Shutts and Bowen is proud to announce 85 lawyers were recognized by their peers for inclusion in 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for 2019. Partners Hank Jackson, John Patterson, and Woodrow “Woody” Pollack were also selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation—Intellectual Property, Real Estate Law, and Litigation –Patent, respectively. “Lawyer of the Year” honorees receive this award based on their extremely high overall feedback within specific practice areas and metropolitan regions.
Monthly Archives: August 2018
Best Lawyers Recognizes 13 Davis & Gilbert Partners and Names Joseph Lewczak Advertising “Lawyer of the Year”
NEW YORK, August 15, 2018 – Davis & Gilbert is pleased to announce that 13 of the firm’s partners have been recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most venerable peer-reviewed and recommended publication in the legal profession.
Bloggers naturally desire to write about new developments and new cases. But, because writing on legal topics is often like pulling snap shots out of a film, there is also sometimes a feeling that one is obliged to return to a previously noted case to report back on the rest of the story (as one might say (if named Paul Harvey)). So it is today for this blogger, as he reports on the developments in a case that occurred after the previous blog post freeze frame.
Las Vegas, Nevada, August 14, 2018: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that veteran gaming lawyer Jennifer L. Carleton has joined the firm’s gaming practice as a partner in the Las Vegas office.
Davis Malm announces that seven of its shareholders were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019. Published by Woodward/White, Inc., Best Lawyers® is considered by many as the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession.
Thirteen lawyers from Connolly Gallagher LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 79,000 eligible attorneys.
Will Federal Special Registration Exception Preempt More Stringent State Rules on Remote Prescribing of Controlled Substances?
The Ryan Haight Act Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008 (21 U.S.C. § 802(54)) (the “Ryan Haight Act” or “Act”) expanded the federal Controlled Substances Act to define appropriate internet usage in the dispensing and prescribing of schedule drugs, and in doing so effectively banned the issuance of prescriptions via telemedicine services for any controlled substances unless the ordering physician has conducted at least one in-person evaluation of the patient. The Act includes multiple exceptions that permit prescribing of controlled substances without conducting an in-person evaluation, the most relevant to the practice of telemedicine being the mandate that the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) or other federal agency establish rules for a “Special Registration” to be utilized by health care providers. However, despite the statutory mandate, since the 2008 passing of the Act neither the DEA nor any other federal agency has promulgated any regulation or other guidance regarding the development and implementation of such a Special Registration process.
In its judgement passed a few weeks ago, the treatment of European Court of Justice (ECJ) was flexible in the interpretation of the VAT “triangular transactions”. While this decision in favour of the taxpayer creates a tax planning opportunity for businesses involved in international trade of goods, it pays off to be cautions on the other side.
NLRB Implements Changes to Case Processing – Announces Early Retirement and Voluntary Separation Programs for Professional Staff
Since earlier this year, reports have circulated that National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) General Counsel Peter Robb planned to introduce changes in its case handling processes and organizational structure that would move certain authority away from the Regional Directors and transfer substantive decision making authority to Washington. While the General Counsel denied the specifics, he acknowledged that as the Board was faced with a reduced case load and budgetary pressures, some changes would be necessary and appropriate. It now appears safe to say that change is indeed coming to the NLRB and that more is likely.