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Federal Court Tosses False Advertising Suit Against Trader Joe's Alkaline Water
A California federal court granted Trader Joe's motion to dismiss a false advertising lawsuit with regards to Trader Joe's alkaline water, finding that all but one of plaintiff's claims were non-actionable puffery, ...
United States
4 Mar 2019
Congressional Committees Focus On ACA And Other Health Policy Issues
Federal health policy is an early focus for Congressional committees. In addition to several hearings held in January, Congressional hearings in February have concentrated on the ACA and primary care, including the following:
United States
15 Feb 2019
The United States Prohibits Most Transactions With Venezuela's PDVSA
On Monday January 28, following statements made by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin regarding the United States' effort to "[hold] accountable those responsible for Venezuela's rapid decline,"
United States
6 Feb 2019
Electric Industry Should Focus Efforts In 2019 To Meet Additional Cybersecurity And Supply Chain Requirements
In late 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) published a final rule updating and adding to the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards,
United States
5 Feb 2019
Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Tax Tribunal Regarding Taxation Of Compressed Natural Gas
The Department denied Waste Management's refund claims, and the matter was appealed to the Tribunal.
United States
11 Jan 2018
California Approves New Regulation to Reduce Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Facilities
The California Air Resources Board has approved a new stringent regulation to curb methane emissions from oil and gas operations in California.
United States
30 Mar 2017
FTC Approves Final Consent Order Allowing Enbridge and Spectra Merger
The Federal Trade Commission has approved the merger between Enbridge and Spectra, following the parties' acceptance of certain terms designed to preserve competition between natural gas pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico.
United States
29 Mar 2017
Midstream at Issue in Bankruptcy: Sabine is Upheld in the District Court
The Southern District of New York upheld a very closely watched decision of recent years affecting bankruptcies in the oil and gas industry.
United States
20 Mar 2017
NFA Update For Commodity Pool Operators And Commodity Trading Advisors
On January 11, 2017, the National Futures Association issued a notice to its members regarding commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors claiming an exemption or exclusion from registration pursuant to certain CFTC regulations.
United States
27 Feb 2017
Eighth Circuit Pollution-Exclusion Opinion A Cautionary Tale For Natural Gas Industry
The interpretation and application of a pollution exclusion in a commercial general liability ("CGL") policy is often a fact-specific and jurisdiction-specific exercise.
United States
27 Feb 2017
Recent HSR Gun Jumping Settlement In Excess Of Half A Million Dollars: Why It's Worth The Wait
The Department of Justice Antitrust Division announced January 18 that Duke Energy Corporation (Duke) agreed to pay $600,000 to settle charges that it violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 waiting period.
United States
31 Jan 2017
The Ohio Dormant Mineral Act Before the Supreme Court of the United States
In the first significant challenge to the Ohio Supreme Court's ruling in Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., the Supreme Court of the United States has denied a petition for certiorari in a related case, Walker v. Shondrick-Nau, No. 16-766 (U.S. 2017).
United States
21 Jan 2017
U.S. CFTC Approves A Position Limits Reproposal And Finalizes Aggregation Rules
On December 5, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission unanimously approved a Reproposal on Position Limits for Derivatives and a Final Rule on Aggregation of Positions.
United States
21 Dec 2016
Recent Development In Retail Power And Contracting With Texas Governmental Entities
A Texas Court of Appeals recently rejected a retail electric provider's attempt to sue a Texas public school district for breach of contract—holding that the then-effective supply contract at issue was void.
United States
10 Nov 2016
CFTC Cross-Border Regulatory Update: New Proposal on Cross-Border Swap Transactions and Other Developments
On October 11, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") unanimously approved a proposed rule on the Cross-Border Application of the Registration Thresholds and External Business Conduct Standards Applicable to Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants (the "Proposed Rule").
United States
5 Nov 2016
OCC & Federal Reserve Report And Proposed Rules - Limitation On Banks Dealing & Investing In Metals And Other Physical Commodities
On September 8, 2016, as required by Section 620 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the "Board"), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the "OCC") and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the "FDIC") released a joint report to Congress and the Financial Stability Oversight Council (the "Report"), on the activities and investments that banking entities may engage in under applicable law.
United States
24 Oct 2016
IECA Releases New Master Netting Agreement
The IECA has released its Master Netting Agreement, a state-of-the-art solution ensuring credit exposures are managed and netted under a single, integrated framework that is flexible and easy to implement
United States
15 Oct 2016
Ohio Supreme Court Decides Dormant Mineral Act Cases
On September 15, 2016 the Ohio Supreme Court issued three opinions providing long-awaited clarity to Ohio's Dormant Mineral Act ("ODMA" or "Act").
United States
16 Sep 2016
CARB Releases Final Proposed Amendments To Cap-and-Trade Regulations; Formal Comment Period Commences
The California Air Resources Board's (CARB) timeline toward amending California's cap-and-trade regulations progressed with the release of its final proposed amendments and supporting documentation August 2, 2016.
United States
10 Aug 2016
Albany County Supreme Court Vacates New York PSC Reset Order Related To Retail Electric Supply Companies
A New York Supreme Court recently vacated the New York Public Service Commission's order that would have significantly altered the structure of the New York retail electric market.
United States
5 Aug 2016
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