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HTMLJust the Fax: Recent TCPA Developments on Liability for Unsolicited Faxes and Fax Opt-Out Notices
Keith J. Barnett, Thomas M. Byrne, Ellen M. Dunn, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
The end of October 2014 saw two significant developments for Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) rules governing facsimile transmissions, fax opt-out notices and liability for faxes sent by third parties.

 

HTMLCFTC Clarifies Dealer Requirement to Notify Customers of Right to Segregation of Initial Margin for Uncleared Swaps
Brian Barrett, James M. Cain, Daphne G. Frydman, David T. McIndoe, Mark D. Sherrill, R. Michael Sweeney; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014
On October 31, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (Division) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a staff interpretation regarding the notification of the right to segregation of initial margin in uncleared swap transactions.1 The interpretation also...

 

HTMLAnother Software Patent is Ruled Patent-Ineligible - Are Business Method and Software Patents at Risk?
Umar R. Bakhsh, Christopher J. Chan, Malvern (Griff) U. Griffin, Srikant Viswanadham; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 19, 2014
On November 14, 2014, in a much-anticipated decision following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, a unanimous U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held in Ultramercial, L.L.C. v. WildTangent, Inc.1 that the claims of Ultramercial’s asserted patent were...

 

HTMLTexas Apartment Association Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Fair Housing Act Case
Peter Hansen, Sean D. Jordan, Robert A. Lemus, Kent C. Sullivan; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 25, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court will review a Fair Housing Act case to address whether the Act prohibits facially neutral conduct that has an unintended disparate impact on members of a protected class. In its amicus curiae brief, the Texas Apartment Association (TAA) argues that the text and history of the...

 

HTMLEuropean Union Trademark Office Announces New “Fast Track” Procedure
Elisabeth A. Langworthy, Daniel C. Neustadt; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on November 14, 2014
Since 1994, the European Union’s trademark office ¿ the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) ¿ has provided trademark owners a centralized and cost-effective registration system for securing trademark protection throughout all of the EU’s member states. The...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Arguments Involving Federal Health Insurance Exchange Subsidies
Brenna M. Clark, Adam B. Cohen, Andrea M. Gehman, Michael A. Hepburn, Paul R. Lang; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 1, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would review the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s decision in King v. Burwell. In that case, the Fourth Circuit held that tax credits for health insurance coverage can be made available to individuals through both federal and...

 

HTMLPowered Haulage Incidents A Critical Area Of Safety Emphasis
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
Yesterday, the Mine Safety and Health Administration reported a recent fatality at a Wyoming surface mine involving a contractor truck driver with more than five years of truck driving experience. While operating a rock track involved in the removal of top soil, he accidentally drove off a highwall...

 

HTMLDOE Issues Finding of No Significant Impact for Cove Point LNG Exports
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact related to the effect on the human environment resulting from LNG exports from the proposed Dominion Cove Point LNG (DCP) terminal in Lusby, Md. The Finding states that based on (1) FERC’s environmental...

 

HTMLIowa Coop Enters Solar Business
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
Western Iowa Power Coop has begun selling solar systems directly to its members. The move is intended to encourage members to contact the coop first for all solar installation needs and has provided a public relations boost for the coop.

 

HTMLEbola Concerns Make Reviewing OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Worthwhile
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
All employers should take proactive steps to ensure compliance with OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29 C.F.R. 1910.1030) given it covers exposure to the Ebola virus. The Ebola virus is among the subset of diseases to which this standard applies, as it is transmitted by blood or other...

 


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