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Lindsey Duncan, a purported expert on health foods and nutrition, who touted on the Dr. Oz Show a green coffee bean weight loss supplement, which he sold without credible studies supporting the claims, has agreed to pay a $9 million…more
The Anguillan government has published a bill for a new Insolvency Act for public review and consultation. Background - Reform of Anguillan insolvency law is long overdue. Personal bankruptcy is presently regulated under the…more
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. - Prepacked caramel apples tied to four deaths from listeria. Listeria from prepacked…more
One of the key drivers for the AIFMD1 is to monitor systemic risk by, among other means, collecting relevant information through harmonized reporting by alternative investment fund managers (“AIFMs”) on their alternative investment…more
Tag lines are hard – a small handful of strategically selected words that encapsulate everything you stand for and want your target audience to know about you. Safe or boring blurbs like “Clients Matter” or “Since 1979? aren’t noticed…more
Supreme Court Orders Federal Circuit To Defer To District Court Factual Findings During Patent Claim Construction: Will Markman Strategies Change?
On January 20, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its first patent decision of the current term, rejecting the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s long-standing practice of reviewing district court patent claim…more
On January 20, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. (Case No. 13-854), which changed the level of deference the Federal Circuit must show to district court claim construction…more
On January 6, 2015, the Ninth Circuit decided that Electronic Arts Inc.’s (“EA”) unauthorized use of former NFL players’ likeness as avatars in the Madden NFL video game series does not qualify for First Amendment protection. Davis v…more
Support sales from every corner. If it is true that people, not corporations, make decisions, then building personal brand is as important as developing corporate brand, if not more so. Today’s relationship managers, tasked with…more
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced an Executive Order on Immigration Reform, which will impact U.S. businesses, as well as certain individuals currently present in the U.S. in undocumented status…more
In recent years product manufacturers have faced an onslaught of class actions alleging false advertising in the marketing of consumer products. Courts in the Third Circuit applying New Jersey's consumer fraud act have held plaintiffs'…more