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Court issues important decision for dietary supplement industry

USA - May 17 2017 On April 18 2017 Judge Vasquez granted summary judgment to Bayer in a consumer class action over its probiotic dietary supplement

European Commission Launches 'Excessive Pricing' Investigation in Pharma Sector

European Union, Italy, United Kingdom - May 16 2017 The European Commission announced yesterday that it has launched a formal investigation into Aspen Pharma's pricing of five cancer drugs. The

Cybersecurity, Privacy, Data Protection, Internet Law and Policy

USA - May 16 2017 As you likely will have heard, there is an ongoing major cyber-attack involving the WannaCry ransomware. It is affecting businesses

Managers of Investment Funds: It Is Time to Consider Action to Address the DOL Fiduciary Rule

USA - May 16 2017 The applicability date of the new Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule is less than a month away. Now is the time for investment managers of

Derivatives Quarterly Newsletter: 1st Quarter 2017

Global, Hong Kong, USA - May 16 2017 On January 5, 2017, the CFTC approved the NFA's amendment to NFA Compliance Rule 2-36, which requires forex dealer members to provide customers with

Third Circuit Provides New Guidance on Escobar’s Materiality Requirement in Healthcare Cases

USA - May 24 2017 In a recent opinion, the Third Circuit provided new guidance on the application of Escobar's "heightened" materiality standard to cases involving

House narrowly passes American Health Care Act

USA - May 24 2017 On May 4 2017 the US House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act seven years after Republicans pledged to repeal the Affordable Care

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report - 24 May, 2017

USA - May 24 2017 A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request to indefinitely

Trump Administration Opens Comment Period on Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement

USA - May 24 2017 The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has issued a Federal Register notice requesting comments on U.S. priorities for the

Fourth Circuit Rules that Falsity Under Escobar Does Not Require Specific Misrepresentations

USA - May 22 2017 Courts have focused their attention post-Escobar primarily on whether plaintiffs have met the heightened standard for pleading the violation of a