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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

DOJ’s Increased Focus on Environmental Criminal Cases

Recently, John C. Cruden, DOJ’s Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Environmental and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), which oversees DOJ’s environmental litigation, voiced a heightened commitment to enforcing…more
| Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Silicon Valley in the Crosshairs: SEC and DOJ Target Fraud Involving Pre-IPO Companies

Historically, regulators have been reluctant to interfere with the complex world of pre-IPO financing and private market transactions, which tend to involve the most sophisticated investors. However, several recent public…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Supreme Court Rules that Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Determinations Are Reviewable in Court

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on May 31, 2016 that an approved jurisdictional determination issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under the Clean Water Act is a final agency action subject to judicial review. Hawkes Co.,…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

If At First You Do Not Succeed: Fish and Wildlife Service Tries Again With 30-Year Eagle Act Permit

On May 6, 2016, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS or Service) published a proposed rule (Proposed Rule) that would substantially change how the Service administers its conservation and management program under the Bald and…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

New Arizona Legislation May Affect the Interests of Arizona Businesses and Employers

Two new statutes, signed into law by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey this legislative session, attempt to set new standards on defining the independent contractor relationship and how wages are regulated. Below is a description of…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

FTC Blocks Merger Between Staples and Office Depot

A federal court in Washington, D.C. issued an order blocking Staples' acquisition of Office Depot on the grounds that it would substantially lessen competition in the sale of consumable office supplies to national business…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Mergers & Acquisitions

SEC Continues to Turn the Screw on Non-GAAP Financial Disclosures With Updates to Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations

Continuing the SEC’s recent focus on companies’ use of non-GAAP financial measures, the staff of the SEC Division of Corporation Finance issued updated guidance on May 17, 2016 that addresses compliance issues under Regulation G…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Privacy Best Practices for Commercial and Private Drone Use Adopted in NTIA Process

Consensus was reached in a proceeding of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce on a set of privacy best practices for the commercial and recreational use of…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

New Online Opportunities for .store and .stream Domain Names

Several new unrestricted generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs), such as .store and .stream, are now available, with several others set to launch soon. You are afforded a short window of time, referred to as the Sunrise Period,…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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