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As promised, we return now to provide an overview of the CFPB’s petition activity for the year to-date. In addition to the Bank of America (BofA) petition denial we discussed last month, the CFPB has issued a series of decisions denying petitions to modify or set aside civil investigative demands.
With the news media covering the link between marijuana vaping, deaths, and lung conditions, California’s push to add THC to the Proposition 65 harmful chemicals list could mean financial, legal, and reputational challenges for cannabis businesses.
On October 7, 2019, United States Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a decision by the Ninth Circuit presenting a question of significant importance to business owners engaged in ecommerce.
The EO is sweeping in scope and will have a significant impact on US companies doing business with Turkey.
Many conduit tax exempt revenue bonds bear interest at a floating rate, most typically a percent of USD 1-month LIBOR (here, LIBOR).
A federal court in Nebraska recently rejected a health plan’s fiduciary breach claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 against third-party service providers, holding that the service providers were not ERISA fiduciaries and did not breach fiduciary duties under ERISA.
In the underlying case, OSHA issued citations to Wynnewood Refining Co., LLC related to a steam boiler powered by natural gas at the company’s oil refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.
News and analysis that matters for privacy and data security.
On September 24, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2019-38, clarifying rental real estate owners’ eligibility for the highly anticipated tax break under section 199A of the Internal Revenue Code.
In a much anticipated decision, Judge Allison Burroughs of the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts held this week that Harvard College’s admission’s policy, which considers race among many factors, is lawful.
In a case that should grab the attention of franchisors across the country, a panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that McDonald’s Corporation is not the joint employer of the employees of a California Bay Area franchisee.
The US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) exceeded its statutory authority when it cut the Medicare payment rates for hospital services provided in the grandfathered off-campus provider-based department setting.
On September 10, 2019, CMS ssued a final rule with comment period, titled Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process (the “Final Rule”), which enhances the government’s authority to deny or revoke health care providers from participating federal health care programs.
The rise in gig economy workers in recent years has led to a steep increase in workers classified as independent contractors.
As recently as last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has continued on its campaign of federal consumer protection and enforcement decisions.
The Ninth Circuit issued a ruling in a closely-watched case between LinkedIn Corporation, the well-known professional networking site, and hiQ Labs, Inc., a data analytics company that relies on access to public LinkedIn profile data to provide HR-related analytics offerings to corporate clients. 
If a landlord delivers a notice to vacate to a tenant due to lease violations or the expiration of the term, the tenant is legally required to vacate the premises. However, this does not always happen.
On September 24, 2019, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new final rule raising the salary threshold employee compensation must meet in order to qualify for exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
On September 17, 2019, the Treasury Department, on behalf of the full Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, released the long-awaited comprehensive draft regulations to implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA).
Draft Guidance issued by the US State Department recommends that companies that export items with surveillance capabilities conduct human rights due diligence, and solicits feedback by October 4, 2019.
Upending recent precedent, the National Labor Relations Board, yesterday, proposed a rule that, if adopted, will exempt from the NLRB’s jurisdiction undergraduate and graduate students who perform services in connection with their college and graduate school studies.
The Plain Meaning Language of an Intercreditor Agreement Determines Whether it Governs Plan Distributions or Adequate Protection Payments
A for-profit higher education company recently agreed to pay $30 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges stemming in large part from deceptive practices by third-party “lead generators.”