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HTMLWhat Have Merchants Gained from Payment Card Antitrust Litigation?
Robert G. Kidwell, Helen J. Kim, Farrah C. Short, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2016, previously published on August 3, 2016
In recent years, federal antitrust enforcers and businesses that accept payment cards have been waging a slow war against payment card fees and the card network rules that protect them. The payment card industry’s antitrust battles are nothing new, dating back to antitrust lawsuits against...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Legislature Passes Clean Energy Legislation
David L. O'Connor; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2016, previously published on August 2, 2016
Late Sunday night, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a compromise energy bill that will significantly increase electricity produced by offshore wind, hydropower and other renewable energy sources. The state’s utilities will be required to enter into long-term contracts to purchase power...

 

HTMLCalifornia Federal Court Reminds Employers That They Must Carefully Navigate Disability Accommodation Process
Michael Scott Arnold, Natalie Young; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 9, 2016, previously published on July 19, 2016
The obligation to accommodate a disabled employee is an ongoing one; a doctor’s note may not be a prerequisite to engage in the interactive process - those are two important lessons that employers should take away from a recent decision by a California Federal district court.

 

HTMLThe Department of Labor’s 2016 Final Fiduciary and Conflict of Interest Regulations: Amendments to Prohibited Transaction Exemption 84-24 for Transactions Involving Insurance Agents and Brokers (and Others)
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 9, 2016, previously published on July 14, 2016
This post continues our examination of the Department of Labor’s suite of final fiduciary and conflict of interest regulations. Our previous posts discussed the newly expanded definition of “investment advice fiduciary”; the “best interest contract” (or BIC) exemption;...

 

HTMLPokémon Go in the Workplace: Oh Look There’s a Pikachu!
Michael Scott Arnold, Brent Michael Douglas, Cynthia J. Larose; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 9, 2016, previously published on July 20, 2016
Did you know that the world is now inhabited by creatures called Pokémon? (Or maybe they’ve always been there?) Some run across the plains; others fly through the skies; and some live in the mountains....and some, yes, some, are located right in your workplace.

 

HTMLDutch Foundation Dismissed for Inadequate Safeguarding of Members’ Interests
Kevin Mortimer, Joel D. Rothman; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2016, previously published on July 14, 2016
On June 29, 2016, the Dutch Court of East Brabant dismissed a foundation’s claims against Rabobank Group for alleged unlawful selling of interest rate swaps because it failed to meet the requirement of the Dutch Claim Code that a foundation sufficiently safeguard the interests of its members....

 

HTMLBaker Signs FY17 Budget, Issues Vetoes
Steve Baddour, Dan Connelly, Julie Cox, Max Fathy; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2016, previously published on July 12, 2016
Governor Charlie Baker signed a budget for FY17 on Friday, July 8, after vetoing $256 million in spending included in the plan approved by the legislature. The budget, which represents the second annual spending plan signed by the Governor, totals $38.92 billion and increases spending by just $489...

 

HTMLCPSC Chairman Kaye and Commissioner Adler: Current Civil Penalties Approach Works
Matthew AR Cohen, Matthew Richard Howsare, Charles A. Samuels; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2016, previously published on July 21, 2016
Yesterday, CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye and Commissioner Robert Adler issued a lengthy joint statement vigorously defending the Commission’s current approach to civil penalties against various criticisms voiced by Commissioners Joe Mohorovic and Ann Marie Buerkle as well as stakeholders in the...

 

HTMLFDA Comes Through on Promise to Release NGS Device Draft Guidelines Expeditiously
Joanne S. Hawana, Bethany J. Hills; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2016, previously published on July 12, 2016
Building on last year’s public workshops related to Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) and expanding its efforts to advance the Obama Administration’s Precision Medicine Initiative, the FDA late last week released two draft guidance documents on different aspects of NGS-based diagnostic...

 

HTMLRecent Developments in Petrobras Class Action Could Interfere with Trial Date
John S. "Terry" McMahon; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2016, previously published on July 29, 2016
There have been several recent and interesting updates to the In re Petrobras Securities Litigation, 14-cv-9662 (S.D.N.Y.) that we have discussed several times on this blog. First, the Second Circuit has decided to accept review of the class certification question. Second, Judge Jed Rakoff denied...

 


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