On June 28, 2013, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released a final rule amending the SBA program regulations regarding the requirements for representing small business size and eligibility status, and the penalties that can be imposed on a concern that willfully misrepresents itself as a small business in order to receive an award.
Last week, I had lunch with my good friend attorney/litigator Susan Minsberg. Over salmon salad with blackberries, our discussion drifted to the Paula Deen media storm. I told her I had only been marginally following the story, and listed the corporate sponsors who had already jumped ship and dropped her brand, due to the allegations of racism brought by former employee, Lisa Jackson.
There is no point to spending money on advertising if those experiencing it don’t understand who’s communicating about what brand, right?
PWC has published the latest installment in its excellent yearly patent litigation survey. This year’s survey looks at data for every year from 1995 through 2012.
OSHA during the first term of the Obama Administration featured a heavy focus on enforcement, at the expense of compliance assistance, and despite a lot of talk, also at the expense of any meaningful new rulemaking activities.