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  • The Ninth Circuit Court stayed the Proposition 65 Acrylamide Preliminary Injunction

    We recently became aware of a 27 May 2021 opinion from the Ninth Circuit that “stayed” the preliminary injunction barring private parties from filing new lawsuits against businesses to enforce the Proposition 65 warning requirements for cancer as applied to acrylamide in food and beverage products.

  • Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines, June 2021 - Final Issue

    In Washington: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky urged parents to vaccinate adolescents and teenagers against the coronavirus Friday, adding that COVID-19 can be severe for this age group. A study showing increased rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations among adolescents 12–17 years old accompanied a statement from Walensky noting her concern. Nearly one-third

  • Protecting the Workforce and Information in a Global Landscape: A Legal Review

    Organizations around the world face substantial and increasing cybersecurity-related threats to operations, reputation, and the bottom line. Cyber risk profiles are changing, particularly in light of the increase in agile working arrangements driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors. Organizations may have confidence that the only users remotely accessing information resources are doing...

  • Continued White House Support for Nuclear & Climate Initiatives Through FY22 Budget

    On May 28, 2021, President Biden submitted a proposed federal budget for Fiscal Year 2022  (FY22) that included a significant funding increase for clean energy initiatives.

  • DHS announces cybersecurity obligations for pipeline companies

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a security directive (Directive) that, for the first time, imposes mandatory cybersecurity requirements on companies in the pipeline industry.

  • Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines, June 2021

    In Washington: Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough has ruled that the Senate can only discharge one more automatic budget reconciliation this year, upending Democrat’s strategy to sidestep Republicans in advancing President Biden’s agenda.  The ruling effectively means that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will not be able to split up the American Jobs Plan and the American...

  • NOYB goes to war on the cookie banner terror

    On 31 May 2020, Max Schrems' organization, NOYB, launched a new campaign aimed at ending what they dramatically refer to as the “cookie banner terror.” The campaign was spearheaded by sending over 560 draft complaints to companies who, in their view, use “unlawful” cookie banners.

  • COVID-19 Report for Life Sciences and Health Care Companies (UPDATED)

    The COVID-19 Report is a compilation of coronavirus news, analysis, and insights from around the world to help life sciences and health care companies stay current in this challenging time. In Thursday's Report: Moderna announces drug substance production agreement; implementation of new IP rules governing online content in France; an analysis of the pandemic's impact on loans…

  • EEOC releases guidance on permissible vaccine incentives and other COVID-19 vaccine issues

    On May 28, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its “What you should know about COVID-19” Frequently Asked Questions (the FAQs), answering questions many employers have had regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and addressing additional considerations relevant to returning employees to the worksite.

  • Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines, May 2021 # 12

    In Washington: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has loosened its COVID-19 guidelines for summer camps, saying that vaccinated staffers and adolescents do not need to wear masks. The changes represent an update from the previous advice for all staffers and campers to wear face coverings, regardless of their vaccination status. 

  • In sharp rebuke to Trump Administration, HHS notice ending Unapproved Drugs Initiative is withdrawn

    On November 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had announced that the Department was terminating the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Marketed Unapproved Drugs Initiative (UDI).

  • Anchovy News, May 2021

    This is the May edition of Anchovy News. Here you will find articles concerning ICANN, the domain name industry and the recuperation of domain names across the globe. In this issue we cover...

  • Overbuilders and a bias for fiber: broadband proposals in American Jobs Plan face a tough fight ahead

    Democrats and Republicans are at odds over the American Jobs Plan’s goals for broadband infrastructure as it faces a tough fight ahead. - President Biden’s American Jobs Plan set out lofty goals for broadband infrastructure, including $100 billion to achieve 100% coverage for all Americans

  • Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines, May 2021 # 11

    In Washington: President Biden on Wednesday asked U.S. intelligence to “redouble their efforts” to determine the origins of the coronavirus and submit a report within 90 days on whether the virus emerged from an accidental lab leak. In a statement, he said the intelligence community had “coalesced around two likely scenarios” — that the coronavirus either came from human contact with an infected

  • Biden Administration aims to increase IRS enforcement against high earners and corporations

    A significant focus on tax compliance and follow-up enforcement actions may be on the horizon. We previously reported that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Cyber Crimes Unit had signaled its determination to increase enforcement activity relating to income from cryptocurrencies.

  • Global Accountants’ Liability Update – May 2021

    Court of Appeal rules in favor of accounting firm in breach of contract claim - The Court of Appeal has rejected a claim from a California-based businessman that a global accounting firm failed to ensure that its employees acted with reasonable skill and care when acting as trustees in bankruptcy. A bankruptcy order was granted in 2002 over an unpaid debt of HK$30 million with the...

