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CFPB Publishes State-by-State Snapshot of Consumer Complaints

On June 27, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a state-by-state breakdown of consumer complaints that have been filed with the CFPB. The snapshot—which is contained in the June 2017 edition of the…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Merck Receives Tentative FDA Approval for Lantus Follow-on

On July 20, 2017, Merck & Co. announced that the FDA granted tentative approval of its 505(b)(2) application for Lusduna™ Nexvue™ (insulin glargine injection), its follow-on version of Sanofi SA’s Lantus. Merck’s product…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Science, Computers, & Technology

Sandoz Files Two Petitions for IPR of Two AbbVie Patents Related to Humira

Sandoz has filed a petition for inter partes review of AbbVie’s U.S. Patent No. 8,802,100 (IPR2017-01823), which claims stable formulations of an anti-TNFa antibody identified in the petition as Humira® (adalimumab). Sandoz…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

OCC FinTech Charter in Trump Administration Cards

If you are wondering about the prospects of the OCC FinTech national bank charter under the Trump Administration, we got a sign yesterday. In his remarks to the Exchequer Club in Washington, D.C., President Trump’s Acting…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Financial Services Weekly News - July 2017 #2

Editor's Note - In This Issue. After making a splash with the finalized version of its Arbitration Rule, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed temporary adjustments to the reporting requirements for banks…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

CMS Considers New Billing Code Policy for Biosimilars

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a proposed rule regarding payment policies. Among other things, the proposed rule included a request for comment on the policy for biosimilar reimbursement…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Massachusetts Rules Medical Marijuana Use May Be a Reasonable Accommodation Under State’s Handicap Discrimination Statute

..The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has determined that it may be a reasonable accommodation under the state anti-discrimination law for a handicapped employee to use medical marijuana, if certified by a physician,…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

FDA Committee Recommends Approval of Bevacizumab and Trastuzumab Biosimilars

The FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) unanimously supported biosimilar versions of Roche’s cancer drugs Avastin (bevacizumab) and Herceptin (trastuzumab). Amgen and Allergan’s Avastin biosimilar candidate, ABP 215,…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Science, Computers, & Technology

Amgen Withdraws Its Motion For Preliminary Injunction Against Hospira

On July 12, 2017, Amgen filed a Notice of Withdrawal of its Motion for Preliminary Injunction. As we previously reported, Amgen had filed an amended opening brief in support of its motion for preliminary injunction because of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Second Circuit Holds that Contractually-Given Consent Cannot be Revoked Under TCPA

On June 22, 2017, the Second Circuit decided Reyes v. Lincoln Automotive Financial Services, No. 16-2104—a decision which is a win for the TCPA defense bar. In Reyes, the Second Circuit held that, once a consumer consents to be…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Massachusetts AG Obtains Preliminary Injunction Against Debt Collection Law Firm Over Illegal Practices

On July 13, 2017, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (“Massachusetts AG”) announced? that it obtained a preliminary injunction against a debt collection law firm and its principal attorney. The Massachusetts AG alleged…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Bioverativ Files ITC Complaint Against CSL’s Idelvion® Alongside District Court Infringement Suit

In an earlier post, we discussed the recent rise in Section 337 proceedings against pharmaceutical products and medical devices at the International Trade Commission. Last week, Bioverativ, which markets the recombinant Factor…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

ILPA Issues Guidance on “Subscription Lines of Credit and Alignment of Interests”

Subscription lines of credit, or capital call facilities – which are just two of the many names given to borrowing arrangements put in place by private fund managers at the fund level – have been in the market for many years and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Hospira Opposes Amgen’s PI Motion in Amgen v. Hospira

On July 6, 2017, Hospira filed a publically available redacted version of its brief responding to Amgen’s motion for a preliminary injunction (PI). As we previously reported, following the Supreme Court’s decision in Sandoz v…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Financial Services Weekly News - July 2017

Editor's Note - Fireworks After the July 4th Holiday. On July 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued the highly anticipated final Arbitration Rule, which prohibits the use of mandatory arbitration clauses…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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