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|FTC Reminds Media to Perform a 'Gut Check' Before Accepting Weight-Loss Advertising|
Justin J. Prochnow; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 9, 2014The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) kicked off the year with a press conference to announce “Operation Failed Resolution,” which was initiated as part of the FTC’s ongoing effort to stop misleading claims for products promoting easy weight loss and slimmer bodies. In addition to...
|Massachusetts Courts Tie the Very Existence of 'Trade Secrets' to Your Business Practices|
Kurt A. Kappes, James P. Ponsetto, David G. Thomas; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 8, 2014Companies value their trade secrets but must also take “reasonable measures” to keep that information secret in the event the company needs to protect it through the Massachusetts Court System. Failing to do so may render even the most valuable trade secrets unprotectable. Therefore, it...
|New Bill Seeks to Combat Theft of Trade Secrets, Protect Jobs|
Johnine P. Barnes, Mariana Gaxiola; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 14, 2014, previously published on May 06, 20014On April 29, 2014, Senator Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced legislation to provide a federal cause of action to curtail the estimated $160 billion to $480 billion currently being lost by U.S. companies as a result of trade secret theft each year. The...
|Issuance of the National Infrastructure Program by the Mexico Federal Government|
Juan Manuel González Bernal, Cecilia Quintanilla, Pedro Javier Reséndez Bocanegra, Rodrigo Piñeiro Villanueva; Greenberg Traurig, S.C.;
May 9, 2014, previously published on May 7, 2014This GT Alert describes some of the most relevant aspects concerning Mexico's National Infrastructure Program published in the Federal Official Gazette on April 29, 2014 (the PNI).
|Conflict Minerals Rule Update: Emergency Motion Filed For Complete Stay of SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule|
Barbara A. Jones; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 9, 2014, previously published on May 7, 2014As public companies struggle to craft disclosure in their first Form SD filings due May 31, 2014 (June 2, 2014) consistent with guidance (Guidance) issued on April 29, 2014 by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, appellants National...
|General Overview of Mexico's New Federal Competition Law|
Bertha Alicia Ordaz-Avilés; Greenberg Traurig, S.C.;
May 9, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014This GT Alert provides a general overview of a bill passed by the Mexican House of Deputies, with the previous approval of the Senate, to issue a new Federal Competition Law (the Federal Competition Law) as well as to amend and add certain articles to the Federal Criminal Code on competition...
|SEC Remains Divided Over Conflict Minerals Rules; CorpFin Issues Guidance on Compliance|
Barbara A. Jones; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 8, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014On April 29, 2014 Keith F. Higgins, the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance (CorpFin) at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), issued a policy statement making it clear that, barring further action by the courts or the SEC itself, CorpFin would not suspend compliance with the...
|New York State OMIG Releases 2014-2015 Work Plan|
Michael A. Berlin, Carla E. Hogan, Francis J. Serbaroli; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 8, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014The New York State Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) recently released its State Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Work Plan (Work Plan) covering April 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015. It provides a roadmap for OMIG’s eighth year of operations, incorporates federal and state changes to the...
|Comprehensive Tax Reform Proposal Puts Carried Interest Back on the Table|
Noam Lipshitz, John F. Prusiecki, Alejandro Ruiz; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 8, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014On February 26, 2014, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) introduced a discussion draft of the Tax Reform Act of 2014 (the Act) as an attempt to move forward with the most comprehensive revision of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) since 1986. Many commentators are highly...
|Supreme Court Sets Standards for Attorneys Fees Under The Patent Act|
Scott J. Bornstein, Justin A. MacLean; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 6, 2014, previously published on May 2, 2014On April 29, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decisions in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. and Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management Systems, Inc. regarding the governing standards for awarding attorney’s fees under the Patent Act. Petitioners in the Octane...