Document(s) published by this organization: 31
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|Have Passport? (Organic Product) Will Travel|
Marnie A. Jensen; Husch Blackwell LLP;
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 29, 2014In order to legally sell, label, or represent a product as “organic” in the United States, the product must comply with the USDA National Organic Program regulations (the “NOP”). In practice, this means that the production or handling operation must be certified by an...
|All Pain, No Gain? U.S. Department of Education Releases Final Gainful Employment Rules|
Mark Rohland Falkowski; Husch Blackwell LLP;
November 12, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014The U.S. Department of Education announced its long-awaited final gainful employment rule, which will take effect July 1, 2015. In making this announcement, the Department estimated 1,400 programs currently serving 840,000 college students would not pass the Department’s new standards, which...
|Best Practice Guidance for Responding To IRS 1098-T Proposed Penalty Notices, Collecting TINs|
Anne D. Cartwright; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014Colleges and universities are receiving another round of IRS Notice 972CG, proposing penalties for missing or incorrect Taxpayer Identification Numbers on Form 1098-T. Form 1098-Ts are information returns relating to higher education tuition and expenses; the TINs they request are most often...
|FAA Approves Commercial Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Provides Guidance for Accelerated Use|
Thomas L. Gemmell; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014In a historic decision, the FAA for the first time last month approved the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) through petitions for exemption under the Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (“Special Rules for Certain Unmanned Aircraft Systems”). The...
|Syngenta Faces Additional Lawsuits over MIR162 Corn|
Megan Ruth Galey; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014On October 3rd, corn growers in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska filed multiple class action lawsuits against Syngenta related to MIR162, the Agrisure Viptera trait. The class actions come on the heels of similar lawsuits filed by Cargill and Trans Coastal Supply Company in...
|Amendments to the Federal Rules Make Discovery Better, Faster, Cheaper|
Steven A. Neeley; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 15, 2014Contractors know that discovery is the most time-consuming and expensive part of litigation. Until now, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have done little to address the problem. Parties that preserve too much data are burdened with the cost of collecting and reviewing it. Parties that preserve...
|Driving the Golden Spike: Avoiding Liability with Connected EHR Systems|
Peter Jay Enko, Mike Foley, Deborah H. Juhnke, Wakaba Yonaiyama Tessier; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 2014The evolution of today’s EHR holds much in common with that of the modern railroad. We all take for granted that railroad cars easily move from one track to another and from one company’s lines to another. So, whether the owner of the rail is Union Pacific or Burlington Northern, the...
|Court Finds That Adverse Markman Ruling Does Not Automatically Establish Good Cause to Amend Contentions|
Joseph E. Cwik; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014A key objective of many local patent rules is to encourage parties to solidify their legal theories regarding infringement and invalidity at the outset of litigation. These rules save litigant and court resources by preventing the ‘shifting sands’ approach to claim construction, i.e.,...
|College and University ‘Financial Services’ and the U.S. Consumer Watchdog|
Anne D. Cartwright, Meghan A. Kloth; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014The reach of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the nation’s top consumer watchdog, extends beyond well-publicized lawsuits claiming deceptive practices by a handful of for-profit schools. Recent actions by the CFPB, along with Congress and state legislatures, are highlighting the role...
|U.S. Patent Office, NIST to Hold Meeting to Explore Patent Intersection of Patents and Cybersecurity|
Walter J. Kawula; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 23, 2014, previously published on October 20, 2014The U.S. Patent Office has announced that, in conjunction with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), it will host its first Cybersecurity Partnership Meeting on November 14, 2014. The U.S. Patent Office bills the event as a collaborative forum involving U.S. Patent Office staff and...