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Senator Schumer recommends Rohit Chopra to fill Democratic FTC seat

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Numerous media sources have reported that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has recommended Rohit Chopra to fill the open Democratic seat on the FTC....more

ITC Section 337 – Quarterly Highlights

by Hogan Lovells on

The Trump Administration’s Potential Impact on ITC Section 337 Cases - Most project the Trump administration as less inclined toward continued patent reform, more pro-patent, and certainly more trade protectionist, than...more

Health Update - April 2017

CMS Issues Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol for Stark Law Violations - On March 28, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new voluntary self-referral disclosure protocol (SRDP) for disclosing...more

ITC Section 337 Update – March 2017

by King & Spalding on

Commission Reverses ALJ’s Dismissal Of U.S. Steel’s False Designation Of Origin Claim And Sets Hearing On U.S. Steel’s Antitrust Claim In Certain Carbon Steel; U.S. Steel Withdraws Trade Secret Theft Claim – 2017 has produced...more

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Ramirez Testifies Before Congress Regarding 17 FTC Reform Bills Pending in Congress

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On May 24, 2016, Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or the “Commission”) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez delivered testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade in a...more

ALJ Denies LabMD’s Motion for Sanctions Against the FTC

Although the litigation between LabMD and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues in the Eleventh Circuit, an administrative law judge has resolved one battle between the two entities. Chief Administrative Law Judge D....more

Industry, Members of Congress Take Action on FTC Process

by Ifrah PLLC on

As the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) continues to flex its consumer protection muscles by bringing numerous administrative lawsuits, industry and members of Congress are questioning whether there is a level playing field...more

EPIC: Hearing on FTC Nominee Should Address FTC's Settlement Process for Privacy Violations

In a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee, EPIC has recommended that Congress require the Federal Trade Commission to consider more carefully the public's views on proposed privacy settlements. EPIC also recommended that...more

Consumer Prices, Nominal Retail Trade, Real Retail Trade (Italy, 2001-2012)

by Nicola Carmine Salerno on

Tra il Gennaio 2001 e il Settembre 2012, sono poste a confronto le seguenti tre serie: 1) Commercio al dettaglio a valori nominali; 2)Prezzi al consumo (indice armonizzato Europa, HICP); 3) Commercio al dettaglio in...more

Financial Services Legislative And Regulatory Update -- March 12, 2012

In This Issue: Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; House of Representatives; White House; SEC; CFTC; FTC; Miscellaneous; and UPCOMING HEARINGS. Excerpt from Leading the Past Week With the end of the week...more

Merger Enforcement Two Years Later

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Two years into the Obama Administration, we have enough of a record on merger enforcement to pause and consider whether anything much has changed, and what this record has to say about the likely course of enforcement in the...more

What’s Driving the US Antitrust Agencies?

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

As antitrust veterans know, no matter how much a new administration may want to change how antitrust is enforced, the bulk of the agencies’ enforcement agenda remains relatively constant from one administration to the next....more

Federalismo e perequazione infrastrutturale: un commento allo schema di dcereto predisposto dal Governo (Nicola C. Salerno)

by Nicola Carmine Salerno on

In tema di riforma federalista in Italia, allego un mio brevissimo commento allo schema di decreto sulla perequazione infrastrutturale,predisposto dal Governo Mettere in evidenza criticità e incompletezze serve a...more

Energy and Environment Update - October 31, 2010

by Mintz Levin on

Energy and Climate Debate As candidates around the country prepare for the outcomes of this week’s midterm elections, current Congressmen will ready themselves for the lame duck session, and the Administration and new...more

Energy and Environment Update - June 18, 2010

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: *Energy and Climate Legislation *Senate ..CCS Legislation Introduced ..Bingaman Argues Against Ethanol Credits ..Small Business Bill on Floor ..Legislation Introduced ..Upcoming...more

Federal Regulation of Swap Agreements Proposed

by Foley Hoag LLP on

On May 4, 2009, Senators Carl Levin, D-Michigan and Susan Collins, R-Maine introduced the Authorizing the Regulation of Swaps Act (the “Swaps Bill” or “Bill”) which, if passed, would repeal a number of provisions of US law...more

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