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HTMLConfirmation Hearing for Commissioner Adler on June 11th
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 6, 2014
According to the Senate Commerce Committee’s hearings calendar, the committee will be holding a nominations hearing on June 11th at 2:30pm to “consider several nominations.” There are unconfirmed reports that the CPSC’s current Acting Chairman, Bob Adler, who was renominated...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 29: Wellness Programs, Smoking Cessation and e-Cigarettes
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) generally prohibits discrimination in eligibility, benefits, or premiums based on a health factor, except in the case of certain wellness programs. Final regulations issued in 2006 established rules implementing these...

 

HTMLEEOC Will Release Enforcement Guidance Addressing an Employer’s Obligation to Reasonably Accommodate Pregnant Workers; Employers Should Continue to Pay Careful Attention to These Accommodation Requests
Michael S. Arnold; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - the agency responsible for enforcing most of the federal discrimination laws - is preparing to issue new guidance addressing an employer’s obligation to reasonably accommodate pregnant workers. Will the guidance offer a new interpretation of the...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Delivers Unanimous Decisions in Two Important Patent Cases: What Do This Week’s Limelight and Nautilus Decisions Mean for You?
Sandra J. Badin, Matthew D. Durell; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014, previously published on June 6, 2014
Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court delivered unanimous opinions in two separate cases addressing questions of patent law, Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies (on induced infringement) and Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments (on indefiniteness). The rulings reflect the Court’s...

 

HTMLIRS Chief Counsel Shrugs Off Taxpayer’s Section 956 Gambit
Jonathan Talansky; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014
In a recently released Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum (the “Memorandum”), the IRS Office of Chief Counsel (International) addressed an interesting and somewhat creative internal financing structure deployed by a taxpayer seeking to minimize a deemed dividend inclusion under Section...

 

HTMLFederal Trade Commission Extends In re Polygram’s “Inherently Suspect” Anticompetitive Analysis to Endorsements
Helen J. Kim, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) recent settlement with ski manufacturers Marker Volkl (International) GmbH (“Marker Volkl”) and Tecnica S.p.A. (“Tecnica”) continues to expand the scope of “inherently suspect” business practices under In...

 

HTMLMaking Privacy Practices Public: the California Attorney General’s New Guidelines Keep the Focus on the Consumer’s Perspective and New Disclosure Requirements
Cynthia J. Larose, Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014
In 2013, the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) was amended to require web sites and other online services to make additional privacy policy disclosures related to online tracking transparency. Within the online privacy policy that is required under CalOPPA, web site and online...

 

HTMLHealth Data Breach Victims Have Standing to Sue Says WV Supreme Court
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
The most common defense against class actions for data breach has itself been breached in a ruling last week by the West Virginia Supreme Court.

 

HTMLCourt Invalidates 340B Orphan Drug Rule
Ellyn L. Sternfield; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014
In a blow to government efforts to regulate the 340B Drug Discount Program, U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras has ruled that HRSA lacks regulatory authority to promulgate regulations expanding access to 340B discounts for so-called orphan drugs.

 

HTMLDOJ Revisits Music Royalty Consent Decrees
Robert G. Kidwell, Helen J. Kim, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014
From cassette tapes to CDs to Pandora and Spotify, innovations in the music field over the past two decades have drastically changed how people access music. Songwriters, however, are paid according to a system that has been in place since 1941 and unchanged since 2001.

 


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