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|Missouri and Kansas Pass Legislation on State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements for Distance Education|
Lynette L. Siegel; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014Missouri is one of the most recent states to pass legislation authorizing an interstate reciprocity agreement for distance education providers. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 1389 in June, with the legislation set to go into effect August 28, 2014. Kansas passed similar legislation in...
|Governor Quinn Approves Illinois "Ban the Box" Legislation Limiting Ability of Private Employers to Inquire About Past Criminal Convictions|
Kate M. Heideman; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014Last week, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act (the Act) into law. The Act prohibits private employers (with more than 15 employees) and employment agencies from inquiring about, considering or requiring disclosure of an applicant’s past...
|U.S. and Others Step Up Sanctions Against Russia|
Cortney O'Toole Morgan, Linda K. Tiller; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014In response to Russia’s continuing actions in Ukraine, the United States and other nations have implemented increased economic sanctions that significantly broaden the scope of the sanctions previously in place. In addition to the U.S. actions, Canada, the European Union and Japan have...
|Professors Oppose FAA’s Interpretation of Model Aircraft Rules|
Amanda E. Tummons; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014On 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...
|U.S. District Court for Colorado Adopts New Local Patent Rules|
Joseph E. Cwik; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014The United States District Court for the District of Colorado has become the second court in the Tenth Circuit and joined 31 other federal courts by implementing their own local patent rules last month. The adoption of these rules was announced on June 11, 2014 as a Pilot Program Implementing...
|Arbitration v. Litigation, Which Is Better for You?|
Terry L. Potter; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014Although 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...
|FAA Extends Public Comment Period on Interpretation of Model Aircraft/Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Special Rule Exemption|
Thomas L. Gemmell; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014The 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,...
|Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on ACA Subsidies|
Russell Orban; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014The 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...
|New York Proposes “BitLicense” for Virtual Currency Trading|
Rebekah E. Raber; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014On 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...
|Errors in Reissue Patent Applications|
Laura A. Labeots; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014Recently, 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).