Wow—FCC enforcement actions don’t get any juicier than this: an anonymous whistleblower, alleged misrepresentatons to the FCC, and a complex $100 million fine to Straight Path Communications, Inc. for apparently misrepresenting that it had constructed 28 and 39 GHz licenses on applications to renew those licenses!
The New Year brings excitement and anticipation of changes for the best. Some of the pending patent cases provide us with ample opportunity to expect something new and, if not always very desirable to everybody, at least different.
Washington, D.C. January 12, 2017. During his confirmation hearing President-Elect Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, Sen. Jeff Sessions, was questioned on his position on whistleblowers.
The Justice Department manages many of America’s most important whistleblower programs, including the False Claims Act (“FCA”) anti-fraud law.
On Tuesday, we wrote that Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing had begun, for the post of U.S. Attorney General. In that piece, we expressed our hope that one of the committee members would “drill down from civil rights to marijuana legalization, and specifically, to enforcement of the Federal Controlled Substances Act.”
The time of year where football managers most readily lament fixture congestion is again upon us. The 2016/2017 Premier League season saw 40 Premier League games over the festive period, with each club playing four fixtures between Saturday 17 December 2016 and Wednesday 4 January 2017.
On Monday, January 9, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court denied, without comment, Mylan Pharmaceuticals’ petition for certiorari to reverse an opinion by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which affirmed a broad scope of personal jurisdiction over generic ANDA filers in patent infringement suits under the Hatch-Waxman Act.
Louisiana Third Circuit Addresses Payment of Royalties in Situations Involving Production Under a Mineral Lease Pursuant to a Conditional Allowable Prior to Unitization
In Gladney v. Anglo-Dutch Energy, L.L.C., the Third Circuit addressed the question of whether or not a mineral lessee must pay its lessor full lease-basis royalties for production undertaken during the effective period of a conditional allowable but prior to the effective date of a unit order.
According to recent reports, the Chargers will announce this week that they are leaving sunny San Diego for also sunny Los Angeles. Over a short two year span, Los Angeles will have gone from zero NFL teams to two NFL teams, as the Rams moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles just last year.
The newly passed cybersecurity statute of the People’s Republic of China will take effect in June 2017, and it is expected to have a significant impact on multinationals doing business in mainland China.
Employers that contract with the federal government are about to face a whole new ballgame with the Trump Administration. In Trump: The Art of the Deal, Mr. Trump explained that deals are his “art form” and that making big deals is how he gets his “kicks.”