For the last several years, the life sciences industry has been fertile ground for class action and aggregate litigation. Developments in this area have driven several trends, including state consumer…more
Hospices will be expected to be more vigilant in their decisions to cover and pay for prescription medications covered under their Medicare hospice per diem payment.
On December 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…more
Court finds in Tooey that Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act does not bar latent occupational disease lawsuits against employers.
On November 22, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Tooey et al. v. AK Steel Corp. et al…more
Statement builds on economic stability, with a focus on certainty for business.
On 5 December, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne released the 2013 Autumn Statement with measures designed to increase investment…more
Department of State’s Visa Office comments on demand in the employment-based immigrant visa categories, indicating an early retrogression of the cutoff date for EB-2 India.
Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and…more
Court disagrees with the National Labor Relations Board’s D.R. Horton holding that arbitration agreements with a class/collective action waiver violate the National Labor Relations Act if the agreement is a condition of…more
Reforms are expected to reduce the time and cost required to process small generator requests for Interconnection Customers while maintaining reliability, increasing energy supply, and removing barriers to the development of new…more
The Commission rejects NERC’s proposal to reform the existing “zero tolerance” to CIP compliance, describing the proposal as too ambiguous and unworkable.
On November 22, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or…more
Regulators speaking at the American Conference Institute’s 30th International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act tout large penalties, enhanced international cooperation, and a renewed focus on individual…more
Plan sponsors should consider whether they need to make certain plan amendments or provide certain plan notices prior to the end of the year.
The end of the year marks the deadline by which sponsors of qualified…more
Court holds that directors may legitimately defer to the views of fellow directors if persuaded that the views are in the best interests of the company.
On 18 October, in Madoff Securities International Limited (In…more
New rules allow some aircraft-related items to fall into categories that may make them more attractive to foreign buyers.
On October 15, the Obama Administration reached an important milestone of the president’s Export…more
Bulletin shows severe retrogression of the cutoff date for individuals born in India in the employment-based second preference category and continued advancement of the cutoff date for individuals born in China in the…more
Obiter dicta by High Court suggests that damages may not be available as a remedy where an English company breaches a contractual obligation and performance of that obligation would have required a breach of the "capital…more
Eastern District’s order aims to focus patent cases in an attempt to reduce costs.
On October 29, Chief District Judge Leonard Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas signed a general order…more
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