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USGS’s Increase of Texas’s Earthquake Risk Level: Commercial Real Estate and Insurance Implications

Before 2008, the greater Dallas Fort Worth area, known as the Fort Worth Basin, was almost entirely void of seismic activity. Between 1950 and 2008, the only seismic activity on record was an insignificant event that experts…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial

Removal of Arbitrator for Impartiality Doubts under English Arb Act

In Sierra Fishing Company and others v Hasan Said Farran and others [2015] EWHC 140 (Comm), the English Court removed an arbitrator under section 24 of the Arbitration Act 1996. Under that provision, a party to an arbitration…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

IT Services with Chinese Characteristics

The "Amazon of China" is following Amazon's playbook yet again with their investment in the cloud. Aliyun, Alibaba's technology arm, already operates five Chinese data centers supporting 1.4 million customers. They cite high…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

China’s New Foreign Investment Guidance Catalogue

On March 10, 2015 the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) jointly released a new Foreign Investment Guidance Catalogue, which will come…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

California Virtual Currency Legislation

On February 27, 2015, California Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, chairman of the state's Banking and Finance Committee, introduced Assembly Bill 1326, which would prohibit a person from engaging in California in the business of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

GSA May Abolish the Price Reduction Clause

On March 4, 2015, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) issued a proposed rule that could abolish the long-standing price reduction clause (PRC) from the GSA Schedule program. GSA is proposing to eliminate the clause…more
| Government Contracting

Drones in UK Skies: An Increasingly Crowded Regulatory Airspace

With drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) becoming commonplace in the UK in both commercial and non-commercial applications, the law has been required to evolve and play catch-up. Although drones have been used by the…more
| Administrative Law, Privacy, Transportation

FTC Chairs warns of threats from the Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT), whereby miniature computers are embedded into objects and devices and connected via the internet using wireless technology, offers many advantages, such as smart thermostats which have the ability…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Lining Up to Protest - Bid protest dismissed as company fails to allege it was “next in line” for award

The United States Court of Federal Claims, in a decision issued February 10, 2015, dismissed the bid protest complaint filed in Universal Marine Company, K.S.C. v. United States, No. 14-1115C because the protester was not “next…more
| Civil Procedure, Government Contracting

California Supreme Court Creates Two-Part CEQA Exemption Test in Berkeley Hillside

Developers and agencies seeking to expedite project reviews under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) often chafe under its unique “fair argument” standard of judicial review, which sets a very low bar for challenges…more
| Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

ERP Licensing: Positioning Your Company For the Future (Part 2)

This is the second of two postings that outline key pricing protections you should consider negotiating with licensors of ERP software to provide flexibility and predictability in managing the ongoing license and maintenance…more
| Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Companies Should Consider Cuban Trademark Protection – Now

In December 2014, President Obama made an unexpected announcement signaling a “new course” for Cuba after more than fifty years of comprehensive U.S. sanctions. The changes to U.S. sanctions and export policy under the Cuban…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

San Francisco Gross Receipts Tax Update: New Regulations Impact Returns Due Today

The San Francisco Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector recently issued Gross Receipts Tax regulations, tax return filing instructions and other guidance addressing major changes to how owners of disregarded entities are…more
| Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Bitcoin Game Changer?

Former Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas and Societe Generale bankers have announced a new futures and options derivatives-trading platform for bitcoin. The derivatives, tied to the price of bitcoin, will enable…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

FTC Issues New Guidance for Mobile App Developers that Collect Location Data

A mobile app that collects users’ location data while the mobile app is not in use should clearly disclose such practices and provide users with choices. Failure to do so could give rise to an FTC claim of deceptive practices…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology
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