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|Sale of Self-Driving Cars to Consumers by 2025?|
Matthew J. Riopelle; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014More and more, self-driving cars are morphing from fantasy portrayed in futuristic societies to reality. Google’s autonomous prototype and California’s proposed regulations regarding the testing of self-driving cars on public roads demonstrate the increasing likelihood of self-driving...
|Protection Against Foreign Anticompetitive Practices Affecting U.S. Activities|
Francis J. Burke; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014Antitrust laws, like the Sherman Act, protect American markets from anticompetitive practices. But, under the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (FTAIA), American antitrust laws only reach foreign conduct in specific circumstances. For example, an anticompetitive act committed abroad must,...
|Approved H-1B? Get the Ball Rolling on Your Consular Application Now!|
Alan Seagrave; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014Getting an H-1B nonimmigrant visa for new employment with a private employer in the United States has become an obstacle course that now even requires winning a lottery. The process has become so complicated that H-1B beneficiaries lucky enough to find a bona fide offer of employment, win the visa...
|U.S. Department of Commerce Announces New Antidumping Duties on Solar Panels from China and Taiwan|
Jeffery R. Atkin, Justus J. Britt, Robert H. Huey; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 26, 2014The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced today its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping (AD) investigations of certain crystalline silicon PV products imported from the People’s Republic of China (China) and Taiwan. In general, the DOC finds AD margins when a...
|Spotlight on Privacy in the Automotive Industry|
Mark A. Aiello, Chanley T. Howell, Adam C. Losey; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014Privacy is a hot topic these days, and the automotive industry is no exception. Connected cars, in-car location services, telematics systems, event data records (black boxes), driverless cars, online consumer targeted advertising, vehicle-to-vehicle communications, mobile apps for cars, data...
|$30, Four Opinions, and No Decision: The Province and Duty to Say What the Law Probably Is|
Kellen C. Kasper; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014Federal appellate courts ordinarily grant en banc hearings or rehearings only when “(1) en banc consideration is necessary to secure or maintain uniformity of the court’s decisions; or (2) the proceeding involves a question of exceptional importance.” Fed. R. App. P. 35(a). So,...
|Have Accelerators Reached Saturation Point?|
Gabor Garai; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014A few weeks ago, I attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new MassChallenge accelerator space. There were hundreds of people there, including the founders of TechSandBox, an accelerator in Hopkinton, MA, and Smarter in the City, an “inner city” accelerator in Roxbury. Foley &...
|Appellate Courts Split on Validity of Key ACA Regulation|
R. Michael Scarano; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014In two important decisions issued July 22, 2014, both addressing the validity of a key regulation promulgated under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), two federal appeals courts reached opposite conclusions, possibly setting the stage for another ACA showdown in the Supreme...
|Federal Circuit Says Commission Must Toe the Line in Invisalign ITC Case|
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014In Align Technology, Inc. v. International Trade Commission, the Federal Circuit held that ITC action that violated ITC’s own regulations warranted vacatur under the Administrative Procedures Act. While the case addresses specific ITC regulations, the same principles apply to other agencies,...
|EEOC Effectively Declares Pregnancy a "Disability" Requiring Reasonable Accommodation — Even When the Pregnant Employee Is Not Disabled|
Connor A. Sabatino; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recently declared that pregnancy alone, even without other underlying medical conditions, may require employer accommodations according to recent guidance released July 14, 2014. In a controversial decision splitting the commissioners 3-2, the EEOC...