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Maine Extends Reach of Its Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

On February 6, 2018, the state of Maine updated its Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to expand the range of debt collection activities that are subject to the statute’s licensing requirements. The Act made two changes to...more

Beyond Licensing: Prop 65 Liability Risks for California Cannabis Companies

California has finally ushered in the era of state-licensed cannabis, and cannabis is now a commercial product much like any other (well, at least in the state’s eyes). Forward-thinking companies will not rest on their...more

Solar PPA Provider That Only “Arranges” Installation of System It Owns Is Not a “Contractor” in California

In the recently issued but unpublished decision Reed v. SunRun, Inc. (Los Angeles County Super. Ct. No. BC498002, Feb. 2, 2018), the Second District Court of Appeal ruled that a solar power purchase agreement (“PPA”) provider...more

Expect Delays: Challenges Ahead for California’s Cannabis Distribution System

by Wilson Elser on

Recreational marijuana sales became legal in California on January 1, 2018, marking a major milestone for the cannabis industry. California has adopted licensing regulations for commercial cannabis businesses, including those...more

Mohegan Sun’s Motion to Complete the Administrative Record in Casino Litigation Denied

Background: When the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) awarded a gaming license to Wynn to operate a casino in Everett, Massachusetts, MGC effectively chose Wynn over Mohegan Sun, which sought a license to operate a...more

AER Announces Increased Scrutiny and New Requirements for Licensees

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On December 6, 2017, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) announced the release of a new edition of Directive 067: Eligibility Requirements for Acquiring and Holding Energy Licences and Approvals (the updated Directive 067)....more

U.S. Dental Supply Company Penalized for Violating Iran Sanctions

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

•Many medical products can be exported to Iran – so long as a license is obtained •Imposition of successor liability underscores importance of pre-transaction due diligence •OFAC enforcement, as in the past, continues...more

Global mobility - Home Office compliance visits

by Dentons on

Organisations that hold a licence to sponsor migrant workers from outside the EEA have agreed with the Home Office to fulfil certain duties. The objectives of the duties are to prevent abuse of the immigration system, capture...more

Texas Telemedicine Saga Finally Over? The Texas Medical Board Substantially Revises Telemedicine Regulations

The Texas Medical Board’s (the “Board”) adoption of new telehealth licensing regulations may finally put to bed long-running challenges to the state’s historically rigid position with respect to healthcare services delivered...more

Ohio Adds Money Transmitter License to NMLS

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On January 1, 2018, the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions will start accepting new application and transition fillings for the Money Transmitter License on NMLS....more

Michigan Publishes Annual Licensing Fees

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services published its annual licensing fees under the Mortgage Loan Originator Licensing Act as follows...more

Anti-Bribery Compliance Meets Permits, Approvals and Licences in India

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Obtaining permissions, approvals and licences in India creates high risks for bribery on account of there being significant interaction between the company and government authorities. Originally published by IBA...more

Indiana Issues New Bond for Money Transmitter License

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On October 14, 2017, the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions issued a new bond form for their Money Transmitter License to correct the language, making it consistent with their existing statute. This new bond form...more

I Wish They All Could Be California Non-Binary: Governor Brown Signs Law Approving New Gender Status

Male and female are no longer the only gender identifiers available, at least in two states. California’s Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law the Gender Recognition Act which (1) allows individuals to identify as non-binary...more

State Announces Temporary Cannabis Licenses

California cannabis operators in compliance with local regulations will be eligible to obtain a temporary permit in January under a new program recently unveiled by the State Bureau of Cannabis Control....more

Petroleum Licenses in the UK: Contract or Regulation?

Under the Petroleum Act 1998, the Secretary of State is authorized to grant licenses for the exploitation and production of hydrocarbons. The legal characteristic of such licenses has been an open question. If petroleum...more

Licensing for crowd-sourced funding operators

by DLA Piper on

Amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act), introducing a crowd-sourced funding (CSF) regime, will take effect on 29 September 2017. From this date, CSF operators (intermediaries) will be able to apply...more

Changes to Australia's Media Ownership Regime Pave Way for Mergers and Acquisitions

by Jones Day on

The Australian government has secured the long-awaited support it needed from independent Senate cross-benchers to make sweeping changes to Australia's media ownership laws. ...more

FCC Seeks Comment on Upper 700 MHz A Block Licensees’ Request for an Extension of Network Build-out Requirements

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The FCC is seeking comments on a request to extend the build-out deadlines for several Upper 700 MHz A Block licensees. Under current rules, Upper 700 MHz A block spectrum licensees must satisfy network build-out obligations...more

Music Licensing Databases? The Transparency in Music Licensing Ownership Act and ASCAP/BMI

by Brooks Pierce on

On July 20, US Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced the Transparency in Music Licensing Ownership Act. The legislation would create a database of music copyright ownership and licensing information. ...more

License vs. Lease: Legal Concerns of Co-Working Spaces

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

Co-working space offers the amenities of a large sophisticated office to companies of varying size without the hassle of dealing with buying furniture, securing utility hookups, or buying coffee. The upside to spaces...more

Mortgage Banking Update: Did You Know?

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Arizona Adds Consumer Finance and Debt-Related Licenses to NMLS - On July 1, the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions will start receiving new applications for the following licenses on NMLS...more

Physicians Begin Receiving Licenses Under Licensure Compact

by Roetzel & Andress on

Recently, physicians became eligible to apply for out-of-state licensure pursuant to the Interstate Medical License Compact (Compact). The Compact is a voluntary agreement among eighteen states and twenty-three medical boards...more

New Jersey Amends the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act to Address the Manufacture and Sale of Hard Cider and Mead – Part 1: The...

In recent years, a handful of companies have been manufacturing and selling cider and mead in New Jersey under a temporary authorization permit (“TAP”) issued under the NJ ABC Commissioner’s general powers. Those companies...more

Temporary Injunction May Delay Recreational Marijuana Sales In Nevada

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

A temporary restraining order granted to a group of alcohol distributors may delay the sale of recreational marijuana in Nevada, which was scheduled to begin on July 1. On May 30, 2017, the First Judicial District Court of...more

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