Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Financial Daily Dose 6.23.2020 | Top Story: White House Suspends Work Visas for Hundreds of Thousands

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 23, 2020

On Monday, the White House announced its plan to extend a “freeze on ‘green cards’ for new immigrants” and to “suspend H-1B, L-1, J and other temporary work visas for skilled workers, managers and au pairs through the end of the year,” ostensibly to “protect 525,000 jobs as part of [its] response to job losses … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.16.2020 | Top Story: Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision Protecting LGBTQ and Transgender Workers

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 16, 2020

On Monday, the Supreme Court delivered a surprising and monumental win for LGBTQ and transgender Americans, ruling 6-3 that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to protect “gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination.” The “vastly consequential” decision extended workplace protections to the millions of workers in states where, until yesterday morning, “it was … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 6.2.2020 | Top Story: CBO Projects Decade of Recovery and GDP-Contraction From Pandemic-Induced Econ Harm

BY: Michael D. Reif | June 2, 2020

New estimates from the Congressional Budget Office suggest that the “U.S. economy could take the better part of a decade to fully recover from the coronavirus pandemic and related shutdown” and see as much as a 3% contraction in GDP over that period – WSJ and NYTimes and MarketWatch Zuck and Co. are facing a … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 4.28.2020 | Top Story: PPP Funding Replenished, but Applications Beset by Tech Glitches

BY: Michael D. Reif | April 28, 2020

The PPP is again flush with cash but also full of problems. Yesterday, that took the form of a Small Business Administration’s system for processing loan applications crashing within the first hours that the program reopened – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg Today’s installment of PPP business backlash focuses on startups, some of whom have … Continue reading

Supreme Court Holds that States are Immune from Copyright Infringement

BY: Carly Kessler | March 27, 2020

On March 23, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a state cannot be sued for copyright infringement because Congress lacked authority to abrogate the states’ immunity from copyright infringement suits when it enacted the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act (CRCA) of 1990. As background, in the early 1990s, Congress attempted to strip the states of their … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.24.2020 | Top Story: Fed’s “Unlimited” QE Promise Doesn’t Reassure Markets Amid D.C. Deadlock

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 24, 2020

A promise of “unlimited” QE from the Fed Monday morning briefly turned the tides on Dow futures but wasn’t enough to overcome another day of COVID-19-related fears and DC gridlock over the $1.8 trillion stimulus package III that combined to drive markets down still further by day’s end – NYTimes and WSJ and MarketWatch Early … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.19.2019 | Top Story: T-Mobile Chief John Legere to Leave Company in April

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 19, 2019

T-Mobile chief and fan-of-magenta John Legere has announced that he’ll be stepping down in April at the end of his current contract. Legere will be succeeded by Mike Sievert, the carrier’s current president and COO – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and Mashable Troubled by scrutiny from high-profile US lawmakers and regulators, social … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 10.21.2019 | Top Story: Four Drug Companies Reach Last-minute Deal to Avoid Start of Federal Opioid Trial

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 21, 2019

A last-minute deal between defendants McKesson, Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, and Teva and plaintiffs’ attorneys means that multidistrict opioid epidemic litigation set to kick off in Ohio federal court today will not feature them, though Walgreens could still see the courtroom today – WSJ In today’s “Don’t count your departures from coalitions of states before they … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 8.8.2019 | Top Story: L Brands CEO Claims Epstein Misappropriated “Vast Sums”

BY: Michael D. Reif | August 8, 2019

Les Wexner, the billionaire CEO of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works parent company L Brands, has accused his former money manager and confidant, Jeffrey Epstein, of misappropriating “vast sums of money” from Wexner and his family. Wexner claims he first learned of the wrongdoing in 2007 – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg China … Continue reading

SCOTUS Strikes Down Ban on “Immoral” and “Scandalous” Trademarks

BY: Michael Kolcun | June 27, 2019

The Supreme Court has handed another loss to the USPTO by finding a First Amendment violation with the Lanham Act’s prohibition from registering “immoral” and “scandalous” trademarks. Iancu v. Brunetti was brought by an artist and founder of a clothing line who was denied trademark registration for his brand, FUCT. While he claimed the brand … Continue reading