1. JD Supra Morning Brief: Fracking Ban Overturned, Softbank and Sprint, and … What’s Do Not Track Again?

    Whether you’re celebrating or lamenting last night’s result, take a break from the steady stream of political punditry to enjoy this 100% commercial-free JD Supra Morning Brief:

    Softbank’s proposed acquisition of Sprint Nextel would be the largest outbound M&A transaction ever from Japan (and perhaps even from Asia) (Bloomberg Law

    Intellectual property will be the next battleground for small business (Winthrop & Weinstine

    New York’s State Supreme Court has overturned a local ordinance to ban fracking in the city of Binghampton (Phillips Lytle

    The NLRB recently ruled that employment at-will clauses at two separate businesses are lawful (FordHarrison) (Proskauer) (Morgan Lewis) (Saul Ewing) (Constangy, Brooks & Smith) (Jon Hyman)

    The IRS will be reviewing nearly 3400 tax-exempt hospitals to determine if they meet the requirements for tax exemption (Snell & Wilmer

    The first winning bidders in the Federal Housing Finance Agency “REO-to-Rental” program have been announced (Dechert

    India’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board invalidated the patent covering Roche’s Pegasys Hepatitis C drug (Foley & Lardner

    A lawsuit claiming YouTube and Justin.tv induced copyright infringement by allowing users to stream live television footage was dismissed (Wilson Sonsini

    87% of people surveyed about federal “Do Not Track” regulations had never heard of “Do Not Track” (Mintz Levin

    Businesses need to be on the lookout for fraudulent offers of business filing services (Perkins Coie


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