As baby boomers continue to age, securities regulators focus on protecting the growing population of seniors and retirees. For example, the regulators are seeking to ensure that broker-dealers’ systems and procedures for…more
In This Issue:
Court of Appeals Reverses Gaied “Permanent Place of Abode” Decision; ALJ Holds That Certain Data Processing Services Furnished to Broker-Dealers Are Not the Licensing of Software; Trial Court Allows…more
Thanks to a merger, a poultry and produce wash is helping the oil industry extract resources more effectively -
In 2008, Vic Keasler was performing molecular biology tests at a pharma, biotech, and academic research…more
On January 24, 2014, in a case filed against Facebook by German consumer protection association VZBV, the Berlin Court of Appeal (“Court”) upheld a lower court ruling that Facebook’s “Friend Finder” function is unlawful. The…more
If You Have to Ask . . .
Most of us understand that employers should not ask for personal information from employees (or applicants for employment) if that information would be illegal to use in making employment…more
FINRA published Regulatory Notice 14-09 to solicit comments regarding a series of new rules that would be applicable to firms that perform certain limited functions. FINRA is proposing to establish a new, reduced regulatory…more
California voters roundly rejected mandatory labeling requirements for genetically engineered (GE) foods last year. However, the specter of California requiring such GE labels, which could apply to 75 percent of grocery store…more
On February 25, 2014, Chief Judge Leonard Davis of the Eastern District of Texas issued General Order 14-3, which allows for a "Track B" accelerated discovery schedule in patent infringement lawsuits.
The parties must…more
An economic consulting group recently published findings that a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed rule will increase annual healthcare costs by $4 billion. The FDA's proposal, announced in November 2013, would allow…more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff recently issued several Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs) providing guidance as to when it is permissible under Rule 14a-4(a)(3) (and its companion rule,…more
M&A activity remains in the doldrums as we enter 2014. According to FactSet Mergerstat, in 2013, 446 transactions were announced involving a U.S. buyer or target in the life sciences sector, as compared to 527 in 2012. Many…more
Section 6(b) of the CPSA establishes procedures for and restrictions on the CPSC’s public disclosure of information. It prohibits the CPSC from disclosing information about a consumer product that identifies a company unless the…more
In This Issue:
Suprema, Inc. v. ITC; Ibormeith IP, LLC v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC; Intellect Wireless v. HTC; and IPR’s Limited Grounds Prove Challenging for Petitioners.
Excerpt from Suprema, Inc. v. ITC…more
At a recent program, S.E.C. Speaks, Chair White noted that the Commission continues to move forward to complete rulemakings required under the JOBS Act related to exempt offerings. She noted that while the Act makes it easier…more
On February 25, 2014, the Supreme Court decided Walden v. Fiore, No. 12-574. The unanimous opinion reversed the Ninth Circuit’s holding that Nevada had specific personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state defendant who had known…more
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