The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently took the unexpected action of unanimously ruling in favor of an employer in a case brought pursuant to the Massachusetts Wage Act.
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In this video episode of Fashion Counsel, Fashion & Retail Leader Anthony Lupo and Women’s Wear Daily Reporter Kali Hays discuss privacy, virtual fitting rooms, and the effect the #MeToo movement had on the fashion and retail industries in 2018.
In late 2017, Evergrande Health, a Chinese company, reportedly invested approximately $2 billion in Faraday Future, Inc., a US-based automotive and technology company.
On January 7, the US Supreme Court declined to review United States ex rel. Campie v. Gilead Sciences, Inc., 862 F.3d 890 (9th Cir. 2017), leaving in place a plaintiff-friendly decision by the Ninth Circuit regarding the False Claims Act’s materiality requirement.
On January 7, 2019, the US Supreme Court denied certiorari in United States ex rel. Harman v. Trinity Industries, Inc., 872 F.3d 645 (5th Cir. 2017), a closely watched case regarding the False Claims Act’s materiality standard.
The United States is generally known as pro-arbitration, but sometimes there is uncertainty as to the role of US courts.
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The United States Patent and Trademark Office greeted the new year with a welcome gift: “2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance” that updates the framework on subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. 
On December 28, 2018 Governor Charles Baker signed H.B. 4841, a bill to take effect on July 1, that will expand the state’s occupancy tax to include short-term rentals and open the potential for local taxes on top of the state levy. 
The end of 2018 saw good news for hospitals affected by the lowered Medicare Part B reimbursement rates for certain outpatient drugs that went into effect January 1, 2018.
In the waning days of 2018, Judge Reed C. O'Connor of the Northern District of Texas sent shockwaves through the American health care industry by his decision in Texas v. United States.
Arent Fox Sports Practice Group Leader Rich Brand, Partner Jennifer O’Sullivan, Counsel Maidie Oliveau, and Associate Justin Goldberg co-authored the article, “The Evolution of Digital Media Strategies in Major League Sports and the Legal Issues They Raise,” published by LawInSport.
The US Trade Representative (USTR) has released the first batch of approvals for exemptions from the 25% tariff on Chinese imports under Section 301 List 1. Of the 10,768 List 1 exclusions requests filed, the USTR has granted 984 exclusion requests (9%) and denied 1,257 requests (12%).
The Department of Justice recently published its annual False Claims Act (FCA) recoveries statistics for Fiscal Year 2018, reporting nearly $2.9 billion in FCA settlements and judgments in FY 2018.
San Francisco – Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce the addition of seven lawyers from Kay & Merkle, a San Francisco-based commercial, real estate, automotive, and litigation firm with deep ties in the Bay Area. The Kay & Merkle team joined the firm on January 1, 2019, enhancing Arent Fox’s ability
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When it comes to Fair Labor Standards Act compliance, a recent Department of Labor opinion letter reminds employers that they must sweat the details.
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The US Government has been under a partial shutdown since December 21, 2018, and it is anyone’s guess when the shutdown will end. Congress has recessed until this week, and there is little word of progress among the parties.
Carlos Ghosn, the embattled former Nissan Chairman, was arrested for a third time by Japanese prosecutors on December 21.
Section 16600 of the California Business & Professions Code expressly states that any contract that restrains a person from engaging in lawful business of any kind is void.
FDA has been establishing policies to benefit new programs for the medical device industry, including opportunities in the Digital Health arena and promoting the use of Real World Evidence. 
In Los Angeles alone, the LA City Attorney's Office has in recent years initiated numerous lawsuits against hospitals and nursing facilities for homeless patient “dumping” – a practice generally described as discharging homeless persons without regard to their safety or ability to find shelter.
While he did not use a hemp pen like the one used by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to sign the conference report, President Trump signed into law the 2018 farm bill that includes a provision that legalizes hemp. Specifically, the provision would remove hemp from the federal list of c
In this video episode of Fashion Counsel, Fashion & Retail Leader Anthony Lupo and Life Sciences Leader James Ravitz discuss the fine line between wearable tech and a medical device.