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  • Blog: Hunton Immigration and Nationality LawJanuary 2019 Visa Bulletin – New Year, Same BacklogsPosted on December 14, 2018 by Courtland C. Witherup
    The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process. The complete visa bulletin can be found here. Below is a summary of the January Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes from... Continue Reading
  • Blog: Labor & Employment Law BlogMichigan Legislature Amends State Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave ActsPosted on December 14, 2018 by Robert A. Boonin
    On December 4, 2018, the Michigan Legislature pared back the minimum wage and paid sick leave laws it passed last September in an effort to preclude those issues from being on the November ballot. Had the Legislature not adopted the language of the ballot initiatives legislation, the measures would have been on the November ballot and it would have needed a vote of three-fourths of each house to amend the law if adopted by the voters. By enacting the proposals directly, it only needed a simple majority to amend those laws. The strategy of using a lame-duck legislative session to amend the laws...
  • Blog: Haynes and Boone BlogsCollateral Estoppel is Allowed to Apply to Rule 36 Affirmances of the PTABPosted on December 13, 2018 by Adam Fowles
    The Federal Circuit has affirmed that a Rule 36 judgment may serve as a basis for collateral estoppel in Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings, in addition to district court proceedings. In VirnetX Inc. v. Apple, Inc., Nos. 2017-2490, 2017-2494 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 10, 2018), the Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB’s determination in two […] The post Collateral Estoppel is Allowed to Apply to Rule 36 Affirmances of the PTAB appeared first on Haynes and Boone Blogs.

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