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HTMLEastern District of Texas Adds New Local Patent Rule in Hatch-Waxman Cases
Joseph E. Cwik; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014
Following the lead of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas just announced the adoption of a General Order amending the disclosure requirements for cases under the Hatch-Waxman Act, 21 U.S.C. § 355. The new rule takes...

 

HTMLAvoiding Privilege Pitfalls: Barko Calls for Caution
Matthew P. Diehr, Matthew T. Schelp; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 3, 2014, previously published on April 2, 2014
Corporations conducting internal investigations need to be wary that information learned and materials generated in the course of these investigations may later fall into the hands of adversaries in litigation.

 

HTMLPreserving Attorney-Client Privilege in Internal Investigations After Barko v. Halliburton
Kevin P. McCart; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 25, 2014
Read the press about Judge James Gwin’s decision in United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Co., No. 1:05-cv-1276 (D.D.C. Mar. 6, 2014), and you might see it as the beginning of the end for the attorney-client privilege in internal investigations. While the ultimate implications of the...

 

HTMLPass-Through Claims Without a Contract—Severin Doctrine Part Two
Thomas F. Rath; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2014, previously published on April 01, 2014
The Severin doctrine restricts the ability of prime contractors to hold the government responsible for costs incurred by subcontractors. It is often of limited practical effect because it can usually be avoided by contract. Liquidation agreements, sponsorship agreements, pass-through agreements,...

 

HTMLNew Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions Impacts Energy and Agriculture Industries
Sarah Dotson Mathews; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2014, previously published on April 01, 2014
On Friday, March 28, 2014, the White House unveiled its comprehensive, interagency strategy to reduce methane emissions as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan introduced last summer. The President’s Climate Action Plan proposed three key pillars upon which strategies would be...

 

HTMLNorthwestern University - The NLRB Should Have Passed
Terry L. Potter; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014
The Regional Director for the Chicago office of the NLRB issued a decision this week finding that football players receiving scholarships at Northwestern University constituted an appropriate unit for purposes of collective bargaining under the NLRA. From my perspective, the decision is flawed in...

 

HTMLThe Volcker Rule Takes Effect
Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2014, previously published on April 01, 2014
On December 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and four other federal regulatory agencies (the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission)...

 

HTMLBusiness Associates: First Step in a Breach ‘Kill Chain’
Deborah H. Juhnke; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 26, 2014
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today released its analysis of the 2013 Target Data Breach, using the “intrusion kill chain” framework from Lockheed Martin as its analytical tool. In short, the analysis shows that although Target likely failed at multiple...

 

HTMLPackaging Design and Innovation Could Ease Costs of Food Waste
Christopher W. Hamlin; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014
According to a recent UN report, one-third (1.3 billion tons) of the world’s food is wasted each year. The report, entitled Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources, analyzes the environmental impacts of global food wastage, but also highlights the significant economic impact to...

 

HTMLProposed Regulations Concerning Gainful Employment
Hayley E. Hanson, Sean Tassi; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014
The Department of Education recently released a Notice of Proposed Rule Making to establish measures for determining whether certain postsecondary educational programs prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The regulations will affect nearly all programs at for-profit...

 


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