Vorys has released a white paper that provides the history behind the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania's long awaited decision in Gregg v. Ameriprise Financial and outlines how this decision affects Pennsylvania business owners.
On March 22, 2021 the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, a case that could have significant impacts in the areas of agricultural, eminent domain, and labor law. At issue is whether a state regulation that requires an owner to grant access to others over their private property some, but not all of the time, will always constitute a taking (in legal terms, is it a per se taking?).
On Wednesday, March 10th, the House passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the third major federal COVID-19 relief act following the CARES Act and the December 2020 Consolidated Appropriations Act. President Biden is expected to sign it into law Friday.
On February 9, the October 2020 judgment on induced infringement in GlaxoSmithKline LLC v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., No. 2018-1976 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 9, 2021) was vacated and its accompanying opinions withdrawn.
Late on December 27, the President signed a $900 billion relief package that will provide aid to individuals and businesses still struggling with the economic impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Both the House and the Senate passed the proposal last week.
On December 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) amended the current declaration triggering federal immunity under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act.
On November 30, 2020, the State of Ohio announced a new grant program to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by improving indoor air quality at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult day care centers.
On November 20, 2020, the Court of Appeals of Ohio, Second Appellate District, affirmed a judgment upholding a stop work order of a “Wedding Barn” on appellant’s property that appellant asserted had primarily been used for agriculture since 2003.
Today, October 29, 2020, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released an interim final rule (IFR) delaying the compliance date for new “information blocking” requirements previously set to take effect on November 2.
On October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will distribute an additional $20 billion from the Provider Relief Fund, which was created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act).
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have recently expanded or transitioned into the manufacture and distribution of products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including face masks, personal protective equipment (PPE), and hand sanitizer.
On Thursday, July 23, 2020, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar officially renewed the declaration that a Public Health Emergency (PHE) exists in connection with COVID-19.
On June 30, 2020 the United States Supreme Court ruled in Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V. that the travel website company Booking.com could register a trademark in its name BOOKING.COM.