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February 19, 2019, Covington Alert

Late last week, President Trump signed an appropriations bill to keep the government funded. In its Joint Explanatory Statement accompanying this legislation, Congress directed the Trump Administration to establish an exclusion request process for tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports by March 17, 2019, in line with the process provided for prior rounds of ...

February 11, 2019, Covington Alert

On February 1, 2019, China’s National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee (“TC260”) released a set of amendments to GB/T 35273-2017 Information Technology – Personal Information Security Specification (“the Standard”) for public comment. The comment period ends on March 3.

February 11, 2019, Covington Advisory

The Federal Election Commission has announced contribution limits for 2019-2020. The new “per election” limits are effective for the 2019-2020 election cycle (November 7, 2018 – November 3, 2020), and the calendar year limits are effective January 1, 2019.

February 6, 2019, Covington Alert

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) is seeking comments on its draft project on securing sensor networks for the Internet of Things (“IoT”). Organizations and individuals concerned with the security of IoT sensor networks are invited to comment on the draft through March 18, 2019.

February 6, 2019, Covington Alert

On January 25, 2019, the Texas Supreme Court decided the latest insurance appeal arising from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and blowout of the Macondo Well on April 20, 2010.

February 4, 2019, Covington Alert

With potential liabilities in excess of $30 billion stemming from a series of deadly wildfires that ignited across Northern California in 2017 and 2018, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and its holding company PG&E Corp. (PG&E) filed for Chapter 11 relief in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday.

February 1, 2019, Covington Alert

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a new rule yesterday proposing to revise the Anti-Kickback Statute safe harbor at 42 C.F.R. § 1001.952(h) to explicitly exclude manufacturer rebates and other price reductions on prescription drugs paid to Part D plans, Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs), or ...

February 2019, Covington Alert

This International Employment Update summarises recent international employment law developments in China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

January 31, 2019, Covington Alert

This e-alert reviews trends emerging from warning letters and untitled letters concerning therapeutic product advertising and promotion issued in 2018 by the Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), the Advertising and Promotional Labeling Branch (APLB) in the Office of Compliance and Biologics Quality ...