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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
What to expect from FCC Post-Governement Shutdown
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
PODCAST - Inside Law - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Earlier this week the SEC today proposed rules for Crowdfunding, which was initially enacted under the JOBS Act (Jumpstart our Business Startups). After the enactment of the JOBS Act in April, 2012 and given the early, but...more
On 8 September 2013, Tokyo was chosen as the host city for the 2020 Olympic Games. Tokyo is set to host the Games of the XXXII Olympiad from 25 July - 9 August 2020, and the Paralympic Games from 25 August...more
In this issue:
- Digital Advertising Alliance Releases Mobile Guidance
- House Energy and Commerce Task Force on Privacy
- The Senate Committee on Commerce Considers Cybersecurity
- House Energy...more
It’s easy to wag a finger at companies incurring costly violations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), to date this year.
They stand accused of bribing, defrauding, and other actions you don’t like to see...more
The U.S. government can get historical cell phone records, including geolocational information, from cell phone providers without a warrant, the Fifth District Court of Appeals ruled.
The appellate court reversed the trial...more
In this issue:
- SEC Adopts and Proposes New Rules, Including Easing the Prohibition on General Solicitation
- District Court Vacates SEC’s Resource Extraction Issuer Rule
- SEC Announces Three New...more
The 2nd Special Session of the 2013 Legislature adjourned sine die on June 29, 2013. The accomplishment of this session was passage of a state budget, which had eluded state legislators through the Regular Session that ended...more
On June 12, 2013, Mayor Bloomberg reported the findings and recommendations of his post-Super Storm Sandy task force. The goal of the report is primarily to minimize disruptions from climate hazards and to improve New York...more
Joint venture structures are frequently used to undertake large resources projects. A joint venture may be used to both develop a project and sell the output from a project.
Such joint ventures...more
Cybersecurity initiatives are moving rapidly within the federal government and require owners and operators of critical infrastructure – including in particular Communication and Energy Systems, and those who supply and...more
For the first time in 17 years, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asking for public comment on its standards protecting humans against overdoses of radiofrequency (RF) radiation and how to better enforce the...more
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently launched a proceeding to establish the rules that holders of state video franchises (such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, AT&T and others) must follow to...more
The Supreme Court of the United States has allowed federal agencies to interpret ambiguities in their implementing statutes and directed courts to defer to agency expertise when deciding cases. (Who, after all, knows a...more
Direct investment in renewable energy projects has been an anticipated financing option among editorialists and bloggers the past year, and seems to finally be gaining traction in the United States....more
The Tennessee General Assembly recently passed a significant revision to the Tennessee Business Tax, a locally imposed gross receipts tax on the sale of goods and services (SB183/HB177). This change follows legislation...more
After a pause of more than a year, the CPUC has revived its effort to determine whether and how it will conduct environmental review of certain telecommunications projects under the California Environmental Quality Act...more
On Monday, Texas’s Second District Court of Appeals partially affirmed a District Court order allowing Range Resources Corporation’s (“Range”) defamation and business disparagement claims against a landowner to...more
In This Issue:
- Making Solar Power More Affordable for New Yorkers
- Fracking Moratorium Leads to Termination of Oil and Gas Leases
- New Water Withdrawl Permit Requirements
- Update on Federal Trade...more
Last week the Ninth Circuit held that utility poles are not “point sources” of stormwater discharge nor “associated with industrial activity,” and therefore do not require an NPDES permit to comply with the Clean Water Act....more
On April 3, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a workshop at the Department of Commerce in which it offered a sneak preview of the Cybersecurity Framework required under the recently-issued...more
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals had the opportunity to consider constitutional standing requirements in two very similar cases. The opinions offer some insight into the application of the Lujan test....more
In this issue:
- FTC Reopens Comment Period on Proposed Changes to EnergyGuide Labels
- Venable’s Advertising Practice Named to Chambers USA Shortlist
- Protect Your Brand Against New Top-Level Domain...more
In This Issue:
- Miracle Workers: How Utilities Can Generate More Goodwill
- Z-Pack Pfizer Can’t Assume that Science Will Trump a Scare Story
- The NYC Soda Ban: Another Solution in Search of a Problem
On February 26, following close on the heels of the recent executive order setting forth the administration’s approach to the regulation of critical infrastructure network security, the National Institute of Standards and...more
In a significant victory for cable and telecommunications providers, today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in a unanimous opinion, upheld the FCC’s April 2011 decision (2011 Pole Order)...more