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FCC Seeks Comment on Disabilities Access Findings

On August 23, 2016, the FCC issued a Public Notice seeking comment on the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau’s tentative findings about the accessibility of communications technologies, which will be included in this...more

FCC Seeks Comment on Accessibility Issues/Compliance for the 2016 Biennial CVAA Report

On Monday, May 23, 2016, the Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau (CGB or Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released a Public Notice seeking comment on the state of compliance with the...more

Is This the Beginning of an End to a Long Controversial Debate on Concurrent Surgeries?

Concurrent Surgeries and National Spotlight According to recent guidelines published by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as Statements on Principles, concurrent (or simultaneous) surgeries occur when “the critical...more

Reminder: FCC Form 499-A Worksheet and Annual Accessibility Recordkeeping Compliance Certification Filings Due April 1, 2016

Please be reminded of the upcoming due date for the Reports listed below: - Form 499-A Annual Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet - All intrastate, interstate and international providers of telecommunications...more

All Embassies and Consulates Will Be Closed 10/9/15 Due to Systems Upgrade

The Department of State has announced that all embassies and consulates will be closed to the public on Friday, October 9, 2015 due to a consular systems upgrade. People who have an appointment scheduled for that day will be...more

FCC Issues Temporary ACS Waiver to E-Readers

In an Order released on Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted the Coalition of E-Reader Manufacturers (Coalition) a temporary waiver (until Jan. 28, 2014) of its rule requiring advanced communications...more

In Pipefitters, Sixth Circuit Holds Service Provider Is Fiduciary in Assessing Fee

Speed Read - The Sixth Circuit, in a unanimous decision, affirmed a lower court ruling in Pipefitters Local 636 Insurance Fund v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, holding that an entity providing services to a...more

FinCEN Provides Modest Reporting Relief for Banks Using Armored Car Services

FinCEN has issued a new ruling that will provide some relief from certain transaction reporting requirements for banks and other financial institutions using armored car services (ACS)....more

FCC Reminds Advanced Communications Services Providers and Equipment Manufacturers of CVAA Recordkeeping Obligations and...

Recently, the FCC issued a Public Notice reminding the providers and equipment manufacturers of advanced communications services (ACS) of their obligation to maintain records evidencing their efforts to comply with the...more

FCC Approves Five Multipurpose Waivers of New Accessibility Rules

In the first action of its kind, the Federal Communications Commission has approved, in part, five class waivers of its new accessibility rules for advanced communications services ("ACS"), which were adopted last October...more

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