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South Carolina Legislative Update

South Carolina General Assembly - The South Carolina House of Representatives will be on furlough for two weeks and the Senate is only meeting Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15-16, and then off the following week…more

| Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, Health

North Carolina Legislative Report

The General Assembly’s short session will begin on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed bi-weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues…more

| Administrative Law, Education, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities,...

House Judiciary Committee Copyright Hearing

House Judiciary Committee Copyright Hearing: On April 2, 2014, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing “Preservation and Reuse of Copyrighted Works.”…more

| Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property

Immigration Client Alert: USCIS Announces H-1B Cap Numbers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that 172,500 H-1B petitions were received during the filing period which began April 1, 2014. This number includes petitions filed under the advanced degree…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

FERC Approval of Transboundary Natural Gas Pipeline into Mexico

FERC recently granted a Presidential Permit and National Gas Act Section 3 authorization for Houston Pipe Line Company LP to build a transboundary pipeline to export and/or import natural gas from Texas into Mexico. The pipeline…more

| Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade

DOJ Confirms, Once Again, That Compliance Plans Really Do Matter

DOJ Confirms, Once Again, That Compliance Plans Really Do Matter - On Thursday, March 20, 2014, Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman confirmed an inescapable truth regarding both corporate governance and white…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law

USCIS hits H-1B Cap for FY2015

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the limit of…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

House Energy & Power Subcommittee Review of Bill to Expedite LNG Export...

Last week, the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power reviewed H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, which was introduced by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) to expedite liquefied natural…more

| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade

Class Arbitration Waivers Validated by the Eleventh Circuit in FLSA Actions

The Eleventh Circuit in Walthour v. Chipio Windshield Repair, LLC, No. 13-11309 (11th Cir. March 21, 2014) recently joined the Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Eighth Circuits in upholding class arbitration waivers in a Fair Labor…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law &...

FERC – CFTC Interagency Surveillance and Data Analytics Working Group

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) recently announced the formation of an interagency Surveillance and Data Analytics Working Group as one of the next steps to…more

| Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

FERC February 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update

FERC February 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update: FERC’s February 2014 Energy Infrastructure Update, released March 20th, reflects developments in natural gas pipeline projects to service the Midwest and Southeast, LNG exports,…more

| Energy & Utilities

South Carolina Legislative Update - March 24, 2014

A House panel advanced a bill that would require some DUI offenders to drive with an interlock device that will not allow the engine to start if they have been drinking…more

| Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, Health

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