Polsinelli Podcast - What Employers Need to Know About "Off the Clock" Cell Phone Usage
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 182-Kate Atkinson on the Miller Chevalier Summer 2015 FCPA Report
Non-Depository Trust Companies: A View from the States
What is a hostile work environment?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 181-Gar Hurst on Using Social Media Tools In Your Compliance Program
Ben Stein - Speech Writer, Actor, Comedian, Author, Law Professor - Talks to @HsuUntied
What is a Special Master?
Do I Need to Register? And Other Tips for Newly Registered Investment Advisers
CorpCast Episode 8: The Controlling Stockholder
Polsinelli Podcast - Federal Circuit Delays Sandoz Biosimilar Launch
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 180-Introducing the FCPA Master Class Training
What Dodd-Frank Means for SEC Enforcement Issues
Whistleblower Program Development, Part 3: “Would Your Compliance Program Survive an Audit?”
From Behind the Bribe: The Sharp End of Compliance
Strong Market Outlook Drives Growth of Philippine Companies
Why do we have to go to mediation?
Polsinelli Podcast - What's Around the Corner for Industries Impacted by Energy Issues?
Whistleblower Program Development, Part 2: “What Motivates a Whistleblower?”
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 179-Tim Peterson on the FIFA Bribery Scandal and the SEC Investigation
Whistleblower Program Development, Part I: “Top Advice for Dealing With a Whistleblower”
Although public opposition to the 40% excise tax on high-cost health care is rapidly growing, the IRS continued to develop a regulatory framework for administration of the excise tax through its issuance of Notice 2015-52 on...more
In 2014, NHTSA collected a record setting amount of civil penalties. For 2015, NHTSA may be on pace to exceed last year’s record. On July 26, 2015, NHTSA announced a $105 million civil penalty against FCA US LLC, the former...more
The European Securities and Markets Agency (ESMA) today published its advice on extending the application of the marketing 'passport' under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) to non-European managers....more
Although the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has held that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) has the authority to use the broadest reasonable interpretation claim...more
The United States Supreme Court’s recent decision in Commil v. Cisco held that a good-faith belief of a patent’s invalidity, standing alone, is insufficient to provide a defense to a claim of inducing another’s infringement...more
We have managed to pretty much avoid asbestos litigation. Sure, we encounter decisions from asbestos cases that sometimes impact our own cases. They even sometimes appear in our posts, but rarely as a focus. We have been...more
The Eleventh Circuit affirmed dismissal of ERISA breach of fiduciary claims against Delta Air Lines and other alleged plan fiduciaries in connection with a defined contribution plan’s investments in Delta Air Lines stock. ...more
It is a sometimes little-known fact in HR circles that any employer (aside from state and local governments, schools, Indian tribes and tax-exempt private membership clubs) which has at least 100 employees or which has at...more
On July 22, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland dismissed a long standing patent infringement suit brought by StemCells, Inc. against Neuralstem, Inc., on the ground that all those with an ownership...more
As we wrote about previously, in April the Department of Labor issued its highly anticipated, re-proposed regulation addressing the standard of care for broker-dealers and other financial professionals who provide retirement...more
The recently introduced vacant building credit, and policy exemption for small developments from affordable housing contributions have been swiftly removed from national planning guidance this morning following a High Court...more
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice addressing patent-eligible subject matter (IP Update, Vol. 17, No. 7), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed grant of judgment on the pleadings that a...more
In Juice Generation, Inc. v, GS Enterprises, LLC, [2014-1853] (July 20, 2015), the Federal Circuit vacated a TTAB decision sustaining GS Enterprises’ opposition to Juice Generation’s application to register PEACE LOVE AND...more
Mapping in a 401(k) plan occurs when an investment option is removed and the participant’s investment in that option is transferred to a different investment option (absent direction from the participant). On remand from the...more
With the increased attention paid to companies that feature public benefits or social impact as part of their mission or business plan and with the rise of social impact investors, more and more states are enacting public...more
A recent decision in the English Commercial Court has potentially significant ramifications for the shipping and trading industry.
This decision will be of interest to...more
Earlier this month, the District Court for the District of Columbia denied Exxon Mobil’s motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ claims in Doe I v. Exxon Mobil, a case brought pursuant to the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”). Plaintiffs...more
On July 21, 2015, Reed Smith LLP, on behalf of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (“IPT”), filed an amicus brief with the New York State Court of Appeals in People of the State of New York, ex rel. Empire State...more
Environmental and Policy Focus - Extended deadline expected in Obama’s upcoming climate plan: New York Times - Jul 28:
The final version of President Obama’s signature climate change policy, which may be unveiled as...more
On July 22, 2015, the Department of Defense (DOD) published sweeping changes to its rules that implement the Military Lending Act (MLA). The amended rules significantly expand the scope of the MLA provisions by covering both...more
The decision highlights the US government’s focus on effective compliance programs.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is creating a new compliance counsel position in the Criminal Division to assess the effectiveness of...more
About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases.
Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Dr. Reddys Laboratories, Ltd. et al. 1:15-cv-00539; filed June 25, 2015 in the District...more
Addressing issues of claim construction, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently reversed the decisions of two district courts, shedding some light on the impact of the Teva decision on its claim...more
Here we consider some key features of the ADGM Real Property Regulations 2015 (“the Regulations”) and highlight topics that may be of interest to our clients operating within the Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), which...more
The Ninth Circuit yesterday (July 30, 2015) issued one of the most significant appellate opinions regarding standard essential patents (SEPs) subject to commitments to license on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory...more
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