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Phone: (312) 360-6000
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OMB Guidance Weakens President Trump’s Executive Order on Deregulation

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released a guidance document on the subject of President Trump’s January 30, 2017 executive order, EO 13771, titled “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Cost.” That…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law

A Faster Track to Rate Relief? Maybe and Maybe Not.

After conducting informal meetings with stakeholders, issuing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in June, 2016 and receiving hundreds of pages of comments, the STB last week issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Docket…more
 /  Transportation

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Truck Drivers In Challenge To Structured Dismissals in Bankruptcy

We previously wrote about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear a group of truck drivers’ challenge to the dismissal of a chapter 11 bankruptcy case that was designed to avoid paying the drivers’ claims. Today, the U.S…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

You’re Grounded: Latest ADA End Run Attempt Fails

On March 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit rejected the latest attempt at circumventing federal preemption to creatively assert a garden-variety consumer fraud claim. As you may know from your family’s holiday…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Transportation

Presidential Executive Order Begins Rollback of the “Waters of the United States Rule”

The rollback of the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule is underway. Last week, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law

HB 2946 – The New and Improved Illinois Angel Investment Tax Credit Program

For those who don’t know, Illinois has had an “Angel Investment” program since 2012 where investors who invested in qualifying companies would receive a 25% tax credit against their Illinois income taxes. Sounds great in theory,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

Industry Groups Sue to Block Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

Nine trade associations, including the American Chemistry Council, the American Petroleum Institute, and the American Forest & Paper Association, have filed a Petition for Review challenging the EPA’s Hazardous Waste Generator…more
 /  Environmental Law

EPA Delays Implementation of All Pending New Rules

The EPA announced today that it is delaying the effective date of all regulations that have been published in the Federal Register but are not yet effective. There are 30 such regulations, all of which are now scheduled to…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law

Briseno v. ConAgra Foods – The 9th Circuit’s Rejection of an “Administrative Feasibility” Requirement for Class Certification

On January 3, 2017, the Ninth Circuit issued its ruling in Briseno v. ConAgra Foods, Inc. and held that Rule 23 does not require plaintiffs to establish an “administratively feasible” means of identifying putative class members…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection

Illinois Crowdfunding Starting Strong in 2017

While it took longer than expected to get here, Crowdfunding for Illinois businesses is now officially up and running and its full steam ahead. To mark the occasion, a joint press conference was held Tuesday at local incubator…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Subsurface Intrusion Pathway Will Now Be Considered During CERCLA Site Listing Process Under New EPA Rule

On January 9, 2017, EPA issued a final rule adding subsurface intrusion (SsI) as a component to the Hazard Ranking System (HRS), which is the mechanism that is used for determining the eligibility of sites for CERCLA’s National…more
 /  Environmental Law

My 2017 Crowdfunding Wish List

2016 brought with it many developments in the crowdfunding industry, most notably the introduction of the long-awaited Title III crowdfunding rules. While admittedly not all crowdfunding legislation passed this year was as…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

EPA Publishes Study on the Impacts of Fracking on Drinking Water

Since the beginning of the fracking boom, the potential impact of fracking operations upon groundwater has been a hotly contested area. The most recent addition to the public debate is a new EPA report, entitled “Hydraulic…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

EPA’s Newly Adopted Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule: A Much-Needed Improvement

On November 28, 2016, the EPA published its Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, finalizing a much-needed update to the 30-year old Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste generator regulations. …more
 /  Environmental Law

On Hold: House v. Burwell

In a brief Order issued on December 5, 2016, in U.S. House of Representatives v. Burwell, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted the motion filed by the U.S. House of Representatives (House) seeking to put the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Health
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