Armstrong Teasdale LLP

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St. Louis, MO 63105, United States

Contact: Sue Sassmann

  • 314-621-5070 Ext:.746

'Tis the Season to Be Merry — and Worry

As the holiday season approaches and the weather turns cold, employers face a number of issues particularly relevant to this time of year…more
| Labor & Employment Law

SEC’s Crowdfunding Rule Proposal Turns One Year-Old - But Still Not Final

States, issuers and investors find different crowdfunding methods for raising capital while waiting for the SEC - On October 23, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff proposed a 500+ page set of rules…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

NLRB Refines Test for Determining Independent Contractor Status Versus Employee Status

The National Labor Relations Board has published a decision (FedEx Home Delivery, 361 NLRB No. 55) holding FedEx delivery drivers to be employees under the National Labor Relations Act instead of independent contractors. This is…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Conflicting Rulings on Health Insurance Subsidies Raise Concerns Among Insurers and Providers

On Tuesday, July 23rd 2014, separate federal circuit court panels issued conflicting rulings regarding whether the government could subsidize health insurance premiums for Americans enrolled in federally-run health exchanges…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance, Taxation

Department of Education Issues Guidance on Changes to Clery Act Reporting Procedures and Requirements

On July 14, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) issued important guidance to colleges and universities on their responsibilities to comply with changes to the Clery Act made by the amendment to the Violence Against…more
| Education

Supreme Court Rules Closely Held Businesses Shielded from Contraception Mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday created a new exemption to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision that requires for-profit companies to offer birth control health insurance coverage to their employees. In a 5-4 vote, the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Proposed Regulations Regarding Amendments to the Violence Against Women Act Impose Significant New Obligations on Colleges and Universities

On June 20, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education issued proposed regulations regarding Amendments to the Violence Against Women Act of 2013. While the final regulations may possibly differ in some respects, we recommend that…more
| Education

United States Supreme Court Finds Obama’s NLRB Appointments Invalid

In a ruling that will have far reaching implications for future Presidential appointments, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down three Obama recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB v. NOEL CANNING ET AL.)…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Silent on General Eligibility of Software Patents; Weakens Computer System and Media Claims

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld previous decisions finding that certain business method patents are not capable of patent protection under 35 U.S.C. § 101 because they are unpatentable “abstract ideas.” ALICE…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Insurance carrier ending coverage of physicians under Medicare Advantage contracts

Physicians, healthcare providers, insurers and other interested parties should be aware that a large insurance carrier operating Medicare Advantage plans in Missouri and Illinois recently has begun terminating its relationships…more
| Health

New NLRB Ruling Creates New Hazards for Employer Retaliation Policies

In the latest in a series of decisions impacting non-union and unionized employers, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a new decision that jeopardizes enforcement of employers’ anti-harassment and…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit on Inducement of Infringement

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday limited the instances in which a party might be liable for inducing patent infringement. In a decision titled Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., the Court held that a party…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Use chemicals in your business? Read your insurance policy: You might not be covered.

A recent federal appeals court ruling underscores the need for businesses using potentially irritating chemicals to check their insurance policies for “absolute pollution exception” clauses. These increasingly common clauses…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Personal Injury, Insurance

High Court Nixes “Amorphous” Federal Circuit Indefiniteness Standard

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday reversed long-standing Federal Circuit precedent, replacing the test used to determine whether a patent is indefinite with a new reasonable certainty standard (NAUTILUS, INC. v. BIOSIG…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

U.S. Supreme Court Holds in Copyright Infringement Case that Laches Defense Cannot Alter Rolling Statute of Limitations for Copyright Infringement Enacted by Congress

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived several copyright claims by the daughter of Frank Petrella, author of the screen play for the well-known film “Raging Bull.” In Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., the Court ruled…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property
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