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Speaker David Ralston is backing a Republican transit reform package that would reshape transportation services throughout metropolitan Atlanta, signaling the much-anticipated measure should at least get a vote in the House.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal U.S., European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and corporates.
Foley & Lardner
On February 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted to require all Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) and Independent System Operators (ISOs) to revise its tariffs to establish a participation model for electric storage resources that consist of market rules that properly recognize the physical and operational characteristics of electric storage resources.
Holland & Knight
Everyone is trying to comprehend just how the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the Act), enacted on Dec. 22, 2017, will impact them.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
At its February 15, 2018, Open Meeting, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the "Commission") issued Order No. 841 (the "Final Rule") to remove barriers to the participation of energy storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary services markets operated by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators (RTOs/ISOs).
Foley & Lardner
The Supreme Court in Digital Realty Trust narrowed the definition of a whistleblower under the Dodd-Frank Act only to those persons who have provided information of a securities laws violation to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), resolving a split between the Fifth and Ninth Circuits. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, ___ U.S. ___, No. 16-1276 (Feb. 21, 2018).
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The Eleventh Circuit considered whether a bank could invoke an arbitration clause to block litigation when the bank had added the arbitration clause to its customer agreement by amendment while the litigation was in progress.
Singh & Associates
On January 11, 2018, the US-FDA announced that it is requiring safety labeling changes to limit the use of prescription opioid cough and cold medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone in children younger than 18 years of age ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The United States Supreme Court ruled 9-0 today that whistleblowing employees seeking to sue for retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and CPA must bring their concerns to the SEC before suing their employer.
Singh & Associates
The United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) on January 18, 2018, released a draft guidance "Public Warning and Notification of Recalls Under 21 CFR Part 7, Subpart C" explaining new policy steps for ...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
It appears that the Republican controlled Congress and the Trump Administration cannot get anything done on the contentious issues of immigration
Dentons
In Berkheimer v. HP Inc., the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed in part and vacated in part a district court's grant of summary judgment of patent ineligibility under 35 U.S.C. ง 1011.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In Culberson v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the Culbersons brought a class action lawsuit against Disney under the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA").
Davis & Gilbert
For all the talk about Dreamers in the national immigration debate, a recent research paper positing the positive effect of erasing the nation's $1.3 trillion student debt burden has given the term new meaning.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Recently, the District of Delaware held that a there was no work-product protection, and no common legal interest protection covering communications and documents shared between a patent owner and a third-party...
Ford & Harrison LLP
Executive Summary: In a development welcomed by employers state-wide, the California Labor Commissioners Office released a template notice form for California's recently enacted Immigrant Worker Protection Act well in advance of the July 1, 2018, deadline imposed by the law.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Recently, the District of Delaware held that a there was no work-product protection, and no common legal interest protection covering communications and documents shared between a patent owner and a third-party litigation financier...
Withers LLP
In a recent article, Sports Illustrated uncovered a culture of sexual harassment that has plagued the Dallas Mavericks franchise going back to the 1990s.
BakerHostetler
As we have previously written, several Supreme Court decisions have upheld, in various contexts, arbitration agreements that waive the right to assert claims on a class basis.
BakerHostetler
This issue should never have arisen, the Supreme Court should not have had to address it in 2015, and it shouldn't have required Supreme Court attention a second time ...
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Ruchelman PLLC
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K&L Gates
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is facing scrutiny on its handling of a data breach that occurred in 2016 – but was only publicly disclosed on 20 September 2017.
Green and Spiegel LLP
USCIS Requests for Evidence (RFEs) for H-1B petitions have increased by more than 45% this year compared to the same timeframe in 2016, Reuters reports.
BakerHostetler
On Dec. 5, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement with three defendants who it alleged partook in deceptive, abusive and unfair debt collection practices ...
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
President Trump signed sweeping tax legislation into law on Dec. 22, 2017, resulting in several significant changes to the wealth transfer tax system, effective as of Jan. 1, 2018.
Carlton Fields
As of this inaugural publication, there exists no uniformity with respect to how businesses that deal in virtual currencies (also known as "cryptocurrencies") such as Bitcoin are treated among the states.
Morgan Lewis
Amgen paints a different picture as to the bad actor during the parties' negotiations pursuant to the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act.
Green and Spiegel LLP
Processing times for the EB-1C immigrant visa classification vary greatly between service centers at present.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement (the "Division") has published its annual report for fiscal year 2017 (the "Report").
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
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