BakerHostetler

Advocacy in E-Discovery More Important Than Ever

In this day and age, advocacy starts with competence in ESI issues. An effective advocate must be able to assess e-discovery needs and issues, implement appropriate preservation procedures, advise clients on options for storage…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

SCOTUS Declares That Time Has Expired for Laches Defense in Patent Cases

On March 21, the Supreme Court of the United States held in Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products that laches is not a defense to a damages claim when the Patent Act’s six-year statute of limitations has yet…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Senate Takes Next Step in Eliminating OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

On March 22, 2017, the Senate voted to kill an OSHA regulation that would enable employers to be cited for recordkeeping violations that occurred as long as five years ago. OSHA had created the rule to try to get around court…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

House Republicans are scheduled to vote Thursday night on legislation to repeal most of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) even as GOP leaders scramble to secure the final votes needed to pass the bill. House leaders said…more
| Elections & Politics, Health

New Mexico Passes Data Breach Notification and Protection Bill

Then there were two. On March 16, 2017, the New Mexico state legislature passed a bill requiring that New Mexico residents be notified if their “personal identifying information” was affected by a breach of electronic…more
| Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

OSHA’s Top 10 Hits: The Most Common Citations

CitationsOSHA has released its list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations that occurred in the last fiscal year. Not surprisingly, the list has hardly changed from previous years. Employers who take a…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Judge Peck to Attorneys – Wake Up and Read Rule 34

It has been more than a year since the update to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Judge Peck is losing patience with litigators who do not follow the “no-longer-new 2015 Amendments.” Recently, in Fischer v. Forrest, he…more
| Civil Procedure

Proposed Legislation That Could Impact Class Action Litigation and Arbitration – The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 and the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2017

Two new pieces of proposed legislation could, if passed, change the architecture and requirements of class actions and outlaw mandatory arbitration clauses in employment and consumer contracts. But neither is a sure thing. Vocal…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics

On the Heels of Finding Unexpected Data Tracking Unfair and Deceptive, the FTC Issues Guidance on Cross-Device Tracking

We recently discussed the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s or Commission’s) expanded application of its unfairness authority and exercise of its deception authority in bringing a complaint against a maker of smart TVs that…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Availability of Reissue After an Invalidity Determination

A recent law review article discusses reissue as a potential cure for patentees who have had their claims invalidated by a court or the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB). Under 35 U.S.C. § 251, reissue is available when…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ninth Circuit Widens the Circuit Split on Whether Dodd-Frank Protects Internal Whistleblowers

Last week, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in Somers v. Digital Realty Trust, Inc., No. 15-17352 (9th Cir. March 8, 2017), in which it held that the anti-retaliation protections of the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

You Can’t Fire Me for Drug Diversion If I Am Personally Consuming the Drugs

A nurse employed by a major medical center was suspected of illegally diverting medications. When confronted by her employer with evidence of suspicious transactions recorded by the provider’s medication monitoring systems, the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Federal Circuit Appears to Narrow the Exceptions to 35 U.S.C. § 101

Unquestionably, the narrower a patent’s claims, the more likely they are to pass muster under 35 U.S.C. § 101. But if you have an invention with broad applicability, how broadly can you claim it without running into eligibility…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

Republican leaders on Capitol Hill face growing cross pressures from different factions of GOP lawmakers over their emerging legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Conservatives in the House and Senate want…more
| Elections & Politics, Health

Employee Reference Releases: Who’s In and Who’s Out?

A recent Indiana defamation case, Manhas v. Franciscan Hammond Clinic, serves as a critical reminder of the importance of scrutinizing physician and employee reference forms and releases. Dr. Sheila Manhas and Franciscan Hammond…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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