Medical marijuana has been legal, in the District of Columbia, since 2010. And since 2015, the City has permitted adults to use marijuana recreationally. Earlier this month, the City Council went further by unanimously passing a bill to protect many marijuana users against adverse job actions.
The Ohio State University has successfully obtained a trademark registration for the word “THE,” which has been the university’s moniker and rallying cry at sporting events for decades. The trademark registration covers “clothing, namely, t-shirts, baseball caps and hats.
In an issue of first impression for the jurisdiction, the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois has ruled that a subchapter V debtor “substantially consummated” its plan by paying less than $1,500 in distributions to creditors and, as a result, could no longer modify the plan.
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The California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) published California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) proposed regulations (Regulations) on May 27, 2022. The Regulations provide helpful insight into the CPPA’s vision for the CPRA and help to better prepare businesses.
During the Trump administration, the National Labor Relations Board was not known for advancing immigrant worker rights. That changed last year, when Jennifer Abruzzo became its general counsel.
CMS recently imposed Civil Monetary Penalties against two Georgia hospitals for failing to comply with the 2021 Price Transparency Rule, which requires hospitals to publish the standard costs of their items or services on a public website. 
Over two decades ago, in Brown v. Brody, 199 F.3d 446, 457 (DC Cir. 1999), the DC Circuit held that an employer that discriminatorily denies or forces an employee to accept a job transfer violates Title VII only if the employee suffers “objectively tangible harm,” like reduced pay or benefits. 
The interactive tools that the metaverse offers are a perfect complement to a crucial component of the sports industry: fan engagement. And with an influx of industry players establishing a presence in the metaverse, the way we consume sports may transform sooner than we think.
The concept of “administrative deference” is a key component to the modern regulatory state. An important aspect of administrative deference is the “Chevron doctrine,” i.e. the concept that the courts should defer to relevant agencies’ interpretations of ambiguous statutes.
On June 7, 2022, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously held that the exceptions to discharge found in section 523(a) of the Bankruptcy Code, which ordinarily exclusively apply to individual debtors, also apply to small business corporate debtors in chapter 11 bankruptcy under subchapter V.
On June 14, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released an order charging private equity adviser Energy Capital Partners Management, LP (ECP) with Investment Advisers Act violations in connection with a 2018 take-private transaction.
The President signed legislation raising the eligible debt ceiling for Subchapter V of Chapter 11 to $7,500,000. Small businesses with up to $7,500,000 in noncontingent, liquidated debts are eligible for relief under Subchapter V for another two years.
The US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) declaration that COVID-19 remains a public health emergency (PHE) will continue through July 15, 2022, and is expected to be renewed again through October 13, 2022.
Parties can ask district courts to compel persons within the courts’ respective districts to provide evidence in aid of proceedings before “a foreign or international tribunal.” A longstanding question has been whether §1782 extends to private international commercial arbitration.
On June 16, 2022, New York Governor Hochul signed New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Public Housing Preservation Trust Act A7805D/S9409A into law (Trust Act). The Trust Act creates the New York City Housing Authority Public Housing Preservation Trust (Trust).
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On March 30, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, in a three-to-one vote of its commissioners divided along political lines, approved the issuance of proposed rules regarding special purpose acquisition companies.
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) UFLPA Operational Guidance for Importers (CBP Guidance) was published on June 13, 2022 to assist importers in preparing for the UFLPA rebuttable presumption that goes into effect on June 21, 2022.
“Metaverse” is no longer a mere buzzword. Many industries are discovering and developing applications for the Metaverse, and the pharma and biotech industry is no different.
On May 25, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments to enhance and modernize Section 35(d) of the Investment Company Act, known as the “Names Rule,” to provide protection to investors.
On June 15, Lina Khan was sworn in as Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal last week, Khan announced that the agency plans to use enforcement actions to curtail the use of covenants not to compete.
As a ready reference for real estate industry professionals utilizing title insurance, below is a comparison and limited analysis of certain aspects of the annual financial statements of a cross section of active title insurance companies.
Yesterday, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced far more stringent drinking water health advisories for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
The Food and Drug practice at ArentFox Schiff has received numerous inquiries from clients about long COVID, so we decided to ask our in-house scientist, Robert Edwards, Ph.D., Director of Regulatory Science, to prepare an Alert addressing many of the inquiries we have received.