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  • The “Death-Knell” Doctrine is Really Most Sincerely Dead
    On June 12. 2017, the United States Supreme Court decided Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, 582 U.S. ___. The Court phrased the question before it as follows: Do federal courts of appeals have jurisdiction under §1291 and Article III of the Constitution to review an order denying class certification (or, as ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Appellate ReviewPublished on Friday, June 23rd, 2017By Charles M. Hart
  • Income Tax Planning in Uncertainty
    By John Miles Ever since the White House produced the one-page memo on April 26, 2017 outlining President Trump’s tax plan, individuals have wondered if potential changes in the tax law will impact them.  To the wealthy, the stakes are high.  Will the estate tax be repealed?  Will the corporate tax rate ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Wealth PlanningPublished on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017By Liz Corder
  • Are You Dealing With a Real Person or AI?
    Perhaps you saw the movie “Ex Machina” a couple years ago. In that movie, a male internet coder was drawn into an unusual experiment, as he engaged with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) being provided in the form of a very attractive female robot. Is this the stuff of science fiction, ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Thursday, June 15th, 2017By Eric J. Sinrod
  • SEC Reopens the Front Door for Small Cap Listings as First Regulation A+ IPO Trades on National Exchange
    Duane Morris client Myomo Inc., a medical robotics company, completed its initial public offering on June 9, 2017 under SEC Regulation A+ created under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012. The historic deal is the first Reg A+ IPO to be listed on a national exchange. In ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris on Capital MarketsPublished on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017By David N. Feldman
  • When is an “Aggrieved Consumer” Not Aggrieved?
    In 1981, New Jersey enacted the Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (the “TCCWNA”), N.J.S.A. §§ 56:12-14 to 12-18. Although the law languished in relative obscurity for decades, there has been a widely-discussed uptick recently in putative class actions invoking the TCCWNA. The TCCWNA broadly prohibits any: offer ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Appellate ReviewPublished on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017By Charles M. Hart
  • Addicted to the Internet?
    When we think of addictions, we typically think of alcohol and drugs. But, are many of us addicted to the internet? The answer apparently is a resounding “yes.” Indeed, according to a study conducted by scientists in Italy and the United Kingdom, habitual internet users often experience heightened heart rates ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017By DuaneMorris3
  • Vietnam – Transport – Logistics – Trade – Customs- Dramatic Changes ahead: The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement – The IMPACT
      Sixty-five million years ago, the last of the dinosaurs went extinct. The event caused dramatic changes to the planet and provided space for new species on earth. A similar event and change is about to happen in Vietnam and all other WTO members. It is the entry into force ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • Midyear Compliance Check-In for Restaurants and Bars in California
    Just like checking your smoke detector or the air in your car tires, checking in about employment law updates midyear is a great idea. Here’s a quick primer on some of the most significant, recent developments affecting restaurants and bars: 1. California’s Version of the Equal Pay Act. It’s a ... read more
    Posted to The Legal DishPublished on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017By Allegra A. Jones
  • Back to the Future
    By Michael E. Clark and Amanda L. Bassen On May 12, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum, dated May 10, 2017 (the “Sessions Memorandum”), ordering stricter charging and sentencing policies to the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) in conducting federal prosecutions.  The Sessions Memorandum announced that the DOJ must ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris White Collar Criminal LawPublished on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017By Amanda Bassen
  • Reigning in the SEC: The Supreme Court Limits Disgorgement to a Five-Year Statute of Limitations
    By Mauro M. Wolfe and Jovalin Dedaj In yet another setback for the SEC, the Supreme Court unanimously decided that disgorgement actions, a cornerstone of SEC enforcement, are subject to a five-year statute of limitations. Previously, in Gabelli v. SEC, a unanimous Supreme Court had already decided that civil penalties ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris White Collar Criminal LawPublished on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017By Jovalin Dedaj