A slight cut in one and a tiny bump in the other might sum up President Obama’s proposed budgets for federal food safety, an area which doesn’t even make his budget highlights for either the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The USPTO has issued new patent subject matter eligibility guidelines to aid examiners in applying the principles of Myriad and Prometheus to any claim “reciting or involving laws of nature/natural principles, natural phenomena, and/or natural products.”
Based on my experience as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and as a long-time Washington D.C. communications lawyer, I know something about media ownership regulations.
As we blogged about last August, Section 913 of the Dodd-Frank Act directed the SEC to study the need for establishing a new, uniform, federal fiduciary standard of care for brokers and investment advisers providing personalized investment advice.
U.S. Supreme Court Extends SOX’s Whistleblower Protection to Employees of Publicly Traded Company’s Contractors
On March 4, 2014, the United States Supreme Court in Lawson v. FMR LLC held that SOX’s whistleblower protection extends to employees of a publicly traded company’s contractors and subcontractors.
At the same time that some states are moving toward marijuana legalization, a recent study reveals that fatal car crashes involving marijuana have tripled during the previous decade.
Does Precedent or Congressional Action Prevent the Supreme Court from Reconsidering the Fraud-on-the Market Doctrine in Halliburton?
The Supreme Court will grapple with private securities class actions when it hears oral argument tomorrow in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc.
Safety Alerts and Other Recommendations in the Wake of Rail Accidents Involving Bakken Formation Crude Oil
Recent accidents involving rail cars transporting crude oil from the Bakken shale region have resulted in the heightened interest of rail industry regulators and other federal agencies, including the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Washington, D.C. March 4, 2014. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today in Lawson v. FMR, LLC, that contractors and subcontractors of publicly traded companies are fully protected under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for corporate whistleblowers.
If it seems like a remote possibility that the U.S. will go to war over Ukraine, it’s much likelier that Washington will attempt to impose some form of sanctions, including asset freezes on Russian leaders and some of Russia’s richest individuals.