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COVID-19 Racial Justice Politics & Employment
We’re living through a period of time in the US unlike any we have previously experienced, ?simultaneously grappling with a deadly... Read More >
SCOTUS Decides Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam
On June 25, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court decided?Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam, holding that the Illegal Immigration Reform... Read More >
Google v Oracle Java API Copyright
The decade-old battle between two technology powerhouses—Google and Oracle—potentially reshaping the future of software will now continue... Read More >
Coronavirus News and Policy Update June 25
COVID-19 is making a comeback in America this summer, complicating President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and governors’ plans to... Read More >
Facial Recognition Systems & Policing: Public Backlash
In recent weeks and months, legal and technical issues related to use of facial recognition systems in the United States have received national... Read More >
PFAS inventory for 2020
Now that the 2019 Toxic Release Inventory reports are just about done, it is time to look ahead. If you or your clients manufacture cosmetics,... Read More >
New York Police Reforms
The death of George Floyd, an unarmed and handcuffed African-American man, during an encounter with now-fired City of Minneapolis police officers,... Read More >
Great American Outdoors Act Land and Water Conservation Fund
What happened:?Last week the Senate passed a landmark piece of legislation – the Great American Outdoors Act.? Under the legislation... Read More >
NLRB 800 River Rd Care One Union Case
On June 23, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) overruled a 2016 decision... Read More >
Supreme Court Limits SEC’s Remedial Powers in Liu v. SEC
On June 22, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its?decision?in?Liu v. SEC?further... Read More >
PTAB Reverses Decision in Sand Revolution II, LLC et al v. Continental Intermodal Group
In a rare reversal, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) reassessed the?Fintivfactors?in a... Read More >
Coronavirus State News Update June 24
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – June 24, 2020This report captures the shifting state,... Read More >
Trump Limits Nonimmigrant Visas
In April, President Donald Trump imposed a 60-day ban on permanent resident cards issued abroad.... Read More >
California Privacy Rights Act CPRA up for Vote
The number of verified signatures necessary to put the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) on... Read More >
Privacy Legislation Introduced in Senate
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) may have just shown us the future – a new all-encompassing method of... Read More >
Trump Suspends Immigration During Coronavirus Pandemic
On June 22, 2020, President Donald Trump issued an?executive order?suspending the entry of... Read More >


Federal Law News

Third Circuit Court Decision Hepp v. Facebook

教师系列h合集在线阅读Earlier this month, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania confirmed social media platforms’ immunity under the Communications Decency Act (CDA) for right of publicity violations by users and members of the platforms. Several...

Indian Nations Law Update June 2020


On June 3, the BIA announced the availability of Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) grants through the Division of...

Patent Office News

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on countless businesses around the United States, including breweries. During this time, its understandable many businesses have allowed their trademark deadlines to pass without action...

Patent Office News

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on countless businesses around the United States, including breweries. During this time, its understandable many businesses have allowed their trademark deadlines to pass without action...

patent appeal denied lack of jurisdiction

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed in part and dismissed in part a district court’s final judgment for lack of jurisdiction, concluding that the judgment below was final only as to one of multiple defendants.?Iron Oak...

Credit Score Pulling during Bankruptcy

Here’s a handy dandy little decision for creditors/collectors to keep in mind.

When a consumer petitions for bankruptcy protection we all know (or should know) that collection efforts to that consumer must stop.? But can you still pull the...

NLRB Ruling 800 River Road Operating Company Case

Under the National Labor Relations Act, (“NLRA”), employers whose employees are represented by a union are required to bargain with the union before changing terms and conditions of employment, including disciplinary policies...

1st Circuit Court RulingN.R. v. Raytheon Co.

A federal district court in Massachusetts concluded that a health insurance plan did not violate the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act by denying coverage for speech therapy to a plan beneficiary who required speech...

9th Circuit Court Decision Brady v. AutoZone Stores

On June 3, 2020, the Ninth Circuit dismissed a wage and hour class action on the grounds that once the class representative plaintiff settled his individual claims and no longer had any financial stake in the litigation’s...

State Law News

Illinois Post-COVID Phase 4

Illinois is scheduled to transition to Phase 4 of its re-opening plan on June 26. While much of the State's (and City of Chicago's)?...

a lawyer in the presence of balanced justice in North Carolina

John Martin, a family law attorney in our Greenville office, recently recorded a video on why you should hire a North Carolina...

cybersecurity as simple as a touch

As the CCPA enforcement date of July 1, 2020 approaches next week, California privacy rights were already on the minds of many businesses. However, just as organizations wrap up month and year-long projects to address those...

massachusetts state flag button

Update Highlights:

  • Massachusetts continues Phase 2 of its reopening plan but may delay Phase 3.

  • The Massachusetts Supreme...


nanoparticles made from nanotubes and fibers

On?教师系列h合集在线阅读, from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (EDT), the European Union (EU) NanoSafety Cluster will hold a webinar on “...

United Kingdom UK House of Lords Insolvency Law Changes

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill (the “Bill”) was published on 20 May 2020 and introduced a new debtor-in-possession moratorium to give companies breathing space in order to try to rescue the company as a going concern. The Bill went...

UK Flag

With an uptick in commercial wrangles expected as a result of measures taken to combat Covid-19, England is not alone in seeking to provide a welcoming jurisdiction to deal with such disputes.


UK Business to Assist in Test and Trace Effort

The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced on June 23, 2020, that restrictions relating to COVID-19 would be eased as of July 4. Although many measures remain in place to prevent the virus’ spread, certain businesses,...

rental regulations

On Friday, 19 June 2020, the government announced that it would be extending existing measures to protect tenants from eviction over summer. In summary, the new measures include: