Jason Britt

Jason Britt

Foley & Lardner LLP

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SREC II – Proposed Changes to MA DOER Regulations

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) recently issued draft regulations for the second phase of its solar renewable energy certificate program, known as “SREC II”. The aim of the SREC II program is to...more

1/17/2014 - Brownfield Properties Green Energy Renewable Energy Solar Energy

Shift to Modular Platforms Raises New Issues for Manufacturers and Suppliers

One way in which next-generation manufacturing is impacting the automotive industry is the movement toward modular architecture. These designs use common underpinnings for various models across a variety of vehicle segments,...more

11/21/2013 - Auto Manufacturers Automotive Industry Patents Product Recalls Safety Precautions Suppliers Trade Secrets

The Supreme Court: Cases to Watch in the October 2013 Term

This week marks the first Monday in October, which for Supreme Court watchers is a holiday: the start of a new term. While not everyone gets that excited about the new term, there are several cases that the Court intends to...more

10/10/2013 - Canning v NLRB DaimlerChrysler DaimlerChrysler v Bauman Declaratory Judgments Foreign Corporations Jurisdiction Labor-Managment Relations Act Lanham Act Lexmark Lexmark v Static Control Components Licenses Medtronic v Boston Scientific Mercedes-Benz Patents Recess Appointments Royalties SCOTUS Subsidiaries Unions Unite Here 355 v Mulhall

Supreme Court to Consider General Jurisdiction Over Foreign Parent Based on U.S. Subsidiary

On Monday, April 22, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear DaimlerChrysler AG v. Bauman, which asks whether a foreign parent corporation can be subject to suit in the United States for wrongs allegedly committed by a...more

4/26/2013 - Auto Manufacturers Jurisdiction Parent Corporation SCOTUS Subsidiaries

Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of International Trade Secret Dispute

Even as the Obama administration is announcing an effort to crack down on international trade secret theft, the Fifth Circuit has released a ruling reminding companies just how difficult it can be to go to court on their own...more

3/21/2013 - Barack Obama China Jurisdiction Misappropriation Multinationals Trade Secrets

Administration Announces Strategy for Protecting U.S. Trade Secrets

Theft of trade secrets by persons acting on behalf of foreign governments and corporations is a major problem for U.S. manufacturers, including manufacturers in the automotive industries. Spurred by several high-profile...more

3/18/2013 - Automotive Industry Barack Obama Theft Trade Secrets

Supreme Court Hears Argument on States’ Ability to Exclude Public Records Access for Non-Citizens

On February 20, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in McBurney v. Young, No. 12-17, a case with potentially major implications for businesses that use state freedom of information acts (FOIAs) to obtain...more

2/22/2013 - Commerce Clause Confidential Information Data Sellers FOIA McBurney v Young Non-Citizens Privileges and Immunities Public Records SCOTUS Trade Secrets

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