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Unconstitutional to allow defense counsel to concede guilt over defendant’s objection: USSC

The Supreme Court of the United States of America recently held that it is unconstitutional to allow defense counsel to concede guilt over the defendant’s intransigent and unambiguous objection, even when defense counsel’s experienced-based view is that confessing guilt offers … Continue reading

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Guilty plea doesn’t bar challenge to constitutionality of statute: USSC

The Supreme Court of United States recently held that a guilty plea, by itself, does not bar a federal criminal defendant from challenging the constitutionality of his statute of conviction on direct appeal. In this case, Defendant pleaded guilty to … Continue reading

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Change of Gender Designation on Documents: USCIS

USCIS issued policy memorandum and accompanying revisions to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) regarding procedures and requirements to change the gender designation on a USCIS-issued document. Individuals may now request a change in the gender reflected on a USCIS-issued document … Continue reading

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New web page on H-1B/L-1 fee increase : USCIS

USCIS has posted a new Web page on the H-1B and L-1 fee increase required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114-113). Pub. L. 114-113 requires certain petitioners to submit an additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B … Continue reading

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ASTROL deceptively similar to CASTROL: MHC

The Madras High Court restrained a local manufacturer of oil and lubrication products from using the word ASTROL or any other deceptively similar words as their trademark in relation to any of their products to the plaintiff’s trademark CASTROL. The … Continue reading

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Guidance on Adjustment of Status Policies and Procedures: USCIS

Effective February 25, 2016, new guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual provides information on the general policies and procedures for adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence as well as adjustment under section 245(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act … Continue reading

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$106 million penalty imposed on public sector insurance companies: CCI

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a total penalty of Rs. 671.05 crores (~$106 million) upon 4 Public Sector Insurance Companies for manipulating the bidding process initiated by Government of Kerala for selecting insurance service provider for Rashtriya … Continue reading

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Premium Processing for Extension of Stay H-1B Petitions Resumed: USCIS

Beginning July 13, 2015, USCIS will resume accepting Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for all Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, H-1B extension of stay petitions. Premium processing requests for Form I-129 H-1B extension of stay petitions … Continue reading

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Courts should give preclusive effect to TTAB decisions: USSC

The Supreme Court of the United States held that a court should give preclusive effect to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) decisions in a suit for trademark infringement if the ordinary ele­ments of issue preclusion are met. “So long … Continue reading

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Whistleblower protections apply to law firms: SCOTUS

Can whistleblower protections apply to law firms? SCOTUS says yes in case involving mutual fund http://goo.gl/gB0ZME

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