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Costs of COVID-19 Vaccines: What We Do and Don’t Yet Know

USA - January 7 2021 The roll-out of vaccine approvals has led to some confusion over what charges consumers might be asked to cover. This echoes the confusion previously…

Navigating Chapter 11 Reorganizations during COVID-19: New Complications or Business as Usual?

USA - January 6 2021 In the best of times, a chapter 11 reorganization is an uncertain and stressful process for all involved. When the disruptive effects of COVID-19 are…

Ordering Out During the Pandemic: Surcharges and Delivery Fee Caps Might Be Here to Stay

USA - December 17 2020 Reports of restaurants adding a “COVID surcharge” have become widespread during the pandemic. In recent months, cities and states across the nation…

California Price Gouging Update: Class Action Filed Against Restaurant Group

USA - December 14 2020 On November 24, 2020, a class action price gouging claim was filed against a California based operator of casual fine dining restaurants. The class…

International Spotlight: Price Gouging Restrictions in Brazil Converging with U.S. Enforcement

Brazil, USA - December 11 2020 Companies that sell consumer products worldwide should note the growing convergence between Brazil and the United States for the use of…

Key Takeaways from the Amendment to Rule 30(b)(6)

USA - December 10 2020 This past year has brought lots of change, including an amendment to Rule 30(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Rule 30(b)(6) governs the…

Shareholder Seeks Second Look At Company Data Security Practices

USA - December 9 2020 On November 25, 2020, a shareholder of First American Financial Corporation (“First American”) filed suit against the company and its officers and…

FTC v. Qualcomm: Hypercompetitive or Anticompetitive?

USA - December 3 2020 On August 11, 2020, in FTC v. Qualcomm, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a May 21, 2019 judgment by the U.S. District Court…

When Emergencies Become De Rigueur

USA - December 3 2020 Many are asking how long states of emergency can continue to be renewed, and whether such extended renewals are permissible or valid. Given the lack…

To Register a “Generic.com” Term, Show that Consumers Perceive It As Not Generic

USA - December 2 2020 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued guidance on how it will treat applications to register “generic.com” terms in the wake of the Supreme…