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Level of Detail Adequate in High Speed Rail Authority’s Program EIR for Central Valley to Bay Area Rail Corridor

Town of Atherton v. California High-Speed Rail Authority (7/24/14, C070877) - The appellate court upheld the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Program EIR for the Central Valley to Bay Area portion of the route,…more
| Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Transportation

Mechanics Lien Subordination: Illinois Further Limits Construction Lenders’ Ability To Ensure Priority Against Mechanics Liens

On July 16, 2014, Illinois enacted Public Act 98-764 (Senate Bill 3023) (“SB 3023”), which amends the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act (770 ILCS 60/ et seq.) (the “Act”) to prohibit subordination of mechanics liens on Illinois…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial

Homeowners “Bluffed” Out Of Challenge To Coastal Permit To Rebuild Private Access Stairs

Barbara Lynch et al. v. California Coastal Commission (9/9/14, D064120) - The Court of Appeals for the Fourth Appellate District (Division One) has held that homeowners who accepted the benefit of a coastal development…more
| Civil Procedure, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

EU Strengthens Economic Sanctions Against Russia

The European Union (EU) put into effect on Friday (September 12, 2014) a new round of economic sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Who’s a “Foreign Official”? Supreme Court Could Clarify Key FCPA Term

On August 14, 2014, Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez filed a Petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking clarification of a key term in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Among other arguments,…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

New U.S. Restrictions on Russia: OFAC Guidance and Industry-Specific Sanctions

OFAC Expands the 50 Percent Rule - Last month, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released new guidance related to entities owned or controlled by persons designated as a Specially…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Final Meaningful Use Rule: CMS Loosens its Grip

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) finalized a rule on August 29th which should give providers some breathing room in complying with meaningful use requirements for the Electronic Health Record (“EHR”)…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Reminder: New York Interns Are Now Protected Under Both the State and City Human Rights Laws

Following New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s endorsement of an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) extending the statute’s anti-discrimination and harassment protections to interns earlier this year (as…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

A (Second) Lawsuit Seeks to Compel Statutory Timeframe for Administrative Law Judge Review of Medicare Claims Appeals

On August 26th, the Center for Medicare Advocacy filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The complaint alleges that, as implemented, the Medicare administrative review process…more
| Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Health

Is Apple Leading a Health Management Revolution?

Yesterday was a significant day for Apple and its legions of loyal fans, but was it also the “beginning of a health revolution” as Apple alludes to? On September 9th, Apple announced its new iteration of the iPhone, the iPhone…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee

On August 26, 2014, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) certain proposed amendments to the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules (the “Amendments”) to provide for, among other…more
| Administrative Law, Securities Law

The True Meaning of “Save Money. Live Better” – Walmart Enters the Primary Care Market

As reported in the New York Times, Walmart has taken the plunge into the retail primary care healthcare delivery market. Walmart has opened six primary care locations in South Carolina and Texas and plans to open another six by…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

Pennsylvania gets a green light to pursue Medicaid expansion under an alternative model

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved Pennsylvania’s demonstration proposal to expand Medicaid to adults with incomes through 133 percent of the federal poverty line. The state is the 28th (including…more
| Health, Insurance

Shifting to Value-Based Reimbursement

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association released an interesting survey over the summer (July 2014) that provides further evidence of the change that is now happening in the American healthcare delivery system…more
| Health

Second Circuit Defines “Customer” for Mandatory FINRA Arbitration

In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. v. Abbar, No. 13-2172, 2014 WL 3765867 (2d Cir. Aug. 1, 2014), established a bright-line definition of…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade
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