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Antitrust Law Daily
  • July 21, 2016

    Two proposed mergers that would have reduced the country's "big five" health insurers to three have been challenged by the U.S. Department of Justice. Today, the Justice Department, 11 states, and the District of Columbia filed a complaint in the f

  • July 20, 2016

    The Department of Justice Antitrust Division has conditionally approved Anheuser-Busch InBev's proposed acquisition of SABMiller. The deal is subject to the parties' agreement to divest SABMiller's entire U.S. business. According to the Justice

Banking & Finance Law Daily
  • July 21, 2016

    Any debt collector trying to collect a debt must send the consumer the disclosures described by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has decided. If multiple debt collectors attempt collection, each

  • July 20, 2016

    The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is providing answers to frequently asked questions to assist covered financial institutions in understanding the scope of FinCEN's customer due diligence requirements--the CDD rule--which took effect July

Employment Law Daily
  • July 26, 2016

    By Brandi O. Brown, J.D. A Tiger Mart employee who was convicted of theft and computer crime for using a computer terminal at work to print and steal lottery tickets successfully appealed her conviction under ORS 164.377(4) at the Oregon Supreme Court. She persuasively argued that the construction applied to the term “without authorization” was too [...]

  • July 25, 2016

    By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D. Rejecting a discharged African-American employee’s claim that the court below erroneously failed to apply the “cat’s paw” analysis to his Title VII race discrimination claim, the Eighth Circuit pointed out that it was difficult to apply the theory here because his supervisor did not know of the company’s planned reduction in force [...]

Health Law Daily
Health Reform
  • July 25, 2016

    Reinvesting in primary care will encourage a shift in American health care from treating sickness to maintaining health, resulting in saved money and better health outcomes. As part of its reinvestment, CMS released its Proposed rule for the Medicare

  • July 22, 2016

    The IRS has released proposed regulations relating to the health insurance premium tax credit (premium tax credit) and the individual shared responsibility provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) (P.L. 111-148) (see Propose

Insurance Law Daily
  • July 21, 2016

    Two proposed mergers that would have reduced the country's "big five" health insurers to three have been challenged by the U.S. Department of Justice. Today, the Justice Department, 11 states, and the District of Columbia filed a complaint in the f

  • July 20, 2016

    The commercial general liability insurer for a pharmaceutical distributor had a duty to defend a lawsuit by the State of West Virginia seeking damages for the insured's alleged complicity in the deleterious effects to the state's residents from t

IP Law Daily
  • July 21, 2016

    The federal district court in Oakland lacked supplemental jurisdiction over state law claims asserted by balloon catheter manufacture AngioScore in its patent infringement suit against competitor TriReme Medical, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fed

  • July 20, 2016

    Progressive Emu Inc. ("Pro Emu") failed to show that Nutrition and Fitness Inc. ("NFI") committed fraud in its trademark application for BLUE EMU, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta has held. The appellate court affirmed the district court's gran

Products Liability Law Daily
Securities Regulation Daily
  • July 21, 2016

    Confirming that a private cause of action does not exist under Section 17(a) of the Securities Act, a federal court in Seattle has dismissed claims against an auditor that allegedly filed financial statements severely understating the number of outst

  • July 20, 2016

    Kraft Foods Group, Inc. lost its bid to have two questions certified for interlocutory appeal in a CFTC enforcement action alleging that Kraft manipulated prices in the wheat markets. The questions, involving whether there can be an artificial price

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