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ITC Section 337 Update – October 2016

Commission Suspends ‘939 Investigation Enforcement Pending PTAB Result - On July 21, 2016, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued a notice that it had found a violation of Section 337 in Certain Cinema…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

FFIEC Releases Answers To FAQs About Cybersecurity Assessment Tool

On October 17, 2016, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (“FFIEC” or the “Council”) released a set of answers to frequently asked questions about its cybersecurity assessment tool (the “CAT”). The FFIEC, an…more
| Business Organizations, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

CMS Releases Much Anticipated MACRA Final Rule

On October 14, 2016, CMS issued its Final Rule for the new physician payment system under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). MACRA replaced the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) with a new…more
| Health

International Cybersecurity Accord Adopted By Major World Economies

The Group of 7, comprised of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, adopted a non-binding agreement aimed at strengthening the cybersecurity and resiliency of the international…more
| Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Implementing A Competitive Natural Gas Market In Mexico - CENAGAS to hold its first open season

Centro Nacional de Control de Gas Natural (CENAGAS) has received authorization from the Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE) to conduct its first open season for the assignment of available capacity on a firm basis in the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Government Contracting, International Law & Trade

HHS-OCR Announces Guidance On HIPAA Compliance And Cloud Computing

On October 6, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued guidance on complying with HIPAA privacy, security, and breach notification rules when using cloud computing technology…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Department Of Defense Issues Final Cyber Incident Reporting Rule

On October 4, 2016, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) published a final rule implementing mandatory cyber incident reporting requirements for DoD contractors and subcontractors. The rule, which is effective as of November 3,…more
| Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Delaware Court of Chancery Dismisses Litigation Arising from Controller Buyout of Books-A-Million Under "MFW" Framework

On October 10, 2016, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued its decision in In re Books-A-Million, Inc. Stockholders Litigation. The decision, authored by Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster, is important because it applies the…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Torts, Securities Law

Nicklaw v. CitiMortgage, Inc.: Eleventh Circuit Holds Statutory Violation Insufficient to Confer Article III Standing Absent Concrete Injury-inFact

On October 6, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued its opinion in Nicklaw v. CitiMortgage, Inc., dismissing, for lack of Article III standing, a class action complaint that alleged statutory…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Real Estate - Residential

Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Petition Process Goes Live - Potential for up to $500,000 in duty relief per product

The U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) has begun accepting petitions seeking temporary duty suspensions and reductions pursuant to the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 (“the Act”). The Act…more
| International Law & Trade, Taxation

D.C. Circuit Rules CFPB’s Structure Unconstitutional

In a news-making decision with significant political implications, but probably limited near-term business or legal effects, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held on Tuesday, October 11,…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial

Trade & Manufacturing - October 2016

What the Next President Should Do About U.S. Manufacturing - Top industry executives, political leaders, small business and trade union leaders, researchers and policymakers are offering a blueprint for maintaining the…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCC Sets Out Revised Privacy Rules For Broadband Providers

On Thursday October 7, 2016, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), Tom Wheeler, announced a proposal for new privacy rules for broadband providers in a post on the FCC’s website. Chairman Wheeler stated…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - October 2016

The WTO Opens Its Doors for the 15th Annual Public Forum - For the fifteenth time, the World Trade Organization (WTO) hosted its annual Public Forum in Geneva to provide a platform for an exchange of views among diplomats,…more
| Administrative Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, International Law & Trade

Barnes & Noble Data Breach Class Action Dismissed

On Monday, October 3, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a putative class action lawsuit concerning a 2012 data breach at Barnes & Noble, Inc. (“B&N”) during which hackers obtained…more
| Civil Procedure, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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