On December 5, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3309, the “Innovation Act” originally introduced by Congressman Goodlatte (R-VA). The bill passed by a vote of 325-91, with four amendments to the bill as introduced.
OSHA’s New Online Form Provides an Easy Method to Workers for Filing Whistleblower Retaliation Claims.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) works to ensure safe and healthy conditions for working men and women on a national basis, by both setting and enforcing workplace standards, and by providing training, education and assistance to employers and employees, when necessary or requested.
Proposed Rule Issued by the Food and Drug Administration Will Alter the Landscape of Litigation Against Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
Earlier this month the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) proposed changes to The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”) that will unquestionably alter the landscape of litigation against generic pharmaceutical manufacturers. This is believed to be in response to recent decisions by the Supreme Court overturning large awards to plaintiffs injured by using a generic drug due to a legal distinction that makes little sense from a consumer perspective.
As reports come out that the tragic derailment Sunday of a commuter train in New York may have been caused by an engineer “dozing off,” my guest on LXBN TV today shares his thoughts on the landscape of rail safety—one where industry employees often end up working when they shouldn’t be due to harsh repercussions. And these are just the internal factors contributing to subpar standards, but the lack of appropriate funding is a source of potential tragedy as well.
Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act — the Act that established the FTC in the first place — makes it unlawful to engage in “unfair methods of competition … and unfair or deceptive acts or practices…”
Why Can’t Trust and Will Lawyers Stop Saying “NO”!: Can Lawyers Learn to Give Practical Advice Instead of Focusing On Technicalities?
Predicting the outcome of a Trust or Will contest lawsuit is a bit like forecasting the weather. You may have some idea of what is to come, but clear skies can turn into a thunderstorm with very little warning.
As society progresses into the 21st Century, online dating has been more and more prevalent. To protect their “intellectual property”, some dating websites have gone as far as to patent their online match making systems.
On December 3, 2013, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (“COGA”) filed suits challenging citizen-passed initiatives that ban oil and gas activities in the cities of Fort Collins and Lafayette.
Until recently, data from 1984 has been used to estimate the number of deaths caused by hospital error – 98,000. A recent report from the Journal of Patient Safety indicates that number was a very low estimate.
For many, the holiday season includes exercising traditional family celebrations. For separated or divorced parents, the season brings about acrimony regarding which parent celebrates which holiday with the children because each parent wants to include the children in their respective family celebrations.