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South Dakota is the 49th State to Enact a Breach Notification Law

by Murtha Cullina on

Yesterday, South Dakota’s Governor signed into law “An Act to provide for the notification related to a breach of certain data and to provide a penalty therefor.” Under the Act, when a “breach of system security” involves...more

Congress Mulls Passage of CREATES Act

by Goodwin on

The CREATES Act (Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act), currently pending in Congress states as its aim to promote drug price competition by removing an impediment to the development and approval of...more

IFR for steel and aluminum exclusions

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

As previously reported, the president issued, on March 8, 2018, proclamations imposing a 25 percent duty on steel and a 10 percent duty on aluminum imported into the United States from all countries, excluding, Canada and...more

STRONGER Patents Act Being Introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives

by Jones Day on

On March 20, 2018, Reps. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) and Bill Foster (D-Ill.) announced in an article that they would introduce the STRONGER Patents Act to the U.S. House of Representatives. More formally referred to as The...more

D.C. Voters Will Decide Whether to Eliminate Tipped Restaurant Wages

Washington D.C. may become the next local government to require that restaurants pay minimum wage to its servers, bartenders, and any other workers who currently earn a “tipped wage” – a lower base wage, plus tips. Presently,...more

Arkansas Legislature Prescribes Contractual Waiver of Jury Trial in Lending Agreements

In late 2017, the Arkansas Supreme Court held that pre-dispute jury trial waivers in loan agreements are unenforceable as per the Arkansas Constitution. The Court provided that, according to the state’s Constitution, the...more

Corporate law. Major Russian Legislation Changes for 2017

by Dentons on

The year 2017 was marked by a number of changes in the regulation of corporate affairs, some of which may be quite significant for Russian companies in the future....more

Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs – Commerce Issues Requirements for Exclusion Requests

by Dickinson Wright on

In President Trump’s March 8, 2018 proclamations announcing new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, he directed the Commerce Department to issue procedures within ten days for requests to exclude specific products from...more

Updates to Minnesota Corporate Laws

The Minnesota legislature is on the verge of approving several changes to the Minnesota Business Corporation Act, Chapter 302A of the Minnesota Statutes (the MBCA), in order to modernize the statute and follow the lead of...more

Fate of legalized cannabis hinges on key vote

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On Thursday, March 22, U.S. Congress will vote on the most recent omnibus spending bill, allocating the funds approved by President Trump when he signed a budget deal on February 8, 2018. Since 2014, every such spending bill...more

How Will Recent Tax Legislation Affect the Renewable Energy Sector?

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Pub. L. No. 115-123) (the Budget Act) was signed into law on February 9. The legislation took effect roughly seven weeks after President Trump signed into law an Act to Provide for...more

Bondage, Enslavement, Servitude: New South Wales follows suit and proposes Modern Slavery Law

by DLA Piper on

Modern Slavery Act in New South Wales - New South Wales has followed the Commonwealth's lead and introduced a Modern Slavery Bill 2018 into the New South Wales Legislative Council on 8 March 2018....more

The Uncertain State of the 340B Program: Where Are We Now?

In January 2018, in the wake of the publication of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Review of the 340B Drug Discount Program, I wrote that it was too soon to know whether 2018 will be a game-changing year for the...more

United States Issues New Venezuela-Related Sanctions Targeting Digital Currency

by White & Case LLP on

On March 19, 2018, President Trump expanded the scope of the Venezuela sanctions by issuing a new Executive Order (EO) "Taking Additional Steps to Address the Situation in Venezuela." The EO prohibits US persons from dealing...more

Hacking Your Vote From Inside Your Head: How Cambridge Analytica Altered Reality Via Social Media To Induce Specific Voting...

We learned some important lessons this week about the dangers inherent to losing control of your customer or client data, either through hacking, internal theft, or poorly designed controls over what your business associates...more

Quick Hit: FY 2018 Omnibus

by McGuireWoods LLP on

After missing a series of self-imposed deadlines, GOP leaders have finally unveiled the FY 2018 omnibus spending legislation. The package, coming in at $1.3 trillion, will fund the federal government through the remainder of...more

The New York Note - March 2018 #2

by Cozen O'Connor on

This Week in New York – Preliminary Budget Hearings, Chief Technology Officer Steps Down, and a Legislation Update - Preliminary Budget Hearings - This week, the City Council held seventeen preliminary budget hearings....more

U.S. Citizenship Services Mission Statement Changed To Align With "Buy American, Hire American" Policies Under The Trump...

On February 22, 2018, L. Francis Cissna, the Director of U.S. Citizenship Services (USCIS) announced a significant change to the agency's mission statement that aligns with the Trump Administration's "Buy American, Hire...more

Gold Dome Report - March 2018 #10

Legislators continued their drive to Legislative Day 40 today, ticking another legislative day off the calendar and taking another major step toward Sine Die. In an early morning meeting, the Senate Appropriations Committee...more

Section 232 Tariff Exclusion Process Explained

by Clark Hill PLC on

On March 19, 2018, the Department of Commerce (“DOC”) published a notice of interim rules for requesting exclusions from the new Section 232 tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. These tariffs, 25% on steel and 10% on...more

Tariff On Imported Steel Will Mean Increased Construction Costs

by Carlton Fields on

As you probably know, President Trump recently announced a tariff on steel and aluminum imported into the United States, to take effect March 23. Imports from Canada and Mexico will be exempted from the tariff. Other...more

Key Highlights from Health Canada’s Cannabis Consultation

With the Cannabis Act (Act) slowly winding its way through the Senate, Health Canada has been ramping up its efforts to clarify and define the regulatory framework for cannabis. To support the implementation of the Act, in...more


by BakerHostetler on

In This Issue: - IAB Alleviates the Anxiety of Influence - FTC Throws Made-in-the-USA Shade - ERSP Finds Whitening Claims Only Slightly Dimmed - Trump Administration Fails to Shock Public with FTC Picks - Camp Drugs’...more

The Impact of the Federal Budget Deal on Retirement Plans

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

On February 9, 2018, Congress passed the amended Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. This Act contained provisions impacting retirement plans. Sponsors should decide whether to adjust their plan documents and policies in response...more

Utah Legislative Update - Part Three

by Holland & Hart LLP on

During the crush of the legislative session, the focus is typically on the bright, flashy bills that contain policies that tilt the scale on visceral issues. For instance, Rep. Karianne Lisbonee’s HB 205 Down Syndrome...more

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