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Plan to drop law school entry exam requirement withdrawn before ABA House vote

The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar withdrew a resolution before the ABA House of Delegates on Monday that…
ABA Journal - Published

Supreme Court agrees to hear 3 disputes over access to Trump’s financial and tax records

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear three cases in which President Donald Trump is fighting subpoenas for his tax and financial…
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Afternoon Briefs: Impeachment articles OK’d for House vote; judge’s dog-fighting remarks didn’t require recusal

*House committee approves articles of impeachment* The House Judiciary Committee on Friday approved two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, sending them to…
ABA Journal - Published

ABA again says no to Florida Coastal’s nonprofit application and makes noncompliance finding

Florida Coastal School of Law is out of compliance with two sections of Standard 202, which deals with program resources, according to a public…
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About a quarter of money spent on recent state supreme court races came from outside groups, report says

Special interest groups contributed 27% of the $39.7 million spent on state supreme court elections in 2017 and 2018, according to a report released Wednesday.…
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Bone marrow recipient’s DNA partly changed after procedure; what are the implications for law enforcement?

A Nevada man who received a bone marrow transplant underwent a blood test and discovered that some of his DNA had been replaced by that…
ABA Journal - Published

Need flu shots, physical therapy or counseling? BigLaw firm has an on-site clinic for that

Latham & Watkins announced Thursday that it has opened an on-site health care clinic at its Los Angeles office and will be opening another in…
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More corporate counsel predict a rise in disputes, signaling a need to prepare for ‘turbulent times’

Some corporate counsel are failing to embrace the most effective measures to mitigate litigation risk, despite an increase in the percentage of companies anticipating an…
ABA Journal - Published

High school advocates renew hope for answers to civil rights-era mysteries


ABA Journal - Published

United States: PTAB Appellants May Improve Outcomes By Filing Supplemental Expert Declarations - Squire Patton Boggs LLP

On November 25, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) affirmed an appeal from IBM that its invention fails
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United States: California Legislation Increases Antitrust Scrutiny Of Patent Settlements Between Branded And Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturers - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

On October 7, 2019, California enacted Assembly Bill 824 (AB 824)[1] in an effort to increase antitrust scrutiny of patent settlement agreements between branded and generic pharmaceutical manufacturer
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United States: Guest Post – Paint It Black: The Ninth Circuit OKs RICO Liability For Failure To Warn About Drug Safety Risks - Reed Smith

Today's guest post, about a bottom-ten RICO third-party payor action from (no surprise) the Ninth Circuit, is by long-time friend of the blog
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United States: Driving The Future Of Automotive Technology - Foley & Lardner

Powering the future is now! Electric vehicles (EVs) and self-driving cars (AVs) are two of the most innovative technologies in the history of the automotive industry.
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United States: Massachusetts Governor Proposes Facility Fee Ban - Foley & Lardner

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker introduced a bill designed to (among a number of other "cost containment" provisions) restrict off-campus
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United States: FCC Simplifies Evaluations Of Certain Wireless Medical Devices - Mintz

These rules on safe emission levels apply generally to devices that produce RF signals.
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United States: First Circuit Rules That Private Equity Funds Not Liable For Portfolio Company's Multiemployer Plan Withdrawal Liability - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

However, the First Circuit found facts supporting the opposite finding more compelling.
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United States: Direct To Consumer (DTC) Telehealth: Does The Industry Need More Regulation? - Foley & Lardner

In this episode, Nathaniel Lacktman, Chair of Foley & Lardner's national Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team, visits with Quinn Shean, Managing Director at Tusk Strategies.
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European Union: EDPB Finalizes Guidance On GDPR Applicability Outside EU - O'Melveny & Myers LLP

The European Data Protection Board ("Board") recently published final guidance regarding the scope of GDPR's application outside the European Union.
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United States: The Mid Lane: Esports News – 12/11/19 - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Investments, acquisitions, more investments and more acquisitions make up the bulk of industry news this week, along with another sign of respect from sports-adjacent industries (hello Emmys!)
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United States: Spate Of FDA And FTC Warning Letters Sets Stage For Wave Of False Advertising Consumer Class Action Lawsuits - Duane Morris LLP

Since the 2018 Farm Bill passed in December 2018, removing hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and thus legalizing it under federal law, consumer goods containing the hemp-derivative cannabidiol
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United States: Hedge Fund Firms – What Do You Need To Consider Under The CCPA? - Proskauer Rose LLP

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) will take effect on January 1, 2020, and hedge fund firms may be subject to the CCPA
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United States: Food And Beverage News And Trends (December 12, 2019) - DLA Piper

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
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United States: Dan Ujczo Discusses USMCA Progress With The Toronto Star And The National Post - Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dan Ujczo (Of Counsel and Cross Border (Canada - U.S.) Practice Group Chair, Columbus) discussed recent developments in the ratification process of the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA)
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United States: Prosecution Pointer 203 - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

PCT applications publish shortly after the expiration of 18 months from the priority date (if priority has not been withdrawn earlier), together with the international search report.
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United States: Interest In Critical Minerals Grows As Federal Government Seeks To Counter Reliance On Foreign Imports - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

For some time, the Administration and Congress have expressed concern about U.S. overreliance on foreign sourcing for critical
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United States: IRS Officials Discuss Promotional Airdrops, Pre-2018 Crypto-For-Crypto Exchanges, And Other Issues Not Addressed In Recent Tax Guidance - Proskauer Rose LLP

In October of 2019, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service issued the first new guidance on the taxation of cryptocurrency transactions in over five years (the "Guidance").
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United States: We Got The BEAT: The IRS Issues Final And New Proposed Base Erosion And Anti-Abuse Tax Regulations - Mayer Brown

