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- Blog: BuildSmartSuspension & Debarment Annual Report: Key TakeawaysPosted on December 6, 2019 by Aron C. BeezleyThe Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee (ISDC) recently issued its annual report to Congress on federal government suspension and debarment activities for fiscal year (FY) 2018. As discussed below, this year’s ISDC report shows that, while suspension and debarment-related actions have decreased from FY 2017, the FY 2018 data still reflects “nearly double the activity...Continue Reading
- Blog: Privacy and Information Security Law BlogFour Companies Settle FTC Allegations Related to Privacy Shield MisrepresentationsPosted on December 6, 2019 by Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPOn December 3, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had reached settlements in four separate Privacy Shield cases. Continue Reading
- Blog: Biologics Blog2019 Year-End Biosimilar Litigation RoundupPosted on December 5, 2019 by As 2019 draws to a close, a handful of actions regarding biologics are pending in the federal courts. The current cases are listed below, in order from most-recently-filed to oldest: Amgen v. Tanvex (19-cv-1374, S.D. Cal.) In July 2019, Amgen brought claims against Tanvex BioPharma USA, Inc. and two related entities in connection with Tanvex’s [...]
- Blog: Capital Markets LitigationCapital Markets Litigation Team Defeats Jurisdictional Challenge to Ponzi Scheme DisputePosted on November 27, 2019 by Carly ColemanLowenstein Sandler’s Capital Markets Litigation team recently defeated a fund administrator’s renewed motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, a second key victory in an action for common law fraud, securities fraud, and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act violations, among other claims. The plaintiffs, investors in a tax lien fund, seek to recoup millions of...… Continue Reading The post Capital Markets Litigation Team Defeats Jurisdictional Challenge to Ponzi Scheme Dispute appeared first on Capital Markets Litigation.
- Blog: NextGen Financial Services ReportOCC Seeks Comment as Part of New Rulemaking to Clarify “Valid When Made” DoctrinePosted on November 26, 2019 by Lauren E. QuigleyOn Monday, November 18, 2019, the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (“OCC”) announced that it is seeking public comment on a proposed rule to clarify the “valid when made” doctrine in the wake of a decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Madden v. Midland Funding, that undermined and...Continue Reading…
- Blog: Haynes and Boone BlogsLogos and the Ordinary Observer TestPosted on November 22, 2019 by Vera SuarezThe Federal Circuit recently held in Columbia Sportswear North America, Inc. v Seirus Innovative Accessories, Inc. that logos may be considered in the ordinary observer test. Seirus Innovative Accessories (“Seirus”) makes and sells cold weather gear, and a lower court had ruled on summary judgment that U.S. Patent No. D657,093 to Snyder was infringed by […] The post Logos and the Ordinary Observer Test appeared first on Haynes and Boone Blogs.