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HTMLDelaware Supreme Court Holds That Court of Chancery Can Restrict Forum Where Books and Records Can Be Used
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
Previously we have discussed Delaware court decisions upholding forum selection bylaws requiring suits involving a corporation’s internal affairs to be filed in a specified court, such as the Delaware Court of Chancery. Last week the Delaware Supreme Court gave corporate management another...

 

HTMLCAFC Finds Patent Claiming Software-Related Invention is Patentable
Sean Casey, Matthew A. Karambelas, Courtney Quish; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014
For the first time since the Supreme Court’s Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l decision this past summer, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has found that a patent claiming a software-related invention was patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101 (with...

 

HTMLSEC Proposes Changes to Exchange Act Rules to Implement Title V and Title VI of the JOBS Act
Megan N. Gates, Laura K. Graham; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 29, 2014
The SEC recently proposed rule amendments as part of its implementation of Title V and Title VI of the JOBS Act. These proposed amendments reflect the increased registration, termination of registration and suspension of reporting thresholds provided by the JOBS Act. The substance of these...

 

HTMLOff-Key BABs: IRS Hits Wrong Note in Reissuance Analysis
Leonard Weiser-Varon; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
The IRS recently published a December 9, 2014 Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum to the effect that the defeasance of taxable Build America Bonds (BABs) causes a tax reissuance of the bonds, with the consequence that the municipal issuer ceases to be eligible for federal government interest subsidies...

 

HTMLEnactment Imminent for Section 529A Tax-Exempt Savings Programs for Disabled Beneficiaries
Leonard Weiser-Varon; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014
On December 16, 2014 the U.S. Senate approved the Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) legislation previously approved by the House, authorizing state-sponsored tax-exempt savings programs for disability-related expenses. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation (which...

 

HTMLFTC and DOJ to Host Second Public Workshop on Health Care Competition
Farrah Short, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015
Last March, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) began a public workshop series entitled, “Examining Health Care Competition.” On February 24 and 25, 2015, the FTC will physically host the second workshop in this series, co-hosted again by the Antitrust...

 

HTMLA Brief Synopsis of the Issues Confronting the Federal Circuit in the En Banc Rehearing of Suprema, Inc. v. ITC
Nicholas W. Armington, Aarti Shah; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on November 25, 2014
On February 5, 2015 the en banc Federal Circuit will hear oral argument in the matter of Suprema, Inc. v. ITC. This rehearing reviews the controversial Federal Circuit opinion holding that “an exclusion order based on a violation of 19 U.S.C. § 1337(a)(1)(B)(i) may not be predicated on a...

 

HTMLBeyond U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents: Are Other Classes of Individuals Legally Authorized to Work Protected from Employment Discrimination?
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015
In a novel case, a New York federal court judge recently denied an employer’s motion to dismiss a Section 1981 alienage discrimination class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company violated that Act by implementing a policy of hiring only U.S....

 

HTMLSenate Passes Spending Bill: DHS Only Funded Through February 2015
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
In an unusual weekend session, the US Senate passed the “Cromnibus” government funding bill, providing funding for most government agencies through September 2015. However, the Department of Homeland Security, which includes US Citizenship and Immigration Services and US Immigration and...

 

HTMLPresident Obama’s Executive Immigration Reform: Shining a Spotlight on Reforming Optional Practical Training “OPT”
Susan J. Cohen, Cassie M. Ramos; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 3, 2014
As a part of President Obama’s recent announcement regarding his executive action on immigration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued several memoranda to the directors of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

 


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