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Antitrust Law Daily
  • January 28, 2015

    A federal district court in New York City has refused to dismiss claims that 12 banks conspired to manipulate prices on the foreign exchange ("FX") market in violation of the Sherman Act. Investment funds, pension plans, hedge funds, and other en

  • January 27, 2015

    A rebate was properly considered in determining that a General Motors, Inc. (GM) dealer did not engage in predatory pricing of auto collision parts, the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans has decided. In affirming the federal district court's dec

Banking & Finance Law Daily
  • January 28, 2015

    The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs heard from cybersecurity experts today on the possibility of fostering better sharing of threat information among private entities and the government. The hearing came just a day afte

  • January 27, 2015

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a compliance bulletin to remind supervised financial institutions, including nonbank companies that may be unfamiliar with federal supervision, of existing regulatory requirements regarding confiden

Employment Law Daily
  • January 30, 2015

    By Deborah Hammonds, J.D. An employer’s motion for judgment as a matter of law was properly denied with respect to the race-based hostile work environment claims of African-American employees, determined the Fifth Circuit in an unpublished opinion. The facts and inferences, including evidence that a woman wearing a gorilla costume performed at a safety meeting on [...]

  • January 30, 2015

    By Joy P. Waltemath, J.D. Agreeing that a company’s collection of an applicant’s Social Security number was a “requirement imposed by law” and therefore not an “employment requirement,” the Sixth Circuit affirmed dismissal of his religious discrimination claim. Because the applicant could not prove under Title VII or state law that his religious beliefs conflicted with [...]

Health Law Daily
  • January 28, 2015

    The White House has announced renewed efforts to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which cause two million illnesses and 23,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. According to a White House press release, President Obama's fiscal year (FY) 2016 bud

  • January 27, 2015

    CMS and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have jointly issued guidance for states concerning effective treatments for substance use, substance dependence, and related mental health disorders in adolescents. The gu

  • January 26, 2015

    HHS Secretary Burwell has announced two goals, each with a clear timeline, for moving from volume to quality and value in determining Medicare fee-for-service payments to providers. Burwell hopes that the implementation of these goals will result in

Health Reform
  • January 28, 2015

    The Healthy Indiana Plan, the state's take on Medicaid expansion, has been approved by CMS. Residents of Indiana will be able to benefit from increased access to affordable care beginning February 1, 2015. The approved plan was based on a law pre

  • January 28, 2015

    The average rate increase that nongrandfathered plans in the individual and small-group markets submitted for review for renewals taking effect from mid-2013 through mid-2014 was 13%, according to an analysis by The Commonwealth Fund of insurers' f

Insurance Law Daily
IP Law Daily
  • January 28, 2015

    Authors of a book on guitarist Randy Rhoads had a right to publish materials provided by the family despite claims that the materials were only provided to be used for a documentary film, a California appellate court has held (Rhoads v. Margolis, Jan

  • January 27, 2015

    Substantial evidence supported a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that the claims of a patent directed to a device and methods for mixing and dispensing multi-component paints were not obvious in light of prior art, the U.S. Court of App

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