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Update on a Prior Post: SB 774 is Tabled for the Legislative Session; No Toxic Substances Board

by Stoel Rives LLP on

On September 14, 2017, Senate Bill 774 (“SB 774”) was ordered inactive on request of Assembly Member Calderon. The bill, which proposed creation of the new California Toxic Substances Board (“CTS Board”), will not become law...more

Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Restructure the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

by Snell & Wilmer on

On January 11, 2017, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) introduced Senate Bill 105 which proposes a substantial change to the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”). Senator Fischer was...more

SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch's Judicial Conservatism May Benefit Employers

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch could shape the U.S. Supreme Court for years to come because of the judge's relatively young age (49) and because he could be part of a conservative majority on the Court,...more

Pinpricks in Pleading: Lessons Learned About Suits Against State Agencies: North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board v. North...

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

If you've ever recovered from an athletic injury or pursued alternative medicinal therapies, you have likely visited a physical therapist, an acupuncturist, or possibly both. Between these two distinct professions, there is...more

SEC Announces Creation of Office of Risk and Strategy

On March 8, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the creation of the Office of Risk and Strategy (ORS) within the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE)....more

Adult Care Licensure Section of DHHS Reorganizes and Streamlines

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

The Adult Care Licensure Section of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation, has been reorganized, according to remarks made by Section Chief, Megan Lamphere, at the October...more

FTC Issues State Action Guidance for State Regulatory Boards

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On October 14, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued guidance on how state regulatory boards can regulate their professions without running afoul of the antitrust laws (“Guidance”). The Guidance was issued in...more

House Establishes Institute to Formalize its Seven-Year Fight Against Cybercrime

by BakerHostetler on

On the fourteenth anniversary of 9-11, H.R. 3490—the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act—was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. On Monday, November 30, 2015, it passed with an overwhelming...more

Promoting Antitrust Compliance – The Antitrust Division’s Subtle Shift Regarding Corporate Compliance: A Step Toward Incentivizing...

by WilmerHale on

INTRODUCTION: A surprising feature of many corporate compliance programs is their limited emphasis on antitrust. Compliance efforts are a key feature of modern corporate governance initiatives, and it stands to reason...more

HELP! FTC Staff Steps Up to the Plate with Guidance for State Officials on Regulating Occupational Boards

by BakerHostetler on

Answering the call from state officials seeking advice regarding antitrust compliance for state boards responsible for regulating occupations, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Staff have stepped up to answer two questions...more

"Assessing the Impact of Post-Financial Crisis Regulation"

The financial crisis of 2008 demonstrated that the then-existing financial regulatory system was in need of substantial repair. By any measure, the financial regulatory reform that has followed has been extensive. In areas...more

Colorado Court Ruling Confirms Role of Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in Resolving Royalty Disputes

by BakerHostetler on

It is not uncommon for royalty disputes between mineral lessors and operators to increase as oil and natural gas prices decrease. Before mineral lessors go running to the courthouse in Colorado, however, and before operators...more

Community Redevelopment Law Conflict-of-Interest Rules Apply to Successor Agencies

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California Attorney General Weighs In on Rule That Will Impact Members of Successor Agencies’ Governing Boards and Employees - The California Attorney General recently opined that the conflict-of-interest rules under...more

Supreme Court Decision Underscores The Importance Of Administrative Law

by Allen Matkins on

Administrative law is one of the most useful subjects that someone can take in law school. I say that as someone who has taught the subject. Earlier this week, the California Supreme Court issued an opinion that illustrates...more

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