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HTMLHealth Care Enforcement Review and 2017 Outlook: Yates Memo in Action
Eoin P. Beirne; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2017, previously published on January 3, 2017
Happy New Year! As we kick off 2017, our Health Care Enforcement Defense team brings you its annual review of key government policies, regulations, and enforcement actions in 2016, and the impact these trends are expected to have on enforcement in the year ahead. We start with a look at the Yates...

 

HTMLYear in Review: The Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016
Christina Sperry; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2017, previously published on January 9, 2017
As 2017 begins and IP strategies are being developed for the new year, it is a good time to reflect on what IP issues were prominent in 2016. According to the many readers of Global IP Matters, hot topics included navigating the waters of patent prosecution, subject matter eligibility under §...

 

HTMLThe Use of Experts in International Arbitration: Tribunal-Appointed Experts
Gilbert Alan Samberg; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on December 14, 2016
In international arbitrations, litigators from the U.S. often find a bit of the familiar mixed in with equal or greater bits of the unfamiliar. One of the elements of international arbitration that is typically unfamiliar to U.S. litigators is the phenomenon of Tribunal-appointed experts in lieu of...

 

HTMLThe Saga Continues on the Fate of the DOL’s Overtime Rule
Michael Scott Arnold, Brendan Lowd; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on January 6, 2017
Just before Thanksgiving, a Texas federal court judge issued an injunction blocking the closely-watched new federal overtime rule from taking effect as scheduled on December 1, 2016. As expected, the DOL is not going quietly into the night and the parties have engaged in a flurry of court filings...

 

HTMLNegligent Employers May Be Held Liable For a Non-Supervisory Employee’s Discriminatory Actions Under “Cat’s Paw” Theory Says Second Circuit
Michael Scott Arnold, Robert Sheridan; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on January 3, 2017
The Second Circuit recently adopted the “Cat’s Paw” theory of liability in Title VII cases. This was hardly a surprise as other Circuit Courts had done the same after the United States Supreme Court endorsed Cat’s Paw in a USERRA case. But the Second Circuit went even...

 

HTMLNew York City Enacts Nation’s First Freelance Worker Protection Law
Michael Scott Arnold, Brie Kluytenaar; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on January 5, 2017
As 2016 came to a close, New York City became the first in the nation to enact a law establishing payment protections and remedies for freelance workers. On November 16, 2016, Mayor de Blasio signed into law the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, which will go into effect on May 15, 2017. This new law...

 

HTMLMake-Whole Momentum Halted: Third Circuit Rejects Momentive Rationale and Requires Debtor to Pay Make-Whole Premium
Kaitlin Rose Walsh; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on November 28, 2016
In a recent decision (“Energy Future Holdings”) poised to have wide-reaching implications, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decisions of the Bankruptcy and the District Courts to hold that a debtor cannot use a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing to escape liability...

 

HTMLPizza! Pizza!: Little Caesar’s Repeated Term Slogans Are Not a “Family of Marks”
Susan Neuberger Weller; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on January 12, 2017
Although most people will recognize the ubiquitous PIZZA! PIZZA! slogan mark owned by the pizza chain Little Caesar’s, the company’s collection of repeated term marks does not rise to the level of a “family of marks” according to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In a...

 

HTMLRegulation Crowdfunding: A Six-Month Update
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on December 20, 2016
It has been almost seven months since issuers across the country began raising money through Regulation Crowdfunding (“Reg CF”), which went into effect on May 16, 2016. In the six months since Reg CF went into effect, 160 initial filings for crowdfunding offerings on Form C were made...

 

HTMLThe Use of Experts in International Arbitration: Preparing the Expert Witness to Give Oral Testimony
Gilbert Alan Samberg; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on December 14, 2016
An expert witness obviously should be thoroughly prepared to give oral testimony in an adversarial proceeding, and frankly that can best be done by counsel. Is that always permitted in international arbitrations? (This is part of a series of posts and articles offering advice “from the...

 


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