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The esports industry has been rapidly growing since its inception in the 1990’s. Viewership numbers for esports championship games exceed that of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals, the MLB World Series, and the NBA Finals.
On June 20, 2019, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a notice outlining the procedure for requesting exclusions from List 3 of the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports via a new web portal.
Customs Issues Guidance on How to Preserve Your Rights to Refunds for China Section 301 Product Exclusions
Because of the length of time since China Section 301 duties were first imposed on July 6, 2018, many 2018 entries first covered by the duties are approaching their liquidation date (if they have not liquidated already).
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently signed a bill that moves the Paid Family and Medical Leave Program start date from July 1, 2019 to October 1, 2019.
Behind the Screens: Headlines that matter for privacy and data security
Ready for Some Rulemaking? Revisions Coming to the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and CMP Laws This Summer
Long-awaited revisions to the regulations implementing the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Civil Monetary Penalties (CMP) Laws are on their way.
On April 17, 2019, Kathleen Kraninger, President Trump’s appointed director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, delivered her first major address at the Bipartisan Policy Center since taking on the role on December 6, 2018.
DC Circuit Holds that Section 230 Protects Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! Against Locksmiths’ Claims but Warns that Immunity Is Not ‘Limitless’
On June 7, 2019, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit affirmed dismissal of a lawsuit filed against Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! by fourteen self-described “legitimate” locksmiths. Marshall’s Locksmith Svc. Inc. v. Google, LLC, et al., No. 18-7018.
Arent Fox’s Jason Rotstein published an article in the Kluwer Arbitration Blog on the enforcement bar is becoming more specialized.
The US Copyright Office recently considered a federal right of publicity law which, if enacted, would help to create a rule that can be applied more uniformly to alleged infringements.
The Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), issued a final rule that added five recently developed or developing technologies that are essential to the national security of the United States to the Export Administration Regulations’ (EAR) Commerce Control List (CCL).
Decision is a Win for Trademark Licensees
Arent Fox’s Government Relations practice hosted a webinar focusing on America’s infrastructure crisis that featured special guest Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and experts from the American Society of Civil Engineers and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.
Massachusetts Determination of Need Program Releases Proposed Guidelines for New Long-Term Care Beds
The Determination of Need (DoN) Program of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (Department) recently signaled its intention to end a decades-long moratorium on new nursing home beds in the Commonwealth with the release of proposed DoN guidelines for approval of new long-term care beds.
On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the DC City Council passed Mayor Bowser’s $15.5 billion FY2020 budget with a second unanimous vote on both the FY20 Local Budget Act and the FY20 Federal Portion Budget Request Act.
Fashion companies are struggling with a new paradigm. Storefront traffic is down. Real estate costs are up. And consumers are foregoing malls to shop online. Fashion & Retail Practice Leader Anthony Lupo and Kimco Realty CEO Conor Flynn discuss the future of retail in this video interview.
Today, the US Supreme Court settled a hotly debated issue under Title VII: Is the statute’s charge-filing requirement jurisdictional? The answer, according to the unanimous Court, is no.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a new bill into law that will require all retail stores to stop providing plastic bags to customers at check-out. This is part of the growing movement for consumers to use reusable bags when shopping.
D. Jacques Smith, Stephanie Trunk, Randall A. Brater, Erin E. Atkins, Alexander S. Birkhold, Michael F. Dearington, Rebecca W. Foreman, Nadia Patel
Headlines that Matter for Companies and Executives in Regulated Industries
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it will renew efforts to investigate and police companies that use misleading advertising to sell legitimate products and services.
In response to the increasing numbers of illegal border crossers, primarily from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, crossing into the US along the US – Mexico border, President Trump has previously indicated he would “shut the border.”
The FTC recently filed claims against Douglas Monahan for operating four crowdfunding schemes in which consumers were told their contributions were going towards the development of high-tech backpacks and bags.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is currently drafting the implementing regulations for the FIRRMA which was enacted this past August and represents the most sweeping set of changes to the processes and jurisdiction of CFIUS in its 44-year history.
In recent months, businesses that use disposable product packaging have seen an increase in Proposition 65 Notices of Violation for the commonly used chemical DEHP.