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- Blog: Privacy and Information Security Law BlogRegulatory Sandboxes are Gaining Traction with European Data Protection AuthoritiesPosted on February 25, 2021 by Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPThe concept of regulatory sandboxes has gained traction in the data protection community. Since the UK Information Commissioner's Office completed its pilot program of regulatory sandboxes in September 2020, two European Data Protection Authorities have created their own sandbox initiatives following the ICO’s framework. Continue Reading
- Blog: BuildSmartSooner Is Better than LaterPosted on February 25, 2021 by Carly Miller and J. David PughFor our friends who litigate (or arbitrate!) in Alabama, take note of this recent Alabama Supreme Court decision. Although not a construction case, this recent decision dramatically illustrates what not to do if you want to arbitrate your dispute, as is the preferred dispute resolution mechanism in many design and construction contracts. In The Health...Continue Reading
- Blog: NextGen Financial Services ReportCFPB Enforcement Expected to Increase Under the Biden AdministrationPosted on February 24, 2021 by Erin A. SedmakEnforcement and litigation directed at the consumer financial services industry is expected to increase under the Biden administration. While increased enforcement is likely to occur with respect to all federal agencies, the most significant increases are being forecast in the areas of fair lending enforcement, which was relatively subdued under the Trump administration. On Jan....Continue Reading…
- Blog: Taking Care of HR BusinessAre You Paying Attention to your Classifications?Posted on February 18, 2021 by Tawny L. AlvarezDOL Scraps Trump-era Interpretative Letters and 60,000 U.K. Uber Drivers Entitled to Worker Benefits It has been a big day for changes on the worker classification front. In the last 24 hours, Britain’s highest court found that Uber drivers are entitled to minimum wage and overtime and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew three [...]
- Blog: Biologics BlogFederal Circuit Axes Amgen Antibody Patents, Finding Lack of EnablementPosted on February 17, 2021 by The Federal Circuit considered its 35 U.S.C. § 112 enablement case law and found that “the enablement inquiry for claims that include functional requirements”—in this case, claims to antibodies defined by their function—“can be particularly focused on the breadth of those requirements, especially where predictability and guidance fall short.” Dkt. 132 at 10. In Amgen [...]
- Blog: Waller Law BlogUnderstanding the Certificate of Need (CON) process in TennesseePosted on February 16, 2021 by Tennessee’s CON program was significantly changed in 2016.