Morgan Lewis

1701 Market Street
Phladelphia, PA 19103-2921, United States

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Recent Regulations Prompt Revamped FERC Pipeline Cost-Recovery Policy

FERC proposes to establish a framework that allows pipelines to use surcharge or tracker cost-recovery mechanisms to accelerate system improvements associated with new safety and environmental compliance regulations…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities

President Obama Announces Executive Actions on Immigration

The actions will prioritize immigration enforcement, offer temporary work authorization to undocumented immigrants, and implement changes that benefit highly skilled workers…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Redefines Strict Liability Design Defect Claims

The court in Tincher recalibrates Pennsylvania strict liability law by declining to adopt the Restatement (Third) of Torts and by overruling Azzarello…more
| Civil Procedure, Products Liability

Disclosure Effectiveness: ABA Business Law Section Committees Suggest Financial Reporting Revisions

In response to the SEC’s request for input on how to improve the effectiveness of public company disclosure, the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) Business Law Section’s Federal Regulation of Securities and Law and Accounting…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

NIST Draft Guide Advances the Debate on Cybersecurity Issues

Private sector entities looking to comment on the draft should focus on its recommendations surrounding sharing communities, standardized transfer mechanisms, and the handling of corporate legal considerations…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Fifth Circuit Finds SOX Violation in Disclosure of Whistleblower’s Identity

The Fifth Circuit affirms the DOL Administrative Review Board’s decision that employer disclosure of a whistleblower’s identity in a document retention notice constitutes an adverse action…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

IRS and DOL Issue Guidance on Including Deferred Annuities in Target Date Funds

Guidance addresses nondiscrimination, qualified default investment alternative, and annuity safe harbor rules. On October 24, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) each issued guidance…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Taxation

EU Issues Cartel Damages Directive

The directive eases the way for the private enforcement of competition laws in Europe. On November 10, the European Council adopted a directive designed to make it easier for injured parties to pursue damages claims in…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection

Department of State Releases December 2014 Visa Bulletin

The Bulletin shows that cutoff dates in the EB-2 India category remain severely backlogged, cutoff dates in EB-3 for the Rest of the World and China advance by five months, and EB-3 China is now ahead of EB-2 China…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Massachusetts Adopts Legislative Reforms

The new legislation adds to employer requirements and now provides for sick leave, increased minimum wage, domestic violence victim leave, and unemployment changes…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Election Results and Analysis

Going into the November 4 midterm elections, Democrats held a 55-45 (two Independents caucus with the Democrats) seat advantage in the Senate while Republicans held a 234-201 advantage in the House. With several races still to…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Health

SEC to Approve “Exchange-Traded Managed Funds”

The new product will have characteristics of both mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. On November 6, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a notice indicating that it intends to grant exemptive…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

English High Court Holds Litigation Funders Liable for Indemnity Costs

The court’s decision will have wider significance for litigation funders, parties seeking funding, and their opponents. On 23 October, the English High Court handed down its judgment in Excalibur Ventures LLC v Texas…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance

Ebola May Be Bad Enough, But There Is OSHA, Too

Although most hospitals likely will never encounter a true case of Ebola, that does not mean they are immune to its harms. With nurses and other clinicians clamoring for adequate workplace protections, hospitals must decide…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

DOJ Imposes $4.95 Million Fine for Pre-Closing U.S. Antitrust Violations

Pre-closing violations in United States v. Flakeboard & SierraPine provide a reminder of practical rules for handling pre-closing activities without hitting antitrust landmines…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions
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