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How New Marijuana Laws Will Impact the Hospitality Industry

On Feb. 10, 2015, Bill Berger and Matt Arentsen led a roundtable discussion at the Hospitality Law Conference in Houston, Texas. Speakers and attendees at the conference represented a broad spectrum of hospitality industry…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

Chapter 40 Reform Provides Relief for Nevada Homebuilding Industry

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law AB 125 (2015) ushering in critical reforms for Nevada’s construction defect laws. The law, which the Nevada Legislature passed this past Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, provides crucial relief…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

Claim Construction Deconstructed—Another Layer of Diverging Standards

The America Invents Act (AIA) implemented post-grant proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) as an alternative to litigation at district courts in the federal circuit. Since its institution, much focus has been…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Court Rejects “Merger Tax” Litigation Settlements That Benefit Primarily Plaintiffs’ Attorneys and Plaintiffs Who Do Not Represent Shareholder Interests

It is no secret that when a public company announces a merger, lawsuits follow. There is nothing inherently wrong with this phenomenon. If the merger price is woefully unjustifiable or if shareholders are not given adequate…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law, Taxation

Groundwater Regulation on the Rise as Counties Gear Up to Meet Sustainable Management Requirements

The enactment of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), in conjunction with increasing concern over drought impacts on groundwater supplies, has set the stage for several California counties’ recent adoption of…more
| Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

2015 Washington Outlook

In this issue: - Congressional Outlook - Senate Committees - House Committees - Excerpt from Congressional Outlook: Deadlines, Expirations, and Important Dates in 2015 - As the 114th…more
| Agriculture, Elections & Politics, Health, Taxation, Transportation

Victory in Clean Water Act Case Saves Community’s Water Supply

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck secured a decision in the federal court for the District of Colorado precluding third parties from closing a Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) well that supplies water for Brownstein’s client,…more
| Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Brownstein’s Annual Water Rights Compliance Checklist for 2015

This checklist provides a summary of state water right reporting requirements and applicable deadlines for users of surface or groundwater in California. If you have questions about the information contained in this checklist,…more
| Agriculture, Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

NLRB Reversal Prompts Concerns for Employers on E-Mail Use

On December 11, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a major decision, Purple Communications. The decision reversed the board’s 2007 decision in Register Guard, where the NLRB had drawn one of the few helpful…more
| Labor & Employment Law

NLRB’s Election Rules Overhaul Sounds Alarms for Employers

In a one-two punch combination for employers, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued on Dec. 12, 2014, its final expedited election rules. Supporters colloquially call them “quickie” election rules while opponents call…more
| Labor & Employment Law

California’s DWR Announces Initial Groundwater Basin Prioritization under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 (Act) directs the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to develop a list of priority basins by Jan. 31, 2015. TODAY, Dec. 15, 2014, DWR announced that the basin…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Development in Pharma Patent Settlement Lawsuit

In one of the first tests of the Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc. addressing the antitrust treatment of pharmaceutical patent settlements, a recent jury on Dec. 5, 2014, returned a…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Patent Ever-Greening: Not So Obvious

Although the Federal Circuit recently affirmed a district court’s decision on patent invalidity based on obviousness-type double patenting, the case provides an impetus to review terminal disclaimer practice within a patent…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Supreme Court will hear King v. Burwell

On November 7, the Supreme Court announced it would hear its second significant legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). King v. Burwell, expected to be heard this spring and ruled on by the end of June, is a direct…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance, Taxation

Post-Election Nevada Outlook

Post-Election Analysis and the 78th Legislative Session - Republicans far outpaced expectations on election day converting what had been forecasted to be a lackluster election year into one of historic proportions. …more
| Elections & Politics
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