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Many companies’ sales and marketing department have no idea that there is a law on the books that generally prohibits the use of robocalling or SMS texting for sales and marketing purposes without express written consent of the recipient....

Lawmakers are continuing to take a slow, cautious start to session, with only one bill becoming law so far. The law deals with appointments to the State Ethics Commission....
By: Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - Congress: Having finally passed a FY19 appropriations spending package acceptable to President Trump, who signed the measure last Friday, the House and Senate take a much needed break this week with...

Last month the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) released draft regulations intended to implement the Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (PFML). The PFML is a part of the “Grand Bargain Legislation” that Governor Baker signed...

Senate passes sweeping land conservation bill - New York Times - February 12 - The Senate on Tuesday passed a sweeping public lands conservation bill, designating more than one million acres of wilderness for environmental protection and...

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that 2018 was a significant year in Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement activity....

On Feb. 7, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a press release and on the following day published an accompanying notice in the Federal Register announcing a Pilot Project Program Under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act...

The Federal Election Commission (the “FEC”) has announced increased contribution limits that apply to federal political recipients for the 2019-2020 federal election cycle. Under the new limits, individuals may now contribute up to $2,800 per...

This afternoon, the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari in the following case: Department of Commerce v. New York, No. 18-966: 1) Whether the district court erred in enjoining the Secretary of Commerce from reinstating a question...

A Washington, D.C., judge denied a motion to dismiss and allowed a false advertising suit accusing Ben & Jerry’s of deceiving consumers about the treatment of their cows to move forward....
By: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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