Industrial users of aluminum stated sufficient claims that various warehouse operators and financial institutions engaged in a webbed conspiracy to restrain trade and artificially raise prices for purchases of aluminum for physical delivery by imposi
The owner of patented sex-selection technology successfully obtained summary judgment over a cattle genetics company's monopolization and attempted monopolization counterclaims. The federal district court in Denver determined that the cattle geneti
Each of the joint statements includes specific steps that financial institutions are advised to consider.
Following a markup hearing that spanned two days, the House Financial Services Committee has cleared a package of 11 bills that are intended to bring regulatory relief to the banking industry, especially community banks.
By Lorene D. Park, J.D. Denying in part an employee’s motion to dismiss the breach of a noncompete, Illinois Trade Secrets Act, and common law misappropriation claims asserted by his former employer, a federal district court in Illinois found that his refusal to relinquish control over a professional LinkedIn group with restricted membership that included 679 [...]
By Lorene D. Park, J.D. Because the EEOC failed to show that an employee’s request to work from home to accommodate her asthma and lung disease was unreasonable or would have been an undue hardship for the agency, its motion for summary judgment was denied on this failure-to-accommodate claim under the Rehab Act. However, the motion [...]
A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to Congressional requestors found that coverage in selected Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) plans and private qualified health plans (QHPs) were generally comparable, but that the CHIP plan
A court dismissed some of a consumer's class action claims against Neutrogena related to the sun protection factor (SPF) labeling of the manufacturer's sunscreen products due to the fact that the consumer had not purchased the products upon which
By a vote of 392 to 37, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has announced. If enacted as law, the bill will avoid an imminent 21 percent cut in
Retiree-only health care plans generally have been exempted from a variety of federal mandates since the 1996 passage of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The 2010 passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care A
As the anniversary of the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby edges closer, there is still a considerable amount of confusion over which direction the debate over the contraceptive coverage mandate is headed. In Hobby Lobby, the
There was no evidence that a computerized navigational display manufacturer had an obligation to provide insurance coverage to a user of the device as part of a purported joint venture, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled, affirming
The debris-removal coverage in a standard flood insurance policy held by two Hurricane Sandy victims does not extend to the cost of cleaning-up the land they own around their home, a federal appeals court determined in a case of first impression. Con
Hewlett-Packard Co. was unable to overturn an over $6.5M verdict for misappropriation of a consulting agency's trade secrets and for defamation. Based on the evidence presented at trial, the Delaware Superior Court in New Castle County denied HP'
An individual was not entitled to attorney fees under the Copyright Act after infringement claims brought against him by adult film company Malibu Media were voluntarily dismissed with prejudice, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta has held (Malibu
A request by the manufacturer of a generic drug that the U.S. Supreme Court review a ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court which allowed an injured patient's claims to move forward based on the generic drug manufacturer not updating its drug labels to m
Some of a consumer's class action claims against Neutrogena Corporation relating to the sun protection factor (SPF) labeling of the manufacturer's sunscreen products were dismissed by a federal district court in Florida because the consumer had n
The Commission today heard two very different opinions as to whether a broker who sent an email containing false statements about an offering was culpable and deserving of a permanent industry bar, or was merely the messenger doing his boss's biddi
The Northern District of California has denied a motion to dismiss fraud claims against online gaming company Zynga, Inc. and certain individual defendants. While the court found that Zynga's representation that the company's new game pipeline wa