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  • Bid By Humane Society International To Get Information On Sport Hunters Fails
    by John M.  Simpson. On August 15, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia entered a partial summary judgment upholding a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to withhold certain information pertaining to sport hunters from records produced pursuant to a  Freedom of Information ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Friday, August 16th, 2019By John M. Simpson
  • What To Do About CDA Section 230 And ISP Immunity?
    Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) became law long ago when it comes to internet time, way back in the 1990s. The main thrust of the CDA was an effort by Congress to regulate indecent content posted online. Section 230 was included within the CDA to provide general immunity to ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019By Eric J. Sinrod
  • FinCEN Director Addresses Gaming Industry
    On August 13, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) Director Kenneth Blanco addressed the 12th Annual Las Vegas Anti-Money Laundering Conference and provided insights on his agency’s expectations for the ever-evolving gaming industry. The following are some key takeaways: Cost Cutting Poses National Security Threat. Director Blanco stressed that reports of ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Gaming LawPublished on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019By Joseph M. Casole
  • Webinar: How the CCPA Impacts the Higher Education Industry
    The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Webinar Series will be hosting its third installment, “How the CCPA Impacts the Higher Education Industry,” to be held on September 5, 2019. The webinar will be presented by Duane Morris attorneys Brandi A. Taylor and Michelle Hon Donovan. This session provides an ... read more
    Posted to UpdateEdPublished on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • 9th Circuit Rejects Animal Rights Organization’s Claim That a Bengal Tiger is an “Individual” Under FOIA
    by John M. Simpson. Yesterday, in Animal Legal Defense Fund v. U.S. Department of Agriculture, et al., ___ F.3d ___, No. 18-16327 (9th Cir. Aug. 12, 2019), the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a summary judgment of the Northern District Court of California holding that ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019By John M. Simpson
  • FDA Releases Guidance on REMS Modifications and Revisions
    On July 9, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a final guidance on changes to approved Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS). For certain drugs, the FDA may require a REMS as an additional risk management plan to ensure that the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks. The ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Life Sciences LawPublished on Monday, August 12th, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • VIETNAM – INFRASTRUCTURE CRITERIA FOR SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND RAPID GROWTH – HOW THE CPTPP AND THE EUVN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT AND INVESTMENT PROTECTION AGREEMENT CAN CONTRIBUTE
    According to the World Bank, Vietnam has one of the fastest growing economies in the world—7.1% GDP growth in 2018, and 6.7% at the mid-point of 2019.[1] To put that in perspective, Vietnam’s GDP is growing at almost twice the rate of the USA. As a developing market, that growth ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Monday, August 12th, 2019By Oliver Massmann
  • DOT Clarifies Enforcement Priorities Concerning Air Travel With Service Animals
    by John M. Simpson. On August 8, 2019, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings (Enforcement Office) issued a Final Statement of Enforcement Priorities Regarding Service Animals (Final Statement).  This action apprises the public of DOT’s “enforcement focus with respect to the transportation of service ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Friday, August 9th, 2019By John M. Simpson
  • Animal Activist Leader Steps Down In Advance of Multiple Criminal Trials
    by Michelle C. Pardo The leader and co-founder of West-coast based animal activist group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), Wayne Hsiung, announced yesterday that he will be stepping down from his leadership position at DxE and explained to his followers “why that’s a good thing.”  DxE had become known for its ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Thursday, August 8th, 2019By Michelle Pardo
  • Trump Administration Proposes Rule Requiring Hospitals to Disclose Negotiated Rates with Insurers
    The rule proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would require that all facilities licensed as hospitals within their respective states (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands) disclose their “Standard Charges.” The rule would define “Standard Charges” as the hospital’s ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Thursday, August 8th, 2019By Justin M. L. Stern