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  • The Tax Adviser

    Issue number #47-4 (April 2016) of publication The Tax Adviser is now available

    Oct 1, 2016 10:34 AM

  • The Tax Adviser

    Issue number #47-5 (May 2016) of publication The Tax Adviser is now available

    Oct 1, 2016 10:34 AM

  • The Tax Adviser

    Issue number #47-6 (June 2016) of publication The Tax Adviser is now available

    Oct 1, 2016 10:34 AM

  • The Tax Adviser

    Issue number #47-7 (July 2016) of publication The Tax Adviser is now available

    Oct 1, 2016 10:34 AM

  • The Tax Adviser

    Issue number #47-8 (August 2016) of publication The Tax Adviser is now available

    Oct 1, 2016 10:33 AM

  • Illinois same day voter registration is halted

    A district court judge in Illinois has approved a motion that keeps certain Illinois cities from offering voter registration the same day as the elections. The judge ruled that if Illinois wanted to implement such a decision that it would have to be available state wide, and not just in cities with populations over 100,000. See Decision.

    Oct 1, 2016 1:30 AM

  • FDA has approved a biosimilar to Humira

    A biosimilar named Amjevita has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The drug would be used to treat multiple inflammatory diseases. This drug is the fourth of the family of biosimilars that has been approved by the FDA. See Press Release.

    Oct 1, 2016 1:28 AM

  • Federal Trade Commission submits brief in antitrust case

    The Federal Trade Commission has filed brief against the Texas Medical Board in a case currently pending in the 5th Circuit Court. The issue in the case centers on the Texas Medical Boards assertion of immunity regarding the restriction of “telemedicine.” See Decision.

    Oct 1, 2016 1:27 AM

  • ACLU announces it is taking on Rahami’s case

    The American Civil Liberties Union has announced that it will take on the case of Ahmad Rahami, suspect in the recent New York bombings. The ACLU believes he is entitled to representation and will be taking over his case until a federal public defender is appointed to take over the case. A federal defender had not yet been appointed as Rahami is still hospitalized and unconscious. See Press Release.

    Oct 1, 2016 1:26 AM

  • Court Of Appeal Finds That Deleted Words May Be Used As An Aid To Construction

    The Court of Appeals emphasized in this case, that care must be taken when drawing inferences from deleted text, as deletions can be made for a range of reasons and are not always indicative of an agreed stance between the parties; however, the Court was willing to look at them here, to assist in interpreting the parties' contract. See Article.

    Oct 1, 2016 1:24 AM

  • New changes to Child Care and Development Program

    A new rule makes changes to the Child Care and Development Program, which was originally enacted in 2014. These changes strengthen requirements to protect the health and safety of children in child care; help parents make informed consumer choices and access information to support child development; provide equal access to stable, high-quality child care for low-income children; and enhance the quality of child care and the early childhood workforce. See Rule.

    Oct 1, 2016 12:50 AM

  • Supreme Court Justices deny request to answer questions regarding their health

    After concern about the health of the Supreme Court Justices following Antonin Scalia’s death, the Supreme Court was asked information relating to their health. The Justices replied stating that the United States would see an energetic court in the October Session, and that information relating to health would be released as necessary. See Notification.

    Oct 1, 2016 12:47 AM

  • New rule regarding flood insurance policies

    The new rule identifies a community where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that is scheduled for suspension on the effective date listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date. See Article.

    Oct 1, 2016 12:45 AM

  • Pipeline & Gas Journal

    Issue number #243-9 (September 2016) of publication Pipeline & Gas Journal is now available

    Sep 30, 2016 10:34 AM

  • The New American

    Issue number #32-18 (September 2016) of publication The New American is now available

    Sep 30, 2016 10:33 AM

  • Congress has voted on overriding President Obamas veto on bill allowing victims to sue Saudi Arabia

    Congress has voted to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow victims and victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia. President Obama had vetoed the bill, citing concerns of how the bill would affect the President’s ability to navigate foreign policy. The Senate had 97 senators in favor of the override and the house had 348 votes in favor of the override. See Article.

