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Power to the Public: DEIR’s Failure to Identify Proposed Project Among Handful of Vastly Different Analyzed Alternatives Violates CEQA’s Requirement to Contain “Accurate, Stable and Finite” Project Description, Vitiates Intelligent Public Participation, Holds First District

In a published opinion filed November 15, 2017, the First District Court of Appeal (Division 5) affirmed the trial court’s order granting a petition for writ of mandate setting aside the California Department of Parks and Recreation’s… more

News from Second & State

Weekly Wrap - It was back to business as usual this week in Harrisburg, as the Senate returned for three days of voting session. While not in session, the House of Representatives was also busy, holding some public hearings and… more

NAIC Co-Hosts Webinar on Wearable Devices

On Monday, November 13, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, in conjunction with the Center for Insurance Policy and Research and The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, presented a webinar entitled “Wearables and… more

Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell in Job Interview?

A number of states have passed legislation prohibiting an employer from asking a candidate for a new job about his or her salary history in other employment settings. While such a law has not passed in the State of Wisconsin, there is… more

EU adopts sanctions against Venezuela

The EU has adopted a range of targeted sanctions against Venezuela, including an arms embargo and a ban on exports of equipment which could be used for internal repression and surveillance, as well as setting up a legal framework for… more

USPTO Adjusts Fees for PTAB IPR Proceedings

On November 14th, the USPTO issued a final rule setting and adjusting patent fees during fiscal year 2017. The new fees, set to take effect January 16, 2018, include upward adjustments of fees for requesting Inter Partes Review (IPR)… more

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