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California to Require Domestic Water Suppliers to Test School Drinking Water for Lead

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The State Water Resources Control Board recently adopted an amendment to all Domestic Water Supply Permits it issues to public water systems that supply drinking water. The amendment requires domestic water suppliers for...more

Important Deadlines Loom For Landlords Under Portland Residential Renter Protection Ordinance

by Tonkon Torp LLP on

For a very limited time, residential landlords can rescind some pending Notices of Termination and Notices of Rent Increases that would otherwise trigger Relocation Assistance under Portland’s new Renter Protection...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - July 2016

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Judge invalidates long-fought Delta management plan Sacramento Bee - Jun 24 - In a decision that could delay or complicate Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to build two huge...more

Coalition Challenges National Marine Fisheries Service Rules for Regulating Offshore Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On February 12th, a coalition led by the Center for Food Safety filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana challenging the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (“NMFS”) final rule implementing...more

Real Estate News - August 2015

by Barley Snyder on

Coming Soon… New Closing (no, Consummation…) Rules! Now Starting October 3, 2015 Instead of August 1, 2015 - What?! We can’t call it a closing anymore? Under new federal regulations regarding the Truth in Lending Act...more

Gov. Brown Assembles Fracking Review Panel

by Stoel Rives LLP on

According to several news organizations, Governor Brown has announced plans to form a new panel to review the recent well stimulation study conducted by the California Council on Science and Technology (“CCST”)....more

Claims about Biodegradable Plastics Breakdown Under FTC Scrutiny: Marketers Beware!

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

In the recent administrative proceeding before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against ECM Biofilms, Inc. (ECM), the FTC’s presiding chief administrative law judge (ALJ) ruled that the plastics additive manufacturer ECM...more

CFPB settles action against land developers for ILSA violations

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB recently announced that it had entered into a consent order with a land-development company and several individuals involved in the company’s operations to settle charges that the respondents violated the Interstate...more

Town of East Hampton Explores Limits of Aircraft Noise Regulation

by Buchalter on

In an unprecedented action aimed at limiting or eliminating noisy helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft from use of the East Hampton Airport, in East Hampton, Long Island, New York (“Airport”), on April 6, 2015, the East...more

Supreme Court Rejects FERC’s Preemption Argument and Permits State Antitrust Claims Against Interstate Pipelines to Proceed

by Stinson Leonard Street on

On April 21, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in ONEOK, Inc., et al., v. Learjet, Inc. et al holding that state antitrust claims are not pre-empted by the Natural Gas Act. This important decision put the brakes on an...more

Condominium unit ILSA sales exemption now effective

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Effective March 25, 2015, the sale of condominium units are no longer subject to the registration requirements of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA) under a new exemption. This new exemption applies only to...more

Regulatory Implications of New Products and Services in the Australian Electricity Market

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Energy Market Reform Working Group (Working Group) in Australia released a consultation paper at the end of 2014 regarding the regulatory implications of new products and services in the national electricity market. New...more

Vape and Mirrors: The Legal Issues Concerning e-Cigarettes for Municipalities

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

In this Presentation: - Introduction - Overview - What are e-cigarettes? - Emerging Market - Food and Drug Administration - California Law - Other State Laws - Potential...more

Albany County, NY Enacts Stringent Children’s Product Safety Law

Do local governments, such as town councils and county legislatures, have a role in regulating consumer products that is typically reserved for the federal and state governments? Apparently, the legislature and executive of...more

Completed Condominium Units to be Exempted from ILSA Registration Requirements

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

A bill exempting completed residential condominium units from the burdensome registration provisions of the Interstate Land Sales Act (“ILSA”) was passed by the U.S. Senate on September 18, 2014, after earlier passage by the...more

PRC Legal Alert--New Measures for Senior Care Facility

by Qin Qu on

As of 1st July, the Ministry of Civil Affairs has implemented two Measures to regulate the establishment and operation of senior care facilities. Our careful review finds the Measures are very welcome and encouraging...more

Where is China CCRC's Industry

by Qin Qu on

In this article, we will discuss on the topic of: --What’s Happening in the Marketplace in China? --The History and Development of CCRCs in the U.S. --Fee Structures for CCRCs --Financial, Regulatory and...more

CFPB files amicus brief in Second Circuit ILSA case

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On March 12, 2013, the CFPB filed a new amicus brief supporting the consumer/appellee’s position that the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA) applies to condominium units, even where the unit does not also...more

Home News South Seneca Public Speaks Out on Puppy Mills, Fracking

by Steven Getman on

Public Speaks Out on Puppy Mills, Fracking by Aneta Glover | Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 2:28 pm With a much smaller than expected group assembled, Supervisor Walter Prouty called the Town Board Meeting to order,...more

Notice of Public Hearing: Town of Ovid, New York, Puppy Mill Moratorium

by Steven Getman on

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LOCAL LAW, TOWN OF OVID, NEW YORK PROPOSED LOCAL LAW NO. BB OF THE YEAR 2012: A local law enacting an Eighteen-month Moratorium On The New Construction/Establishment Of Kennels And/Or...more

Upstate New York Landowners Can Renegotiate Natural Gas Leases Under New Agreement

by Steven Getman on

Attorney Steven Getman reports that Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C. will allow over 4,400 landowners who were locked into potentially unfavorable natural gas leases the opportunity to renegotiate with the energy company. As...more

Village of Interlaken passes ban on 'puppy mills'

by Steven Getman on

The village of Interlaken is the latest area municipality to ban so-called “puppy mills." At its April 12 meeting, the Village Board enacted the ban as part of its overhaul of the entire village code, according to...more

Mass. SJC Rules Purchaser Of Faulty Foreclosure Property Is Not Owner

by Richard Vetstein on

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled today in much anticipated Bevilacqua v. Rodriguez case. The final edict is mix of bad and good news for owners of property whose titles have been rendered defective due to...more

Oregon Poised to Adopt Nation’s Strictest Water Quality Standards for Toxic Chemicals

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

After years of planning and debate, the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) next week will likely adopt a proposal by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to tighten human health-based water quality...more

A Practical Guideline for Retail Leasing in China

by Qin Qu on

While retail sales in China are growing by around 18% annually, China has become the world’s fastest-growing retail market, and maybe one day be the biggest. Foreign chains from different sectors are piling in. For most...more

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