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HTMLProfessors Oppose FAA’s Interpretation of Model Aircraft Rules
Amanda E. Tummons; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014
On June 18, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Notice of Interpretation (the Notice) regarding the special rule that exempts regulation of model aircraft under the FAA Modernization and Reform Act. Such interpretation was initially open for public comment through July 25, 2014...

 

HTMLErrors in Reissue Patent Applications
Laura A. Labeots; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014
Recently, the Federal Circuit provided some insight about the “error” upon which a reissue patent application can be based under 35 U.S.C. § 251. See In re Dinsmore, No. 2013-1637, 2004 WL 2337372 (Fed. Cir. June 10, 2014).

 

HTMLNew York Proposes “BitLicense” for Virtual Currency Trading
Rebekah E. Raber; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014
On July 17, 2014, New York became the first state to propose guidelines to regulate virtual currencies such as Bitcoin. The proposed rules issued by the New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) would require entities engaged in the “virtual currency business” to...

 

HTMLFAA Extends Public Comment Period on Interpretation of Model Aircraft/Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Special Rule Exemption
Thomas L. Gemmell; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a 60-day extension for the public to comment on its interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft established by Congress as part of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (the Act). The new deadline for comment is September 23,...

 

HTMLPotential Privacy Guidelines
Amanda E. Tummons; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014
By September 2015 the FAA is to publish proposed rules for the integration of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, into the National Airspace System (NAS). All indications are that those rules will relate to safety and will not focus on privacy issues. Privacy issues, however, are a...

 

HTMLArbitration v. Litigation, Which Is Better for You?
Terry L. Potter; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014
Although ADR programs have been in existence for many years, given the recent green light by the Supreme Court regarding the use of arbitration, its application is being reassessed and applied by a number of entities in an effort to control the overwhelming cost of litigation, both in terms of the...

 

HTMLHospital lab services may not constitute unrelated trade or business: IRS Technical Advice Memorandum
Wakaba Y. Tessier; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014
On July 11, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released a Technical Advice Memorandum (“TAM”) dated March 7, 2008, which concluded that, contrary to the general rule set forth in Revenue Ruling 85-110 (“Rev. Ruling 85-110”), a tax-exempt hospital’s...

 

HTMLCourts Issue Conflicting Rulings on ACA Subsidies
Russell Orban; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has always faced tremendous challenges due to the sheer magnitude of both the changes it authorized and the people it will impact. Now two different Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal have made the law’s implementation even more difficult by...

 

HTMLPublic Comment Period to Close Soon on FAA’s Interpretation of Model Aircraft/Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Thomas L. Gemmell; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
On June 18, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Notice of Interpretation (Notice) regarding the special rule that exempts regulation of model aircraft under the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (the Act). The period for public comment on the FAA's Notice ends this...

 

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,...

 


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