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New legislation is enacted to assist and fortify deeply troubled multiemployer pension plans.
On December 16, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law sweeping changes to the current law that governs multiemployer...more
As noted in this Reuters post, the Council of Institutional Investors, along with a number of individual pension funds and other institutional investors, have chimed in on the debate currently roiling the Delaware bar over...more
On September 30, 2014, Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a challenge to the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Rule 206(4)-5 (Rule) for lack of subject matter...more
On September 30, the D.C. District Court rejected two GOP state committees’ challenge to the SEC’s regulation prohibiting pay-to-play among investment advisors. Bowing to “curious” precedent in which words don’t mean what...more
A bill (H.R. 5062) recently passed by the House of Representatives would amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act (the CFPA), which is Title X of the Dodd-Frank legislation, to provide protection against waiver of state...more
I’ve previously reported on SB 1272 which was rushed through the legislature and allowed to become “law” without Governor Brown’s signature. The bill, authored by Senator Ted Lieu, calls for an advisory vote on whether the...more
A lot of attention has been given to a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C. Court of Appeals) unanimously ruling against President Barack Obama relating to his order stopping Chinese...more
The D.C. Court of Appeals recently issued a landmark decision in Ralls Corporation v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), No. 13-5315, slip. op. (D.C. Cir. July 15, 2014), that could have...more
My recent CFIUS post explained the basic legislative scheme and review process of the Foreign Investment in National Security Act (“FINSA”), which gives the President of the United States, acting upon the recommendation of...more
On July 15, 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (DC Circuit) ruled that if the President, pursuant to his powers under the Exon-Florio Amendment to the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA), deprives a...more
A recent decision by the D.C. Circuit has prompted much speculation about possible changes to the traditionally opaque and secretive national security review process administered by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the...more
On July 15, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the President violated the due process rights of Ralls Corporation, a U.S. company owned by two Chinese nationals when, pursuant...more
The President of the United States, acting upon the recommendation of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) has the power to block or unwind any transaction – i.e., merger, acquisition, takeover...more
On July 15, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia remanded Ralls Corporation’s (Ralls) precedent-setting case against the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the...more
A U.S. Appellate Court has ruled for the first time that the U.S. government must provide access to at least some of the evidence relied upon by the President and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States...more
On July 15 the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit told CFIUS (the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) that constitutional due process requires that parties subject to an...more
"I am not a crook.” In the wake of violations in the Watergate Scandal, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) was created in 1974 to oversee and enforce campaign finance regulations and the Federal Election Campaign Act was...more
Since the Supreme Court found in Citizens United that “the absence of prearrangement and coordination . . .alleviates the danger that expenditures will be given as a quid pro quo for improper commitments from the candidate” –...more
Shortly after the indictment of Rod Blagojevich, Illinois legislators passed a number of campaign finance reform measures, including contribution limits for the first time in the state’s history and limits on independent...more
A Washington, D.C. federal district court has dismissed the lawsuit filed by Morgan Drexen against the CFPB that alleged the Bureau’s structure was unconstitutional because it violated the Constitution’s separation of powers....more
Although the controversy over the validity of Richard Cordray’s recess appointment as CFPB Director effectively ended with his confirmation by the Senate this past July, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for...more
This morning, a seemingly skeptical Illinois Supreme Court appeared ready to side with the State in a dispute over 2012 amendments to the State Employee Group Insurance Act. Several Justices peppered the two attorneys...more
In response to the motion for summary judgment filed by Morgan Drexen in its Washington, D.C. lawsuit against the CFPB, the CFPB has filed a motion to dismiss. After it was sued by Morgan Drexen, the CFPB filed an enforcement...more
Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Clergy abuse victims may be going after a district judge on undisclosed grounds for recusal in the bankruptcy of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, as Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy...more
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