• 01.31.17

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, January 31, 2017

    The National Governors Association and National Association of Insurance Commissioners weigh in on ACA repeal and replace; CBO releases new Medicaid and Marketplace enrollment estimates; and Massachusetts proposes reinstating its employer mandate.

  • 01.30.17

    TSCA Reset to Affect Nearly All Manufacturers, Importers and Processors

    Companies that have manufactured or imported chemical products in the U.S. in the past ten years (alone or formulated in products and mixtures) should plan now to comply with new rules requiring them to identify and report each of those substances to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...

  • 01.27.17

    Supreme Court to Decide Validity of Class Action Waivers

    After multiple petitions, and amidst a broadening split of the federal appellate courts, the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month to decide whether class action waivers in arbitration agreements in the employment context violate the National Labor Relations Act.

  • 01.27.17

    SPECIAL FOCUS: Ohlhausen Named Acting Chair of FTC

    On January 24, 2017, President Donald Trump designated Maureen Ohlhausen as acting chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission.

  • 01.26.17

    SPECIAL FOCUS: FCC Under Pai: Implications for the TCPA

    On January 23, 2017, President Trump appointed Commissioner Ajit Pai to serve as the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

  • 01.26.17

    Manatt on Medicaid: Monthly Expansion Recap, January 2017

    Democratic Governors, joined by some of their Republican colleagues, are actively making the case to Congress for maintaining Medicaid expansion.

  • 01.26.17

    Supreme Court Holds City Bound by Publicly Available General Plan

    The California Supreme Court unanimously set aside the City of Orange City Council’s finding of a project’s consistency with the City General Plan based on a 1973 City resolution that was not incorporated into the publicly available version of the General Plan.

  • 01.25.17

    State of Digital Video

    In December, Riot Games agreed to a seven year, $300 million deal with BAMTech, giving the digital distribution company exclusive rights to build and monetize a PC and smartphone streaming application for Riot’s massively popular eSports title League of Legends.

  • 01.24.17

    False Ad Suit Survives When Consumers "Swept Into" Purchase

    A California Court of Appeal found that plaintiff consumers had raised triable issues of fact on whether they suffered damages in reliance on allegedly misleading advertising about the extent of a 40%-off sale, despite plaintiffs' knowledge—before going through with the ...

  • 01.24.17

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, January 24, 2017

    New repeal and replace legislation would shift some decisions on ACA reforms to states; President Trump signs an ACA executive order; and a Kansas legislator introduces a new Medicaid expansion bill.