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In Case You Missed It - Interesting Items for Corporate Counsel

The Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, Keith Higgins, recently gave the keynote address, here, at the 2014 Angel Capital Association Summit. He focused on the following three items on the SEC rulemaking…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions,...

Why California Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries Need to Know About...

On April 1, 2014, the California State Water Resources Control Board (“State Board”) unanimously adopted a new Industrial Storm Water permit (2014 Permit). You can find the new Industrial Storm Water permit and supporting…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land...

New Domain Name ".solar" is Now Available

As many of you know, all businesses worldwide are facing the opportunities and perils of a vast expansion of internet domain names. The Solar Industry is on the front row of this new domain name game with a generic top-level…more

| Communications & Media Law, Energy & Utilities, Intellectual Property

Is There a De Facto Moratorium on Well Stimulation in California?

SB 4 did not place a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing or other well stimulation treatments. SB 4 specifically states that so long as an operator complies with the notification and documentation requirements added…more

| Electronic Discovery, Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

College Football Players Are Employees? Who's Next?

The NLRB’s Regional Director in Chicago issued a decision on March 26 in 13-RC-121359 finding the football players at Northwestern University are employees under the NLRA, over the objections of the University. The Regional…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Education, Labor & Employment Law

No Bull: Santa Cruz County Rodeo Qualifies for CEQA Exemption

In Citizens for Environmental Responsibility v. State of California ex rel. 14th District Agricultural Association, et al. (3rd App. Dist., March 26, 2014), the appellate court affirmed the trial court’s decision to exempt a…more

| Agriculture, Civil Remedies, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land...

Ten Things To Know About California's New Industrial Storm Water Permit

On April 1, 2014, the State Water Resources Control Board unanimously adopted a new Industrial Storm Water permit (2014 Permit). You can find the new Industrial Storm Water permit and supporting documents here, along with a…more

| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

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