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|CFPB Proposed Rule on Consumer Finance Arbitration|
Jennifer L. Gray, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, Murray B. Silverstein; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 31, 2016, previously published on May 16, 2016On May 5, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) presented for public comment its proposed rule prohibiting the use of mandatory pre-dispute arbitration clauses that waive class action lawsuits. The proposed rule would require providers to explicitly disclose to consumers that the...
|How ‘The Defend Trade Secrets Act’ Affects Your Employment Agreements|
Kurt A. Kappes, Adam B. Landa; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 30, 2016, previously published on May 13, 2016On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) into law. The DTSA is immediately effective, and applies to misappropriation that occurs after its enactment. The DTSA is the most significant expansion of intellectual property law since the Lanham Act was passed in the...
|The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016|
Kurt A. Kappes, Richard C. McCrea; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 30, 2016, previously published on May 4, 2016On April 27, 2016, Congress passed the “Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.” The Act (the DTSA) passed the House by a vote of 410 to 2. The bill passed the Senate April 4, 2016, by a vote of 87 to 0. Congress enacted the DTSA largely due to its concerns about Chinese espionage and online...
|FTC Launches Interactive Tool to Assist Mobile Health Application Developers|
Mark L. Mattioli; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 9, 2016Adding to the guidance for mobile health application developers, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently launched a new web-based Mobile Health Application Interactive Tool. The tool is designed to aid mobile app developers in understanding various federal laws and regulations that might apply...
|New York Sales and Use Tax and Works of Art|
Glenn Newman; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 12, 2016Sales tax on the purchase of artwork adds up to a significant amount in the high-end art world. Art dealers and collectors should be aware of two recent New York sales tax developments when it comes to selling or purchasing works of art.
|Upcoming Deadlines for Biocides in the EU|
Marijn Bodelier, Jacomijn Christ; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 6, 2016In the European Union the manufacturing, import, sale, and use of chemical substances are highly regulated. Biocidal products are regulated under (EU) No. 528/2012 (EU Biocides Regulation).1 The EU Biocides Regulation entered into force in EU Member States on Sept. 1, 2013. However, the European...
|Relief for Small Businesses Targeted by ADA Lawsuits in California|
Marc B. Koenigsberg; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 11, 2016After passing unanimously out of the California Senate and the Assembly, and with the unusual support of both business groups and trial lawyers, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 269 (Roth). The bill is intended to provide some relief to small businesses sued for alleged violations of disability...
|USPTO Issues Subject Matter Eligibility Update with Examples for Life Sciences|
Fang Xie; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 5, 2016Following the recent Supreme Court decisions in Alice Corp., Myriad, and Mayo which invalidated an array of claims under 35 U.S.C. § 101, patent subject matter eligibility has become a closely watched and debated issue. In its most recent attempt to decipher these decisions and apply them in...
|OSHA’s Final Rule on ‘Improving Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses’: Employers’ Injury and Illness Information Becomes Public and Expanded Protections for Employees that Report Injuries and Illnesses|
Adam Roseman; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 12, 2016On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its much anticipated final rule on recordkeeping and reporting. The final rule requires employers in certain industries to electronically submit information about workplace injuries and illnesses to OSHA. OSHA will...
|Florida Passes Legislation That Will Facilitate Public-Private Partnership (P3) Projects|
Bruce H. Giles-Klein, Timothy J. Green; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 20, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016The State of Florida, a longtime leader among states in facilitating Public Private Partnership projects (P3s), has recently passed legislation that will expand available options for the tax-exempt financing of P3 projects. On April 4, 2016, the Governor of Florida signed into law House Bill 7027...