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The Cure For The Last Mile? Retooling Shopping Malls as E-commerce Distribution Centers

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

In addition to gigantic warehouses that e-commerce companies are constructing away from population centers where real estate is limited or too pricey, shopping malls and former shopping mall sites are well poised to be the...more

Beware: Marijuana Businesses Targeted With Product Labeling Violation Letters

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Marijuana businesses must properly label their products if they contain chemicals that can cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive health problems. Failure to do so will result in a civil...more

Moratoriums Do Not Prohibit Billboard Relocations

by Nossaman LLP on

Because billboards are typically near public transit, they are routinely impacted by public projects such as street widenings, highway and freeway expansions, and grade separation projects. When impacted, billboard companies...more

China Regulatory Enforcement Quarterly - Q3 2015

by DLA Piper on

On August 12, a series of explosions in the northern port-city of Tianjin killed over one hundred people and injured hundreds of others. The explosions were allegedly caused by hazardous chemical materials in shipping...more

Proposed Law Before N.C. General Assembly Would Overhaul State's Billboard and Outdoor Advertising Laws

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Filed March 17, 2015, Senate Bill 320 proposes significant revisions to State laws governing billboards and outdoor advertising. In this post, we review some of the changes that would result from Senate Bill 320 in its...more

The Electronic Communications Code - Some Basics

by DLA Piper on

The Electronic Communications Code (“Code”) provides statutory rights to telecommunications operators to install and maintain electrical communications apparatus in, over or under land. The principle of the Code is that no...more

CEQA Year In Review 2014: A Summary Of Published Appellate Opinions And Legislation Under CEQA

by Perkins Coie on

In This Issue: - When Does CEQA Apply? - Exemptions from CEQA - Negative Declarations - Environmental Impact Reports - Certified Regulatory Programs - Supplemental CEQA...more

National League of Cities Issues Report on the Sharing Economy

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The National League of Cities has released a report on the current climate across the nation with regard to the “sharing economy” that may provide localities who are dealing with these issues potential templates to follow....more

Ninth Circuit: City Requirement That Cell-Tower Company Obtain Voter Approval Upheld

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

When T-Mobile sought to place a cell-tower in a park owned by the City of Huntington Beach, California, the City granted the company all the regulatory approvals it required. But the City also informed T-Mobile that before...more

Court Denies Cell-Tower Company's Challenge to Initiative Requiring Voter-Approval Before City Can Lease Property

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Decision Could Be Relevant to Upcoming FCC Rulemaking - An appellate court last week ruled that a provision of the federal Communications Act limiting how a local government may regulate the “placement, construction,...more

Oregon Court Limits Agri-tourism at Farm Stands

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

A land use decision by the Oregon Court of Appeals could impact farm marketing activities across the state, imposing new permitting requirements and forcing changes to business operations. The case, Greenfield v....more

Cellular antennas on special district property: The opportunity and the risk

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

You licensed your special-district property to wireless communications companies that installed antennas and other communication facilities. You had the space. They were willing to pay for it. It just made sense. Didn't...more

New Maine Tax Legislation for 2012

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

This year’s short legislative session produced significant new tax laws dealing with all of Maine’s major taxes, as well as increased legislative oversight of Maine Revenue and dynamic fiscal analysis. Below is a brief...more

CMS Issues Final Rule on DMEPOS Telemarketing and Supplier Standards

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On March 14, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) issued a Final Rule (Final Rule) revising and relaxing four of the 30 Medicare supplier standards applicable to suppliers of durable medical equipment,...more

SZD Public Law Case Law Update

by Ice Miller LLP on

SZD’s Public Law Practice Group shares its review of important Ohio public and municipal case law. Please review our relevant public law case summaries from April - June, 2010. Cases are organized by topic, listed...more

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