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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment Dismissing "Per Se" Antitrust Tying Claims Against Live Nation

On February 4, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment dismissing "per se" antitrust tying claims brought by a local concert promoter (It's My Party, or IMP) against its larger…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Remedies

WSGR Obtains First-of-Its-Kind Precedent on California's Automatic Renewal Law

A host of Silicon Valley companies have been targeted by suits claiming that recurring payments the companies receive for services have been obtained in violation of California's Automatic Renewal Law (ARL), Business and…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

The WSGR Data Advisor - February 2016

With a new year come exciting new developments in the world of privacy and data protection. We are thrilled to announce the launch of the digital version of The WSGR Data Advisor. Please visit our site for the latest news and an…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Privacy

New Ninth Circuit Decision Clarifies Standard for Pleading Loss Causation in Securities Cases

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently answered a question explicitly left open by its earlier precedent: Can the announcement of an SEC investigation form the basis for a viable loss causation theory…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

"Cadillac" Healthcare Tax Delayed to 2020

The so-called "Cadillac Tax" on certain high-cost healthcare plans that was scheduled to take effect in 2018 has been delayed until January 1, 2020. This legislative change, which is part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

EU Data Protection Authorities Issue Statement Following Agreement on EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

On February 3, 2016, the body of European data protection regulators—called the "Article 29 Working Party" (WP29)—issued a statement following the announcement of a political agreement regarding a new transatlantic data transfer…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Privacy

EU and U.S. Reach a Political Agreement on Transatlantic Data Transfer Deal

On February 2, 2016, the European Commission (EU Commission) announced that a political agreement on a new legal framework for data transfers has been reached between the European Union (EU) and the U.S.1 Today's agreement…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Privacy

California Public Utilities Commission Approves Successor Net Energy Metering Tariff

On January 28, 2016, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC or Commission) adopted a decision (Decision) by a vote of 3-2 approving a new tariff structure for future Net Energy Metering (NEM) customers (NEM Successor…more
| Energy & Utilities

DOJ Acknowledges in Proposed Jury Instructions That Dissemination of Truthful and Non-Misleading Off-Label Use Information Is Not Criminal

For years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken the position that a medical device (or drug) manufacturer that promotes an FDA-approved device (or drug) for an unapproved use violates the Federal Food, Drug, and…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Federal Trade Commission Revises Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds

As it does every year at this time, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued revised Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) jurisdictional thresholds for the upcoming year. The FTC is required by law to revise the filing thresholds…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions

Iran Not Open for U.S. Business: U.S. Trade Embargo Remains in Place; Nuclear Sanctions Lifted

Despite the sweeping headlines announcing the lifting of sanctions against Iran, Iran is still generally not open for business for U.S. persons and U.S. businesses. U.S. sanctions relating to terrorism and human rights abuses…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

The Life Sciences Report - Winter 2016

Ten Considerations for Companies Evaluating a Pre-Negotiated Acquisition - In recent years, there has been a shift in the research and development strategy of large pharmaceutical and medical device companies from internal…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

WIN Newsletter - 2016

2015 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY - “Strategies for Success” Panel As part of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s 2015 Women’s Leadership Academy, which was held on October 26-27, 2015, the firm’s women attorneys had the…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

Recent Legislation Permanently Extends Important Tax Planning Opportunity for Investors in Small Businesses

Legislation signed by President Obama on December 18, 2015, makes permanent a U.S. federal income tax exclusion from gross income of 100 percent of the gain recognized by non-corporate taxpayers on the sale or exchange of…more
| Business Organizations, Taxation

Federal Budget Suspends Medical Device Excise Tax for Two Years

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (ACA) 2.3 percent medical device excise tax was contentious even before taking effect on January 1, 2013. Under the ACA, medical device manufacturers and importers are required to…more
| Health, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation
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