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|CDA v. Global One|
Stephen C. Baker, Robert J. Mancuso, Nolan B. Tully, Katherine Villanueva; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
September 5, 2013, previously published on August 29, 2013This is the latest in our continuing series of life insurance alerts. This case concerns a term life insurance policy, however the complaint alleges that Plaintiffs believed they were obtaining a premium financed equity indexed universal life (EIUL) policy. While an EIUL policy was not ultimately...
|Federal Court Dismisses BlackRock Securities Lending Case|
Drinker Biddle Reath LLP;
September 5, 2013, previously published on September 3, 2013On August 28, a federal district court in Tennessee dismissed two shareholders’ claims in a derivative lawsuit against BlackRock’s iShares Trust and iShares, Inc. (together, the Funds), Blackrock Fund Advisors (BFA), the Funds’ investment adviser, Blackrock Institutional Trust...
|Sixth Circuit Approves NLRB Micro-Bargaining Units|
Francesco Nardulli, K. Bruce Stickler; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
September 3, 2013, previously published on August 29, 2013The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed the National Labor Relations Board’s controversial ruling in Specialty Healthcare 357 NLRB No. 83 (2011), which makes it more challenging for employers to successfully challenge smaller bargaining units.
|GAO Report Suggests Improving Patent Quality|
Nathan A. Pollard, Michael J. Remington; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
August 29, 2013, previously published on August 27, 2013The Government Accountability Office issued a report on August 22, 2013 - mandated by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act - recommending that the Secretary of Commerce direct the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to “consider examining trends in patent infringement litigation,...
|New Guidance on Continuing Disclosure Obligations for Bond Issuers|
Eric M. Berman, Charles B. Congdon, Robert W. McCann; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
August 28, 2013, previously published on August 22, 2013The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) recently published guidance to assist borrowers of tax-exempt bond proceeds-including tax-exempt health care entities-who are required to comply with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) continuing financial disclosure requirements.
|State Issues Interim Final Rule Amending ITAR’s Brokering Regulations|
Joan Koenig, Mollie D. Sitkowski; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
August 28, 2013, previously published on August 26, 2013On August 26, 2013, the U.S. Department of State published a long awaited interim final rule amending the brokering provisions of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The rule, which has been in process for a number of years and published in proposed format multiple times, will be...
|FDA and CBP to Begin New Pilot Programs|
Kathleen M. Murphy, Mollie D. Sitkowski; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
August 24, 2013, previously published on August 21, 2013Both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are expected to begin pilot programs to give additional benefits to importers who have secured their supply chains and internal controls this September. On August 20, 2013, the FDA announced it will begin...
|CFTC Harmonizes Compliance Obligations for Commodity Pool Operators of Registered Investment Companies|
Drinker Biddle Reath LLP;
August 24, 2013, previously published on August 20, 2013On August 13, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a final rule (Final Rule) regarding the reporting and compliance obligations applicable to certain investment companies registered (RICs) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, whose investment advisers are required...
|CBP Expected to Expand Trusted Trader Program|
Kathleen M. Murphy, Mollie D. Sitkowski, Beata K. Spuhler; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
August 24, 2013, previously published on August 21, 2013U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is expected to expand its Trusted Trader Program with a test pilot this Fall. With the Trusted Trader Program, CBP hopes that it will eventually manage both supply chain security and trade compliance. In March of this year, CBP announced the formation of a...
|Judge Scheindlin Issues Important New Guidance on Preservation and Sanctions Analysis in Sekisui Am. Corp. v Hart|
Bennett B. Borden, Mark H.M. Sosnowsky; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
August 19, 2013, previously published on August 16, 2013The knowing destruction of evidence alone is sufficient to warrant an adverse inference instruction according to a decision issued in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York yesterday, August 15th. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin’s opinion and order reversed...