• 07.01.18

    Top Takeaways From the DC Circuit’s Long-Awaited TCPA Decision

    The old adage “good things come to those who wait” showed itself to be true when on March 16, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit released its hotly anticipated decision in ACA Int’l v. FCC, just shy of 17 months after oral argument. The decision, impacting a wide range of ...

  • 06.18.18

    New York Attorney General’s Cartel Bust Is Just the Beginning

    Earlier this year, the New York attorney general’s office brought two separate criminal actions against local firms and associated individuals for antitrust violations, signaling an increased focus on state antitrust enforcement against collusion in industries directly affecting New York ...

  • 06.18.18

    Insights From State AG Coordinated Opioid Investigation

    "In a slow but steady trickle of filings over the past 12 months, starting with Ohio, 23 state attorneys general have brought lawsuits against opioid manufacturers. While this is remarkable in its own right, even more noteworthy is that of the last six states to sue—all of which filed in ...

  • 05.31.18

    Legal Ramifications of AR and VR—Déjà Vu All Over Again

    Manatt’s John Gatti, Naader Banki and Katrina Dela Cruz penned an article on the legal ramifications of AR and VR for AR/VR Magazine.

  • 05.22.18

    Presidents Can Be Indicted

    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team have concluded that they can’t indict a sitting president, simply because Justice Department guidelines prohibit such an action.Whether or not President Trump should be ...

  • 05.01.18

    Mooting Mootness

    "With over 2,000 judges, California probably has the largest court system in the world. Such a massive system—directly employing about 19,000 people in over 500 buildings—is an expensive operation. To ensure the efficient use of over $4 billion in public funds, it is essential that ...

  • 04.25.18

    Eminent Domain, the Movie

    "If you ever wanted to know what it’s like to be the target of a government agency that covets your home, go see a new movie called 'Little Pink House.' It is largely the backstory of Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469 (2005). In case you have forgotten, Kelo was the ...

  • 04.23.18

    California Employers Not Required to ‘Police’ Meal Breaks

    Why it mattersAs employers are not required to “police” whether or not workers take meal breaks, a California appellate panel dismissed a putative class action suit seeking payment for missed breaks under state law. Norma Serrano filed a putative class action against Aerotek Inc., a ...

  • 04.23.18

    SEC Awards Whistleblower Record Amount, Uses ‘Safe Harbor’

    Why it mattersContinuing its recent streak of notable whistleblower awards, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced more than $2.2 million in the first award under the “safe harbor” of Exchange Act Rule 21F-4(b)(7). The Rule provides that if a whistleblower submits ...

  • 04.23.18

    The Risk Corridors Program: Should the Government Pay?

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) established health insurance exchanges where insurers can offer qualified health plans (QHPs) to individuals and certain employers. Because the exchanges made coverage available to people who previously were uninsured or underinsured, some QHP ...



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