On July 30, 2020, the Committee on Codes, Regulations and Legislation of the Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) and the full council met.
When the scope of the COVID-19 pandemic became apparent, legal commentators, physician organizations and healthcare policymakers sounded the alarm over the potential civil and criminal liabilities that might be faced by practitioners and facilities during the emergency.
A series of cases concerning alleged misrepresentations of vanilla content in products have been filed against retailers and food brands.
G&M Realty (G&M), the owner of the famous New York City graffiti space known as 5Pointz, asked the Supreme Court to strike down as unconstitutional the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA), a federal copyright law that provides limited protection for artists against destruction or mutilation of ...
Following ongoing efforts to promote the expansiveness of the national bank charter, on July 22, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued an interpretive letter confirming the authority of a national bank to provide cryptocurrency custody services for customers.
New York may soon be joining California in requiring consumer-like disclosures on commercial financing transactions.
On July 28, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a public notice clarifying its prior guidance regarding the types of COVID-19-related communications that fall within the “emergency purposes” exception to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Manatt discusses the flexibilities & funding extended by HHS’s renewal of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, as well as independent emergency measures.
In Blumenthal Distrib. Inc. d/b/a Office Star v. Herman Miller, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, held that the overall appearance of Herman Miller Inc.’s Eames chairs was eligible for trade dress protection because it was not functional.
On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law, providing $200 million to the Federal Communications Commission to distribute in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.