On June 28, 2021, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) issued a proposed rule detailing new reporting requirements under section 8(a)(7) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Taxpayers have searched for ways around the sales tax imposed by Ohio on employment services for nearly 30 years. The Ohio House and Senate voted to repeal the tax as part of the State’s Budget Bill, H.B. 110.
As a former president and general counsel of a private equity firm, followed by five years at the Ohio Development Services Agency, Vorys of counsel Sean Byrne is uniquely positioned to counsel PE firms on how they can creatively utilize economic development incentives to maximize investments.
A common investment strategy for a private equity firm is to acquire a portfolio company in a certain industry as a platform investment, and then for the portfolio company to acquire a competitor as an “add-on”.
In the 7-2 decision in California v. Texas handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 17th, the third constitutional challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that reached the Supreme Court was dismissed without reaching the merits of the constitutional arguments.
Today, the United States Supreme Court held, in United States v. Arthrex, Inc. (No. 19-1434), that the scope of authority that has been exercised by Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) who conduct and decide adversarial cases before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) violates the Appointments Clause of the Constitution.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, recently changed the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). These changes will go into effect on June 15, 2021 and will continue to apply to nearly all California employers. The proposed changes revise several prior proposals, but still distinguish between (and expand upon) vaccinated and unvaccinated employees.
In January 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order directing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to take action to reduce the risk that workers may contract COVID-19 in the workplace.
On May 28, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its “What you should know about COVID-19” Frequently Asked Questions, providing some long-awaited guidance about COVID-19 vaccination policies and incentives.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most civil trials were put on hold. Now, we are starting to slowly see courts are opening back up to the public. As a result, the courts’ dockets are beginning to show a backlog with criminal cases and with civil cases that were scheduled for trial during the stay at home orders.
One risk patent holders assume in sending demand or cease and desist letters to potential infringers is that the recipient may respond by filing a declaratory judgment action, and thus initiate suit in a local and/or advantageous forum for the infringer.
As part of our dedication to helping our clients stay up-to-date on the ever-changing landscape as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve compiled the following highlights of changes to patent, trademark, and copyright operations around the world.