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The city of Chicago has decided that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) should be treated the same way as more conventional cigarettes. Effective April 29, 2014, e-cigarettes will be banned in enclosed public places and enclosed places of...

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, a case in which the outcome may have a dramatic effect on the future and direction of software patents. Justice Breyer compared the Supreme Court’s task to the dilemma in...

On March 25, 2014, King & Spalding filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia challenging CMS’s 0.2 percent reduction to FY 2014 IPPS payment rates associated with the two-midnight rule. When proposing and...

On April 3, the members of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), including the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, the Office...

A California man who discovered the penny he inherited from his father is worth as much as $250,000 has filed a lawsuit seeking a declaration that the U.S. government is not the rightful owner.

Is your brand expanding outside the U.S.? Do you need an international trademark registration? The process can confusing to say the least. Here are some basics you need to know....
By: Hodgson Legal

The Court of Justice of the European Union, the highest court in the EU, declared the EU’s 2006 Data Retention Directive invalid in a judgment issued on April 8, 2014. The directive, which has been implemented via national legislation by most EU...

Yesterday, President Obama signed two executive actions designed to strengthen equal pay laws and narrow pay disparities based on gender or race. The executive order and presidential memorandum marked National Equal Pay Day—the day that highlights...

IRS Notice 2014-19 provides long-awaited guidance on the application of the decision in United States v. Windsor to retirement plans qualified under Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) Section 401(a). For tax-qualification purposes, plans must generally...

Downey Brand laid off 17 staff members Wednesday, adjusting for the 23 lawyers this year who have either already left the firm or will leave the Sacramento, Calif.-based law firm by the end of this month.

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