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After the Supreme Court ruled a few weeks ago that independent contractors working “in interstate commerce” were exempt from arbitration pacts due to a broad interpretation of the Federal Arbitration Act (New Prime v. Oliveira), I wrote a blog post...

Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of February 11 – 15, 2019. February 11, 2019: The IRS issued a news release promoting online resources for answering taxpayer...

Artificial Intelligence Alert, February 19, 2019  February 19, 2019 Last week, the Trump administration and federal agencies announced several initiatives related to artificial intelligence (AI). In addition to these important initiatives, we...

A strong brand is central to a successful food, beverage, hospitality, or retail business. Knowing this, you make every effort to choose a strong trademark and take all steps necessary to protect it, including retaining an attorney to assist you in...

Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) published a proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”) in the Federal Register to amend the federal anti-kickback statute safe harbor regulations by (1)...

This is the third blog post in a series analyzing the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) as signed into law on Aug. 13, 2018. Stay tuned for more blog posts covering additional topics in the near future from Holland & Knight's Government...

Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander? Not necessarily. The Ninth Circuit and California Court of Appeals recently decided two cases that substantially limit the scope and application of freedom of religion rights rooted in the U.S....

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently released a significant decision that both expands occupiers’ liability for violence on their premises, and affirms a new privacy tort that censures the publication of an individual’s private life without...

On February 12, 2019, Vice Chancellor Kathaleen S. McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery granted a motion to dismiss a stockholder derivative suit against the former CEO and directors of United Continental Holdings, Inc. asserting breaches of...

On February 14, 2019, EPA unveiled its action plan for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS are highly fluorinated manmade compounds that are reported to have a variety of adverse health effects. PFAS are resistant to heat, water and oil....

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