A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
Polsinelli Podcast - Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Consequences for Corporations
Government’s Health Care Fraud “Cash Cow” Keeps Mooing
Investment Management Update- 2014 Election Impact
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
Polsinelli Podcast - Republicans Gain Control of the U.S. Senate - How That May Impact Health Reform
Karl Rove's Efforts to "Buy" Courts Harmed America, Says Legendary Attorney
Crisis at the Border Shows Problems in US Immigration Law
Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Aquila on M&A: Dealmaking is Back
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
ATL Law School Rankings: All About The Jobs
What Comes Next in Derivatives Regulation?
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
On June 1, 2015, Nevada’s 78th Legislative Session came to a final close with critical reforms for Nevada’s businesses. Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Nevada Government Affairs team, Josh Hicks, Alisa Nave-Worth, Kandis...more
There is a war on building codes across the United States, and Pennsylvania is ground zero.
After years of regular building code updates, a law was passed in 2011 (Act 1) at the urging of the Pennsylvania Builders...more
As opportunities grow for public-private partnership procurement, political risk is the main threat to P3 projects. To sustain and grow the P3 market, the benefits will have to be communicated to elected officials and the...more
While it may go down as a classic case of “bad facts making bad law,” last week’s ruling rejecting the government’s NEPA analysis for the controversial Illiana Expressway is the just the latest in a disturbing trend for large...more
Arizona law has long protected the rights of contractors, subcontractors and suppliers to prompt payment. However, all such protections have not extended to design professionals. For example, in 2013, the Arizona Court of...more
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law new public-private partnership (P3) legislation, the Partnership for Public Facilities and Infrastructure Act (SB 59) (the Act) on May 5, 2015. The Act allows state and local...more
The Senate started its budget process this week, with a draft schedule being handed out to senators on Wednesday outlining precisely how the General Assembly can have a budget in place and approved by June 30. Distributed at...more
The Minnesota legislature recently passed a bill amending Minnesota’s Responsible Contractor Act. Going into the session, contractor lobbyists knew they could not expect of the law to be repealed. Their goal was to reduce...more
The Senate last week approved an amendment to the South Carolina Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and gave the bill second reading. The Senate also returned the proposed body camera legislation to the House with...more
At its recently-concluded 2015 Regular Session, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation which will significantly affect those persons who deal with potential mechanic’s lienors. The revision to section 43-3 of the...more
In This Issue:
- Construction Contract Claims Against a Third-Party Lender? The Unforeseen Consequences of a Standard Practice:
For those of us who commonly represent lenders, there is nothing more unsettling...more
On Thursday, May 14, 2015, Governor Scott signed into law CS/CS Senate Bill 1216, now Chapter 2015-30, Laws of Florida. This historic piece of legislation eliminates the Development of Regional Impact (DRI) process...more
On April 24, the Florida House of Representatives added its approval to CS/CS Senate Bill 1216, an omnibus growth management bill. Most significantly, for new projects that are not currently exempt, the bill replaces the...more
As part of Infrastructure Week, 2015, several interested organizations banded together for an afternoon meeting on Monday, May 11, that focused on public-private partnerships as a way out of the infrastructure crunch. ...more
On May 7, 2015, less than 24 hours after the Colorado legislative session ended and just over a week after Senate Bill 177, a construction defects reform bill, died in a House committee, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued...more
On May 5, 2015, Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced the “Improving the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Rate Act” (S. 1193), which would create a permanent 9% minimum low-income housing tax credit...more
Senate Bill 15-177, a bill introduced to reform Colorado’s construction defect litigation process, was defeated in a House of Representatives Committee on April 28, 2015 without being presented for a full vote in the House....more
On April 21, 2015, Finance Minister Joe Oliver tabled the 2015 federal budget (Budget). The Budget reaffirmed several of the government’s past commitments to infrastructure renewal and introduced some new measures of interest...more
Would private developers build affordable housing if there were no government subsidies? Rep. Mike Capuano (D-MA) and his colleagues explored that question and other topics during a House Financial Service Subcommittee...more
Earlier this month, Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order B-29-15, which imposes mandatory water use reductions for the first time in the history of California. The Executive Order, issued as the state enters its fourth...more
Just in time for tax day – but 14 days behind the Congressional deadline – the IRS released the statutorily required calculations to determine the value of the Section 45 Production Tax Credit (“PTC”) credit amount in 2015,...more
The Maine legislature is considering a proposal to amend state laws regarding the siting and construction of new nuclear power plants. The bill known as LD 1313, "An Act To Amend the Laws Regarding Nuclear Power Generating...more
Minnesota legislators resumed the 2015 session Tuesday with a full plate and six weeks remaining. Gov. Mark Dayton’s ambitious education and transportation spending proposals face serious challenges from the radically...more
The Florida Senate is following a recent national trend of tightening its laws governing construction defect claims. Currently, under FL. Stat. § 558.004, entitled Notice and Opportunity to Repair, a party claiming a...more
A bill is wending its way through the Connecticut Legislature that would encourage greater participation by minority contractors on public works projects. The bill, Senate Bill 830, would require that by October 2015 the...more
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