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Department of Transportation Forms Pilot Program to Integrate UAS into National Airspace

by Stinson Leonard Street on

In direct response to a Presidential Memorandum issued on October 25, 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT), in consultation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), announced details of a new pilot program...more

With Sovereign Immunity, the McCaskill Bill, and Oil States, Big Changes Might Be in Store for Inter Partes Review

When the American Invents Act was passed in 2011, most of us saw the inter partes review process as a streamlined, relatively inexpensive procedure that would permit accused infringers, especially those accused by...more

Missouri Senator Introduces Bill to Abrogate Native American Sovereignty for Inter Partes Review Petitions

by Orrick - IP Landscape on

S.1948 – A bill to abrogate the sovereign immunity of Indian tribes as a defense in inter partes review of patents. Allergan, Inc. and The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Mylan Pharmaceuticals,...more

White House Unveils New Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program

by Hogan Lovells on

This week, the White House announced a new pilot program to further integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones) into the National Airspace System (NAS) and to enable development of new UAS technologies for use in a...more

Canadian Government's Proposal to Reform Canada's Environmental Assessment and Regulatory Regime

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On June 29, 2017, the federal government released a discussion paper entitled "Environmental and Regulatory Reviews" ("Discussion Paper"), which proposes broad changes to the federal environmental assessment and regulatory...more

Bills Propose to Reverse National Labor Relations Board Jurisdictions over Indian Tribal Governments

by Dickinson Wright on

The National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) was enacted by Congress in 1935. The Act, also known as the Wagner Act after its champion, New York Senator Robert F. Wagner, passed the Senate in May 1935, the House in June 1935,...more

Senate holds nomination hearing for HUD Assistant Secretary

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Last Thursday afternoon, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs conducted a nomination hearing to interview San Antonio Housing Authority CEO Lourdes Castro Ramírez for the position of HUD Assistant...more

Gaming Legal News - May 24, 2012 • Volume 5, Number 13

by Dickinson Wright on

In this issue: - Graton’s Never-Ending Battle To Develop Gaming The Graton Rancheria was federally recognized as an Indian tribe on December 27, 2000, by an Act of Congress. The Tribe has been continuously pursuing...more

Gaming Legal News - December 8, 2011 • Volume 4, Number 36

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - NORTHWEST GAMING LAW SUMMIT FOCUSES ON INDIAN COUNTRY by Robert W. Stocker II The 9th Annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit held in Seattle last Thursday and Friday was well attended by...more

Gaming Legal News - July 13, 2011 • Volume 4, Number 21

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - INTRASTATE GAMING LEGISLATION UPDATE by Robert W. Stocker II - THE RINCON DECISION AND WHY IT MATTERS by Dennis J. Whittlesey - DETROIT CASINOS’ JUNE REVENUES INCREASE FROM SAME MONTH LAST...more

MDC-T spools Dhlodlos and Madanhires as electoral defeat looms

by Lloyd Msipa on

Zimbabwean Politics is dynamic as Zimbabweans at home and abroad have come to appreciate. The return of ZAPU into the epicentre of the Zimbabwean body politic has not only upset those that thought they had everything in the...more

County attorney recovers over half a million in funds for taxpayers

by Steven Getman on

In his annual report to the board of supervisors, Steven Getman Seneca County Attorney reported his office recovered over $570,000 during 2005. Board members applauded Getman's report....more

Cayugas Say They will Obey State Court Order and Allow Testing of Gas Pumps

by Steven Getman on

An attorney for the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York has advised Seneca County officials that the Cayugas will obey the court order directing them to allow Seneca County to test and inspect the Cayugas' gas pumps. In a letter...more

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