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Fourth Circuit Reverses $1 Billion Award for Vicarious Liability Claim for More than 10,000 Works

On January 12, 2021, the U.S. District Courtroom for the Japanese District of Virginia awarded a group of music recording providers (the plaintiffs) a $1 billion verdict towards Cox Communications (Cox). The Virginia court’s ruling found that Cox, an internet support supplier (ISP), was contributorily and vicariously liable for copyright infringement fully commited by specific subscribers on…

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Regulation Round Up March 2024

Welcome to the United kingdom Regulation Spherical Up, a typical bulletin highlighting the most current developments in Uk and EU money products and services regulation. Important developments in March 2024: 28 March FCA Regulation Spherical-up: The FCA revealed its regulation spherical-up for March 2024. 26 March AIFMD II: Directive (EU) 2024/927 amending the Option Investment Fund Supervisors Directive (2011/61/EU) (“AIFMD”)…

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Department of Justice Ramps Up Investigations of Private Clubs that Received PPP Loans

As Varnum’s governing administration investigations workforce has formerly talked over, (connection) the COVID-period Paycheck Protection Method (PPP) resulted in tens of millions of organizations acquiring unexpected emergency financial loans. The PPP’s hurried implementation, coupled with confusion between recipients more than eligibility needs, designed an environment ripe for the two fraud and the issuance of loans to ineligible…

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Will Hemp Save the World, Before the Government Kills It?

There is a great line in the amazing film Charlie Wilson’s War, in which Charlie Wilson (performed remarkably by the inimitable Tom Hanks) describes the productive, if rather covert, involvement of the United States federal government in the Soviet-Afghan War: “These points occurred. They were wonderful and they transformed the world… and then we f***d up…

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Federal Court Confirms Case Challenging Bank of America’s Fraudulent COVID Relief Program Can Proceed

In a substantial action forward for consumer protection, the Northern District of California verified that promises that Financial institution of America’s (“BofA”) misled its buyers with untrue claims to present overdraft payment relief during the COVID-19 pandemic could commence. The litigation centers on allegations that BofA greatly advertised a COVID-19 lender fee relief method to…

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Big Labor Got Bigger in 2023

Although union quantities on the whole generally declined in 2023, some of the most important American unions have been equipped to increase their quantities in spite of the downward trend. According to a recent report from Bloomberg, “Several of the nation’s biggest unions together with the Teamsters and West Coast dock workers observed membership gains previous year, signaling probable…

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CTP Releases New 5-year Strategic Plan

On December 18, 2023, Dr. Brian King, the Director of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products announced the Center’s new five-12 months strategic plan which outlines the Center’s programmatic and workforce initiatives and contains 5 objectives, ten results, and numerous corresponding objectives. The new strategic program incorporates recommendations from the Reagan-Udall Basis report published in December 2022. The Reagan-Udall Basis report supplied…

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