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|Iowa Supreme Court Decision Boosts Renewable Energy Development|
Jason W. Allen, John T. Dunlap; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 19, 2014A recent Iowa Supreme Court decision may give a boost to small-scale renewable energy development in that state. On July 11, the court issued its opinion in SZ Enterprises, LLC vs. Iowa Utilities Board (link to decision), determining that a third-party power purchase agreement for behind-the-meter...
|Obama Pushes Smart Automotive Technology|
Jeffrey A. Soble; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014Here at the Dashboard, we have been leading the charge that the Auto Industry is undergoing a technical revolution. Whether it be new materials, adaptive vehicles, software, or something else, every car you buy, lease or drive is more technologically advanced than the next.
|Raising Money? Don’t Forget About the Tax Credits|
Foley Lardner LLP;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014With many states continuing to use tax credits to seed entrepreneurial growth, entrepreneurs and legal counsel must understand the applicable state-sponsored programs and position qualifying businesses to take advantage of these programs. Some government officials and scholars debate the extent to...
|CFPB to Shine Spotlight on Mini-Correspondent Mortgage Lending?|
Jennifer M. Keas; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014On July 9, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) issued Policy Guidance on the issue of Mortgage Brokers Transitioning to Mini-Correspondent Lenders (“Policy Guidance”), which highlights risks and considerations that should be taken...
|CFPB Expands Its Enforcement Efforts Against Payday Lending|
Thomas I. Elkind; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 19, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014In November, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its first enforcement action against a payday lender. Cash America International was fined $5 million and was ordered to refund $14 million to its borrowers due to violations of the Military Lending Act. Recently, the CFPB took...
|CFPB Proposes Public Disclosure of Consumer Complaint Narratives|
Timothy S. Crisp; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 19, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014Will the CFPB start disclosing consumers’ gripes and rants? Would it provide endless hours of salacious reading, like complaints posted on popular online review sites like Yelp and Angie’s List? Could it become a platform for publicizing unverified or, in worst cases, false and...
|Take Care to Avoid Reverse Discrimination Claims|
Thomas C. Pence; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014Most discrimination cases involve claims that an employer discriminated against a minority employee on account of race, against a foreign employee based on national origin, or against a woman on account of gender. A recent case from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (covering New York,...
|NLRB Fallout From President's Unconstitutional Recess Appointments Continues|
Ryan N. Parsons; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014As we noted when the decision was released, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the President’s 2012 recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional. Two weeks later, the developments from the decision continue to come in.
|More Changes in Delaware: Judge Stark Revises Patent Case Procedures|
Stephanie A. Quick; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark of the District of Delaware recently issued revised procedures for managing patent cases that are assigned to him. These revised procedures affect nearly every aspect of a case including scheduling, motions, discovery, claim construction, and trial. Indeed, many of...
|Why Are Method of Treatment Claims and Method of Manufacture Claims Subject to Scrutiny Under the USPTO Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance?|
Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014The USPTO has asked for written comments on its patent subject matter eligibility guidance by July 31, 2014. In this article, I discuss why therapeutic method claims and method of manufacture claims should not be subject to scrutiny under the USPTO’s multi-factored § 101 analysis.