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Foley Hoag Releases Summary Report on Good Practices for Oil Pipelines, as Commissioned by the Dakota Access Consortium of Lenders

On May 9, we released a public summary of our report “Good Practice for Managing the Social Impacts of Oil Pipelines in the United States.” The independent report was prepared by Amy Lehr, Cicely Parseghian, and Gare...more

SBA Office of Advocacy submits comment letter asking CFPB to reconsider payday loan proposal

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy has submitted a comment letter on the CFPB’s proposed payday loan rule that raises concerns about the proposal’s economic impact on small businesses and encourages the...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19493 - Standard Oil of Connecticut, Inc. v. Administrator, Unemployment Compensation Act - SC19493 Dissent - Standard Oil of Connecticut, Inc. v. Administrator,...more

Out of Alignment: The Dysfunctional Definition of an Accredited Investor & The Often Overlooked “Entity” Issue

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

As many of you know there is a heated ongoing debate as to whether the current definition of “accredited investor” should be revised and, if so, how it should be revised. The overwhelming majority of recent articles, and even...more

Draft Appropriations Bill Seeks to De-Fund Various Regulatory Efforts

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A draft House appropriations bill to fund various federal agencies, including the Department of Labor, for Fiscal Year 2016 includes several provisions that would effectively halt a number of controversial regulatory efforts....more

Drilling Down on Transparency: Quebec Introduces Bill Requiring Reporting For Mining, Oil & Gas Industries

On June 11, 2015, Quebec’s Minister for Mines introduced a bill before the Quebec National Assembly that proposes to impose mandatory reporting requirements on businesses operating in the mining and oil and gas sectors. The...more

Alaska Legislature Approves Lower Quorum Requirements for Alaska Native Corporations

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Alaska state legislature recently passed a bill reducing quorum requirements for certain Alaska Native Corporations at their annual shareholder meetings. Under HB 149, which is expected to be signed into law by Alaska...more

Report from SBREFA Panel on Payday, Title and Installment Loans

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Wednesday, I had the opportunity to participate as an advisor to a small entity representative (“SER”) at the small business review panel on payday, title and installment loans. The meeting was held in the Treasury Building’s...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - June 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 6

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In this issue: Interview with Nonie Manion; Tribunal Upholds Forced Combination of Bank’s Investment Subsidiary; Update: Cigarette Sales on Reservations; ALJ Accepts Vendor’s Proof of Resales; Telecom Equipment “Shelters”...more

The importance and benefits of Microsavings for MFI's

by Rachel Hamilton on

What can Microsavings do to diminish poverty? Microsavings options are typically offered in developing and developed countries as a way to encourage saving for education and other future investments. American Conference...more

How Lula Is Making Brazil into a New America and a World Power

In 2006, we prepared a paper, initially published at site www.brazzil.com. We outlined the way we then perceived deep changes in a short term in Brazil and made a prediction on the evolution of Brazil in several...more

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