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HTMLU.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv Launches Online Videos about the Visa Process
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 29, 2015, previously published on November 16, 2015
What do Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have in common? The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv is using all three to reach visa applicants. The goal is to educate the public in Israel about the visa process. With Israel being the app center of the universe, there couldn’t be a better way of communicating...

 

HTMLWhy E-2s Are An Excellent Option
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 29, 2015, previously published on December 3, 2015
On a panel recently at a conference sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers (AILA) Conference in London, I was asked why I might advise a client to file an E-2 visa application instead of seeking an L-1 visa. The answer is simple.

 

HTMLAgencies Extend Comment Period on Proposed Changes to Clinical Research Rules
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 29, 2015, previously published on November 30, 2015
Those wishing to comment on revisions to the Federal Policy for Protection of Human Subjects (known as the “Common Rule”) could add a 30-day comment period extension to the things they were grateful for at this year’s Thanksgiving dinner. On Wednesday, November 25th, the 16...

 

HTMLHappy Holidays: VTech Data Breach Affects Over 11 Million Parents and Children Worldwide
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 29, 2015, previously published on December 7, 2015
The recent data breach of Hong Kong-based electronic toy manufacturer VTech Holdings Limited (“VTech” or the “Company”) is making headlines around the world for good reason: it exposed sensitive personal information of over 11 million parents and children users of...

 

HTMLSpending and Tax Deal Brings ITC and PTC Extensions
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 29, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2015
Early Wednesday morning Congressional leaders reached agreement on a year-end spending and massive tax deal that would prevent a government shutdown and extend a series of tax breaks that benefit businesses and individuals. The agreement has major implications for the future of the energy industry...

 

HTMLSmartphone Wars - The Supreme Court Awakens: Samsung Files Petition for Certiorari in New Hope to Harmonize Design Patent Law
Patrick T. Driscoll, Michael C. Newman, Michael T. Renaud, James Wodarski; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 29, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2015
On Monday, in the latest episode of the smartphone wars, Samsung filed a petition for certiorari with the Supreme Court. Samsung is appealing a Federal Circuit decision that upheld a $399 million judgment against Samsung for infringing three of Apple’s design patents. Samsung argues that the...

 

HTMLDOJ Recovers $3.5 Billion in False Claims Act Cases in FY2015 and Pays Record Amount to Qui Tam Relators
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 29, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2015
Late last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that in FY2015 it obtained more than $3.5 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving allegations of false claims against the government. Once again, health care fraud recoveries led the pack, driven by qui tam...

 

HTMLE-2 Visas May be Available to Israelis by end of 2015
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 29, 2015, previously published on November 16, 2015
On June 11, 2012, President Obama signed legislation that would add Israel to the list of countries eligible for nonimmigrant E-2 treaty investor visas. This was a substantial positive development in the creation of stronger commercial ties between the United States and Israel. The E-2 visa should...

 

HTMLFirst Circuit Overturns SEC Commissioners’ Sanctions Order
Geoffrey A. Friedman, A.W. Chip Phinney; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 29, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2015
As we have discussed before, the SEC’s increased use of in-house administrative proceedings in enforcement actions involving allegations of fraud has been a subject of considerable debate. Commentators have questioned the fairness of proceedings where the SEC gains an automatic home field...

 

HTMLUber Class Action Update: Court Finds Arbitration Agreement Unenforceable and Broadens Class of Drivers
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 29, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2015
The Uber saga continues in O’Connor v. Uber Technologies, Inc. - a closely watched case that will impact the future of the gig economy. Last time we visited this case, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had declined to review the district court’s class certification decision, which...

 


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