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19 Apr 2014, 5:45 am by Victoria Sweet
News coverage includes an overview of the challenges Tribes have faced when non-Indian men batter Indian women on the reservation, a little about the battle to get the VAWA provisions passed, and information about the prosecutor, judge, and public defender who will be involved with this first case. Full article here. Press Release from Pascua Yaqui regarding the VAWA pilot program here. From the article: Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 4:12 pm by Shaunna Bailey
This month’s Federal Register Updates include four important changes that will impact the day-to-day activities of Government Contractors and Agencies alike.  The first, a final DFARS rule on Performance-Based Payments, provides detailed guidance and instructions on the use of the Performance-Based Payment analysis tool, which is required to be used by all Contracting Officers contemplating use of performance-based payments on new fixed-price type contract awards.  The second is a… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 1:58 pm by Mary Whisner
You've heard of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Model Penal Code, but how much do you know about model laws? You could learn more by reading this short article: Mary Whisner, There Oughta Be a Law—a Model Law, 106 Law Libr. J. 125 (2014). Here's an abstract: Model legislation can be proposed by anyone, from large organizations with layers of process (like the Uniform Law Commission and the American Law Institute) to individuals. Awareness of model laws is important for drafters and also… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 12:17 pm by Katherine Perrelli
By Katherine E. Perrelli, Dawn Mertineit and Erik W. Weibust Last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick proposed sweeping legislation that would eliminate employee non-compete agreements in Massachusetts.  While it remains to be seen whether this bill will actually become law, employers should be aware of the potential implications of this far-reaching bill, and should implement steps sooner rather than later to protect their trade secrets and confidential information should non-competes… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 12:16 pm by Steve Hall
"Measure to Repeal Death Penalty Fails by a Single Vote in New Hampshire Senate," is the New York Times report by Katharine Q. Seelye. In a tie vote, the New Hampshire Senate deadlocked Thursday on whether to repeal the death... [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 10:55 am by Scott A. Schaefers
On April 16th, Scott Schaefers spoke with LexBlog’s Colin O’Keefe in a live online interview about what employers need to know about the social networking privacy legislation passed by thirteen states in the last two years.  Scott discussed Seyfarth’s soon-to-be-published survey of that legislation, as well as some ideas of what employers can do to protect its proprietary assets.  Those interested in more detail can attend our upcoming April 24th webinar, in which we… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 9:15 am by Davis Wright Tremaine
By Ronald G. London We recently reported on two FCC declaratory rulings interpreting the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), in the context of social-network text messages and package-delivery calls, that included broad, business-friendly statements that should help clarify TCPA rules for prior express consent to autodial, prerecorded-call and text cell phones. We noted that in one ruling, the FCC in some respects revived  a position staked out in 1992, in originally implementing the… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 5:00 am by John White
An infringer can drag you through endless PTO rounds of attack, if necessary (taking into account the current stats, 1 round is likely enough!), and now the Judge will be equipped to create a series of high hurdles followed by summary execution. You think Tech Transfer has trouble with a Valley of Death attracting capital and enthusiasm now; just take their patents out and shoot them… that ought to help. Start-ups will have absolutely no basis in value except for a popularity contest.… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 5:00 am by John White
An infringer can drag you through endless PTO rounds of attack, if necessary (taking into account the current stats, 1 round is likely enough!), and now the Judge will be equipped to create a series of high hurdles followed by summary execution. You think Tech Transfer has trouble with a Valley of Death attracting capital and enthusiasm now; just take their patents out and shoot them… that ought to help. Start-ups will have absolutely no basis in value except for a popularity contest.… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 2:00 am by Fernando Pinguelo
Nearly all 50 states have data breach notification laws in place. Generally, these laws dictate how private and government entities must notify individuals of data breaches involving personally identifiable information, commonly referred to as PII. However, when a widespread data theft occurs and impacts customers across the country, there is no singular response procedure required. […] The post Is a Federal Data Breach Notification Law on the Horizon? appeared first on businesslawnews.com. [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 1:16 am by tortsprof
The Alaska legislature has passed an apology immunity bill. As is typical with many of these bills, it distinguishes between admissions, which remain admissible, and expressions of sympathy, which would become inadmissible. The bill cleared the House last week and... [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 1:00 am by Keith Paul Bishop
Recently, I wrote about a proposal to amend Section 141(f) of the Delaware General Corporation Law to permit inchoate directors to take action by written consent.  The Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar is proposing a parallel amendment to Section 228(c) of the DGCL to allow for springing stockholder consents.  The proposed amendment would add the following: Any person executing a consent may provide, whether through instruction to an agent or otherwise, that such a consent… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 8:45 pm by David M. McLain
Defenders of the failed status quo are fighting common-sense legislation that would take a first step to protect condominium and townhome owners from unexpected, costly and burdensome litigation – that they want no part of but get swept up into.  They are attacking improvements to the current legal environment that has caused construction of attainably-priced condos & townhomes to grind to a halt.If you want:Attainable for-purchase condominiums and townhomes to be built in… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 6:05 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
NOAA news release: “Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (as amended), an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) has been declared for dolphins and whales (cetaceans) in the northern Gulf of Mexico (Texas/ Louisiana border through Franklin County, FL) from February 2010 through the present.These numbers are preliminary and may be subject to change. As of April 13, 2014, the UME involves 1,172 Cetacean “strandings” in the Northern Gulf… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 3:19 pm by Lisa Baird
As highlighted on our Health Industry Washington Watch blog, Reed Smith hosted a dynamic conference on post-acute care in Washington, D.C. in early April. Entitled "Reed Smith 2014 Washington Health Care Conference: Focus on Post-Acute Care," the conference brought together a panel of experts discussing episodic care, proposed bundling models, and alternative payment and delivery systems; a specialist in health care investment banking addressing the current climate and future outlook for… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 3:13 pm by admin
Guest post by John Simpson (Shift Law – reprinted with permission) Canada’s Trade-marks Act is about to undergo its most significant amendments since it was first enacted in 1953. Even the spelling of “trade-mark” will change (to “trademark”). Trademark practitioners and their clients should take note of the proposed changes (outlined below) as some will be relevant to trademark selection and prosecution strategy and enforcement decisions that should be made… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 12:16 pm by Neil Rosenbaum
US Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) joined with Representatives G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Jim Matheson (D-UT), Marsh Blackburn (R-TN), and Ed Whitfield (R-KY) in introducing H.R. 4432, the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act”:  a bill to provide a unified, federal response to questions about labeling requirements for genetically-engineered foods and food ingredients (GEs).  GEs are present in about 80 percent of the food in the United States.  The bill has the support of… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 11:55 am by Jacob Gershman
An effort to end capital punishment in New Hampshire has failed by one vote in the state senate. [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 11:55 am by Jacob Gershman
An effort to end capital punishment in New Hampshire has failed by one vote in the state senate. [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 11:55 am by Jacob Gershman
An effort to end capital punishment in New Hampshire has failed by one vote in the state senate. [read post]