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HTMLD.C. Circuit Rejects Emergency Motion to Stay Conflict Minerals Rule
Jeffrey T. Haughey, Daniel J. Thompson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 16, 2014
On Wednesday, May 14, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied an emergency motion by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to stay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) conflict minerals rules prior to the deadline to file the first Conflict Minerals Report on...

 

HTMLUkraine-Related Sanctions Update: OFAC Issues Sanctions Regulations; President Withdraws GSP Status for Russia
Cortney O'Toole Morgan, Linda K. Tiller; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 16, 2014
Recently, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) promulgated regulations which formally implement the Ukraine-related sanctions set forth in Executive Orders 13660 (“Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine”),...

 

HTMLIntellectual Property Update: What is an Inter Partes Review (IPR)?
Brian Fahrenbach; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 16, 2014
Any company that owns patents must learn about the Unites States Patent and Trademark Office’s new inter partes review proceedings. The America Invents Act (AIA) created new tools to challenge a patent’s validity outside of a court. The AIA created Inter Partes Review (IPR) which, among...

 

HTMLDelaware Chancery Court Upholds Sotheby's Stockholder Rights Plan Against Activist Challenge
Steven R. Barrett, Rebecca C. Taylor; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 19, 2014
The Delaware Court of Chancery’s recent decision in Third Point LLC v. Ruprecht, C.A. No. 9469-VCP (Del. Ch. May 2, 2014), denied a motion by stockholders, including activist hedge fund Third Point, to preliminarily enjoin the annual meeting of publicly held auction house Sotheby’s. The...

 

HTMLMobile Medical Apps: The FDA Regulates an Entire New Industry
Diane J. Romza-Kutz, Fredric E. Roth; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014
Smartphones and tablets are quickly becoming the ubiquitous tool for both personal and business activities. The convenience of the platforms, their mobility, and their ability to tie into the Internet means not only is the adoption rate of these devices outpacing the adoption of standard PCs...

 

HTMLNew Final Regulations Allow Tax-Free Purchase of Disability Insurance by Plans
Alan H. Kandel; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 21, 2014
On May 9, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of the Treasury issued final regulations regarding the tax treatment of premium payments made by qualified defined contribution retirement plans for accident or health insurance on behalf of plan participants. The regulations contain...

 

HTMLDOJ: Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 90 Individuals for Approximately $260 Million in False Billing
Diane T. Carter; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014
The U.S. Department of Justice issued a press release (the “press release”) covering today’s announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in six cities...

 

HTMLSEC’s Social Media Guidance on Required Legends Raises More Questions
Candace R. Jackson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 12, 2014
Rule 165 of the Securities Act of 1933 permits the offeror of securities in a business combination transaction to make public statements related to or in connection with the transaction, both before and after the filing of a registration statement related to the transaction, as long as the...

 

HTMLFlyer Beware!
Amanda E. Tummons; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014
Last week the media reported on two specific drone or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flights that highlight the issues that are being faced when it comes to operation of UAS. One happened at 2,300 above ground in March of this year but is only being reported just now (see Near Mid-Air Collision...

 

HTMLClarifying “Made With Organic”
Marnie A. Jensen; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 12, 2014
“Organic” can mean many things, but above all it is a regulated labeling term. There are actually five labeling categories allowed under the USDA organic regulations (100% Organic, Organic, Made With Organic, Specific Organic Ingredients, and Livestock Feed). Many people find the...

 


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