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HTMLU.S. Immigration Policy Catches Up with Assisted Reproductive Technology
Susan J. Cohen; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 16, 2015, previously published on October 29, 2014
On October 28th, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new policy, clarifying the definition of “mother” and “parent” under the Immigration and Nationality Act, to include a gestational mother who (a) gave birth to the child and (b) was the child’s...

 

HTMLOffice for Human Research Protections Releases Draft Guidance
Kate F. Stewart; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 16, 2015, previously published on October 29, 2014
On October 24, 2014, the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) announced in the Federal Register that it has released, and is seeking comment on, its Draft Guidance on Disclosing Reasonably Foreseeable Risks in Research Evaluating Standards of Care (“Draft Guidance”). The Draft...

 

HTMLImmigration Issues in the Massachusetts Governor Race
Lisa A. Redepenning; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 16, 2015, previously published on October 30, 2014
On Tuesday evening, the candidates for Massachusetts governor met in their last debate ahead of Tuesday’s general election. Throughout the campaign season, Massachusetts Gubernatorial candidates Martha Coakley (D) and Charlie Baker (R) have outlined contrasting positions on several...

 

HTMLThe EEOC Continues to Challenge Employer Wellness Programs Through Litigation
Gauri P. Punjabi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 16, 2015, previously published on October 31, 2014
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is taking a hard look at employers who implement employee wellness programs that condition eligibility for benefits on participation in such programs. In the past few months, the EEOC sued three employers claiming that their wellness programs...

 

HTMLDistant Cousins, not Twins: Some Key Differences between the Massachusetts and Federal Health Care Reform Laws.
Patricia Moran; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 16, 2015, previously published on January 7, 2015
On January 1, 2015, the Affordable Care Act¿s (ACA) employer shared responsibility mandate took effect. Up until July 1, 2013, most employers doing business in Massachusetts were required to comply with an employer mandate commonly known as the Fair Share law. In very general terms, both laws...

 

HTMLNYS Department of Health Proposes Changes to Certificate of Need Process
Nili S. Yolin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 16, 2015, previously published on October 28, 2014
On October 15, 2014, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) released proposed changes that will simplify the certificate of need (CON) process. Specifically, the Department is proposing to require prior notice, rather than a CON application, for certain construction projects involving...

 

HTMLFederal Circuit Says District Courts Should Freely Grant Stays When CBM Proceeding Instituted
Richard Gervase, Anthony Zappin; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2014
On November 20, 2014, the Federal Circuit issued its decision in Versata Software, Inc. v. Callidus Software, Inc. reversing the district court’s denial of a motion to stay pending a Covered Business Method (“CBM”) review of the patents asserted by Versata in the action. The...

 

HTMLUSPTO Issues Interim Guidance on Patent Eligibility Under §101: Framework for Considering Whether Patents Are Eligible for US Patent Protection Significantly Improved
Shovon Ashraf, Inna Dahlin, Carl Kukkonen, Michael Van Loy; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued revised guidance to its examiners relating to determination of patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. §101. This “Interim Guidance” provides more specific advice for use in evaluating claims directed to any technical...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 2: Explaining the Look-Back Measurement Method to Employees
Alden J. Bianchi, Edward A. Lenz; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014
Many applicable large employers—i.e., employers that are subject to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility rules—have a pretty good sense of what these rules are, how they work, and what they plan to do to comply. A subset of these employers has gained a...

 

HTMLSenate Confirms Adler; Locks Democratic Majority at CPSC until at least October 2017
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2014
Late this afternoon the U.S. Senate confirmed current Commissioner and former Acting-Chairman Robert S. Adler to a second 7 year term as a CPSC Commissioner by a 53-44 vote. With Commissioner Adler’s confirmation, the five-member Commission will remain composed of 3 Democratic and 2...

 


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