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Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
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Harvey Miller: Detroit Will Be In Bankruptcy "For A Long Time"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
Bill on Bankruptcy: Versace Mansion Up for Sale, Casey Anthony
Grayson: Only 1 Agency Should Regulate Wall Street
MacEwen: Weil Gotshal Layoffs Start of Wave
Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Spitzer "Disappointed" in Wall Street's Regulators
NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Goldstein: Expect More Litigation in Wake of Myriad Gene Patent Decision
Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
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Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
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State-sponsored GMO-labeling efforts faced defeat in Washington State’s November 2013 election. Voters rejected Washington State’s Initiative Measure 522 (I-522) proposal, 51.21 percent to 48.79 percent.1
With the federal parliament returning from a long summer break, many in the legal and business communities will be closely watching for any signs as to the future of the still yet to be implemented federal legislation...more
Washington voters rejected Initiative 522 at the polls by a considerable margin this past Tuesday. Initiative 522, a right-to-know law styled similarly to California’s Proposition 37 that was defeated last year, would have...more
A House of Commons Library research paper, prepared for the Second Reading debate in the House of Commons, sets out information on the draft Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill, which aims to move the regulation of...more
On October 3, 2013 provided that California Governor Jerry Brown does not veto an internet privacy bill in California (which he is not expected to do), a new law will be enacted that has significant repercussions for nearly...more
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The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation is expected to hold a confirmation hearing on Republican Michael O’Reilly’s nomination to serve as a...more
The Connecticut legislature passed a bill earlier this week that would require food manufacturers to label products that contain GMOs. In case you missed it, the New York Times recently printed an article about the...more
Major Tax Reform Proposal Starts to Take Shape -
This week, the Maine media reported that Senator Woodbury is leading a bipartisan effort to draft a major tax reform proposal. This proposal will likely propose changes...more
In January, we told you about recent activity by the National Labor Relations Board that overturned or departed from settled precedent. As promised, in Part 2 of this Alert series we summarize recent decisions where the...more
Twitter, Facebook and various bloggers reach readers by the millions. But how much faith do people put in what they see on the Internet, really?
Not much, apparently.
A national survey of attitudes on the 2012...more
House Commerce Committee Chair Designate Joe Atkins has announced his top ten committee topics for the 2013 legislative session. Leading the list, not surprisingly, is health insurance exchange legislation. Passage of HIE...more
On Tuesday, while California voters were helping President Obama secure a second term in the White House, picking the President over Republican challenger Mitt Romney by a 59.1% to 38.6% margin, they were also responsible for...more
Yesterday, California voters rejected Proposition 37, the Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act by 53 percent to 47 percent.
The voter initiative would have required labeling of most foods with genetically...more
Proposition 37, the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act ("Prop 37”), if approved by the voters on November 6, 2012, will provide that food offered for retail sale in California produced with genetic...more
Since 1999, strict controls on the export of U.S. satellites and satellite components have drastically eroded U.S. manufacturers’ market share in the global satellite industry. On April 18, 2012, the U.S. Departments of State...more
In Episode 54 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on March 17, 2012, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show host Dick Lyons continues his conversations with attendees of Natural Products Expo West 2012 in Anaheim. The show sees...more
The Lanham Act prevents applicants from registering any of a number of words and devices as marks, including immoral or scandalous matter and flags or coats of arms. In terms of the latter exclusion, such a prohibition makes...more
Sen. Claire McCaskill ( D-Mo.) is reportedly working on draft legislation that would require companies to disclose their call center locations to consumers.
At a September 1, 2011, conference in Columbia, Mo., McCaskill...more
This is the sixth of a regular series of posts that summarize and wrap up our latest thoughts that have appeared recently on Ifrah Law’s blogs.
1. Perjury, Obstruction and Barry Bonds’ Conviction
Read why we regard the...more
On March 10, 2011, Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn (D) signed Public Act 96-1544 (H.B. 2659) into law, adding Illinois to a growing list of states that have adopted an "Amazon tax" or "click-through nexus" law.1 Starting July...more
EPIC submitted a statement to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, following a hearing on "Do Not Track Legislation: Is Now the Right Time?" Congress is considering proposals that would enable users to opt-out of...more
On May 19, 2010, Senator Rockefeller's Commerce Committee released its long-awaited proposed legislation regarding post-transaction marketing online. The legislation, titled the "Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act," was...more
In a landmark 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court overturned a federal ban on corporate and union spending on political advertisements. The Citizens United v. FEC case allows corporations and labor unions to use unlimited general...more