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HTMLDramatic Change to Scope of Anti-Dumping Duty Order Puts Many Importers at Risk
Jeffrey S. Neeley, Robert D. Stang; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
In a scope ruling issued May 27, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) found that four chests marketed as living room pieces were within the scope of the anti-dumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China. The scope ruling was made at...

 

HTMLNew FDA Current Good Manufacturing Processes Rule Expected for Animal Food Manufacturers
Diane J. Romza-Kutz, Fredric E. Roth; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014
As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) passed in March of 2011, the FDA was given a mandate to update its regulations to create a new set of regulations/rules that enables it to prevent the introduction of adulterated food into the human and animal food supply in the U.S., as opposed...

 

HTMLIs Your Employment Application Legal?
Michaelle L. Baumert; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
“Ban the Box” laws continue to crop up across the country. “Ban the Box” laws prohibit employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history prior to the first or second interview or until an offer is made. While “Ban the Box” laws do not prevent...

 

HTMLThe Favorable Trends in Suspension and Debarment
Elizabeth Sebesky; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 6, 2014
In its May 2014 report, the GAO found that the total number of contractor suspension and debarment actions continues to rise, more than doubling from 1,836 in FY 2009 to 4,812 in FY 2013. At a high level, the increase in suspension and debarments tracks the dramatic rise in federal contract...

 

HTMLUnmanned Aircraft Systems Regulatory Update: Federal Audit Outlines Significant Obstacles to the Safe Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System
Charles D. "Chip" Nottingham; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
Congress received a comprehensive audit report this week focused on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) progress integrating Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). The audit report by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Office of...

 

HTMLIs One Really Better Than Many? The Unified Medical Staff Conundrum
Wakaba Y. Tessier; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its final revisions (“Final Rule”) to the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) on May 12, 2014. Among other things, CMS proposed to revise its current interpretation of the hospital medical staff composition at 42...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Clarifies First Amendment Citizen Speech Protections for Government EmployeesClarifies First Amendment Citizen Speech Protections for Government Employees
Curtis R. Summers; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Lane v. Franks, a case closely watched by public employers, institutions of higher education, and employment lawyers. The case is about First Amendment-protected speech for government employees and qualified immunity for...

 

HTMLWhy You Have Little to Fear from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s Decision to Allow Live Testimony
Brian Fahrenbach; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014
Yes, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) may allow live testimony in an inter partes review (“IPR”). No, this does not entirely alter IPRs. Last week the PTAB stood their ground in a request to rehear their decision to allow live testimony. This post briefly addresses...

 

HTMLProposed Legislation Would Alter the FLSA’s “White Collar” Exemptions
Josef S. Glynias; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014
Yesterday, a group of nine Senate Democrats proposed new legislation (S. 2486) that would increase the amount of salary that must be paid to certain employees. Led by Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, the group seeks to change the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) in two significant ways, and...

 

HTMLSEC Readies New Guidelines for Proxy Advisers
Chauncey M. Lane; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
The SEC is readying new guidelines for proxy advisory firms such as ISS and Glass Lewis amid complaints by corporations that such advisers have too much influence. The SEC previously held a roundtable about the sector, where stakeholders discussed a variety of concerns such as whether the firms...

 


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