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We recently reported on the European Commission’s leaked draft regulations concerning the fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing of standard essential patents (SEPs).
The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently issued Advisory Opinion (AO) 23-03, analyzing a proposed arrangement in which a company that manufactures an at-home colon cancer screening kit and its wholly-owned laboratory that performs the analysis (collectively, the Requestor) would furnish gift cards to certain patients to incentivize them to complete the sample collection process.
On March 30, after years of rulemaking efforts, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule implementing Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act.
On April 3, 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) issued a policy statement explaining the prohibition against abusive conduct in consumer financial markets, attempting to bring clarity to over a decade of statutory, judicial, and administrative ambiguity around correctly identifying such conduct.
Large, utility-scale US Department of Defense (DoD) renewable energy projects, which have not been pursued by the DoD for more than six years, may finally be back.
On March 15, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued initial program guidance related to implementation of the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program.
On March 15, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves gave an update on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) strategic plan on space commerce at the Satellite 2023 Government and Military Forum.
The Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) is a criminal statute that, in broad strokes, bars the payment or receipt of “remuneration” in exchange for referrals.
This GT Alert provides a general overview for investors interested in acquiring or investing in the assets of failed depository institutions and requirements and restrictions applicable to private investors’ participation in the FDIC’s bid process.
The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA) went into effect with US President Joe Biden’s signing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023.
Most employment-based permanent residency applications require the applicant to go through the PERM labor certification process where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) certifies that there are not sufficient U.S. workers able, available, and qualified to fill a position.
On May 18, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, a case that presented the Court with an opportunity to bring clarity to the often highly subjective standards lower courts apply when deciding the issue of fair use of visual works of art under copyright law.
It is more important than ever that employers understand the serious long-term, non-monetary consequences of settling or accepting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations.
A new Washington law regulating employers’ use of production quotas or production standards for employees working at warehouse distribution centers (House Bill 1762) will go into effect on July 1, 2024.
As a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA), Congress passed new exceptions to the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law) and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) allowing certain healthcare entities to provide mental health or behavioral health improvement and/or maintenance programs to physicians and other clinicians.
On May 17, 2023, the Texas Senate approved Senate Bill No. 14 (SB 14), prohibiting physicians from providing gender-affirming medical care to minors experiencing gender dysphoria (distress that results from having one’s gender identity not match one’s sex assigned at birth).
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