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|FTC Expands Patent Transfer Rights Reporting Rules, Effective December 16, 2013|
Julie L. Tersigni, Michael C. Zogby; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 16, 2013On November 6, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission released final amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Rules to clarify when a transaction involving the transfer of rights to all or part of a pharmaceutical (including biologics) patent is reportable under the Hart-Scott-Rodino...
|Dormant Commerce Clause Update - 4th Circuit Panel Talks Trash|
Andrew P. Foster; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 3, 2013On December 3, 2013, a Fourth Circuit panel issued an opinion situated at the familiar intersection of Dormant Commerce Clause jurisprudence and trash. Affirming a trial court’s grant of summary judgment, the Court turned away a Dormant Commerce Clause challenge to a so-called “flow...
|Key Deepwater Horizon Criminal Charges Dismissed Against Two BP Officials|
Tracy S. Combs, Ronald A. Sarachan; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
December 16, 2013, previously published on December 12, 2013Reining in one of the most aggressive environmental crimes prosecutions, a federal district judge has dismissed half of the manslaughter claims filed against two BP officials in connection with the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
|SEC Issues Guidance on “Bad Actor” Rules|
Drinker Biddle Reath LLP;
December 16, 2013, previously published on December 12, 2013On December 4, 2013, the SEC’s the Division of Corporation Finance issued additional Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (the Guidance) on certain aspects of the “bad actor” rules under the Securities Act of 1933 that became effective on September 23, 2013. As described in...
|SEC Releases Annual Report on its Whistleblower Program: Progress, Priorities, and Payments|
Nicholas S. Feltham, Mary P. Hansen, Ronald A. Sarachan; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
December 16, 2013, previously published on November 27, 2013On November 15th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released its 2013 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program. The report contains helpful insight into the operation of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower (OWB), and details OWB’s progress to date,...
|Supreme Court Offers Guidance on How to Enforce Forum Selection Clauses|
D. Alicia Hickok, Todd N. Hutchison; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
December 16, 2013, previously published on December 6, 2013The United States Supreme Court has just decided a case about the proper weight to attribute to contractual forum selection clauses and how to enforce the clause if a plaintiff files suit in a different court. The Court’s December 3, 2013, decision in Atlantic Marine Construction Co., Inc. v....
|Department of Commerce Reinstates Antidumping Duty Orders on Ball Bearings from Japan and the United Kingdom|
Richard P. Ferrin, Douglas J. Heffner, Kathleen M. Murphy; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
December 16, 2013, previously published on December 12, 2013For your information, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced that it is reinstating the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings from Japan and the United Kingdom (UK). These orders had been in effect since 1989. The revocation of these antidumping duty orders, and the recent DOC...
|New York State’s Stance on Cybersecurity: Behind the News|
Ronald A. Sarachan, Zoë K. Wilhelm; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
December 5, 2013, previously published on November 26, 2013The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) is “requiring” about 200 banks “to answer questions in real time on December 12 to assess their cybersecurity policies and processes” in “what amounts to a...
|Court Rules Florida Hospital Violated Stark Law in Oncologist Payment Case|
Drinker Biddle Reath LLP;
November 27, 2013, previously published on November 15, 2013On November 13, 2013, the district court in United States ex rel. Baklid-Kunz v. Halifax Hospital Med. Ctr. et al., No. 6:09-cv-1002 (M.D. Fla.), issued a significant decision interpreting the Stark Law. In Halifax, the relator alleged, among other things, that the hospital defendant submitted...
|Use It or Lose It: New IRS Guidance Permits Carryover for Health FSAs|
Heather B. Abrigo, Dawn E. Sellstrom; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
November 26, 2013, previously published on November 21, 2013The IRS has relaxed the rule that any amounts remaining at the end of a plan year in a health flexible spending account (health FSA) must be forfeited. But whether cafeteria plans should be amended to include this new provision is a question plan sponsors should consider carefully.