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Federal Circuit strikes down business method patent based on early-stage motion to dismiss

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 17 2014

Judicial rulings on the patent-eligibility of software and business method patents under section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act have run heavily against

IRS announces indexed welfare and fringe benefit plan amounts for 2015

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 14 2014

In Revenue Procedure 2014-61, the IRS announced indexed amounts for 2015. Among other limits, the dollar limitation on employee pre-tax payroll

Department of Justice $5 million gun-jumping and Sherman Act Section 1 settlement highlights risks of improper premerger coordination

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 13 2014

Last week, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced the latest in a series of "gun-jumping" enforcement actions over the

“Minimum value” plans must provide substantial coverage for hospitalization and physician services

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 13 2014

The Department of Treasury and the Department of Health and Human Services (the "Departments") issued IRS Notice 2014-69 stating that health plans

Connecticut Supreme Court: HIPAA does not preempt state law claims

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2014

In an opinion published on November 11, 2014, Connecticut joined a growing number of jurisdictions that have found that state law causes of action

DOL information letter provides companion guidance to IRS Notice 2014-66

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 7 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor (the "DOL") released an Information Letter coincident with the IRS's issuance of Notice 2014-66, confirming that the

CMS announces indefinite delay in enforcement of HPID regulations

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 7 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") announced the indefinite delay of its enforcement of the requirement that health plans obtain

Lightning Oil Company v. Anadarko E&P Offshore, LLC

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 4 2014

Offsite drilling is becoming increasing prevalent in the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas. Consequently, many in the industry were closely following a

Putting the genie back in the bottle: Fifth Circuit finds breach of express warranty to repair not excluded by the “contractual liability” exclusion

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 3 2014

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a contractor’s breach of an express warranty to repair does not constitute an “assumption of liability in a contract or agreement” for purposes of the “contractual liability” exclusion found in most general liability policies

EPA approves Texas takeover of greenhouse gas permitting

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 3 2014

On October 31, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its approval for the State of Texas to issue greenhouse gas (GHG