Document(s) published by this organization: 243
Show: results per page
|A New Protected Disclosure Venue Suggests Permanence For Demonstration Project Federal Contractor Employees’ Whistleblower Protections|
Michael J. Schrier; Duane Morris LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015In 2013, Congress enacted 41 U.S.C. § 4712 to provide whistleblower protections to employees of federal contractors who made disclosures concerning alleged “evidence of gross mismanagement of a Federal contract or grant, a gross waste of Federal funds, an abuse of authority relating to a...
|War Memorial Sculptor Wins Appeal in Copyright Litigation with Government|
Arvind Jairam; Duane Morris LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 13, 2015An appellate court has affirmed a royalty award to a famous sculptor based on the U.S. government’s unauthorized use of his copyrighted work in a postage stamp. The decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Gaylord v. United States comes after lengthy litigation that has...
|Kentucky Attorney General: Internet Sweepstakes are Illegal Gambling|
Eric D. Frank; Duane Morris LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015This past Friday, the Kentucky Attorney General issued an opinion (OAG-15-005) concluding Internet sweepstakes machines meet the definition of illegal lotteries under Kentucky law and computers used at Internet sweepstakes cafes constitute illegal gambling devices.
|New U.S. Policy Towards Cuba Put In Motion By Construction Of Church|
Jose A. Aquino; Duane Morris LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015The construction of Cuba’s first Roman Catholic Church since Castro came to power in 1959 may well be the first test of the new U.S. policy towards Cuba. The new church, with an expected capacity to accommodate at least 200 worshipers, is set to be built in Sandino, a small, secluded town in...
|Understanding SwissLeaks: Considerations for Banks, Account Holders and Fiduciaries in Light of Possible Enforcement Action in India|
Saionton Basu; Duane Morris;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 13, 2015Last month saw further disclosure of 1,195 account holders in HSBC Private Bank in Geneva, Switzerland, with Indian addresses. Whilst that by itself connotes no manner of wrongdoing, given the information now resides in the public domain, the following potential risks emerge for banks, account...
|New Jersey State Bar Committee to Review RPC 1.2(d) and Issues Pertaining to Medical Marijuana|
James J. Ferrelli; Duane Morris LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015The New Jersey State Bar Association (“NJSBA”) has established an ad hoc committee to review the ethical issues raised under New Jersey Rule of Professional Conduct 1.2(d) (which prohibits a lawyer from counseling or assisting a client in conduct that the lawyer knows is illegal or...
|Restoration of America’s Wire Act Reintroduced in Congress|
Eric D. Frank; Duane Morris LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT-3) reintroduced the Restoration of America’s Wire Act today in the 114th Congress. The bill is identical to a measure set forth by Rep. Chaffetz in the last session of Congress.
|Vietnam’s New Investment Law Paves the Way for More M&A - No More Investment Certificates!|
Giles T. Cooper, Nhan T. Le, Manfred Otto; Duane Morris Vietnam LLC;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015Good news for M&A in Vietnam! Effective 1 July 2015, foreign investors won’t need to undergo lengthy investment certificate procedures when buying stakes in Vietnamese target companies. The change, introduced by the new Investment Law, will hopefully end years of uncertainty and frustration...
|$195 Million Awarded for Failure to Negotiate in Good Faith; PharmAthene, Inc. v. SIGA Technologies, Inc.|
David A. Charapp; Duane Morris LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015In 2011, I wrote about the PharmAthene, Inc. v. SIGA Technologies, Inc. case, in which the Delaware Chancery Court found that SIGA Technology Inc. failed to negotiate in good faith with PharmAthene, Inc. for the grant of a license to SIGA’s smallpox drug known as ST-246. This case provided an...
|Health System Integration and Antitrust Laws on Collision Course|
Philip H. Lebowitz; Duane Morris LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015Health systems attempting to fulfill the mandate of integrating hospitals and physicians may find themselves accused of going too far. Although the Affordable Care Act, shared savings, gainsharing and other alternative payment methodologies have made integration of physicians, hospitals and other...