Topic: SCOTUS

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Financial Reform, Patent Infringement, CFPB Compliance, ERISA Lawsuits

It’s Friday, you’re drinking coffee, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief is here. Does it get any better? C’mon kids: grab some cocoa and sit by the fire for the traditional holiday non-compete tale… (Michael Greco at Fisher & Phillips) 50-page glossary of financial reform terms? Check… (Morrison & Foerster) Native American tribes may be… Read more »

SCOTUS Says Three Years Is Long Enough to File ERISA Lawsuits

Earlier this month, the US Supreme Court unanimously upheld a three-year statute of limitations for filing lawsuits challenging claim denials under Wal-Mart’s disability plan. Dirk Bernhardt and John Seybert of Sedgwick explain: “Julie Heimeshoff was a participant whose lawsuit for benefits under ERISA was barred by her plan’s three-year limitation of actions period that ran… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Social Media, Search Warrants, Cyber Attacks, Year-end Bonuses

No need to wait for the New Year – you can sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief today! Yours, mine, and ours: ownership of business social media accounts still unresolved… (Anelia Delcheva and Aaron Rubin at Morrison & Foerster) You can never be too prepared to respond to a search… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Email Policies, Whistleblower Bounties, Counterfeit Goods, Office Supplies

Just over 100 years ago today, the first air freight shipment was completely by the Wright brothers on behalf of department store owner Max Moorehouse. We can’t help but wonder – did it absolutely, positively have to be there overnight? Will email policies be the next battleground for the NLRB? (Tim Long, Lisa Lupion, and… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Government Shutdown, Cyber Insurance, Drilling Permits, Pay Ratio

Monday morning blues? Here’s a cure: two parts coffee, one part cherry Danish, and a hearty dash of JD Supra Corporate Brief: A federal shutdown would create distinct challenges for government operations… (Skadden Arps) Is it time to update the patent examination system? (MBHB) If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again – but… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Mandatory Vaccinations, Retaliation Claims, Religious Beliefs, Cybersecurity Framework

Happy birthday, California! On this day in 1850, the Golden State is admitted as the 31st US state. Want to impose mandatory vaccinations on your employees this flu season? Tread carefully… (BakerHostetler) Three weeks isn’t a lot of time to prepare for the new HIPAA rules. But it’s all you’ve got… (Spilman Thomas & Battle)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Prohibited Persons, Conflict Minerals, Food Labels, Frequent Flyers

Looking for the latest business law news? Look no further: As many as 50,000 names of “prohibited persons” are included on the US, UK, EU, and UN sanctions lists… (Michael Volkov) The CFTC’s new guidance on how Dodd-Frank Act requirements will apply to cross-border swap activities is the agency’s most complicated undertaking in the past… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: HSR Compliance, WTO Disputes, NLRB Appointees, FERC Fines

This Friday? Iced coffee to go with your JD Supra Corporate Brief. And no need to heat up that scone… Awesome video: assignment in a merger / change of control, by Richard Hsu (Shearman & Sterling) Those Hart-Scott-Rodino reporting requirements? Turns out the feds are serious about compliance… (Morrison & Foerster) Less than one year… Read more »

Inevitable? Supreme Court Myriad Ruling Leads to Challenge of Human Stem Cell Patent

When the Supreme Court ruled last month that human genes were not patent eligible, writes attorney Antoinette Konski of Foley & Lardner: “[m]any in the biotech community were relieved that the Supreme Court in Myriad limited its holding of patent-ineligibility to isolated, naturally-occurring genes. However, patent practitioners cautioned that Myriad’s holding could potentially be applied… Read more »

Attorney: Myriad Decision Shows SCOTUS Striking Necessary Patent Law Balance

“You know you’re living in the end of days when both the ACLU and the Wall Street Journal praise the same Supreme Court decision…” – Gideon Schor Here’s an interesting perspective on yesterday’s Supreme Court decision in AMP v. Myriad from Gideon Schor, litigation partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati [bold ours]: “…The Court… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Fair Working Conditions, WARN Act Notices, Deferred Employee Compensation, Human Gene Patents

It’s Friday, and here at the JD Supra Corporate Brief, that means an extra Danish on the way into the office. Care to join us? How can multinationals ensure fair working conditions for workers on the other side of the globe? (NAVEX Global) The exemption from WARN Act notices for companies in Chapter 11 just… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Abusive Practices, Illegal Subsidies, Credit Ratings, Patent Trolls, I-9 Data

Long week? Kick back with the JD Supra Corporate Brief. You’ll feel better… The CFPB just took action against a debt collector for “abusive practices.” And the entire debt-collection industry should sit up and take notice (Foley & Lardner) You can relax now: NASDAQ is withdrawing its proposal to require listed companies maintain an internal… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Investigative Crises, Drug Names, Paper Shredders, Washing Machines

Happiness is a warm JD Supra Corporate Brief: “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “The federal government, with a search warrant – do you know what to do?” (DLA Piper) Maybe it would be easier if we only used the first 23 letters of the alphabet to name our products… (Foley Hoag) Federal contractors take note: if… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Minimum Contact, CEO Depositions, Chapter 11, Cybersecurity Update

Law news on the go: the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It’s the perfect companion for the morning’s commute, particularly when enjoyed with a blueberry scone and a large cappuccino… “Minimum contact” can mean the difference between the second-highest penalty in FCPA history and an acquittal… (Saul Ewing) Even the most senior corporate officers – CEO,… Read more »

Did the Supreme Court Just Give Employers A New Tool to Fight Wage & Hour Claims?

“… [the case] demonstrates how the court system is grappling with an increasing number of wage & hour claims that threaten to overwhelm the system…” (Pullman & Comley) Did the Supreme Court just give employers a new tool for fighting Fair Labor Standards Act class-action lawsuits? From Todd Steenson at law firm Holland & Knight:… Read more »