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Quarterly Investment Update - 2nd Quarter 2016

Stock Market Commentary - The markets endured much drama in the two weeks leading up to quarter - end as the surprise exit of the U.K. from the European Union rattled investors. Brexit knocked over 5% off of the S&P 500…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

New IRS Notification Requirement for Certain 501(c)(4)s

The IRS published temporary proposed regulations on July 12, 2016 that will impact all 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations formed after July 8, 2016. The proposed regulations will also impact many existing 501(c)(4)…more
| Elections & Politics, Nonprofit Law, Taxation

Data Breach Incident Response: 5 Questions to Ask and New Laws to Know Now

The spring legislative sessions this year brought a now-familiar round of revisions to data breach notification laws, with states broadening their laws in often divergent ways. This year, Illinois, Nebraska, and Tennessee…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Controversy Over Interior’s Trust Authority in Alaska Remains Unresolved

A majority panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently dismissed the State of Alaska’s challenge to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s authority to acquire land in trust for Alaska tribes…more
| Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Ninth Circuit Rules Tribal Treaty Rights Obligate State to Ensure Harvestable Fish Are Available

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the state of Washington violated tribal treaty obligations by building and maintaining barrier culverts that block 1,000 linear miles of streams suitable for…more
| Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Recent Court Cases Interpreting “Reverse Payments” Post-Actavis

Patent settlement agreements were traditionally deemed outside the purview of antitrust scrutiny unless the patent holder’s conduct fell outside the legitimate scope of the patent’s exclusionary power. This all changed when the…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

SEC Charges Private Fund Administrator with Gatekeeping Failures

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced two administrative settlements in June with a fund administrator that provided accounting and fund administration services to several private funds based on its alleged…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

New Labor “Persuader” Reporting Requirements, Status in Flux

A federal judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction against the new labor “persuader” reporting requirements that were due to take effect on July 1, 2016. The ruling does not impact earlier employer reporting…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

FCC Proposes Streamlining Foreign-Ownership Review Process

For two decades, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has relied on an inter-agency consulting process to evaluate matters before it that potentially raise issues of national security, foreign policy and trade policy. …more
| Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade

Implications of New Lautenberg Act’s Sweeping Changes to Toxic Substances Control Act

President Obama signed HR 2576, the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg Act), into law on June 22, 2016. The Lautenberg Act makes significant changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

FAA’s New Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft

Since the Federal Aviation Administration issued its proposed rules for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in February of 2015, the industry has been eagerly waiting to learn what the final rules will be. On Tuesday, June…more
| Administrative Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Six Key Consequences of the D.C. Circuit Upholding Net Neutrality

On its third try, the Federal Communications Commission finally got the sweeping net neutrality court victory it had been seeking for years. In US Telecom v. FCC, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Indian Government Relaxes Restrictions on Foreign Direct Investment

The Indian government announced on June 20, 2016 new rules for foreign direct investment (FDI), allowing for up to 100% FDI in certain sectors, including defense and civil aviation. The changes also relax the local sourcing…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Transportation

SCOTUS Decision on Implied Certification Theory of Liability Under FCA Leaves Many Questions Unanswered

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down an important decision on June 16, 2016 that expands the scope of liability under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-3733, (the FCA). In Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States…more
| Civil Procedure, Government Contracting, Health

Pre-1969 Fill of Shoreline Area Not a Violation of the Public Trust Doctrine

The Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III, ruled on June 14, 2016 that the Three Fingers Fill on Lake Chelan, placed in shoreline areas prior to December 4, 1969, was authorized by a “savings clause” contained in the…more
| Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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