Animal Law Update
Fox's Animal Law Update provides up-to-date information and relevant news on a myriad of topics that affect some of our four-legged friends. Join our team of seasoned attorneys as they offer valuable insight to proposed regulatory and statutory amendments that may impact your animal-related businesses or activities.
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The Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation blog offers insight and updates on corporate bankruptcy proceedings in Delaware and throughout the United States.
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The Delaware Court of Chancery is widely considered the preeminent forum for resolving disputes involving the internal affairs of the multitude of Delaware corporations and other business entities through which a vast amount of the world's commercial affairs is conducted. Join our Delaware corporate and commercial litigation attorneys—who are skilled at navigating this precedent-setting arena—as they guide you through the complex landscape of legal issues and analysis arising before this Court.
Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation Blog
Wilmington attorney Gregory B. Williams explores the decisions issued by the U.S. District Court of Delaware in the areas of antitrust and intellectual property law.
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Join our Wilmington litigators as they navigate through Delaware’s Family Court, Superior Court and Court of Common Pleas, providing analysis on matters, identifying new cases and developments, detailing the implications of court decisions and offering step-by-step commentary of the trial process.
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Each year, approximately seven million new cases are filed in New Jersey’s courts, and every day, our attorneys are right there helping clients navigate those suits from the moment they land at their doorstep. In this blog, Fox’s New Jersey litigation attorneys provide updates on the latest in litigation, including relevant case law, trials and new laws and regulations.
IP Spotlight Blog
Intellectual property is often the lifeblood of a company. As an experienced IP and registered patent attorney, James Singer keeps you up-to-date with the legal and business aspects of intellectual property and other intangible assets on his IP Spotlight blog. Covering topics such as licensing, due diligence, acquisition, compliance and risk management associated with patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, IP Spotlight provides insight, commentary and tips regarding recent legislation and developments in the industry.
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Privacy compliance and electronic data security affect almost every business. Data breach prevention is essential. Fox Rothschild's Privacy Compliance & Data Security Blog will help readers navigate through the policies and best practices of data breach response. The Blog covers topics including compliance with data protection laws and regulatory enforcement and litigation as well.
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The highly regulated securities and financial industry has a host of complex problems—and financial institutions often find themselves on the receiving end of audits, investigations and other compliance issues. Our seasoned securities attorneys have the knowledge and experience to address cutting edge industry issues. Join them in their exploration of this increasingly complex area.
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To successfully navigate South Florida’s court system, it’s key to have a trusted team of experienced trial litigators to help you tackle complex legal issues throughout the region. Attorneys in our West Palm Beach office possess extensive knowledge of the commercial litigation, corporate bankruptcy and other issues that wind their way through the courts in South Florida. Their blog provides informed analysis and insight into cases, decisions, rules and other matters that could impact your company's claims and defenses in civil courts, bankruptcy courts and other forums.
Recent Blog Posts
- Fail To Comply With Discovery At Your Own Risk The recent decision in the case captioned R.S. v. W.E., Del Fam. Ct., No. CN10-05981, Kerr, J. (Jan. 4, 2017), warns Family Court litigants that failure to comply with discovery can have consequences. In this case, R.S. (“Wife”) was seeking (among other things) alimony. Leading up to the hearing date her ex-husband, W.E. (“Husband”) issued discovery asking for the production of documents. Husband asked for documents related to her income. In addition, he asked for an updated list of her... More
- Chief Judge Stark Grants Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment of Patent Ineligibility By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in Intellectual Ventures I LLC et al. v. Symantec Corp. et al., C.A. No. 13-440-LPS (D.Del. February 13, 2017), the Court granted Defendants’ motion for summary judgment of patent ineligibility upon finding that the claims at issue – claims 25 and 33 of U.S. Patent No. 5,537,533 (“the ‘533 patent”) – (1) are directed to an abstract idea, and (2) fail to include any inventive concept sufficient to elevate them... More
- Pet Custody – Will It Be The New Trend? There is no dispute; going through a divorce can be difficult. For some, coming home to a wagging tail is just what the doctor ordered on those stressful days. What happens to your pet in a divorce? As a prior post explained, pets are considered personal property in Delaware. If the owners cannot agree on what to do, the court can award the family pet to one party or the other. Recognizing that pets are more like family members than furniture for many,... More
- Texas Dives Into the Toilet Controversy Back in 2015 Houston, Texas attempted to and failed to pass an expanded human equal rights ordinance (“HERO”) which would have made it illegal to discriminate against someone based on 15 different “protected characteristics,” including sex, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. Now, the State of Texas has thought it prudent to follow the lead of North Carolina and pass a state wide law restricting bathroom access. Texas Senate Bill 6 would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public schools,... More
