Two key provisions of the federal patent reform law that are due to go into effect next month have prompted lawyers to change the advice they offer clients.
WASHINGTON – A bill that would allow civil negligence suits to be brought by victims of gun violence against firearm manufacturers, distributors, dealers and trade organizations has been introduced in the House, and supporters are pressing for its inclusion in any gun control measure considered by Congress.
Everyone has experienced a bad day at the office. And most lawyers have developed a thick skin against public criticism and mockery. But only one lawyer this year had to endure being called a “train wreck” on national television and being pilloried for making “the worst Supreme Court argument of all time.”
Such was the low point for Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. after defending the highly divisive Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, before the High Court.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said he believes same-sex couples should be able to marry, becoming the first U.S. president to publicly endorse gay marriage.
Previously, Obama voiced support only for same-sex civil unions.
WASHINGTON – In a move that will almost certainly spur a legal challenge, President Barack Obama announced recess appointments to two federal agencies that have been the subjects of an ongoing battle between Republican members of Congress and the White House.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has issued an administration order providing minimum wage and overtime protections to nearly 2 million home care workers.
WASHINGTON – As one of the most contentious years in the National Labor Relations Board’s history ends amid even more controversy, the new year brings new problems for the agency as well as labor lawyers.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has voiced support for legislation that would make it illegal for employers and employment agencies to unfairly discriminate against unemployed job seekers.
The individual mandate enacted as part of the federal health care reform law does not violate the Commerce Clause, the 6th Circuit has ruled.
White House lawyer Donald Verrilli Jr. was confirmed Monday night as the new U.S. solicitor general in a 72-16 Senate vote after lawmakers reached an agreement to avert a threatened filibuster and move to a final confirmation vote.