News & Analysis as of

Business Insights and Intelligence

Read updates, advisories, and smart commentary from leading professionals, experts in their fields...

EC Committee’s Preliminary Opinion on Colloidal Silver (Nano) Available for Comment

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The European Commission (EC) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) announced on March 20, 2018, that its preliminary opinion on colloidal silver (nano) is available for comment. According to the preliminary opinion,...more

California Cannabis Businesses Take Note: Prop 65 Looms Large

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Cannabis businesses may be surprised to learn that Proposition 65, the California law that seeks to warn consumers of chemicals in the products they buy, may apply to many marijuana products. This law requires all parties in...more

New “MyHealthEData” Initiative Focuses on Putting Patients in Charge of their Medical Records

by Reed Smith on

The Trump Administration has launched a new MyHealthEData initiative intended to make it easier for Medicare beneficiaries and other health consumers to control their medical health care data and share it with their choice of...more

DOJ Intends to Criminally Prosecute No Poaching Agreements

by BakerHostetler on

The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently confirmed that it intends to bring criminal antitrust prosecutions of companies that have entered into “wage-fixing” or “no poaching” agreements. At a...more

Trump Nominates General Counsel To EEOC

It's the attorney who won the ground-breaking "pregnancy accommodation" case. President Trump has nominated Sharon Fast Gustafson to be General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. That position has been...more

CMS Appoints Ombudsman to Handle Pharmaceutical/Technology Industry Concerns

by Reed Smith on

James Bailey is the new CMS Medicare Pharmaceutical and Technology Ombudsman, a role Congress established in the 21st Century Cures Act to help expedite resolution of industry Medicare reimbursement concerns. The Ombudsman’s...more

Alert: Will FEC Adopt Disclosure Rules for Internet Political Ads?

by Cooley LLP on

Digital platforms that sell political ads are closely following the Federal Election Commission's review of two alternative sets of rules, both of which would impose new disclosure requirements on certain digital political...more

Graffiti Artists Request $2.6 Million In Attorneys’ Fees After Last Month’s Victory

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In recent art world news, following last month’s federal district court ruling that a New York City developer violated the Visual Artists Rights Act (“VARA”) when he demolished well known graffiti space, 5Pointz Aerosol Art...more

SEC Proposes Targeted Changes to Public Liquidity Risk Management Disclosure

On March 14, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC“) “proposed amendments to public liquidity-related disclosure requirements for certain open-end investment management companies.” The proposed amendments, and...more

D.C. Circuit Court Finally Rules On FCC’s 2015 TCPA Order

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

After two and a half years, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a highly anticipated ruling reviewing the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC” or “Commission”) July 2015 Declaratory Ruling and...more

CFPB Issues Final Rule to Help Mortgage Servicers Communicate With Certain Borrowers Facing Bankruptcy

On March 8, 2018, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB“) announced a final rule designed to aid mortgage servicers in assisting borrowers dealing with bankruptcy issues while complying with the Truth in Lending...more

Artist Sues Lollapalooza Over Advertising and Festival Merchandise

by Reed Smith on

Last month, Juan Marco filed a copyright infringement suit against Live Nation and the other promoters of the summer music festival, Lollapalooza. According to the complaint, Marco granted a limited license to the concert...more

Joint Committee of ESAs Final Report on Use of Big Data by Financial Institutions

On March 15, 2018, the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (“ESA“) published its final report, together with a factsheet, on the use of big data by financial institutions (JC/2018/04). Chapter 4 of the...more

Binding Corporate Rules – Article 29 Working Party Issues Revised Guidelines

by Reed Smith on

On 6 February 2018, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) adopted revised guidelines on binding corporate rules (BCRs). These were issued following a period of public consultation that concluded on 17 January 2018. Technology...more

Low Vote Share Debate Heats Up

The debate over the propriety of offering low or no-vote shares in IPOs has been at a slow boil for years. But since no-vote shares were first offered to the public in March 2017, things have heated up. What had been...more

Putting It In Writing: The Return Of The Morality Clause In The Age Of #MeToo And Time’s Up (Part I)

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Part I: The Birth of Morals Clauses in Entertainment Services Contracts - The issues highlighted by the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have refocused the spotlight on morals clauses in talent agreements....more

Protecting Your Religious Entity Exemption Under The FEHA While Complying With Other Laws

by Weintraub Tobin on

We all understand the common meaning of the word “employer.” In California, “employers” need to keep track of the various rules and regulations, all of which have their own definitions of the word. Most frequently, the...more

Government Shutdowns: Practical Strategies For Mitigating Contractor Risk

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Crisis averted – at least for the time being. The government shutdowns in January and February 2018 were big news, but ultimately resulted in very little actual downtime for the Federal government. But does that mean its...more

Blog: SCOTUS upholds state court jurisdiction over class actions asserting only ’33 Act claims

by Cooley LLP on

Yesterday, SCOTUS issued its opinion in Cyan Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund. The opinion by Justice Kagan for a unanimous Court answered two questions: Did the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of...more

Public-Private Partnerships: The Only Road to Trump's Infrastructure Plan?

The basic outline for President Trump’s infrastructure plan was laid out in February, and this is its essence — $200 billion in federal funding will spur more than $1.5 trillion in infrastructure improvements. Direct...more

CPSC Recall Snapshot - CPSC Priorities for 2018 and New Legal Action

by Alston & Bird on

Welcome to the March edition of the Alston & Bird CPSC Recall Snapshot. February was a busy month for the CPSC. Several commissioners and staff members attended the International Consumer Product Health and Safety...more

What the Senate’s Passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act Could Mean for Fintech

On March 14, 2018, the United States Senate passed the most significant piece of regulatory reform legislation for community financial institutions in nearly a decade. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer...more

No Premium Processing For 2019 Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the temporary suspension of premium processing for all FY 2019 cap-subject petitions. ...more

Alert: Consumer Protection Enforcement Trends to Watch as New Leadership Takes Over FTC

by Cooley LLP on

With new leadership poised to take the helm at the Federal Trade Commission, now is an opportune time to review consumer protection trends and developments to watch over the coming months as the new commissioners get down to...more

D.C. Circuit Sets Aside FCC’s Expansive Interpretation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

by Blank Rome LLP on

In a significant ruling for businesses, technological progress, and the economy at large, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously granted in part, and denied in part, various petitions for review of the Federal...more

281,098 Results
View per page
Page: of 11,244

Follow Business Insights and Intelligence Updates on:

"My best business intelligence,
in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
Sign up using*

Already signed up? Log in here

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.