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  • Blog: Privacy and Information Security Law BlogNew Federal Credit Freeze Law Eliminates Fees, Provides for Year-Long Fraud AlertsPosted on September 21, 2018 by Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    Effective September 21, 2018, Section 301 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act requires consumer reporting agencies to provide free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts to consumers throughout the country. Continue Reading
  • Blog: Haynes and Boone BlogsChurch Plan Exemption Class Action Advances, Court to Determine What Constitutes a “Principal Purpose Organization”Posted on September 21, 2018 by Haynes and Boone Benefits Group
    Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court jointly heard and ruled on a series of long-running, class action lawsuits challenging the church plan status of retirement plans sponsored by certain religiously affiliated healthcare systems. In its opinion, the Supreme Court overturned the lower courts’ decisions and held that such plans could qualify as church plans, even […] The post Church Plan Exemption Class Action Advances, Court to Determine What Constitutes a “Principal Purpose Organization” appeared first on Haynes and Boone Blogs.
  • Blog: Ireland IP & Technology Law BlogPriority Data Protection, Cyber-Security and IP Legislation for Autumn 2018Posted on September 21, 2018 by Davinia Brennan
    The Irish Government has published its legislation programme for Autumn 2018.  The programme lists priority legislation for publication this Autumn, as well as legislation expected to undergo pre-legislative scrutiny. Listed below are the data protection, cyber-security and IP-related Bills coming down the track. Priority Legislation Communications (Retention of Data) Bill – This Bill will revise...Continue Reading…
  • Blog: Waller Law BlogFederal government tightening enforcement for hospice, post-acute care providersPosted on September 21, 2018 by Jesse C. Neil,J. Logan Wilson
  • Blog: Biologics BlogNew Arguments in Momenta On Standing to Appeal IPR Loss Before Filing a Biosimilar ApplicationPosted on September 11, 2018 by
    In Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., No. 17-1694 (Fed. Cir. argued Dec. 5, 2017), BMS challenges Momenta’s standing to appeal a PTAB decision upholding the validity of BMS’s patent relating to a formulation of Orencia® (abatacept) in an IPR brought by Momenta before having filed a biosimilar marketing application.  The Federal Circuit is [...]
  • Blog: Labor & Employment Law BlogMichigan Legislature Adopts Minimum Wage Increases and Paid Sick Leave: Political Poker Is Alive and Well in MichiganPosted on September 7, 2018 by Robert A. Boonin
    After various court battles, two ballot initiatives were set to be on the November ballot for voter consideration. If passed, one would have increased the state minimum wage and the other would have required employers to provide sick leave to employees. Under Michigan law, though, the Legislature is permitted the opportunity to foreclose the issues from appearing on the ballot by adopting those initiatives through legislation. Even though the Republican majority of both houses appeared philosophically opposed to the initiatives, on September 5 both houses voted to adopt both of them. Ironical...

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