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Does your company sell to consumers or businesses that can leave reviews or rate your products? Whether your customers can leave reviews on your website or another public-facing review platform, companies should be aware of new developments in the consumer review enforcement space that may impact how you publicize and conduct your product rating and review system.
On February 3, 2023, the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division announced the withdrawal of three policy statements related to antitrust enforcement in healthcare.
On Jan. 5, 2023, the FTC proposed a new rule that would prevent employers from entering non-compete agreements with their employees.
On Feb. 3, 2023, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division announced it was withdrawing three antitrust policy statements relating to enforcement in health care markets due to market changes in the last 30 years rendering the prior policy statements “outdated.”
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed a paradigm-breaking rule that would ban essentially all non-compete agreements.
On Jan. 23, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved publication of two separate notices in the Federal Register, one which revises the premerger notification thresholds for mergers and acquisitions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR Act), and a second which, for the first time in over two decades, pursuant to the Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2022 (“Fee Modernization Act”) as a part of the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act, updates filing fees. Congress first amended the HSR Act in 2000 to require the annual adjustment of notification thresholds based on the change in gross national product (GNP).
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on January 23, 2023, the implementation of increased thresholds for merger notifications under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) as well as increased filing fees for reportable transactions.
On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a proposed rule that would prohibit employers from using noncompete agreements with their employees or independent contractors.
Penguin Random House’s planned acquisition of rival Simon & Schuster was blocked by Judge Florence Pan of the US District Court for the District of Columbia on November 21.
Green directives on the energy performance of buildings, including energy performance certificate (EPC) ratings in the European Union and United Kingdom, are urging the European real estate industry to assess the costs of compliance.
Impacting environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives of the financial industry in Florida, on April 19, 2023, the Florida Senate passed Florida House Bill 3 (HB 3 or the Bill) by a vote of 28 YEAS to 12 NAYS.
Just three years after passing a statute significantly restricting the enforceability of physician non-compete agreements, Indiana’s legislature has passed an amendment, Senate Enrolled Act No. 7.
On April 3, 2023, the US Tax Court issued its opinion in Farhy v. Commissioner, holding that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) lacked the statutory authority to both assess tax penalties under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Section 6038(b) and collect said penalties via a levy against the taxpayer.
We said it earlier this month: With many state legislative sessions coming to an end, we were likely to see a push by states to finish up debates and votes on consumer privacy laws, and now you can count Tennessee (and Montana) among those states doing just that.
Under new legislation coined the “Coronavirus Stop Act,” employers doing business in the state of Idaho may no longer require a coronavirus vaccination as a term of employment unless required by federal law or where the terms of employment include travel to foreign jurisdictions requiring vaccination.
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