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|Supreme Court Decision Impacts Strategic Decision Making for Trademark Enforcement|
Daniel I. Schloss; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held that, in some cases, decisions made by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office can preclude courts from addressing the same issue decided by the TTAB. The case is B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries,...
|U.S. and EU Achieve Framework for Deal in Iran Nuclear Talks|
Cyril T. Brennan, Renee A. Latour, Julia Sorrentino; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015On April 2, 2015, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) plus Germany, the European Union, and Iran came to agreement on a framework for achieving a deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program. This framework forms...
|Cuba to Be Removed from U.S. State Sponsors of Terrorism List|
Kara M. Bombach, Cyril T. Brennan, Sandra K. Jorgensen, Renee A. Latour; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015On April 14, 2015, President Obama announced the removal of Cuba from the State Department’s list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT) and formally submitted the statutorily required delisting notification to Congress. Cuba has been designated an SSOT since March 1, 1982. Removing Cuba from...
|Recent DOJ and Regulatory Actions Against Smaller Institutions Suggest That Community Banks Should Continue to Carefully Consider BSA/AML Risks|
Jared E. Dwyer, Carl A. Fornaris; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015On March 31, 2015, the National Credit Union Administration liquidated North Dade Community Development Federal Credit Union of Miami Gardens, Florida. In its press release, the NCUA reported that North Dade was liquidated because the “credit union had violated various provisions of its...
|Supreme Court Issues Guidance on Disclosure of Opinions in Registration Statements|
Robert A. Horowitz, Steven M. Malina; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015In a highly anticipated opinion issued earlier this week in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund, 575 U.S. --- (2015), the U.S. Supreme Court disposed of a split amongst circuits and set forth a new test as to when a statement of opinion in a registration...
|CFPB Enforcement Action Against Collection Agency and Its Service Providers|
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015On April 8, the CFPB announced that it had sued a debt collection agency, its individual owners, and its service providers in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Consumer Financial...
|Court Holds that ‘Supremacy Clause’ Does Not Create a Private Right of Action to Enforce the Provisions of Medicaid|
Robert P. Charrow; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, Inc., No. 14-15 (U.S. March 31, 2015), the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that private parties do not have the right under the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause to sue states over low Medicaid reimbursement rates. Plaintiffs...
|SEC Reminds the Fund Industry that Gifts May Violate the 1940 Act, Not Just the Code of Ethics|
Richard M. Cutshall, Arthur Don; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 9, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015Late last month, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management released Guidance Update No. 2015-01 (February 2015), reminding the investment management community of the potential conflicts of interest that arise when the personnel of an investment adviser to a registered...
|IGAD to Establish International Arbitration Center in Djibouti|
Thomas R. Snider; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which consists of member states Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda, will establish an international arbitration center in Djibouti focused on resolving business disputes in the region. The decision to...
|Foreign Venture Capital Investments in Sub-Saharan African Technology Startups|
Aron J. Ambia; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015A McKinsey report published in February 2014 estimates that mobile phone ownership among adults in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is estimated to be 66 percent. The rapid spread of Internet-enabled mobile phones throughout SSA has created an opportunity for the emergence of tech startups and venture...