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Delaware Enacts Annual Update to Its Corporate Statutes

With the legislative session drawing to a close, Delaware Governor Jack Markell has signed into law the annual amendments to the General Corporation Law and the Alternative Entity Statutes. In addition to more technical…more
| Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions

Affirmative Action after Fisher II: Lessons from the University of Texas Experience

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the use of race as a “factor of a factor of a factor” in the University of Texas’s admissions program, institutions can glean some guidance from the decision to create and administer their…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education

Higher Education Highlights - Summer 2016

On March 21, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), announced the launch of the 2016 Phase 2 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) Audit Program…more
| Civil Rights, Education, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Philadelphia Enacts Soda Tax

On Thursday, June 16, 2016, the Philadelphia City Council passed Bill No. 16017601, known colloquially as the “Soda Tax.” This ordinance imposes a tax of 1.5 cents per ounce on any sugar- or artificially-sweetened beverage sold…more
| Taxation

Supreme Court Upholds Implied Certification Theory and Emphasizes Importance of Materiality Requirement Under the False Claims Act

On June 16, 2016, the Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upheld the use of the “implied certification theory of liability” in False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases. See Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel…more
| Civil Procedure, Government Contracting, Health

The New Overtime Regulations: How Will They Affect Your Workplace? (Part 2)

New overtime regulations unveiled by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on May 18, 2016 will affect approximately 4.2 million currently “exempt” workers. Unless their salaries are increased to at least $913/week, these…more
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U.S. Supreme Court Puts the Brakes on Corps’ Wetlands Determinations

On May 31, 2016, in a (surprising) 8–0 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the full Supreme Court, issued a ruling that will have far-reaching effects on landowners, real estate developers, farmers, oil and gas and…more
| Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

The New Overtime Regulations: How Will They Affect Your Workplace? (Part 1)

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled the final version of its highly anticipated overtime regulations. In its first increase since 2004, the standard minimum salary level for exemption from overtime under the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Considers Circuit Split On The “Implied Certification” Theory Under the False Claims Act

On April 19, 2016, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument on the viability and breadth of the “implied certification” theory of the False Claims Act (“FCA”). The implied certification theory supports FCA liability…more
| Civil Procedure, Government Contracting, Health

SEC Awards Millions to Two More Whistleblowers

On May 13th and 17th, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it had given awards of over $3.5 million and $5 million to two different whistleblowers. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer…more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law

Whistleblower Protection in New Federal Trade Secrets Law

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), the long-proposed legislation that establishes a federal trade secrets law. The DTSA amends the Economic Espionage Act — which currently only…more
| Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Circuit Limits Applicability of “Abstract Idea” to Claims Directed to “Improvement to Computer Functionality Itself”

The Federal Circuit has issued a decision in Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corp., No. 2015-1244 (Fed. Cir. May 12, 2016) reversing (in-part) a district court decision and, instead, holding that claims directed to “self-referential”…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Unacceptable Geographic Market Definition Dooms FTC Effort to Enjoin Hospital Merger; Will Affordable Care Act Goals Create New Hurdles for Antitrust Enforcement Authorities?

A Pennsylvania federal district judge recently denied injunctive relief that would have blocked a merger between Penn State Hershey Medical Center and PinnacleHealth System. The Court’s denial of injunctive relief was built…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Health, Mergers & Acquisitions

New Overtime Rule Increases Minimum Salary Level by Over 100 Percent

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled its long-awaited overtime regulations. In its first increase since 2004, the minimum salary level for exemption from overtime has been increased by just over 100 percent,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Issues New Requirements for Electronic Reporting of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) unveiled a final rule requiring electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses, requiring employers to inform workers of their right to access…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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