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Chicago, Illinois 60603, United States

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Food Litigation Newsletter - February 2015 #2

In This Issue: - RECENT SIGNIFICANT RULINGS ..D.C. Circuit Affirms FTC’s False Advertising Ruling Against POM Wonderful ..Muffin Mix Class Action Survives Dismissal ..Federal Court Denies…more
| Administrative Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

2015 SEC Speaks Conference: SEC to Balance Broad Enforcement Agenda and Initiatives with Focus on Core Mission

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) touted an expansive regulatory agenda at this year’s “SEC Speaks” conference, held February 20-21, 2015, in Washington, D.C. At this year’s Speaks, SEC representatives reviewed…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Food Litigation Newsletter - February 2015

In This Issue: - RECENT SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS AND RULINGS ..Another Greek Yogurt Case Against Whole Foods is Transferred ..Safeway’s Frozen Waffles Case Dismissed ..Individual Claims…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law

FAA Proposes Rules for Commercial UAVs; White House Launches UAV Privacy Initiative

On February 15, 2015, the FAA issued its long-awaited notice of proposed rulemaking on small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Currently, federal law prohibits commercial use of UAVs without advance approval, typically through…more
| Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Transportation

Trends To Watch In Cyber Liability and Reputational Insurance

With major data breaches again making news, it is important for corporate policyholders to keep abreast of insurance developments in this emerging and fast-moving area. In this update, we provide some thoughts on cyber liability…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Financial Services Bulletin: Action at the SEC

The SEC Proposes JOBS Act Registration Rules - On Thursday, December 18, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed rule amendments to implement Title V and Title VI of the Jumpstart Our Business…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Proxy Access Update—Director of SEC Division of Corporation Finance Remarks on Decision to Suspend No-Action Relief Based on Rule 14a-8

On February 10, 2015, Keith Higgins, Director of the SEC Division of Corporation Finance, provided his informal views (available here) on the Division’s controversial decision to “express no views” on the application of Exchange…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Qualcomm Resolves China Antitrust Investigation by Paying $975 Million and Changing its Patent Licensing Practices

Qualcomm sells chipsets and licenses its related standard-essential patents for use in 3G- and 4G-enabled smartphones and tablets. In late 2013, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) began investigating…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Proposed Rule on Valuation of Oil & Gas and Coal Leases

The Office of Natural Resources Revenue of the Department of the Interior recently issued a proposed rule to change the valuation process for the payment of royalties for oil and gas produced from Federal onshore and offshore…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Indigenous Peoples, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Supreme Court of Washington Clarifies Guarantor Liability for Deficiency Judgments

The Supreme Court of Washington has upheld a lender’s right to pursue a deficiency judgment against a guarantor following a nonjudicial foreclosure of collateral under Washington’s Deed of Trust Act (the “Act”). The court’s…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial

SEC Proposes Rules to Implement JOBS Act Relief From Exchange Act Registration Requirements

In December 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rules to implement Title V and Title VI of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), which permit early stage companies to defer registration…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

NYDFS Changes to Proposed BitLicense Regulations

The New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) released its revised proposed BitLicense regulations on February 4, 2015. Changes from NYDFS’ initial proposed regulations are listed below. Among the more…more
| Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

NYDFS Releases Revised BitLicense Proposal

The New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) released its revised proposed BitLicense regulatory framework earlier today. Once the revised framework is published in the New York State Register, it will trigger a…more
| Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Immigration Law Update

The filing period for the fiscal year 2016 H-1B visa cap commences on April 1, 2015. It is expected, as has happened the last several years, that there will be a lottery based on submissions received the first week of the filing…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Quarterly Investment Update – 4th Quarter 2014

Welcome 2015! We are coming off a solid economic performance in 2014 marked by improvements in hiring, wages and corporate investments. It has been a magnificent year for both the stock and bond markets, even with a…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law
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