On Friday, July 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced criteria for permitting public and private K-12 schools in the state to reopen given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Provider-payer partnerships are increasingly common and deliver key benefits.
On July 16, 2020, in the much-anticipated so-called Schrems II case, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) struck down the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (Privacy Shield) as an adequate method of transferring personal data from the European Union (EU) to the United States
In the immediate term, we face the realities of working and litigating remotely. Courts are estimated to be working at about 25% of their capacity and many cases have been continued.
On Tuesday, July 14, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2020-56 (the Hospital Relief Notice), which provides an additional postponement of requirements with respect to the conduct of a community health needs assessment (CHNA) applicable to hospitals, as discussed in more detail ...
In CTB Inc. v. Hog Slat, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit found that a chicken feeder design was not eligible for trade dress protection because it improved the way the feeders worked, and was therefore eligible only for patent protection because it was functional and not ornamental.
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Enforcement Bureau last week issued two fines, one for $6,000 and another for $5,200, for violations of its contest rules, as two sweepstakes were not conducted as advertised.
Most of California’s 58 counties are moving to reopen the majority of their business sectors, consistent with Phase 3 of Governor Newsom’s COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap.
With the November 2020 general election less than four months away, the County of Los Angeles is actively preparing to ensure that the region’s voting systems are operable and adequate.
Last week, L.A. County’s positive test rate continued to rise, reaching over 10%. Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer noted that cases are surging, hospitalizations are rising, and the county is seeing a lot more community spread.