Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued notices to over 700 companies warning against fake reviews, misleading endorsements, and other business advertising practices that run counter to past administrative case decisions.
In a precedential decision, three Federal Circuit Judges O'Malley, Stoll, and Reyna agreed that U.S. Patent No. 9,246,903 claims patent eligible subject matter, but there was disagreement on how to arrive at that decision.
In September, President Biden issued an Executive Order requiring that all employees (with limited exceptions) working on or in connection with covered federal government contracts be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Safer Worker Federal Workforce Task Force then issued its COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors implementing the Executive Order and mandating that employees be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021.
The USEPA's latest proposal for additional per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) regulation is currently under agency review for finalization after the comment period on the proposed rule closed last week.
Validity challenges can take many forms, several of which can be employed after an action begins in federal court. In re: Vivint, Inc., 2020-1992 (CAFC 2021) is a salient example of how zealous representation in the form of serial petitioning can arise to abuse of process and, ultimately, be counterproductive.
December 31, 2021 is the final date for taxpayers to invest in an entity treated as a “qualified opportunity fund” (QOF) and be eligible for all three types of federal income tax benefits available under the qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) program.
On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing a rule that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any unvaccinated employees to produce a weekly negative test in order to come to work.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court, in a case called Palmiter v. Commonwealth Health Systems, Inc., held that employees can sue their employer for discrimination based on their status as certified users of medical marijuana.
On August 20, 2021, the DOL published FAQs Part 49 announcing the extension of the compliance dates for a few – but far from all – of the new group health plan mandates under the Tri-Department transparency regulations and the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA).
On August 17, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a civil enforcement action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against former Medivation Inc. executive, Matthew Panuwat.
Come November 1, 2021, U.S. companies doing business abroad will have yet another privacy law to think about – China’s Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL). China’s state media reported that the PIPL, which has been in development over the past year, was passed by China’s People’s Congress on August 20, 2021.
On August 18, 2021, President Biden announced that his administration will require Medicare and Medicaid-participant nursing homes to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations or risk losing Medicare and Medicaid funding.
On August 13, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued updated guidance to align with recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changes to masking and testing recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals (Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace | Occupational Safety and Health Administration (osha.gov)).