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|Eastern District of Texas Adds New Local Patent Rule in Hatch-Waxman Cases|
Joseph E. Cwik; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014Following 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...
|Avoiding Privilege Pitfalls: Barko Calls for Caution|
Matthew P. Diehr, Matthew T. Schelp; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 3, 2014, previously published on April 2, 2014Corporations 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.
|Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege in Internal Investigations After Barko v. Halliburton|
Kevin P. McCart; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 25, 2014Read 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...
|Pass-Through Claims Without a Contract—Severin Doctrine Part Two|
Thomas F. Rath; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on April 01, 2014The 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,...
|New Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions Impacts Energy and Agriculture Industries|
Sarah Dotson Mathews; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on April 01, 2014On 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...
|Northwestern University - The NLRB Should Have Passed|
Terry L. Potter; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014The 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...
|The Volcker Rule Takes Effect|
Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on April 01, 2014On 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)...
|Business Associates: First Step in a Breach ‘Kill Chain’|
Deborah H. Juhnke; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 26, 2014The 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...
|Packaging Design and Innovation Could Ease Costs of Food Waste|
Christopher W. Hamlin; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014According 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...
|Proposed Regulations Concerning Gainful Employment|
Hayley E. Hanson, Sean Tassi; Husch Blackwell LLP;
March 26, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014The 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...