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One U.S. Bank Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1611, United States
Phone: 314-552-6000
Fax: 314-552-7000
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100+ Attorneys

A rule by any other name: What is a ‘rule’ subject to disapproval under the Congressional Review Act?

In addition to formal regulations, informal federal regulatory guidance has become commonplace in the world of banking law. The terms “guidance,” “bulletin,” “interagency statement,” “advisory letter,” “financial institution…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Government Contracting

[Webinar] Strategic Planning for Business Entities after 2017 Tax Reform - January 30th, 12:00pm CT

The 2017 tax reform act made huge changes to the desirability of C corporations relative to pass-through entities. However, the political winds in Congress can change, as evidenced by the Tax Reform Act of 1986 introducing a top…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

FDA to step up enforcement of homeopathic medicine

Homeopathic medicine has long occupied a niche in American culture. Since 1988, with the issuance of the Compliance Policy Guide, § 400.400, “Conditions Under Which Homeopathic Drugs May be Marketed,” the FDA has had a…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Prop 65: 9 chemicals added to California’s list for required warnings

During 2017, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added nine compounds to its list of chemicals that product manufacturers are required by law to disclose to consumers. The disclosure…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Consumer Protection, Products Liability

CMS announces new voluntary episode-payment program: BPCI Advanced

On Jan. 9, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new voluntary episode-payment program, Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced). Following on the success of the initial…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Health

[Webinar] Borrower Defense Rule: Negotiated Rulemaking Session 2 - January 24th, 12:00pm CT

On November 13, 2017, the U.S Department of Education began the process of overhauling a complex and controversial Obama-era regulation commonly referred to as the “borrower defense” rule. Thompson Coburn Partner Aaron Lacey…more
 /  Administrative Law, Education

Moving beyond Title II: The net neutrality battle returns to Congress

Is the obsession with Title II over? For nearly 12 years, the net neutrality issue has bounced back and forth between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the courts. A key aspect of this never-ending debate has…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Science, Computers, & Technology

Can the ingredient list defense work? Look for ambiguity, invoke common sense

When faced with consumer litigation, food and beverage companies routinely point to the ingredient list in defense of front-of-package false advertising claims. The defense is essentially this: A false advertising claim based on…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Recreational marijuana shake-up: Sessions revokes Cole Memorandum

Yesterday, Jan. 4, 2018 – just four days after recreational cannabis became legal in California – Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the long-standing “Cole Memorandum” issued in 2013 by Deputy Attorney General James M…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Elections & Politics

New tax law’s doubling of estate tax exemption compels a review of your estate plan

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law what is commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — perhaps a holiday gift for some or a lump of coal for others. Much of the political and journalistic debate about the…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

‘Secret’ keys to effective legal demands and responses

Internet disputes are often resolved through correspondence. But effective dispute-resolving correspondence often differs from what most people think of as “cease-and-desist letters,” “lawyer letters” or “nastygrams.” There…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

New tax law eliminates NOL carry backs

In a blow to certain distressed companies, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 eliminates the ability of taxpayers to carry back net operating losses (“NOLs”) incurred after December 31, 2017, to previous tax years. Under the old…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Elections & Politics, Taxation

You can transfer a copyright without saying “copyright”

You may think there is one simple hard-and-fast rule of copyright law: you cannot transfer a copyright without a written instrument signed by the copyright owner. It’s right there in section 204 of the Copyright Act…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

PTAB offers clarification on inter partes review and sovereign immunity

The topic of sovereign immunity has been raised a number of times in recent months in inter partes review (“IPR”) proceedings. In these proceedings, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) has addressed whether state…more
 /  Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Why privacy policies are key for corporate sweepstakes

One of our many valued sweepstakes clients is Subway®. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Subway® on local and regional sweepstakes, and employee incentive programs for several years. During that time, we’ve gotten to…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy
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