- Ed Raleigh Publishes Mail and Wire Fraud Article Our colleague Ed Raleigh in our DC office has published an insightful article on Mail and Wire Fraud in the ABA’s Criminal Justice Magazine. We invite you to read it. ... More
- Ed Raleigh Publishes Mail and Wire Fraud Article Our colleague, Ed Raleigh, in our DC Office has published an insightful article on Mail and Wire Fraud in the ABA’s Criminal Justice Magazine. Here is the link for your consideration. http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publications/criminal_justice_magazine/v31/CJ_v031n04_RALEIGH.authcheckdam.pdf ... More
- Third Times the Charm – City of Jacksonville Passes Human Rights Ordinance That Protects Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity After previous efforts that failed in 2012 and 2016, the City of Jacksonville, Florida has now passed an expanded human rights ordinance (“HRO”) that provides employment and housing protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This time around the City Council addressed several issues that created hurdles during the prior efforts to expand the HRO. First, sexual orientation and gender identity are defined in the HRO; Second, gender identity must be demonstrated in a “consistent and uniform” manner and be sincerely held,... More
- Are you using your trademark with ALL of the goods and services listed in your trademark application? On January 19, 2017, the USPTO published a final rule that would allow the USPTO to verify whether trademark holders are using a trademark with all of the goods and services listed in the trademark application or registration. However, the White House’s recent regulatory freeze calls into question whether and when the USPTO will implement the new rule. Before the USPTO will issue a trademark registration, trademark applicants are required to submit proof that they using the mark in commerce. In... More
- SEC’s Exam Deficiencies The SEC recently released its findings relating to exams of investment advisers. https://www.sec.gov/ocie/Article/risk-alert-5-most-frequent-ia-compliance-topics.pdf. In particular, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) found weak compliance programs; insufficient or late filings; custody rule violations; Code of Ethics problems; and the often used books and records issues. OCIE, in fact, criticized the use of non-particularized, “off-the-shelf” manuals, nearly non-existent annual reviews, and plain and simple failure to implement or follow procedures. Form ADV and Form PF filings also included inaccurate information or were late. Investment advisers were also found... More
- Delaware Bankruptcy Court Issues 2017 Local Rule Amendments Earlier this month, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the “Delaware Bankruptcy Court”) released an update to the Local Rules for the United States Bankruptcy Court District of Delaware (Effective February 1, 2017) (the “Local Rules”). According to Local Rule 1001-1(e), the 2017 version of the Local Rules governs all cases or proceedings filed after February 1, 2017, and also applies to proceedings pending on the effective date, except to the extent that the Court finds that it... More
- Compliance Issues The SEC Is Seeing The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (or OCIE) recently issued a Risk Alert that identified the five most frequent compliance topics that arising from OCIE examinations. These compliance topics include the following: Deficient compliance programs, Late or insufficient filings, Violations of the custody rule, Code of Ethics compliance deficiencies, and Books and records. Among other things, OCIE noted that it continues to see untailored “off-the-shelf” manuals, deficient or non-existent annual reviews, as well as the systemic failure to follow procedures. So what does this all... More
- Judge Andrews Grants in Part Teva’s Motion to Dismiss ANDA Complaint By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Richard G. Andrews in Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. v. Actavis Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 14-1381-RGA (D.Del. February 8, 2017), the Court granted defendant Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.’s motion to dismiss Counts II and VI of the Complaint for failure to state a claim pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6). With respect to Counts II and VI, Teva argued that it was not a proper defense because “all alleged... More
- District of Delaware Announces Judge Sue Robinson’s Transition to Senior Judge The United States District Court for the District of Delaware announced that, effective February 3, 2017, the Honorable Sue L. Robinson, transitioned to Senior Judge. In the announcement, the Court also set forth certain changes to its case assignment practices given Judge Robinson’s transition to a Senior United States District Judge. In short, Judge Robinson will not be assigned any new criminal cases or new civil cases. Until the vacancy is filled, all new criminal cases will be assigned to Chief Judge Stark, Judge... More
- Update from USDA on the deactivation of its Animal Care Search Tool After a whirlwind of comments and criticisms, USDA has updated its statement regarding the abrupt deactivation of its Animal Care Search Tool, available here https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAAPHIS/bulletins/185b051. Similar to statements published on interested parties’ websites, USDA confirmed that this decision was based on internal discussions and review that predated the new administration. In 2016, well before the change of Administration, APHIS decided to make adjustments to the posting of regulatory records. USDA noted that the deactivation resulted not only based on guidance from the Department of Justice (see... More
- S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy Court Dismisses Preference Action Involving International Transfer In the recent decision of Spizz v. Goldfarb Seligman & Co. (In re Ampal-American Israel Corp.), 2017 WL 75750 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Jan. 9, 2017), the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a preference complaint filed by a trustee of chapter 7 debtor headquartered in Israel, where the payment was made from the debtor’s Israeli bank to an Israeli supplier. The Court held that Section 547 of the Bankruptcy Code does not have extraterritorial effect and the transfer did... More