On December 28, 2018 Governor Charles Baker signed H.B. 4841, a bill to take effect on July 1, that will expand the state’s occupancy tax to include short-term rentals and open the potential for local taxes on top of the state levy.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office greeted the new year with a welcome gift: “2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance” that updates the framework on subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
Arent Fox Sports Practice Group Leader Rich Brand, Partner Jennifer O’Sullivan, Counsel Maidie Oliveau, and Associate Justin Goldberg co-authored the article, “The Evolution of Digital Media Strategies in Major League Sports and the Legal Issues They Raise,” published by LawInSport.
The US Trade Representative (USTR) has released the first batch of approvals for exemptions from the 25% tariff on Chinese imports under Section 301 List 1. Of the 10,768 List 1 exclusions requests filed, the USTR has granted 984 exclusion requests (9%) and denied 1,257 requests (12%).
The US Government has been under a partial shutdown since December 21, 2018, and it is anyone’s guess when the shutdown will end. Congress has recessed until this week, and there is little word of progress among the parties.
While he did not use a hemp pen like the one used by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to sign the conference report, President Trump signed into law the 2018 farm bill that includes a provision that legalizes hemp. Specifically, the provision would remove hemp from the federal list of c
WASHINGTON, DC — Arent Fox LLP and Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP are pleased to announce they have reached a formal agreement to merge, effective January 1, 2019. The merger will mark Arent Fox’s first expansion into the Boston market.
In a steady drumbeat of US sanctions targeting Iran during the month of November 2018, the Office of Foreign Assets Control has designated Iran-based financial facilitators of malicious cyber activity and, for the first time, associated digital currency addresses.
Last week, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware (the “Court”) reversed a 2015 decision by the Delaware Bankruptcy Court (the “Bankruptcy Court”) disallowing the portion of an unsecured claim filed by appellant Wilmington Trust Company (“WTC”) for postpetition attorneys’ fees
The jurisdictional skirmish over the regulation of cell-cultured meat products appears to have been resolved with the recent announcement by the FDA and the US Department of Agriculture of a joint regulatory framework in which the two agencies would share jurisdictional responsibilities.
Indenture trustees and agents participate in the administration of chapter 11 cases in a number of ways, including by protecting holders’ rights, ensuring compliance with the applicable indenture and other agreements, and fulfilling their duties and responsibilities under applicable law.
With only two months until the January 1 implementation of the final State Cannabis Regulations, the California agencies given licensing authority under the Medicinal and Adult-use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act posted last minute changes that are causing quite a buzz in the cannabis community.
The FDA has delayed the date on which it plans to enforce compliance with certain Unique Device Identification (UDI) requirements, prompting a concerted sigh of relief throughout the medical device community.
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