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HTMLFirst Circuit Strengthens “Traceability” Pleading Requirement for Section 11 Claims
Matthew D. Levitt; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2017, previously published on November 30, 2016
A recent First Circuit decision raises the pleading bar for plaintiffs asserting violations of Section 11 of the Securities Act. Only would-be plaintiffs who acquired a security that is the direct subject of a prospectus and registration statement are entitled to sue under Section 11. That right to...

 

HTMLLazard Annual Report Reveals Steady Decline in Costs of Clean Energy Technologies
Sahir Surmeli; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2017, previously published on January 10, 2017
Financial advisory and asset management firm Lazard recently published its annual report on the costs of electricity generation technologies, finding that the costs for clean energy projects continue to decrease. The tenth version of Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis (LCOE 10.0)...

 

HTMLGrassley Continues To Press CMS on Medicaid Drug Rebate Classifications: What Will Be the Fallout?
Ellyn Leslie Sternfield, Rodney Whitlock; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2017, previously published on January 12, 2017
Back in early October, we were all transfixed by the announced Mylan settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over Mylan’s alleged underpayments of Medicaid Drug Rebates for the EpiPen. Although Mylan indicated that its $465 million settlement resolved all potential liability to...

 

HTMLHealth Care Enforcement Review and 2017 Outlook: FDA’s Wide-Ranging Activities
Joanne S. Hawana, Bethany Hills, Benjamin Zegarelli; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 27, 2017, previously published on January 4, 2017
Over the past year, clear trends have emerged in FDA’s enforcement activities. Enforcement arising from alleged violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) can take many forms, including FDA advisory actions such as warning letters, adverse inspectional observations that...

 

HTMLFDA Increases Transparency of Adverse Event Data for Cosmetics and Foods
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on December 15, 2016
On December 6th, FDA announced that it is publicly releasing data received by the Agency’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) about adverse events related to cosmetics and foods, including both conventional foods and dietary supplements. Adverse events can be any negative...

 

HTML“Pedal to the Metal” International Arbitration: ICC Issues Expedited Procedure Rules
David Louis Barres; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on December 23, 2016
In an effort to streamline arbitration proceedings where possible, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) announced on November 4, 2016 that it would issue new Expedited Procedure Rules, effective March 1, 2017, which will comprise the...

 

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...

 

HTMLTrademark Trial and Appeal Board: Non-Spanish Speakers Would Confuse PATRON and PORTON Trademarks
Susan Neuberger Weller; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2017, previously published on January 10, 2017
In a non-precedential opinion, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board cancelled two US trademark registrations for the mark PORTON, finding it to be confusingly similar to the mark PATRON. Patron Spirits International AG v. Pisco Porton, LLC, Cancellatio No. 92059527 (January 4, 2017). PORTON is...

 

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...

 

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...

 


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