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On March 10, 2022, the Department of Justice (DOJ) advanced its commitment to investigating and prosecuting anticompetitive conduct impacting labor markets by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Labor (DOL).
The recent United States Supreme Court case, Alston v. NCAA, caused the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to change its long-standing rules prohibiting compensation for use of a student-athlete’s name, image and likeness (NIL).
The first drug transparency law was passed nearly a decade ago in Vermont. Since then, over 20 other states have implemented their own drug price transparency requirements.
Across all industries and governmental agencies, it’s clear that cybersecurity will remain a key discussion point in 2022 and well beyond, with the government showing its commitment to improving the nation’s overall cyber posture and resiliency as recently as last fall.
Private equity (PE) may have dipped at the end of 2021, but early indications are that may be short-lived. In fact, 70% of healthcare execs predict more M&A activity in 2022.
The FTC filed an administrative complaint against Axon’s consummated acquisition of its competitor Vievu, claiming the acquisition violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act prohibiting acquisitions where the effect may be substantially to lessen competition. In response, Axon filed a complaint against the FTC in federal district court seeking to enjoin the FTC’s administrative proceedings. Axon Enterprise, Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission, 452 F.Supp.3d 882 (D. Arizona 2020). Axon made three claims that it argued the district court – not the FTC – should decide: (1) the clearance process used to determine whether the FTC or Department of Justice (DOJ) will review a merger violates due process, (2) the fact that the FTC combines investigatory, prosecutorial, adjudicative, and appellate functions within a single agency violates due process, and (3) the dual-layer of protection given to FTC ALJs violates the Appointments Clause of Article II of the Constitution.
In the wake of recent high-profile cyber and ransomware attacks, Congress and the Biden administration have joined forces to drive policy changes that would require many entities to report certain cyber incidents to the federal government. Businesses should anticipate the potential implications new cyber incident reporting requirements may have on their organization and consider the opportunity to position their needs and interests as new laws and regulations are developed and implemented.
The regulations implementing the CCPA require that a business verify the identity of a consumer that submits a specific-information access request to a “reasonably high degree of certainty.”
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in November 2022 released a targeted exam letter pertaining to communications for crypto products and services.
It has been a long and heated debate as to whether NFTs and certain cryptocurrencies can be deemed as securities under applicable laws and precedents.
In a prior post, we wrote about the importance of reviewing the terms governing the sale of an NFT to determine what rights, if any, are included in the sale in order to commercially exploit the asset associated with the NFT, and the confusion that emerges in interpreting such terms through the lens of copyright law.
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