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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | USA | 18 Feb 2011

The Ninth Circuit adopts common sense interpretation of the term “sales” to find pharmaceutical sales representatives exempt from overtime

On February 14, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. that pharmaceutical sales representatives were exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as “outside sales” employees because they were “in some sense” engaged in sales.


Loeb & Loeb LLP | USA | 21 Jul 2010

Fox Television Stations, Inc. et al. v. F.C.C.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the FCC’s “fleeting expletives” policy is unconstitutionally vague in violation of the First Amendment.


Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 5 Jun 2009

Supreme Court reinstates FCC’s “fleeting expletives” policy but remands to Second Circuit for further review

On April 28, 2009, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc.


Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 7 May 2009

FCC v. Fox the Supreme Court gives the green light to regulatory change

The Obama Administration is likely to present major regulatory challenges to the business community.


Loeb & Loeb LLP | USA | 29 Apr 2009

Federal Communications Commission, et al. v. Fox Television Stations, Inc., et al

In a 5 to 4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed and remanded the Second Circuit’s decision relating to fleeting utterances of profanity broadcast during the 2002 and 2003 Billboard Music Awards on Fox television channels.


Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 17 Nov 2008

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in broadcast indecency case

On November 4, 2008, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in FCC v. Fox Television Stations, the case involving the FCC's "fleeting expletives" policy, which marks the first time in 30 years that the high court has considered indecency regulation.


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 24 Jul 2007

U.S. Supreme Court: "companions" to aged or infirm employed by third parties may be exempt from federal minimum wage and overtime

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") regulation that provides for an exemption from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") for companions to the aged and infirm who are employed by home health agencies and other employers other than the family or household of the recipients of the companionship services.


Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 18 Jul 2007

Second Circuit sends ‘fleeting expletive’ policy back to the FCC

On June 4, 2007, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the Federal Communications Commission's recent "fleeting expletive" policy in a 2-1 decision.

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