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|FAA Interim Policy Further Supports Section 333 Exemption Process|
Judy Lin Bristow, Kevin D. Pomfret; Williams Mullen;
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 02, 2015Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced an interim policy that it hopes will facilitate the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly referred to as “drones,” for commercial purposes.
|Clearing Up the Confusion as to Preclusion: Supreme Court’s Trademark Ruling Gives Deference to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)|
Thomas F. Bergert, Neil Magnuson, Amy G. Marino, Richard T. Matthews, Robert C. Van Arnam; Williams Mullen;
April 15, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015 The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that federal court decisions on “likelihood of confusion” can be precluded by earlier findings on the same issue from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”). Following an 18-year fight between B&B Hardware Inc. and Hargis...
|Trinity Wall Street v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: Is it About Guns on the Shelves or Guns in the Streets?|
Charles Everett James, Camden R. Webb; Williams Mullen;
April 15, 2015, previously published on April, 02.2015 In late November of 2014, a federal district court in Delaware ruled that Wal-Mart must include in its 2015 proxy materials a shareholder proposal seeking heightened board oversight concerning the societal, community, and reputational effects of the company’s sale of certain products,...
|Sixth Circuit Overturns the Lower Court’s Award of $3.8 Million in Alleged Profits Arising From a Denial of Benefits|
Mark S. Thomas; Williams Mullen;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 11, 2015The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, sitting en banc, has overturned the decision of a divided three-judge Sixth Circuit panel which had affirmed the district court’s award of $3.8 million of “disgorged” profits, in a case involving the denial of long-term disability...
|U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Direct Marketing - Out of State Retailers may be in for a Shock!|
Stephanie Lipinski Galland; Williams Mullen;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 6, 2015The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in one of the three state and local tax cases argued in this term - Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, 575 U.S. &under;&under;(2015)
|NC Bills To Allow Direct Sales by Distilleries and Expansion of Liquor Products to Festivals and Trade Shows|
Jennifer A. Morgan; Williams Mullen;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015North Carolina Senate Bill 24 and House Bill 107 are parallel bills pending before the North Carolina legislature. If passed, they would allow distilleries located in North Carolina to sell their product directly to visitors to the distillery for consumption off premises and would allow...
|White House Memo Will Impact How Federal Contractors Can Use Drones|
Anthony H. Anikeeff, Robert E. Korroch, Kevin D. Pomfret; Williams Mullen;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015There has been a great deal written about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) recent release of proposed regulations concerning the commercial use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) - or drones. Much of what has been written has quite accurately pointed out that the proposed...
|Managing Risks in Vendor Relationships|
Alan B. Clark; Williams Mullen;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 5, 2015For years, banks have relied on third party vendors to provide specialized products or services, or have used outsourcing as a way to reduce internal operating costs. In the wake of the financial crisis, however, regulators have become increasingly concerned about the risks associated with such...
|Can Mortgage Loan Officers Still be Exempt from FLSA Overtime Requirements?|
J.P. McGuire Boyd, Robert Dean Perrow; Williams Mullen;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 13, 2015On March 9, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion upholding a 2010 Department of Labor (DOL) interpretative rule finding that mortgage loan officers are generally not administratively exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime requirements. This decision, however, does...
|Coastal Flooding and Resiliency: New Challenges and Opportunities for the Commercial Real Estate and Finance Industry|
Henry R. "SPEAKER" Pollard; Williams Mullen;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 5, 2015Virginia, North Carolina and other mid-Atlantic coastal communities are no strangers to severe weather and related storm surges and flooding. However, many of these communities are experiencing storm surges and tidal and routine rainfall-related flooding with greater frequency and intensity. This...