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Hispanic farmers allege unfair USDA treatment in settlement of discrimination claims

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 18 2011

Five Hispanic farmers have filed a putative class action in a D.C. district court against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to seek “redress from Defendants’ unconstitutional treatment in the proposed settlement of discrimination claims by these Hispanic Plaintiffs . . . as compared to the manner in which Defendants have settled identical discrimination claims by similarly situated African-American and Native American claimants, . . . all of whom were undeniably discriminated against in like manner by USDA in the administration of its farm credit and non-credit farm benefit programs.”

University start-ups and licensing remain strong

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 21 2010

The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) has reportedly announced that university start ups and licensing activity were unaffected at the height of the recession in 2009

Agencies slow in responding to executive order on economic review of regulation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 26 2011

According to a news source, numerous executive branch departments and agencies, which were required to make public their plans for reviewing existing and pending regulations for economic impacts, have declined to do so or may be planning to release the plans in the next few weeks