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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...

 

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).

 

HTMLU.S. Postal Service Plays the Terrorist Card against Whistleblower
David P. Hendel; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
Retaliating against an employee for reporting safety violations, the U.S. Postal Service asserted baseless terrorism charges against him. As a result, the employee was dismissed from his job, arrested, detained, harassed, criminally charged with committing acts of terrorism, and subjected to an...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

HTMLNew Government Releases Relating to Institutional Responsibilities for Campus Safety and Security
Joseph W. Cornelison; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education recently released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) providing some additional guidance regarding institutions’ responsibilities to implement changes to the Clery Act made by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). Also, Sen. Claire McCaskill...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 


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