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IRS Issues Proposed Guidance on the Definition of Registered Form

by Dentons on

On September 15, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations (REG-125374-16) amending the definition of obligations that are in registered form to take into account current market practices and...more

Recommended reform to Australian whistleblower protections

by DLA Piper on

After public hearings and considering submissions and responses to questions on notice, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (the Committee) published its report on Whistleblower...more

USTR Publishes Initiation of Section 301 Investigation into China's Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual...

by Brinks Gilson & Lione on

On Thursday, August 24, the United States Trade Representative published formal initiation of the awaited Section 301 investigation under the Trade Act of 1974 to determine whether acts, policies and practices of the...more

Massachusetts Issues Proposed Regulations Requiring Remote Sellers to Collect Sales Tax

by WilmerHale on

We previously reported to you that the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) had revoked Directive 17-1 requiring the collection of Massachusetts sales and use taxes by Internet vendors that meet certain sales thresholds...more

The new International Arbitration Bill

by Hogan Lovells on

At the recent Mandela Institute Seminar on International Arbitration, the Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, the Honourable JH Jeffery, MP addressed the attendees on the benefits and challenges of...more

Proposed 2018 SMFP Need Determinations

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

The State Health Coordinating Council has published the Proposed 2018 State Medical Facilities Plan (“SMFP”), which includes need determinations of interest to a number of different types of providers. All of the proposed...more

NAFTA Watch Newsletter Vol. 5 - The Public Hearings on NAFTA “Modernization”

by Benesch on

This publication is our fifth installment in a series designed to provide our clients in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and related industries with monthly updates on any action taken by the Trump...more

Los Procesos de Consulta Para la Modernización del TLCAN

by Holland & Knight LLP on

El día de June 27th, 2017 la oficina del Representante Comercial de los Estados Unidos (USTR por sus siglas en inglés) inició las audiencias públicas sobre los más de 12,000 comentarios recibidos en torno a la modernización y...more

Consultation Processes for the Modernization of NAFTA

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative was to begin public hearings on June 27, 2017, on more than 12,000 comments received regarding the modernization and renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement...more

Suniva/SolarWorld Section 201 Solar Panel Proceeding

On May 23, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission ("USITC") initiated a proceeding under section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 to determine if imports of crystalline solar photovoltaic ("CSPV") cells and modules are...more

Senate “MA Clean Energy Future Tour” Continues Across the Commonwealth

The Massachusetts Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change is hosting hearings across the Commonwealth to gather input on clean energy and climate change. Launched by Senate President Pro Tempore Marc R. Pacheco...more

Forest City dam, Maine legislation, and FERC surrender

by PretiFlaherty on

Maine Governor Paul LePage has proposed legislation that would authorize the state to take over ownership of a dam and water storage project on the U.S.-Canada border. As initially printed on June 1, 2017, LD 1626 would be...more

Florida Board of Medicine to Hold Another Hearing on Telemedicine and Medical Marijuana Rules

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On August 4, 2017, the Florida Board of Medicine will hold a third public hearing to discuss its proposed amendment to Florida’s telemedicine practice rules regarding medical marijuana. The Board held two prior public...more

Public Hearing on Natural Resource Damage Restoration Banking Program Set for June 2017

by Baker Donelson on

We reported previously on the Natural Resource Damage Restoration Banking Program proposed in Louisiana. A public hearing relating to the recent proposed regulations will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017, at the Coastal...more

Public Comments And Hearing Regarding Administration Report On Significant Trade Deficit

by King & Spalding on

On April 17, 2017, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (“Commerce”) published a Federal Register notice regarding a public...more

CPUC Rulemaking Opens Door to Revisit Impacts of Wireless in Public Rights of Way - Local Governments Should Respond by May 3

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The California Public Utilities Commission just opened a proceeding that may redefine the rights of wireless providers and wireless infrastructure providers to use utility poles and public rights of way. In addition, the CPUC...more

Congressional Leaders Seek Input in UFA Reauthorization Draft Bill by April 28, 2017

On April 14, 2017, leaders from the Senate HELP Committee and the House Energy & Commerce Committee released the first discussion draft of the 2017 FDA user fee reauthorization bill. As we’ve been reporting, these two...more

Colorado Regulator Proposes New Cybersecurity Rules for Financial Institutions

Increasingly, states are enacting cybersecurity regulations for financial institutions and investment advisors. Following New York’s groundbreaking regulation, Colorado recently proposed changes to its state...more

Maine Municipal Law Update: Biennial Budget, Marijuana Legalization & Opportunity Agenda

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Maine's Biennial Budget - Legislative work continues to steadily flow in Augusta, Maine as more bills are taken up by policy committees and many of them are meeting passage or being killed. In addition, the state’s...more

The Past, Present, and Future of Government Regulation of Off-Label Communications – Part 1

As 2017 began, FDA appeared poised to implement significant changes to the rules governing off-label communications related to drugs, biologics, and medical devices. The Agency had hosted a public hearing in November 2016 to...more

Cal/OSHA Proposes Hotel Housekeeping Injury Rule

by Fisher Phillips on

After several years of discussion and debate, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board (Board) recently issued a proposed standard on “Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention.” The proposal currently is open for public...more

Lis Pendens Only Available when Title to Real Estate is Involved

by PretiFlaherty on

In the pending case of Brunswick Citizens for Collaborative Government, et al. v. Town of Brunswick, (Cumberland County Superior Court) the Petitioners claim that the Town of Brunswick failed to follow its Charter procedure...more

Officials’ Top 10 Things to Remember About Public Participation in Local Government

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

As the national political climate heated up recently, some local governments are facing spillover effects, with local and sometimes even out-of-town activists and provocateurs attending city council, school board and other...more

Utah employee had no constitutional right to continued employment

by Kirton McConkie PC on

Public employees who have a right to continued employ­ment enjoy constitutional due-process protections that run-of-the-mill at-will employees do not. How can a public employer know if one of its employees enjoys...more

Key North Carolina CON Petition Deadlines

by Williams Mullen on

Can your organization satisfy an unmet need by bringing a new health care resource into a North Carolina community? If your organization perceives a need that has not been recognized by our State’s health planners, now is the...more

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