  • Trade Secrets Toolkit

    For trade secrets to be protectable, reasonable measures should be taken to guard their secrecy. Evolving legislation, new technologies, emerging cybersecurity threats, and agile workforces each present new challenges for businesses looking to protect their innovations. Our Trade Secrets Toolkit draws on the market leading expertise of our global IP, employment, privacy and cybersecurity...

  • Global Payments Newsletter, May 2021

    United Kingdom: Financial Services Act 2021 becomes law - On 29 April 2021, the Financial Services Bill 2019-21 received Royal Assent. In a press release, HM Treasury described the Financial Services Act 2021 (the Act) as a ‘major milestone in shaping a regulatory framework for UK financial services outside of the EU.’ The Act makes significant amendments to key legislation, including the...

  • Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines, May 2021 # 10

    In Washington: According to the Wall Street Journal, an undisclosed U.S. intelligence report says three researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology became sick enough to require hospitalization a month before the coronavirus outbreak in China.  Reporters at a briefing repeatedly peppered White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about a recent Wall Street Journal report on Monday. Psaki reiterated

  • DOE Announces New ARPA-E Opportunity for Advanced Reactor Waste Management

    Last week, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new funding program issued by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). An impressive $40 million in funds are being set aside to support the new Optimizing Nuclear Waste and Advanced Reactor Disposal Systems (ONWARDS) program.

  • FDA offers guidance on clinical trial waivers for investigators at non-U.S. sites

    On May 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance titled “Frequently Asked Questions Statement of Investigator (Form FDA 1572) (Revision 1),” updating 2010 guidance of the same name. The revised draft guidance offers updated information to clinical trial sponsors, clinical investigators, and institutional review boards (IRBs) consistent with the Form 1572 signature...

  • Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines, May 2021 #9

    In Washington: House Ways and Means Committee Democrats Tom Suozzi (D-NY) and Steven Horsford (D-NV) introduced a bill Thursday aimed at boosting the hiring of workers hit hard by the pandemic. The legislation would expand the work opportunity tax credit, a tax break designed to encourage employers to hire people facing barriers to employment, such as the long-term unemployed. The International...

  • Santa Clara County now requires employers to inquire about, and keep records regarding, employees’ vaccination status

    On May 18, 2021, Santa Clara County, California, issued a health order imposing new and significant obligations on employers in light of the increasing number of individuals that are being vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • Federal court limits FDA discretion in “drug” vs. “device” classification

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently decided in Genus Medical Technologies LLC v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration that, when classifying a biomedical product as either a “drug” or a “device,” FDA does not have unfettered discretion to regulate that product as a drug, even if the product could reasonably meet…

  • Sustainability-linked loans: l cost incentive for ESG action

    For any ESG-conscious company considering a refinancing of, or entering into a new credit facility, sustainability-linked pricing is a tool that should be explored.  We highly recommend contacting a member of the Hogan Lovells Banking team to discuss inclusion of sustainability-linked pricing in your company’s credit facility.

  • Masks must stay on for now in California and Los Angeles County

    As we recently discussed, last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced guidance that loosened its COVID-19 rules for facial coverings and social distancing for fully vaccinated individuals.

  • Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines, May 2021 # 8

    In Washington: The House on Tuesday passed legislation aimed at combating the sharp rise in hate crimes against Asian-Americans that have occurred during the coronavirus pandemic. President Biden is expected to sign the bill into law. The Senate approved the measure last month. The legislation would create a Justice Department position to expedite review of COVID-19-related hate crimes, provide...

  • California requires employers in certain industries to rehire employees laid-off due to COVID-19

    On April 16, 2021 Governor Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 93, which requires employers in certain industries to offer laid-off employees due to COVID-19 all job positions that become available for which the employee is qualified.

  • 2021 ISDA Interest Rate Derivatives Definitions: What end users need to know

    If you trade interest rate derivatives, it is virtually certain that your trade confirmations incorporate the 2006 ISDA Definitions. As market practice and regulation have developed over the past 15 years, the 2006 Definitions have been supplemented more than 70 times.

  • Cryptocurrency disputes: five things every litigant should know

    In December 2020, the World Economic Forum reported that “cryptocurrencies have reached a point of inevitability”. In some business circles, the hype has been enormous with Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, having predicted that, “the internet will have a single currency. I personally believe that it will be Bitcoin.” The facts appear to be bearing out at least the former view: in the last six...

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