Finalizes Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Guidance & Approves “AquAdvantage Salmon”

Last week will undoubtedly be marked in the annals of Food and Drug Administration history as an important milestone for the Agency. On November 19, 2015, FDA approved the first genetically engineered (GE) animal intended for use as…more

New York's Appellate Division Reverses Collateral Estoppel Ruling Against Payment Bond Sureties in Suit to Enforce Arbitration Award

A recent decision by the First Department of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, addresses the preclusive effect of arbitration awards in subsequent judgment enforcement suits against payment bond sureties. In Five Star Electric…more

Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015)

The question of the extent to which the "safe harbor" against infringement as part of the Hatch-Waxman Act (set forth in 35 U.S.C § 271(e)(1)) extends to activities post-generic drug approval is unresolved, as evidenced by the…more

FDA Releases Guidance on Voluntary Labeling for Foods Derived from Genetically Engineered Plants

On November 23, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a guidance to assist food and feed manufacturers that would like to label their plant-derived food products or ingredients as produced with or without the use of…more

Invest Europe publishes new handbook

Invest Europe has published its 2015 Handbook of professional standards and conduct of business for the private equity industry…more

Almost Ready to Fly: New Federal Registration Requirements for Small UAS/Drones

On November 21, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force Aviation Rulemaking Committee (“Task Force”) released its recommendations on registration requirements for small UAS…more

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Arbitration is meant to be an alternate to litigation. Yet arbitration is itself the subject of much litigation over who must arbitrate, what must be arbitrated, whether and how the arbitration should…

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