    Sep 30, 2016 12:31 AM

  • California Governor signs bill preventing other states laws from governing disputes

    A new bill in California has been signed by the Governor that voids provisions in employee contracts that require that disputes be resolved with law from other states. However, if the employee is represented and negotiates for choice of law clauses in the contract, those are not prohibited. See Bill.

    Sep 30, 2016 12:29 AM

  • Trafficking Victims Protection Act strengthened to protect victims

    The Justice Department and Congress seek to increase protections on victims of trafficking, particularly children. Congress passed a provision in 2015 to include producers of child pornography in the category of traffickers. The Justice Department also works to increase the training of law enforcement officers and receive updated reports on enforcement. See Article.

    Sep 30, 2016 12:27 AM

  • First Responder Managers not entitled to overtime pay

    Federal labor laws specifically provide for overtime pay of first responder workers. However, in a recent decision, a district court judge has determined that managers of first responder companies are not entitled to the same overtime provisions under the law as they are in an executive position and perform managerial duties. See Decision.

    Sep 30, 2016 12:26 AM

  • FDA states that guidance on Biosimilar processes will be released in 2017

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the process of compiling guidance relating to biosimilars. A biosimilar is a product that is interchangeable with an already approved biological product and allows for increased affordability of certain products. See Notification.

    Sep 30, 2016 12:24 AM

  • Federal lawsuit challenges worker visa lottery legality

    An ongoing lawsuit against United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) claims that the lottery system for H-1B visas goes contrary to law and should instead be given to the first applications that are received. District Court Judge recently denied USCIS motion to dismiss the case. See Decision.

    Sep 30, 2016 12:23 AM

  • EPA has finalized rules intended to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases

    As part of the Clean Air Act the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of safer chemicals for use in refrigeration, air conditioning and fire suppressants. The new chemicals list is intended to reduce the impact on the environment from the leakage of chemicals out of these types of devices. See News Release.

    Sep 30, 2016 12:21 AM

  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Enactment

    The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program has been amended as of September 27th. The Department seeks to establish a culture free of sexual assault through prevention, education and training, response capability, victim support, reporting procedures, and accountability to enhance the safety and well-being of all persons covered by this regulation. See Article.

    Sep 30, 2016 12:19 AM

  • Global Governance

    Issue number #22-2 (April 2016) of publication Global Governance is now available

    Sep 29, 2016 10:35 AM

  • Columbia Journal of Gender and Law

    Issue number #32-1 (June 2016) of publication Columbia Journal of Gender and Law is now available

    Sep 29, 2016 10:35 AM

  • San Diego Business Journal

    Issue number #37-37 (September 2016) of publication San Diego Business Journal is now available

    Sep 29, 2016 10:34 AM

  • Congress passes law regarding labeling of GMOs

    Recently Congress has passed legislation that gives the Department of Agriculture two years to develop mandatory labeling requirements, procedures and standards for food that is produced with genetically modified organisms (GMO). See Article.

    Sep 28, 2016 11:48 PM

  • UV Associate Dean’s defamation case survives to trial

    In a case filed against Rolling Stone regarding an alleged rape and the failure of the Associate Dean to respond appropriately. As a result the Associate Dean’s character was ruined. It later came out that the story was not credible and the story was officially retracted from the website. Suit was filed as a result of defamation from the article, but also statements made in interviews. In ruling on summary judgment motions this past week, the Judge found that there was enough evidence for the case to proceed to trial before a jury. See Decision.

    Sep 28, 2016 11:46 PM

  • 2nd Circuit Court makes ruling on American Express antitrust case

    The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that American Express is not in violation of the law by prohibiting stores which accept their cards from also accepting other cards. The Court stated that as long as it spears that the market share was from cardholder satisfaction, then there was no reason to intervene in the market. See Decision.

    Sep 28, 2016 11:46 PM

  • Ex-Wells Fargo employees file suit

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Wells Fargo on behalf of employees who were reprimanded by the company for failing to meet sales requirements because they followed the rules and regulations. See Complaint.

    Sep 28, 2016 11:40 PM