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SEC Proposes Rules to Implement Dodd-Frank Act Executive Compensation Clawback

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed another long-awaited set of rules to implement the clawback policy required under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). …more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Food Litigation Newsletter - July 2015

THIS NEWSLETTER AIMS to keep those in the food industry up to speed on developments in food labeling and nutritional content litigation. RECENT SIGNIFICANT RULINGS - District Court Dismisses and Stays False Labeling…more
| Administrative Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection

Building Industry Challenges Public Art Requirements

The Building Industry Association of the Bay Area has filed a lawsuit in federal court in the Northern District of California challenging the City of Oakland’s recent adoption of a public art ordinance on constitutional grounds…more
| Construction Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Texas Bill Protects Franchisors From Joint Employment Liability

Texas legislators recently passed S.B. 652, which seeks to protect franchisors from employment liability for the actions of franchisees. Enacted in June 2015, S.B. 652 amends the Texas Labor Code to specify that a franchisor is…more
| Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

If At First You Succeed, Don’t Try, Try, Try Again

The Fifth District Court of Appeal has confirmed that the 90-day statute of limitations under the Subdivision Map Act includes takings claims arising out of Map Act decisions. Honchariw_v._County_of_Stanislaus, No. F069145…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Bitcoin Week in Review 07.20.15 – 07.24.15

Domestic Developments - Florida. Anthony Murgio and Yuri Lebedev, operators of bitcoin exchange service Coin.mx were arrested on July 21, 2015 for operating the exchange without a money transmission license. The U.S…more
| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Courts Continue to Reject Claims That Reasonable Reliance on Public Agency Representations Establishes an Entitlement to an Existing Use of Property

Property owners should not rely on courts to uphold equitable estoppel claims against local agencies to establish an entitlement to an existing use of property. Under the doctrine of equitable estoppel, a public agency may be…more
| Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

The Importance of Independence: The Ninth Circuit Provides Helpful Clarification on Connected Actions in the Energy Project Development Context

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a right-of-way for an access road over Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land to connect a wind project to a state highway did not trigger formal consultation under the Endangered…more
| Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Court of Appeal Sinks Challenge to TMDL for Lake Bed Sediment

A Court of Appeal has upheld the Regional Board’s adoption of the total maximum daily load (TMDL) for concentration of pollutants in the sediment in McGrath Lake, rejecting the claim that TMDLs may not be stated in terms of…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Food Litigation Newsletter - May 2015

In This Issue: - RECENT SIGNIFICANT RULINGS ..Court Dismisses in Part “Natural” Claims ..Court Enters Partial Dismissal of “Handmade” Claims ..Court Dismisses Injunctive Relief Claim Allows…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Personal Injury

FTC Ramps Up Scrutiny of Retail Location Analytics

To improve customer experience and understand customers’ movements and interactions on their premises, retailers, hotels and other brick-and-mortar businesses increasingly use signals from mobile devices to observe their…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Appellate Court Reaffirms Broad Discretion of Trial Courts to Determine Appropriate Attorneys’ Fees

The Fourth Appellate District upheld the trial court’s award of less than 10% of the fees requested by the prevailing petitioner in a CEQA case, finding no abuse of the broad discretion accorded trial courts in awarding fees…more
| Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Federal Authorities Announce Settlement with Ripple Labs Inc. Resolving Investigation

Federal authorities announced this week a settlement with Ripple Labs Inc. and its subsidiary, XRP Fund II, resolving an investigation by FinCEN and the Department of Justice into violations of the Bank Secrecy Act. …more
| Administrative Law, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Consumer Privacy and Broadband: The Debate Begins

Privacy and data security are high priorities of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under the leadership of Chairman Tom Wheeler. In addition to significant enforcement actions against AT&T and TerraCom/YourTel that…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Washington Court of Appeals: No Transactional Nexus Requirement or Dissociation for Washington B&O Tax

On April 29, 2015, the Washington Court of Appeals issued an important tax decision in Avnet, Inc. v. Washington Department of Revenue, Dkt. No. 45108-5-II. In its most significant holding, the court of appeals effectively…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Taxation
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