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The US Trade Representative has announced the Trump administration’s intention of leaving companies subject to the 10 percent tariff rate under Section 301 List 3 without an exclusion process. 
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently took the unexpected action of unanimously ruling in favor of an employer in a case brought pursuant to the Massachusetts Wage Act.
On December 28, 2018 Governor Charles Baker signed H.B. 4841, a bill to take effect on July 1, that will expand the state’s occupancy tax to include short-term rentals and open the potential for local taxes on top of the state levy. 
The United States Patent and Trademark Office greeted the new year with a welcome gift: “2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance” that updates the framework on subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. 
Arent Fox Sports Practice Group Leader Rich Brand, Partner Jennifer O’Sullivan, Counsel Maidie Oliveau, and Associate Justin Goldberg co-authored the article, “The Evolution of Digital Media Strategies in Major League Sports and the Legal Issues They Raise,” published by LawInSport.
The US Trade Representative (USTR) has released the first batch of approvals for exemptions from the 25% tariff on Chinese imports under Section 301 List 1. Of the 10,768 List 1 exclusions requests filed, the USTR has granted 984 exclusion requests (9%) and denied 1,257 requests (12%).
The US Government has been under a partial shutdown since December 21, 2018, and it is anyone’s guess when the shutdown will end. Congress has recessed until this week, and there is little word of progress among the parties.
When it comes to Fair Labor Standards Act compliance, a recent Department of Labor opinion letter reminds employers that they must sweat the details.
Section 16600 of the California Business & Professions Code expressly states that any contract that restrains a person from engaging in lawful business of any kind is void.
FDA has been establishing policies to benefit new programs for the medical device industry, including opportunities in the Digital Health arena and promoting the use of Real World Evidence. 
While he did not use a hemp pen like the one used by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to sign the conference report, President Trump signed into law the 2018 farm bill that includes a provision that legalizes hemp. Specifically, the provision would remove hemp from the federal list of c
Arent Fox has successfully procured a patent for Acronis, a leading provider of cloud backup and cyber protection, for a new technology of verifying data integrity using a blockchain network.
The $50 billion dollar global online event ticketing market is expected to grow to $70 billion dollars by 2025. This growth coincides with recently heightened allegations of deceptive practices.
WASHINGTON, DC — Arent Fox LLP and Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP are pleased to announce they have reached a formal agreement to merge, effective January 1, 2019. The merger will mark Arent Fox’s first expansion into the Boston market.
To be entitled to protection under the Defend Trade Secrets Act and analogous state laws, information must be “secret.” 
Bitcoin cryptocurrency and other cryptocurrencies have experienced immense growth, as demonstrated by the skyrocketing values and development of technical solutions involving blockchain technologies.
In a steady drumbeat of US sanctions targeting Iran during the month of November 2018, the Office of Foreign Assets Control has designated Iran-based financial facilitators of malicious cyber activity and, for the first time, associated digital currency addresses.
Last week, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware (the “Court”) reversed a 2015 decision by the Delaware Bankruptcy Court (the “Bankruptcy Court”) disallowing the portion of an unsecured claim filed by appellant Wilmington Trust Company (“WTC”) for postpetition attorneys’ fees
For more than two decades, a broad range of cross-border financial transactions between the United States, Canada, and Mexico were ruled by the 1994 NAFTA.
The jurisdictional skirmish over the regulation of cell-cultured meat products appears to have been resolved with the recent announcement by the FDA and the US Department of Agriculture of a joint regulatory framework in which the two agencies would share jurisdictional responsibilities.
Action Alert: BIS Publishes List of Emerging Technologies That It Is Considering Subjecting to Unilateral US Export Controls. Your Company May Need to File Comments by December 19, 2018!
Indenture trustees and agents participate in the administration of chapter 11 cases in a number of ways, including by protecting holders’ rights, ensuring compliance with the applicable indenture and other agreements, and fulfilling their duties and responsibilities under applicable law.
With only two months until the January 1 implementation of the final State Cannabis Regulations, the California agencies given licensing authority under the Medicinal and Adult-use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act posted last minute changes that are causing quite a buzz in the cannabis community. 
This August, Ohio became the first state in the nation to pass a law incentivizing organizations to develop a strong data protection and cybersecurity program.