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HTMLCourt Dismisses Texas EquuSearch’s Challenge to FAA’s No-Fly Warning
Thomas L. Gemmell; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
On July 18 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit dismissed Texas EquuSearch’s challenge of the FAA’s directive that it stop flying search-and-rescue missions using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)/drones. In doing so, the Appellate panel, siding with the Justice Department/FAA,...

 

HTMLDOJ intervenes in first False Claim Act case involving ACA ’60-day repayment provision’
Edward L. Barker, Kimela R. West; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the New York State Attorney General intervened in a federal False Claims Act (FCA) case on June 27, 2014, accusing Mount Sinai Health System of failing to report and return Medicaid overpayments within 60 days of identifying them. See U.S. ex rel Kane v....

 

HTMLJob Training Reform Bill Clears Congress; President’s Approval Expected This Week
Charles D. "Chip" Nottingham; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
Employers in sectors such as manufacturing, energy and agriculture faced with significant shortages of skilled labor, received a major boost from Congress last week. The long-awaited job training program reform bill “Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act” received bipartisan...

 

HTMLConsistency among Circuits for Securities Class Certification after the U.S. Supreme Court Halliburton Decision
John A. Menicucci; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
On June 23, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Halliburton Co., et al. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317 (2014). The Supreme Court vacated and remanded the decision of the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and did not part from its 1988 decision in Basic Inc. v....

 

HTMLThe Battle Against Patent Trolls Continues
Michael R. Annis; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
As we advised in a previous post, there seems to be an all-out war against so-called patent trolls. A patent troll is, in general, a pejorative term associated with entities that do not practice their own patents but nonetheless assert those patents against others. Also known as “patent...

 

HTMLProposed Bill a Win for Transportation Intermediaries
David M. Buffo; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
Proposed House bill 4727 would create a so-called “national hiring standard” for motor carriers which would preclude states from imposing liability on anyone arranging for transportation of goods, i.e. transportation intermediaries such as shippers, brokers and freight forwarders. The...

 

HTMLWill the Supreme Court Uphold Tolling of the Six-Year Limitations Period for Civil False Claims Act Cases During Times of War?
Elizabeth Leavy; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
Whether the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act tolls the six-year statute of limitations for civil claims under the False Claims Act will soon be addressed by the Supreme Court. In Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel Benjamin Carter, No. 12-1497 (July 1, 2014), the...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Decisions Impact Higher Education
Ben Irwin; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
In recent weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court issued several key decisions that have - or may have in the future - implications for institutions of higher education. These rulings focused on the protection of digital information on cellphones, the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, the...

 

HTMLEPA Proposes Significant Reductions in Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Alison M. Nelson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
On June 18, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed two new rules that have the potential to significantly limit carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGUs). EPA is soliciting comments on the proposed rules through October 16, 2014.

 

HTMLBarko v. Halliburton—How the D.C. Circuit’s Decision Reaffirms the Attorney-Client Privilege in Internal Investigations
Kevin P. McCart, Steven A. Neeley; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014
The attorney-client privilege applies with equal force to internal investigations today as it did 30 years ago thanks to the D.C. Circuit’s recent decision in In re: Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc., No. 14-5055 (D.C. Cir. June 27, 2014). The appeals court decision vacates the March 6, 2014...

 


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