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House Bill 1495 has been introduced which would levy a wholesale sales tax on motor fuel and distillate special fuel. The legislation would also impose fees on hybrid and electric motor vehicles....

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is poised to decide a case which may create new estoppel concerns for AIA petitioners under 35 USC § 315(e)(2). The appeal resulted from a Hatch-Waxman litigation in BTG v. Amneal, in which the lower court...

Are you an associate at a crossroads in your legal career at a law firm — and contemplating going in-house? You’re not alone. We’ve talked to countless associates who want a change of scenery but aren’t sure in which direction to head. They may be...

A party appealing a PTO decision must pay the PT0's expenses regardless of the applicant's success. Booking.com successfully challenged the United States Patent and Trademark Office's ("PTO") refusal to register its mark BOOKING.COM. But, it must...

King & Spalding partner Daron Tooch represented NorthBay HealthCare Group, a two-campus hospital in Solano County, California at trial in the Northern District of California against Blue Shield for underpayment of non-contracted emergency and...

Last Wednesday, February 13, a bipartisan group of senators sent Presidents Trump and Putin a Valentine's Eve present by reintroducing a revised Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act, or “DASKA” – a tough economic sanctions bill...

Worksite enforcement actions related to unauthorized workers are on the rise. Fulfilling a promise from 2017, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigatory arm of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has significantly ramped up...

In some situations, developing a creative approach toward overtime pay can cost the employer more than if it had simply paid time and one-half overtime in the first place. On February 8, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (which includes North...

In a decision that underscores the Singapore courts’ pro-arbitration approach, the Singapore Court of Appeal recently allowed an appeal against a decision ordering a permanent restraint against the respondent relying on a foreign judgment obtained...

On January 29, 2019, the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, the state’s land use agency, filed temporary rules amending the standards for siting solar PV facilities on agricultural lands. Although the Land Conservation and...

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