New Regulations Limit California Employers’ Consideration of Criminal History

New Regulations Limit California Employers’ Consideration of Criminal History Seyfarth Synopsis:  The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) has approved new regulations, effective July 1, 2017, to limit employers’ use of criminal history when making employment decisions. New Regulation Highlights: Updating our prior post, the FEHC has finalized new regulations on employer consideration of criminal history, largely adopting the guidance set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) in its April 2012 View Full Post
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Coalition for Affordable Drugs Fails to Knock Out Biogen’s Tecfidera® Patent

By | PTABWatch | March 29, 2017
Coalition for Affordable Drugs Fails to Knock Out Biogen’s Tecfidera® Patent On March 21, 2017, the PTAB refused to cancel claims of a Biogen MA Inc. (Biogen) patent covering multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera® during IPR2015-01993, which was instituted in response to a petition filed by the Coalition for Affordable Drugs V LLC (CFAD), a group started by hedge fund manager Kyle Bass. View Full Post
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A Bankruptcy Discharge Makes a Face-to-Face Meeting an Act in Futility

A Bankruptcy Discharge Makes a Face-to-Face Meeting an Act in Futility Just last fall, we wrote about the Eleventh Circuit’s decision in In re Failla, Case No., in our article, “The Eleventh Circuit has spoken: Debtors who surrender property must get out of the creditor’s way.” Now, it appears that the discharge of a debtor’s mortgage loan in bankruptcy has other implications as well, including eliminating a lender’s obligation to meet the HUD face-to-face requirements of 24 C.F.R. View Full Post
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IRS Warns Schools of Dangerous Email Scam

By | School Law | March 29, 2017
IRS Warns Schools of Dangerous Email Scam On March 28, 2017, the IRS warned schools, universities, government entities and tax a-exempt organizations of a dangerous email scam currently circulating nationwide and targeting employers.  According to the IRS, the scammer poses as an internal executive requesting employee Forms W-2 and Social Security Number information from payroll or human resources departments. View Full Post
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Firsts for UK SFO with in Principle False Accounting DPA, and for FCA with Market Abuse Compensation, Against Tesco

By | Latham.London | March 29, 2017
Firsts for UK SFO with in Principle False Accounting DPA, and for FCA with Market Abuse Compensation, Against Tesco Following a two-year investigation, Tesco PLC has announced that its subsidiary Tesco Stores Limited (Tesco Ltd) had agreed in principle the terms of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), subject to final judicial approval at a hearing scheduled for 10 April 2017 before Sir Brian Leveson PC.  View Full Post
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