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Middle District of Florida reverses $350 million verdict and joins other courts in enforcing Escobar's strict materiality standard

This case study takes a look at a recent decision reversing the materiality standard established in Escobar.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 18 January 2018 | Practice Area: Health Care

Compensation in the 2018 proxy season: recent shakeups create new challenges

A look at recent developments, as well as perennial compensation considerations, ahead of the 2018 proxy season.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 18 January 2018 | Practice Area: Pay

The Affordable Care Act: major actions in 2017 and what to expect in 2018

An examination of the Trump Administration's efforts at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 17 January 2018 | Practice Area: NI & Social Security

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Federal Circuit ruling may trigger new wave of TM applications

In the wake of the Tam and Brunetti decisions, this article looks at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's gatekeeper function.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 16 January 2018 | Practice Area: Trademarks

International comity? U.S. jury will noodle disputed facts of In re Ramen despite contrary ruling from Korean Supreme Court

This article looks at a recent summary judgment decision from a U.S. District Court regarding principles of international comity.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 16 January 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Key terms in UK and US M&A deals

This article provides some deal points where M&A market practice differs between the UK and the US.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 15 January 2018 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

A new path forward: changing the #MeToo culture

A presentation of the changes noted in the employment law landscape with respect to sexual harassment claims.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 15 January 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Southern California’s once groundbreaking cap and trade program is now riding towards the sunset

This article provides an overview of the history and current structure of the RECLAIM program, followed by an examination of the District’s proposal for phasing out the RECLAIM program.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 12 January 2018 | Practice Area: Environmental Taxes

US tax reform: key business impacts, illustrated with charts and transactional diagrams

This White Paper analyzes and illustrates aspects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 12 January 2018 | Practice Area: Taxation

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To pay or not to pay: DOL abandons six-part intern test in favor of primary beneficiary test

This article details the revised guidance on the question of whether interns and students are “employees” under the Fair Labor Standards Act and, thus, must be paid at least minimum wage and overtime and receive other protections under the FLSA.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 12 January 2018 | Practice Area: Taxation

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