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Antitrust Law Daily
Banking & Finance Law Daily
  • July 22, 2014

    The Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General's Office put a stop to the alleged predatory and abusive practices of a debt collection organization when a U.S. District Court heeded their request to issue a temporary restraining ord

  • July 21, 2014

    House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) released a committee staff report that concludes the Dodd-Frank Act did not end "Too Big To Fail" a

Employment Law Daily
  • July 24, 2014

    By Ronald Miller, J.D. Entry-level accountants at a major accounting firm were learned professionals exempt from the FLSA’s overtime provisions, ruled the Second Circuit. Noting that the employees received substantial, specialized education as accountants, were designated as accountants by their employer, performed entry‐level accounting tasks, and were automatically promoted to a more senior accounting position after [...]

  • July 24, 2014

    By Marjorie Johnson, J.D. The Supreme Court of Iowa affirmed judgment against a class of African-American employees and applicants who brought Title VII and state-law claims asserting that Iowa’s merit-based hiring system for its executive branch had an unlawful disparate impact. The state’s high court agreed that the class failed to challenge any particular hiring or [...]

Health Law Daily
Health Reform
  • July 23, 2014

    Internal Revenue Code Sec. 36B limits the availability of premium tax credit subsidies only to insurance purchased under state-established Exchanges and not to insurance purchased under Exchanges established by the federal government on behalf of the

  • July 23, 2014

    Over 80,000 additional Texans have enrolled in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), despite Texas' reluctance to expand Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) (P.L. 111-148). This represents a 1

Insurance Law Daily
IP Law Daily
  • July 22, 2014

    Federal patent law did not preempt breach of implied contract and unjust enrichment claims filed by an inventor who claimed that Heinz's "Dip & Squeeze" ketchup package was based on the inventor's "Little Dipper" dual-function condiment c

  • July 21, 2014

    Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc.--manufacturer of the leading brand of aluminum foil, Reynolds Wrap--has been granted an injunction to prevent competitor Handi-Foil Corp. from infringing and diluting Reynolds Wrap's trade dress. In granting the a

Products Liability Law Daily
Securities Regulation Daily
  • July 22, 2014

    Two rulemaking petitions have been submitted to the SEC in connection with its Dodd-Frank whistleblower program. The petitions seek the issuance of a policy statement with respect to certain aspects of the program, additional protections for whistleb

  • July 21, 2014

    CFTC Commissioner Scott O'Malia announced his intention to leave the agency, cutting short his term which was set to expire in April 2015. His departure will be effective August 8, 2014, and will leave the agency with three Democratic commissioners

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