Tag Archives: Acts

Celebrating the Orphan Drug Act’s 35th Anniversary: HP&M Attorneys Author Proposal for Building an FDA Rare Disease Center of Excellence in Advance of EveryLife Foundation Scientific Workshop

By Kurt R. Karst — As we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Orphan Drug Act (see our 30th anniversary post here), periodic consideration of opportunities to reform and refine the approach to rare disease medical product regulation is warranted – … Continue reading

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I have previously noted and complained about the relentless expansion of information reporting required to the IRS. Like an unexpected cool breeze on a hot summer day, an unexpected reduction in such reporting has been promulgated for many tax-exempt organizations. … Continue reading

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Keitner on Explaining International Acts @KeitnerLaw

Chimène Keitner, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, is publishing Explaining International Acts in the McGill Law Journal. Here is the abstract. This contribution to a symposium on Evan Criddle & Evan Fox-Decent’s “Fiduciaries of Humanity” pushes against … Continue reading

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Homeowners’ Claims Alleging Construction Defects Resulting In Property Damage Are Subject To The Right To Repair Act’s Prelitigation Procedures Regardless Of How The Claims Are Pleaded.

In McMillin Albany LLC v. Superior Court, (2018) 4 Cal.5th 241,  the California Supreme Court held that homeowners’ (collectively “the Van Tassels”) claims seeking recovery for construction defect damages are subject to the Right to Repair Act (“RRA” or “The … Continue reading

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Distinguishing between official acts and unofficial acts for the purposes of claiming qualified immunity from lawsuits in New York State courts

Judge Jennifer G. Schecter, citing Clinton v Jones, 520 US 681 [Clinton], held that a sitting president is not immune from being sued in state courts for unofficial acts* and denied President Donald J. Trumps' [Defendant] motion to dismiss Summer … Continue reading

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