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ACCC Releases Media Merger Guidelines

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") has released new guidelines on mergers in the media industry. Looking Ahead: The new guidelines provide some—but not sufficient—clarification on...more

Harper Amendments to Australia's Competition Laws Passed: ACCC Heralds a "New Era" in Competition Law

by K&L Gates LLP on

On 18 October 2017, Australia's Parliament passed into law long-awaited legislation to amend Australia's competition laws. The passing of the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2017 and...more

Latest Developments in European Patent Law: How to Apply Them in Both the United States and Europe

by Knobbe Martens on

Agenda: • UK Supreme Court Decision on Infringement – “Equivalents” – Use of the prosecution history • Doctrine of Equivalents in the United States • Plausibility before the EPO and UK courts – Inventive step of...more

U.S. Supreme Court Forbids Exclusion of Churches from State Grant Program

by Hogan Lovells on

On June 26, 2017, in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, the U.S. Supreme Court held unconstitutional under the Free Exercise Clause Missouri’s refusal to award a playground resurfacing grant to a church. The...more

Two Recent Maryland Rulings on Development Rights and Responsibility Agreements

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

In my previous blog post, “Development Rights and Responsibility Agreements: The Give and Take of Development,” I discussed the purpose and requirements for a Development Rights and Responsibility Agreement (“DRRA”) between a...more

Supreme Court: Public Benefit Programs Cannot Exclude Churches Solely Because They Are Religious

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, No. 15-577 (June 26, 2017), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that excluding a church from a public benefit program for which it is otherwise qualified violates the Free...more

Supreme Court Decides Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, No. 15-577

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, holding that, when the government offers a public benefit to organizations that meet specified criteria, the Free Exercise...more

Texas Supreme Court Rules Pipeline Can Take Land by Eminent Domain

by Snell & Wilmer on

On January 6, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that the Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas LLC (“Denbury Green”) could take private property by eminent domain. In Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas LLC v. Texas Rice Land Partners Ltd., the...more

The Top 7 Reasons to Establish a Special Needs Trust

Special needs trusts (SNTs) can play an important role in helping families plan for children with special needs. Here are some of the most compelling reasons to speak with your attorney about establishing an SNT....more

New International Entrepreneur Rule Revealed

by Cozen O'Connor on

Today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it is proposing a new rule, which would allow certain international entrepreneurs to stay in the U.S. on a case-by-case basis, in order to start or grow...more

Immigration Relief for Foreign Entrepreneurs

On August 26, 2016, USCIS released the text of a proposed rule to be published in the Federal Register shortly, that provides temporary immigration relief to qualifying foreign entrepreneurs whose presence in the U.S. would...more

California Attorney General Targets Prop. 65 Plaintiffs’ Settlement Terms

by Stoel Rives LLP on

The California Office of the Attorney General is seeking to limit certain payment provisions common in Prop. 65 plaintiffs’ settlements with defendants. The proposed rulemaking, published September 25, 2015, would limit the...more

Tennessee Benefit Corporation Statute

by Baker Donelson on

Governor Haslam recently signed into law the "For-Profit Benefit Corporation Act" (the FPBCA), which has now been assigned Public Chapter No. 497. The FPBCA will take effect on January 1, 2016 and will allow for-profit...more

N.C. Court of Appeals Dismisses Municipal Takings Claim For Failing "Public Benefit" Standard

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Today, the N.C. Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a takings case filed by a local government. The case is Town of Matthews v. Wright, No. COA14-943 (April 21, 2015)....more

Is the New Idaho Benefit Corporation Act Right for Your Company?

by Perkins Coie on

Idaho recently joined the ranks of the District of Columbia and 26 other states that have passed benefit corporation legislation. The Idaho Benefit Corporation Act, S.B. 1076, becomes effective July 1, 2015, and provides new...more

Competition & Regulation Update: Harper Review: A Small Victory For Businesses Dealing And Competing With Supermarkets

by DLA Piper on

The Harper Review Final Report was released last week. This update highlights the Panel's key views and recommendations that affect businesses supplying to or competing with supermarkets. MISUSE OF MARKET POWER...more

Harper Review Panel only goes half way for insurers

by DLA Piper on

In its final report released on 31 March 2015, the Competition Policy Review Panel (chaired by Professor Ian Harper) has maintained some of the draft competition policy recommendations that were supported by insurers, but did...more

New Law Seeks to Encourage Higher Wages Through the Public Shaming of Employers

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

One of the more interesting laws to emerge from the 2014 legislative session was Assembly Bill 1792. AB 1792 amends and adds sections to the Government Code, Unemployment Insurance Code and Welfare and Institutions Code....more

Google Books Is Fair Use and Provides “Significant Public Benefits” - Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google, Inc.

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Since 2004, the Google Books project has scanned over 20 million books and has provided digital copies of the books to participating libraries while also creating a searchable database of books. The Google Books database...more

Massachusetts House and Senate Negotiators Agree on FY 2014 Budget; Funding Sources Remain Uncertain

by Mintz Levin on

On Sunday, four hours before the start of Massachusetts’ new fiscal year, the legislative conference committee tasked with ironing out differences between the House and Senate budget proposals agreed on a final compromise...more

Elizabeth Warren and Bill Nelson support OCC and FDIC on deposit advances

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A friend brought to my attention a two-page comment letter from Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bill Nelson, commenting on the OCC’s proposed deposit advance guidance, the subject of a prior blog....more

The Path to Citizenship in the Senate’s Immigration Reform Bill

by Ronald Shapiro on

Just yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed a “border surge” amendment to the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act,” paving the way for possible cloture and full senate vote on the bill on or...more

Cato Report Explodes Myth of Immigrants Draining System

by Ronald Shapiro on

The Cate Institute recently released an economic development bulletin authored by Leighton Ku and Brian Bruen that dispels the popular notion that immigrants are draining the U.S. economic system by their disproportionate use...more

Appellate Notes: Week of March 25

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

In This Issue: - SC18915- Misiti, LLC v. Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America - SC18840- New England Road, Inc. v. Planning & Zoning Commission - SC18804- Cordero v. University of Connecticut...more

Prison Re-Entry Panel at PBI Conference - Great Learning Experience

by Baker Donelson on

One of the great things about being invited to be on a panel at the Pro Bono Institute's wonderful annual conference is that, even though I was presumable asked because I know something about the topic, I always learn much...more

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