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HTMLSupreme Court Decision Impacts Strategic Decision Making for Trademark Enforcement
Daniel I. Schloss; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
On 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,...

 

HTMLU.S. and EU Achieve Framework for Deal in Iran Nuclear Talks
Cyril T. Brennan, Renee A. Latour, Julia Sorrentino; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015
On 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...

 

HTMLCuba 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;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015
On 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...

 

HTMLRecent 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;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015
On 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...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Issues Guidance on Disclosure of Opinions in Registration Statements
Robert A. Horowitz, Steven M. Malina; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015
In 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...

 

HTMLCFPB Enforcement Action Against Collection Agency and Its Service Providers
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015
On 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...

 

HTMLCourt Holds that ‘Supremacy Clause’ Does Not Create a Private Right of Action to Enforce the Provisions of Medicaid
Robert P. Charrow; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015
On 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...

 

HTMLSEC 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;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015
Late 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...

 

HTMLIGAD to Establish International Arbitration Center in Djibouti
Thomas R. Snider; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015
The 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...

 

HTMLForeign Venture Capital Investments in Sub-Saharan African Technology Startups
Aron J. Ambia; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015
A 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...

 


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