• 02.22.16

    Rams Sued Twice in St. Louis

    Not surprisingly, the move of the Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles, reversing their path from 1995, has generated two lawsuits so far.

  • 02.19.16

    Court Tosses Comparative Pricing Suit for Lack of Injury

    In a positive development for retailers coping with the new trend of deceptive pricing class actions, a Massachusetts federal court judge threw out a suit against Kohl's Department Stores over "comparison prices."

  • 02.18.16

    FDIC Dips Its Toes Into Marketplace Lending

    In the Winter 2015 edition of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's (FDIC) Supervisory Insights, the agency provided an overview of the marketplace lending model, "a small but growing component of the financial services industry that some banks are viewing as an opportunity to ...

  • 02.17.16

    How to Spot Investment Opportunities in Digital Media

    In 2014, Mark Zuckerberg tried on a prototype headset from a VR startup called Oculus VR. The experience was transformative and Zuckerberg saw the massive potential for VR/AR, including the impact on social media and gaming.

  • 02.17.16

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, February 17, 2016

    Alabama receives federal approval for its Medicaid transformation waiver, while Michigan's Governor submits a Medicaid waiver on behalf of Flint residents; CMS announces $7.7 billion in reinsurance payments; and Vermont seeks to preserve its current SHOP system through a 1332 waiver.

  • 02.16.16

    Universities Need to Take a More Consistent Position on Football Concussions

    In the same week late last month that the NCAA received court approval for a $75 million settlement in a class action on concussions, the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics appointed as a member the former NFL commissioner who presided over the so-called "League of Denial" ...

  • 02.12.16

    Lawmakers Express Concern Over SmartLabel Program

    A group of lawmakers—including Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)—expressed concerns about the new SmartLabel program intended to provide consumers with more information about the ingredients in the food they purchase.

  • 02.12.16

    Both Sides Claim Victory in ITC Ruling re Converse's "Chuck Taylors"

    On November 17, 2015, an International Trade Commission judge issued an initial ruling in In the Matter of Certain Footwear Products, the case brought by Converse in November 2014 against 31 companies for importing "look alike" footwear that infringed on Converse's iconic "Chuck ...

  • 02.12.16

    PATH Act Amends FIRPTA

    Congress enacted the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) in 1980 to impose U.S. income tax on certain foreign persons that invest in United States real property interests (USRPI).

  • 02.11.16

    California Federal Court: Paid Leave Does Not Amount to Termination

    Paid leave is not equivalent to termination, a California federal court told the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in a case involving a worker alleging discrimination based on national origin.



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