The Go-Go's were a unique early 1980s pop band because it was comprised solely of women who wrote, as well as performed, their own music.
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Trump’s tax plan largesse extends to law firms

President Donald Trump’s tax blueprint unveiled Wednesday contains a provision that would benefit law firms. Under the plan, corporations that currently pay a tax rate…
ABA Journal - Published

New membership model will mean lower dues, free CLE and customized content for ABA members

A new dues structure that starts in September 2019 was overwhelmingly approved by the ABA House of Delegates on Monday during the ABA Annual Meeting…
ABA Journal - Published

Conservatives seek to stop law school’s civil rights center from filing lawsuits

The Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina’s law school will be barred from filing lawsuits if conservatives on the university’s policy-making…
ABA Journal - Published

United States: The Role Of The Office Of The Chief Accountant And Office Priorities - Mayer Brown

At the AICPA conference we have previously blogged about, the Chief Accountant explained that the SEC's Office of the Chief Accountant ("OCA") is led by the Chief Accountant
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United States: Watch: Rimon's Marc Kaufman On Global Trade And Blockchain Forum Panel Hosted By The World Trade Organization (Video) - Rimon P.C.

Rimon Partner Marc Kaufman recently participated in a panel at the World Trade Organization on IP and Blockchain Technology.
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United States: An Important New Development For CVA Cases - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Synopsis: Today an Administrative Order was handed down in NYC by the New York State Supreme Court which concerns all cases filed in the five boroughs under the Child Victims Act ("CVA").
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United States: Supreme Court Holds That The PTO's Recovery Of "Expenses" Under The Patent Act Does Not Include Attorney's Fees - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Today, the Supreme Court unanimously held that a provision in the Patent Act requiring the Patent and Trademark Office to recover all "expenses" from a patent applicant who challenges the denial
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United States: Private Equity Firms, The Healthcare Industry, And The FCA: The "Butterfly Effect" In Action? - WilmerHale

When Riordan, Lewis & Haden Inc. (RLH), a private equity firm, found itself ensnared in a False Claims Act (FCA) litigation for its role in a prescription drug kickback scheme
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United States: Repeat Violations Escalate Potential Citations - Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP

OSHA Region 4 cited an Alabama location of a nation retail chain with over $300,000 in penalties for a "long history of serious and repeated violations." OSHA takes repeat violations
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United States: FCA Alert: Decision Opens Door To Challenge Of Agency Guidance In False Claims Cases - Hogan Lovells

On November 5, 2019, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled on a motion to dismiss a False Claims Act (FCA)
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United States: Phishing And Fraudulent Instructions Under A Commercial Crime Policy - Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Warnings are plentiful about phishing schemes where a bad actor pretends to be an officer of a company and directs an employee to wire transfer funds to a foreign bank.
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United States: Not A Food, But Not Yet A Drug: Dietary Supplement Litigation And The Role Of FDA - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Dietary supplement use has exploded over the past decade, with products such as probiotics, collagen protein, and CBD oil flooding the market. According to the 2018 Council
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United States: SEC Clamps Down On Custody Rule - Proskauer Rose LLP

Under rule 206(4)-2 of the Advisers Act, otherwise known as the Custody Rule, it is a fraudulent practice for a registered investment adviser to have custody of client funds or securities
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Afternoon Briefs: Holder says Barr is unfit to be AG; law firm promotes nonbinary gender inclusiveness

*Holder op-ed says AG Barr is unfit to be attorney general* U.S. Attorney General William Barr has proved he is unfit to lead the Department…
ABA Journal - Published

First-year class sizes for ABA-accredited law schools are slightly smaller in 2019

The total number of students at ABA-accredited law schools rose slightly this year. However, the number of first-year students decreased from 2018 to 2019, according…
ABA Journal - Published

Lawyer who reacted to judge’s question with incredulity is ousted from 2nd Circuit courtroom

A New York lawyer was ordered to leave a federal appellate courtroom Wednesday, just days after he was in the news for losing his bid…
ABA Journal - Published

Law firms are ‘poised to grow’ as they report more success in lateral hiring

Law firms have an eye on expansion as revenues continue to grow. Law firms are planning to add equity partners while at the same time…
ABA Journal - Published

Insurer miscalculated benefits for lawyer who had heart attack 1 day before $65K raise, judge rules

A tax lawyer who had a heart attack over Labor Day weekend—a day before he received a $65,000 raise—was entitled to disability benefits based on…
ABA Journal - Published

Man is charged for allegedly throwing metal water pitcher at sentencing judge, hitting her in the head

A Baltimore man accused of throwing a metal water pitcher at his sentencing judge, hitting her in the forehead, has been charged in the incident.…
ABA Journal - Published

Finding your niche: How one lawyer built a practice by defending a notorious accused hacker

Leaving BigLaw to start his own firm in 2011, Tor Ekeland quickly learned that his legal education was insufficient for the task at hand. …
ABA Journal - Published

United States: Treasury And IRS Issue Final Regulations On Base Erosion And Anti-Abuse Tax (The BEAT) - Shearman & Sterling LLP

On December 2, 2019, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") issued final and proposed regulations
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United States: MDL Judge Calls Out Plaintiffs' Counsel − Not Acting In Clients' Best Interests - Reed Smith

Here is an interesting order that recently emerged from the Benicar multi-district litigation.
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United States: Good Faith Belief Leads To Employer Victory In Bias Claim - Fisher Phillips LLP

Despite not being able to prove the alleged wrongdoings that led an Arkansas employer to terminate an employee, a federal appeals court just handed an employer a victory in a gender discrimination
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