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International arbitration in Asia has seen a dramatic surge in popularity in recent times. It has grown up alongside an increase in cross-border investment within and from outside Asia. There are three key reasons for this parallel…more
There is Improper Collusion Between Environmental Pressure Groups and the Environmental Protection Agency As Revealed by Freedom of Information Act Requests
This report examines lessons learned from documents produced pursuant to several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal, or EELI) — pieced together with others obtained by…more
United States v. Meredith, 2015 WL 5570033 (W.D. Ky. Sept. 22, 2015)- In this criminal matter, the defendant brought a motion to compel the plaintiff to provide electronically stored information in a more usable format or to…more
We would all agree, I think, that oil and gas producers and royalty owners share at least one clear, common objective – the accumulation of wealth from hydrocarbon production. Nevertheless, because their’s is not a relationship of…more
Recent reports that the Obama administration authorized exports of U.S. light crude oil in exchange for imports of Mexican heavy crude have caused a stir in the industry and a fair amount of confusion in the press. The U.S. Department…more
Alert: No More Safe Harbor: What Should Life Sciences And Biotech Companies Be Doing To Transfer Data To The US?
Last week Europe's highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEEA) declared the Safe Harbor framework invalid. Many life sciences and biotech companies relied on Safe Harbor to legitimise transfers of personal data…more
Employers are increasingly concerned with the high cost of health care and executives in the C-Suite are beginning to take notice. The Affordable Care Act (‘‘ACA’’) required employers who sponsor group health plans to adopt a number of…more
As this article goes to press, only a few days remain (October 13, 2015) to request a zoning change “online” in the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (“CZMP”). On October 14 and 15, requests for zoning changes must be made in person at…more
A Federal Ban on Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Homes? Senators’ Comment on CMS Proposed Rule Ignores Congressional Intent and Judicial Precedent
In July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to the requirements for long-term care facilities, including implementation of new restrictions on the use of binding arbitration agreements between residents…more
The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report on September 30, 2015 finding that Medicare payments for therapy services provided at skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) greatly exceeded the cost of such services. By…more
The City of Chicago City Council voted on Thursday, Sept. 25 to approve a revised Transit Oriented Development (TOD) ordinance. The revised TOD ordinance expands the boundaries of eligible properties and allows the elimination of…more