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|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...
|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,...
|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...
|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...
|Myth vs. Fact: Responses to Arguments Against the EB-5 Pilot Program|
Laura Foote Reiff; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 13, 2015Myth 1: Buy a Green Card - The EB-5 program was established to help high-net-worth individuals buy a green card.
|Online Dispute Resolution is Not Science Fiction, Says Advisory Group|
Robert E. Collier-Wright; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015The Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Advisory Group of the Civil Justice Council, a group established on 25 April 2014 and led by Professor Richard Susskind (IT Advisor to the Lord Chief Justice), has proposed radical changes to the court system of England and Wales, including the introduction of a...
|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...
|Recap of the USCIS Lawful Source of Funds Public Engagement Feb. 26, 2015|
Dillon R. Colucci; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015USCIS held an informative session on Feb. 26, 2015 which went over common issues in a lawful source of funds analysis. Speaking from USCIS were three adjudication officers, two supervisors and Karen Harris, a division chief. USCIS stated its continued goal is to reduce I-526 petition processing...
|PTAB Moves Forward on Quick-Fix Rule Changes|
Scott A. McKeown; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015The USPTO's Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has announced some of their "quick fix" rule changes today in advance of the anticipated Federal Register Notice. In addition to expected changes to page limits, the Director also mentioned other changes that may be proposed through...