Antitrust Law Daily
  • November 20, 2015

    A repair and maintenance contract between a shipbuilder and a company that did not have the ability to do the repairs itself was not an attempt at monopolization prohibited by the Sherman Act, because no factual basis for the attempted monopolization

  • November 19, 2015

    A Japanese supplier of interior trim products to the automobile industry has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $2.35 million criminal fine for its role in the latest price fixing conspiracy uncovered as a result of the Department of Justice Antitru

Banking & Finance Law Daily
  • November 20, 2015

    The "Fed Oversight Reform and Modernization Act of 2015 (FORM Act)" is one step closer to becoming enacted after being approved by the House with bipartisan support 241-185. The bill, H.R. 3189, was sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich), and

  • November 19, 2015

    The House of Representatives has passed two bills affecting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. H.R. 1737, the Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act and H.R. 1210, the Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act passed the House wit

Employment Law Daily
  • November 29, 2015

    By Lorene D. Park, J.D. Plaintiffs in this ERISA suit seeking delinquent payments to a multi-employer health and welfare fund may not have been “chivalrous” in seeking a default judgment while settlement negotiations were ongoing, but the Seventh Circuit refused to grant relief to an employer that could have protected itself “easily” by seeking relief under [...]

  • November 29, 2015

    By Dave Strausfeld, J.D. An African-American bus transit manager who was fired after being accused of sexually harassing a bus operator could not show he was fired due to his race, held the Seventh Circuit, affirming summary judgment on his Title VII and Section 1981 claims. In particular, he was unable to show the transit authority’s [...]

Health Law Daily
Health Reform
  • November 24, 2015

    The Final rule setting rates and requirements for the Medicare outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) provides for a net reduction of 0.3 percent to the payments for many hospitals. The explains that the inpatient market basket increase was 2.4

  • November 24, 2015

    The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has issued proposed regulations that would enhance existing disability benefit claims procedures under Sec. 503 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). In issuing these proposed reg

Insurance Law Daily
IP Law Daily
  • November 20, 2015

    In an interference proceeding involving a patent application filed by the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and three U.S. patents owned by the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the University of Massachusetts (c

  • November 19, 2015

    The State of Oregon was not entitled to summary judgment of copyright infringement claims filed by Oracle America, Inc. based on the doctrine of sovereign immunity, because the State had waived it Eleventh Amendment immunity by consenting to suit in

Products Liability Law Daily
Securities Regulation Daily
  • November 20, 2015

    The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is calling on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to make several adjustments to its proposed funding portal rules, including mandating that portals use the Central Regi

  • November 19, 2015

    A New York based SEC registered investment advisory firm and its two owners will pay $1 million, retain an independent compliance monitor and be suspended for one year from raising money from new or existing investors to settle charges that they viol

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