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Brewing in the Zone: A Zoning Primer for Brewers

by Bowditch & Dewey on

Imagine finding the perfect site for your new brewery and tap room—it’s spacious, inexpensive, and conveniently located—only to be told by your lawyer that breweries aren’t allowed in that particular location. This is the...more

Lehigh Valley Facilities Targeted for Unionization

Lehigh Valley residents know that the area has become home to a number of distribution and warehousing facilities, particularly in recent years. It should not come as a surprise, then, that these facilities have become...more

Hops on the 'Bus: ABC Omnibus Legislation (HB 500)

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

House Bill 500 ("HB500"), pending in the North Carolina General Assembly, is a new bill of particular interest to the booming brewing industry in North Carolina. Scheduled for its first vote in the Committee on Alcoholic...more

South Carolina Economic Development Incentives for Warehouse and Distribution Operations

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

South Carolina offers a wide variety of economic development incentives to businesses seeking to locate or expand in the state. This incentive array focuses on certain types of businesses the state wishes to attract. One such...more

Warehouses and Delivery Centers in Massachusetts May Operate on Sundays and Holidays Following an Amendment to the Commonwealth’s...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Recently, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a law amending the Commonwealth’s “blue laws.” The blue laws prohibit business activities on Sundays and holidays, unless the activity fits within a...more

Massachusetts Amends Blue Laws to Allow for Operations of Warehouses on Sundays and Holidays

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Warehouses and delivery centers in Massachusetts can be opened on Sundays and holidays under a provision in the new economic development law amending the state’s “blue laws.” The Massachusetts blue laws, with a list of 55...more

The potential impact of the LMEshield initiative on base metals warehouse financing structures

by Reed Smith on

Parties to warehouse financing structures using LMEshield warehouses will need to revisit their familiarity and assumptions regarding the methods for taking and perfecting security over metal stored in warehouses and over...more

LMEShield and other developments – the LME’s continuing pivot to Asia

by Reed Smith on

The announcement of the LMEShield initiative arrives off the back of a number of other Asia focused developments for the LME. The LMEShield initiative takes the LME yet one step further towards its desire of having LME...more

Massachusetts State Building Code Update: 9th Edition Anticipated to be Issued without Concurrency Period

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

The Massachusetts State Board of Building Regulations and Standards (the “State Board”) has announced that it expects to issue the 9th Edition of the Massachusetts State Building Code in the first half of 2016, which will...more

Amazon’s motion for summary judgment denied in FCRA class action suit

U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman denied Amazon, Inc.’s (Amazon) motion for summary judgment on October 7, 2015, in Illinois federal court, in a class action case over alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act...more

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions - October 2015

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update reports on Congress’s six-month extension of FAA’s reauthorization; new U.S. Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreements with the European Union and Canada; the FAA’s...more

Business Loss Insurance Coverage for Port Explosions in China

by Perkins Coie on

Massive explosions occurred at a warehouse in Tianjin, China, in August 2015, that left hundreds of people dead or injured and destroyed much of the city’s port facilities. Tianjin is located in the industrial north of China...more

OFAC and BIS Announce Further Easing of Cuba Sanctions

by Cozen O'Connor on

Effective September 21, 2015, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) have amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and...more

US Government Further Relaxes Trade Restrictions with Cuba

by Morgan Lewis on

However, the new transaction rules leave the embargo largely in effect. Early this week, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and...more

White House Announces Next Steps in Easing of Cuban Embargo But Broad Restrictions Remain in Place

by Reed Smith on

On September 21, 2015, new amendments that further relax restrictions in the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) will take effect. In anticipation of the amendments’...more

ADA Compliance: Landlords, You're On the Hook

by Polsinelli on

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination based on disability. Title III of the ADA requires that businesses provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and access that is equal or similar to...more

Cargo owner has no claim for conversion where a shipper has discharged cargo into storage due to cargo owner’s failure to present...

by Reed Smith on

Sang Stone Hamoon Jonoub Co Ltd v Baoyue Shipping Co Ltd (“The Bao Yue”) [2015] EWHC 2288 (Comm) - The dispute related to a cargo of iron ore carried from Iran to China by the Defendant Shipper. The bill of lading had...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - February 2015

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - DOL Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Discrimination on the Basis of Sex - The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a...more

Bridging the Week - October 2014 #2

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

UK Court Authorizes LME to Proceed With Reform of Physical Warehouse Network - The UK Court of Appeals held that the London Metal Exchange may proceed with a previously announced plan aimed at shortening the amount of...more

Judicial review suspends LME implementation of warehouse queue rule

by Reed Smith on

Following a judicial review action brought by the Russian aluminium producer, United Company Rusal plc (“Rusal”), the English High Court has decided that the LME’s consultation in relation to the introduction of a rule aiming...more

Warehouseman’s Liens – for traders, banks and storage operators

by Reed Smith on

When goods are delivered to a professional storage operator (we will refer to them as a warehouseman) for safe keeping, they may become subject to a lien. A lien is a security right which gives the warehouseman rights over...more

Out of the Box - Legal guidance for the consumer product + retail industry: Volume 1, Issue 2, September 2013

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In This Issue: From Flying Robots to Logistics Bliss: A Case Study; FCC’s New TCPA Rule; and Consumer Rights Set to Change in Europe. Excerpt from From Flying Robots to Logistics Bliss: A Case Study - The...more

LME Warehousing Queues: Will the new LME Proposal have an impact?

by Reed Smith on

Introduction - When purchasing the London Metal Exchange (the “LME”) last year, the new owner, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), knew it was inheriting a concern that has been developing progressively since...more

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