On November 10, 2020, New York updated its anti-SLAPP statutes for the first time in nearly 30 years, bringing the state in line with others that have broadened anti-SLAPP protections.  Going forward, the statutes will
Continue Reading New York’s enhanced anti-SLAPP laws take effect, adding protections and remedies to deter speech-chilling litigation

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has decimated the hospitality and leisure industry. The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) latest research indicates that, with this year’s COVID-induced collapse of international tourism, the US economy
Continue Reading Approaches to developing and implementing a survival strategy for hotel owners facing COVID-19

On October 28, 2020, Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America filed a petition with the US Department of Commerce (DOC) and the US International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that polyester textured yarn
Continue Reading New antidumping duty petition filed against imports of polyester textured yarn from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam: Consequences for exporters and US importers

On October 8, 2020, the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Cyber-Digital Task Force issued its first crypto-related guidance, “Cryptocurrency:  An Enforcement Framework,” an 83-page report intended to help the industry comply with US
Continue Reading Unpacking the DOJ’s cryptocurrency guidance: Enforcement priorities and industry implications