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A recent court decision offers an important lesson for companies considering bringing a trade secret claim: before filing suit, companies should ensure that their confidential information — even if it was stolen by the defendant — is actually a trade secret.
Immigration officials have been dramatically increasing inspections in California in 2018 at workplaces ranging in size from small convenience stores to large agricultural operations.
The United States Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration have recently initiated processes to evaluate and propose revisions to their approaches to the regulation of products of agricultural biotechnology.
On July 11, 2018, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing titled “Protecting Customer Proprietary Network Information in the Internet Age.”
Traditionally, the United States has had one of the world’s highest corporate income tax rates.
On May 31, 2018, the FDA announced two new guidances designed to help generic drug manufacturers to obtain access to shared Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Systems programs, thereby promoting competition and access.
On July 6, 2018, the implementation day for the Section 301 “List 1” duties, the United States Trade Representative released the procedures for filing exclusion requests for List 1 products subject to the 25 percent tariff pursuant to Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.
The association between the alcohol beverage and cannabis industries continues to grow. Dan O'Neill, a former CEO of Molson Brewery and past senior executive at Campbell Soup Company and H.J. Heinz, has recently joined the board of CannaRoyalty.
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first cannabis-derived drug, Epidiolex®, for the treatment of two rare forms of epilepsy.
Today, the Government of Canada released the final list of goods that will be subject to retaliatory tariffs effective July 1, 2018.
The Fifth Circuit recently held that plaintiffs seeking benefits, under plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and non-ERISA plans, need not identify and include specific plan provisions in their complaints to survive motions to dismiss.
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The US Department of Justice remained busy in its first year of the Trump Administration, charging 20 individuals with violations under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act — the second highest year of individual prosecutions since 1977.
On June 19, 2018, voters in Washington, DC approved Initiative 77 by a vote of 55.14 percent to 44.86 percent.
In the wake of the “Me Too” movement and following a trend of recent legislation, on May 15, 2018, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) approved the Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018. The Act becomes effective on October 1, 2018.
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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit just issued a 32-page decision affirming the district court’s conflict of laws ruling, in favor of an Arent Fox LLP client, that New York law, rather than New Jersey law, applied to an insurable interest dispute between AEI Life LLC and Lincoln Benefit
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Late last week, the Food and Drug Administration declared its jurisdiction over animal cell culture technology through a public meeting announcement and a statement by Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
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When companies create anti-bribery programs and provide training to staff, many understandably focus on bribery of foreign government officials.
On May 22, 2018, the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Cannabis Law held its inaugural legislative CLE program.
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On June 15, the United States Trade Representative released two product lists relating to Section 301 duties.
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Medical devices containing animal derived ingredients that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration now may enter the US without the need for an import permit from USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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Despite Secretary Mnuchin’s statement last week that the Section 301 tariffs were “on hold,” President Trump announced this morning that he is moving ahead with the additional 25 percent ad valorem tariffs on certain Chinese imports to protect US intellectual property rights.
Courts have split over whether employees who misuse company information can run afoul of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
US Bankruptcy Judge in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York granted Avanti Communications Group PLC’s (“Avanti”) request to recognize the UK court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement and enforce the guarantee releases provided by Avanti’s affiliates on certain debt.
On April 5, 2018, Maryland enacted legislation that will set the amount exempt from Maryland estate tax at $5 million for decedents who die on or after January 1, 2019.
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On May 20, 2018, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin stated that the US was “putting the trade war on hold,” pending negotiations with China to reduce the US trade deficit and address certain acts, policies, and practices related to intellectual property rights.