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  • EU-Vietnam FTA Finally To Come Into Force In Early 2019? Comments on Government Procurement
    Vietnam Investment Review reported that the European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will likely be ratified in October or November 2018 and come into effect in early 2019: “EU firms to bid on public contracts” Besides quotations from our Co-General Director in Vietnam, my  comments on government procurement under the ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Friday, August 3rd, 2018By Manfred Otto
  • Massachusetts Is Set to Adopt the Uniform Trade Secrets Act . . . What Now?
    On August 1, 2018, the Massachusetts legislature passed a bill adopting the Uniform Trade Secrets Act in Massachusetts. The bill is headed to the Governor’s desk for approval within ten days. Massachusetts adopting the UTSA will leave New York the sole jurisdiction in the United States that relies only on ... read more
    Posted to Non-Compete & Trade Secrets LawPublished on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018By Gregory S. Bombard
  • Cannabis Registration Requirements May Be Unenforceable
    Say you want to start a cannabis business. There’s likely a law requiring you to register with the government. But can you refuse to comply with that law? Arguably, you can. You have a Fifth Amendment right not to be forced to incriminate yourself. And registration requirements force you to ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018By DuaneMorris3
  • VIETNAM – SOLAR POWER BREAKING NEWS – EXTENSION PROPOSAL BY MINISTRY OF PLANNING AND INVESTMENT OF DEADLINE FOR FEED IN TARIFF REJECTED – WHAT YOU MUST KNOW
    Last June, the whole solar energy industry rocked (and became excited!) with the news that the Deputy Prime Minister, in one of his meetings with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) on 20 June 2018, has agreed in principle that the COD extension for solar energy projects under the ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018By Oliver Massmann
  • Latest Honeysuckle Magazine Column by David Feldman Available
    Duane Morris partner writes a monthly column for Honeysuckle Magazine. His latest column, “UK Goes for Medical: The Changing Status of Worldwide Weed,” is now available. ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018By DuaneMorris3
  • Fish and Wildlife Service Withdraws ESA Compensatory Mitigation Policy
    On July 30, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published a notice in the Federal Register withdrawing the agency’s Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy (CMP) issued in December 2016.  The policy withdrawal is effective immediately.  The CMP had been developed in accordance with President Obama’s November 3, ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018By John M. Simpson
  • GE, Vestas Battling in a Technological Field They Dominate
    GE and Vestas are now one year into patent litigation that has the potential to impact the U.S. wind turbine market. The parties reportedly control more than 80% of the market between them. The patents at issue claim inventions in the field of controlling wind turbine generators. GE and Vestas ... read more
    Posted to Green IPPublished on Monday, July 30th, 2018By Justus Getty
  • Settlement of the Osteopathic Physicians Class Action against the American Osteopathic Association
    Duane Morris is very pleased to announce the settlement of the Osteopathic Physicians Class Action against the American Osteopathic Association, Talone, et. al v. American Osteopathic Association.  The Court has granted preliminary approval of the settlement, and members of the class and sub-classes will be receiving notice of the settlement in the coming weeks. ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Monday, July 30th, 2018By DuaneMorris3
  • Fisheries Service Issues Incidental Taking Regulations
    by John M. Simpson The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published final regulations in the Federal Register on July 27, 2918 governing the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to fisheries research conducted in the Pacific Ocean by the NMFS’ Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC).  83 Fed. Reg. 36370 (July 27, 2018).  ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Friday, July 27th, 2018By John M. Simpson
  • Small Fish, Big Problems: Mazda Toyota meets the Spring Pygmy Sunfish and the Endangered Species Act
    by: Michelle C. Pardo On July 25, 2018, environmental activist group, the Center for Biological Diversity, sent a 60-day notice letter to Mazda Toyota Manufacturing (and other Toyota entities), the City of Huntsville, Alabama, and the Secretary of the Interior and the US Fish and Wildlife Service providing notice of ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Friday, July 27th, 2018By Michelle Pardo