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Where the police has not filed the certificate u/s 65B EA, the same can be filed by way of supplementary charge sheet u/s 173(8) Cr.P.C. and this in no way even stops the police to generate the same electronic record as fresh and file…more

California Governor Signs Legislation Establishing Significant New Energy Goals

Law Sets Standards Aimed at Addressing Climate Change - Today, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 350 into law, setting two ambitious climate change-related goals: a 50 percent increase in building energy efficiency, and a target of 50…more

Form 5500 Deadline is Quickly Approaching

As a reminder, the annual Form 5500 deadline is quickly approaching. Calendar year employee benefit plans that applied for an extension must file Forms 5500 by Thursday, October 15, 2015. The Form 5500 Annual Return/Report of…more

Talley’s Insurance Tip of the Month

Why individuals and businesses should have liability insurance and does it protect? Talley’s tip: Think of liability insurance like litigation insurance. If there is a claim made against you personally, or against your business…more

United States v. Microsoft: ‘Global Chaos,’ Outdated Legislation And a Judge’s Plea to Congress

The Second Circuit’s challenge in considering the validity of a U.S. Stored Communications Act warrant to Microsoft for e-mails located on servers in Ireland involves interpreting the SCA, which was enacted nearly three decades ago…more

7 Tips for Making Supporting Memos More Persuasive

Almost all motions and demurrers must be supported by a memorandum. Cal Rules of Ct 3.1113. Your supporting memorandum convinces the judge that the law and facts support the order you want. The objective is to persuade—the memo may be…more

Oil and Gas Industry Concerned about EPA’s Proposed Methane Emissions Rules

On August 18, 2015, the EPA released proposed rules aimed at reducing methane and other volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions in the oil and natural gas industry. In January 2015, the EPA stated its goal to decrease methane…more

SB 107 Brings Significant Changes to Redevelopment Dissolution Law

New Law Includes Dec. 31 Deadline for Agencies with Outstanding Payments Due under a Due Diligence Review - After several attempts, the California Department of Finance successfully pushed forward new legislation to update the law…more

Monkeying with Copyrights: Who Owns the Monkey Selfies? A Lesson in Copyright Ownership

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on behalf of a crested macaque monkey, who famously snapped a smiling selfie of himself using wildlife photographer David Slater’s…more

SEC Proposes Liquidity Management Rules for Open-End and Exchange-Traded Funds

On September 22, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to propose a new Rule 22e-4 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the 1940 Act), as well as amendments to its rules and forms designed to promote effective…more

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and primary European fund domiciles - Issue 9, October 2015: Ireland

UCITS Rulebook - The Central Bank of Ireland announced the issuance of the new UCITS Rulebook on Monday October 5th. It, and the guidance relating to it, are effective 1 November…more

SEP Right for You? EPA Updates its Supplemental Environmental Projects Policy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently updated its Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) Policy. Most federal actions for failure to comply with the environmental laws are resolved through settlement agreements. As…more

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