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Client Alert: Supreme Court Holds Plaintiffs Must Allege "Concrete" Injury to Bring a Claim

"No injury" class actions based on technical statutory violations appear to have taken a significant blow today with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins. The high court held that plaintiffs who allege…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Employers Should Give Immediate Attention to the New Federal Trade Secrets Act

Less than five weeks after federal trade secret legislation cleared the Senate, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) has been signed into law by President Obama, effective today. The new law will have immediate effects on…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Requires Employers to Provide Workplace Injury and Illness Records

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) today released a final rule requiring employers to electronically submit injury and illness records to OSHA for posting and viewing by the public on OSHA’s website. Under the prior rule,…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

FDA Extends Regulatory Authority Over All Tobacco Products, Including E-Cigarettes, Cigars and Hookahs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) today issued historic final rules that extend the statutory definition of "tobacco products" to e-cigarettes, pipe tobacco, dissolvables, cigars, and “novel and future products.” The…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts

NLRB Invalidates Employee Handbooks and Work Rules that Aim to Create Workplace Harmony and Privacy

In a decision on April 29, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that employers do not have the right to prohibit employees from arguing with each other or recording each other, or require them to communicate in…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Federal Trade Secret Act Clears the Senate and Secures Support from the White House

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Defend Trade Secret Act (DTSA, S. 1890) on Monday, April 4. The very next day the Obama administration expressed strong support for the DTSA, stating that the pending legislation would…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property

FDA Publishes Sixth FSMA Final Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") today officially published the sixth of seven total final rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act ("FSMA"). The final rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal…more
| Consumer Protection, Products Liability, Transportation

Ransomware: How It Works and What You Can Do

“Ransomware” is making big news, with reports that a California hospital paid $17,000 to regain access to its network after malware locked access to files. This is a case, however, of the news catching up to the facts…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Tech Company Reaches $28 Million Settlement in Chinese Bribery Probe

After several months of negotiations with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), PTC Inc., a Massachusetts-based global provider of technology platforms and solutions, has agreed to…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

NLRB Finds Lieutenants Guarding Nuclear Power Plants Lack Supervisory Status

It’s very common for employees to hold quasi-supervisory roles in their workplaces and it’s no different in security firms. In the case of the latter, many would think lieutenants overseeing security forces guarding nuclear…more
| Energy & Utilities, Labor & Employment Law

EEOC and DOL Actions on Wages - The Total Picture

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor and President Obama have all taken recent action aimed at driving money from the top earners in a company to the lowest paid earners. Just this month, the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Government Reminds Colleges and Universities to be Prepared to Defend Advertised Statistics

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) recently reminded all colleges and universities to review their online and print materials not only for the accuracy of any employment statistics…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Education

EU-U.S. Reach Deal on Safe Harbor 2.0 - Pact Creates New Data Transfer Framework

After months of uncertainty triggered by the now infamous Schrems decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the EU Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce have reached an agreement with respect to the transfer of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Iran Sanctions Implementation Day: Engaging in Business in Iran through Foreign Subsidiaries?

On January 16, 2016, various iterations of "Iran Sanctions Lifted" appeared in the headlines. Taking this quote literally, the assumption is that the doors are now open to freely engage in business with Iran. A closer look,…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

FCC Clears Path for U.S. Telecom Companies to Provide Services to Cuba

The Federal Communications Commission recently removed Cuba from its "Exclusion List," allowing telecommunications companies to offer telephone and internet services between the United States and Cuba without separate approval…more
| Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology
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