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It takes more than a lot of huffing and puffing to blow down the ever-rising high costs of prescription drugs, the Trump administration has found. Two defeats happened last week: officials were forced to pull a plan to curb profit-making by drug...

Everyone loves the convenience of the ATM. However, having 24/7 access to your money may mean that scammers do, too. Recent data from the credit scoring company FICO shows there was a 70 percent increase in the number of debit cards that were...

Last week the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) designated as precedential a decision from 2014, which found that counsel can confer with a deponent at the conclusion of cross examination and prior to redirect. Through its designation of Focal...

The 9th Circuit court of appeals has enforced the City of Everett, Washington’s Dress Code Ordinance and amendments to the Lewd Conduct Ordinances. These ordinances require employees of “Quick-Service” facilities to cover “minimum body areas” (the...

ERISA Section 206(d)(3)(G)(ii) requires sponsors of qualified retirement plans to maintain written procedures for the administration of qualified domestic relations orders (“QDROs”), and the Plan Administrator has an obligation to ensure that a...

The process and requirements for establishing a joint stock company under the Commercial Companies Law promulgated earlier this year by Sultani Decree 18/2019 (New CCL) are, on the whole, the same as under Sultani Decree 4/1974 (Old CCL), which it...

Now that the dust has settled following the issuance of the final “SALT cap workaround” regulations by the Treasury Department, here’s a summary of those regulations, the IRS guidance issued in connection with the final regulations, and a set of...

On March 27, 2019, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior (GMI) proposed a new bill (the "Draft Bill") for a so-called IT Security Act 2.0 (IT-SiG 2.0). In an effort to take a front-runner role in Europe, Germany has enacted a comprehensive IT...

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has published the Conduct of Business (Contracts for Difference) Instrument 2019, implementing product intervention measures designed to restrict the sale, marketing and distribution of contracts for difference...

Question: Can a company have both an effective antitrust compliance program and an antitrust violation? DOJ before June 11, 2019: Nope. DOJ today: Yes, and your company may even get a deferred prosecution agreement if your program is good enough....

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