• 12.15.16

    New EEOC Guidance on National Origin Discrimination

    For the first time in more than a decade, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published new guidance on national origin discrimination.

  • 12.15.16

    Website Accessibility: Proactive Steps to Avoid ADA Claims

    Plaintiffs’ law firms have recently been sending demand letters to banks of all sizes alleging that their websites violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), particularly with regard to accessibility of the websites to persons with visual impairments.

  • 12.15.16

    Design Patents—Supreme Court Decides Samsung v. Apple

    On December 6, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Samsung v. Apple, holding that, for purposes of a "total profits" damages award for infringement of a design patent under Section 289 of the Patent Act, the relevant "article of manufacture" can be limited to one or more ...

  • 12.15.16

    SPECIAL FOCUS: The FTC Watches Smart TV

    In older, simpler times, families would gather together and watch the TV.

  • 12.13.16

    To Bank or Not to Bank? OCC's Fintech Charter

    Following months of speculation, on December 2, 2016, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the "OCC") announced that it will consider applications from fintech companies seeking national bank charters.

  • 12.13.16

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, December 13, 2016

    Congressional Republicans ask states for guidance on new healthcare legislation while insurers and providers urge caution; new reports find ACA repeal would increase uninsurance rates and cut billions of dollars in funding to states; and CMS approves a five-year extension of Arkansas’s ...

  • 12.12.16

    Voters Embrace Minimum Wage Increases, Legalized Marijuana

    While employers wait to see the impact of Donald Trump's forthcoming presidency, voters made their feelings clear on two employment-related issues: minimum wage and marijuana.

  • 12.08.16

    California’s $20B Problem: Obamacare Repeal Threatens 4M Californians

    The repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could ultimately cost California as much as $20 billion in annual federal spending on the state’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal.

  • 12.08.16

    $30M Judgment for Green Coffee Weight Loss Defendant

    An executive behind a green coffee weight loss product scam was hit with a $30 million judgment in a recent Federal Trade Commission action in Florida federal court.

  • 12.08.16

    Trump Administration Gears Up for Financial Services Changes

    With the new administration weeks from taking over, President-elect Donald J. Trump's transition team is getting ready to make changes in the financial services industry, including a potential overhaul of the Dodd-Frank Act and a reduction in corporate tax rates.