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Klobuchar Antitrust Bill Could Have Significant Impact on Healthcare Industry

In early February, Senator Amy Klobuchar, new Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, introduced the “Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act of 2021″(S225)....By: Akerman LLP - Health Law Rx
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Akerman LLP - Health Law Rx | Feb 10,2021 |

Cleaning Out My Overflowing Basket: Recent and Important Maryland Insurance Cases

I have a basket in my office that I fill with things that I should read. Sometimes I print an article about an interesting book or person and put it in the basket. Sometimes I place an outline from a Zoom program that I half-listened to while I was working on other tasks in the basket. New laws and ideas for this column are routinely placed in the basket....By: Pessin Katz Law, P.A.
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Pessin Katz Law, P.A. | Feb 10,2021 |

U.S Senate Takes Aim at Big Tech

Hard on the heels of the muckle of anti-trust filings against the huge U.S. technology companies in the past few months, the United States Senate indicates that clamping down on Big Tech will be a priority for the new majority. A bill submitted last week sketched a new direction in anti-trust law aimed squarely at the Silicon Valley and Seattle corporate giants....By: Womble Bond Dickinson
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Womble Bond Dickinson | Feb 10,2021 |

2021 Venture Capital Guide - Germany

World Law Group member firms recently collaborated on a Global Venture Capital Guide that covers more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on Venture Capital deals (and more!)....By: World Law Group
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World Law Group | Feb 10,2021 |

PFAS Liability Litigation and the Construction Industry – Act Now or Pay Later

For decades, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been used in the production and composition of many products used daily throughout Florida and across the country. Prized for their desirable properties, PFAS chemicals can be found in products like food packaging, cookware, stain-resistant textiles and fire-fighting aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF). Despite the serious health and ecological dangers posed, these chemicals are still found in products today. PFAS use and exposure...By: S...
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Shutts & Bowen LLP | Feb 09,2021 |

California Court of Appeal Addresses Remedies When Contractor Records Invalid Mechanic's Lien

The California Court of Appeal recently discussed an owner's remedies (and some limits to those remedies) when a contractor improperly records a mechanic's lien. According to the court's analysis, the owner's primary remedy will generally be removal of the offending lien. Seeking damages, on the other hand, can backfire with an award of attorney fees in the contractor's favor....By: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | Feb 09,2021 |

117th Congress Takes Early Steps Towards Antitrust Reform

Critics of modern antitrust enforcement have been building momentum towards antitrust reform over the last several years. In the first week of February 2021, several members of Congress signaled that bipartisan legislative efforts are on the table for the new Congress......By: WilmerHale
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WilmerHale | Feb 09,2021 |

Judicial Guidance on the Impact of COVID-19 on KSA Construction Projects

The COVID-19 pandemic has had, and continues to have, an obvious impact on construction and other projects throughout the Middle East. As far back as March 2020, those involved with managing construction projects would have been reviewing their various agreements and trying to predict, and prepare for, the inevitable time and cost impacts the pandemic might cause. Those entering into new contracts would likely have started negotiating clauses dealing expressly with COVID-19....By: King & Spald...
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King & Spalding | Feb 09,2021 |

Financial Daily Dose 2.9.2021 | Top Story: Tesla Pours $1.5B into Bitcoin, Prompts Crypto Surge

Tesla dropped an incredible $1.5 billion on bitcoin on Monday “and signaled its intent to begin accepting the cryptocurrency as a form of payment, sending prices to a record after the vote of confidence from the EV leader and recent stock-market darling” ......By: Robins Kaplan LLP
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Robins Kaplan LLP | Feb 09,2021 |

FTC Announces Temporary Suspension Of Early Termination

On February 4, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the temporary suspension of grants of early termination of the 30-day waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act). Until further notice, all deals will now require the full 30-day review period. The announcement, coupled with the transition to a new administration and proposed legislative reform to the antitrust laws, might foreshadow significant changes to merger review on the...By: Mor...
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Morrison & Foerster LLP | Feb 09,2021 |
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