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US Federal Reserve Board Proposes Amendments to Regulation J (Collection of Checks and Other Items by Federal Reserve Banks and...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published a proposed rule for that would amend Regulation J (Collection of Checks and Other Items by Federal Reserve Banks and Funds Transfers through Fedwire). The...more

Advisory Council Proposes a Series of Commercial Division Rule Changes Aimed at Enhancing the Efficiency of Commercial Litigation

In a wave of rulemaking activity over the past week, the Office of Court Administration opened public comment on three significant changes to the Commercial Division Rules proposed by the Commercial Division Advisory Council....more

EPA Proposes Revisions to Rules for Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Today, EPA published a proposal to amend the regulations in 40 CFR Part 257, Subpart D, governing the disposal of coal combustion residuals (“CCR” or coal ash) in landfills and surface impoundments. The proposed rule is the...more

Status of Measures Targeting Private Corporations Following the 2018 Federal Budget

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The Federal Budget, released February 27, 2018, has clarified federal plans to change the tax treatment of private corporations and represents a substantial retreat from proposals announced in July 2017. In July 2017, the...more

Federal Reserve Board requests comments on proposed amendments to simplify and harmonize Regulation J

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On Tuesday the Federal Reserve published proposed amendments to Regulation J (Collection of Checks and Other Items by Federal Reserve Banks and Funds Transfers through Fedwire) which are intended to clarify and simplify...more

NYC Council to Consider Series of Bills Aimed at Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment

The New York City Council will consider a series of bills aimed at preventing and addressing workplace sexual harassment, both in the private sector and in city agencies. The eleven bills, collectively titled the Stop Sexual...more

Nasdaq Proposes Modifications to 20% Shareholder Approval Rule

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On February 13, 2018, Nasdaq proposed amendments to Listing Rule 5635(d), which currently requires shareholder approval when a company issues common stock (or securities convertible into or exercisable for common stock) for...more

Implementing the Environment Quality Act – Quebec Government Publishes 24 Draft Regulations

On February 14, 2018, the Government of Quebec published 24 draft regulations that seek to implement amendments to the Environment Quality Act (EQA), as part of the modernization of its environmental approval scheme. The new...more

The 7 Things You Need to Know about D. Mass.’s Proposed Local Patent Rules

The District of Massachusetts is poised to overhaul its local patent rules with the objective of making the Commonwealth a more attractive venue for patent litigation. The new proposed rules aim to streamline patent cases by...more

With Some Progress in 2017, Where Does TCCWNA Head in 2018?

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• State and federal courts in New Jersey continue to review carefully how far the Truth-in-Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) should be extrapolated in order to sustain claims with no adverse impact or...more

Superior Court Rules Committee Proposes Amendments, Solicits Comments

The comment period for the Superior Court Rules Committee’s proposed amendments to Rules 9A and 9C is open until February 15. While most of the amendments to Rule 9A are merely intended to simplify and reorganize the rule,...more

A Quick Look at What's Ahead on the Water Infrastructure Front

by Downey Brand LLP on

I often joke with my clients that following issues too closely at the federal level can result in whiplash. To that regard, it has been a very active summer in Washington, DC on the water infrastructure front. Here’s a rapid...more

West Virginia Legislative Brief 2/9/2018

by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC on

We are officially over the hump as yesterday marked the halfway point of the 2018 Legislative Session. With only 29 legislative days remaining, look for the pace to pick up both in committee and in their respective chambers...more

Agencies Seek Comment on Proposed Amendments to Swap Margin Rule

On February 5, five federal agencies (the Farm Credit Administration, FDIC, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Federal Reserve and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) proposed to amend swap margin requirements to conform...more

Federal Review of Environmental and Regulatory Processes Underway

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Proposed Amendments to the Fisheries Act - On February 6, 2018, the Federal Government introduced amendments to the Fisheries Act aimed at enhancing protection to fish and fish habitat. The proposed amendments form part of...more

Overview of Proposed Changes to the Taxation of Income Derived from Private Corporations

by Dentons on

In the March 2017 Federal Budget, the Department of Finance announced that it was studying certain aspects of the taxation of private corporations and that a consultation paper would be released later in the year....more

Proposed Amendment To New York Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Affects Hotels In State

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed language in his budget amending the definition of a “Hotel” under the state Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) Law Section 3(14) to eliminate the requirement for hotels to have a...more

Commenters Generally Support SEC’s Simplified Disclosure Proposals Under Regulation S-K

On January 2, 2018, the comment period ended for proposed amendments (the Proposed Amendments) to certain provisions of Regulation S-K that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published in October 2017. With a few...more

Bank Regulatory News and Trends

by DLA Piper on

This regular publication from DLA Piper focuses on helping banking and financial services clients navigate the ever-changing federal regulatory landscape. ...more

New York State Department of Financial Services Proposes Fiduciary Standard for Insurance Brokers

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The New York Department of Financial Services published a proposed amendment which would require insurance brokers to offer products that align with a customer’s “best interest,” instead of products that offer the most...more

Rx IP Update - 2017 Highlights in Canadian Life Sciences IP

by Smart & Biggar on

The year 2017 was one of the most significant years for Canadian Life Sciences IP and Regulatory Law in Canada’s history. The year saw major developments in patent linkage, patent term, and substantive patent issues. As we...more

Amendments to the California Industrial General Storm Water Permit on the Horizon

by Downey Brand LLP on

The California State Water Resources Control Board will be considering amendments to Industrial General Storm Water Permit at a workshop today, January 9, 2018 and can be watched on a webcast. On December 15th, the State...more

Proposed amendments to Food and Drug Regulations and the Medical Devices Regulations to publicly release clinical data after...

by Smart & Biggar on

Following release of a white paper in March, on December 9, 2017, Health Canada released proposed amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations under which “clinical summaries, reports and supporting data of clinical trials...more

Requests to Expunge Customer Dispute Information

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

In December 2017, FINRA issued Regulatory Notice 17-42 to request comments on its proposed amendments to the procedures relating to requests to expunge customer dispute information from the Central Registration Depository...more

New York Department of Financial Services Rings in the New Year with New Suitability Requirements for Insurance Companies

by Carlton Fields on

New York’s Department of Financial Services decided to bid farewell to 2017 and ring-in the new year by proposing to amend Suitability in Annuity Transactions, 11 NYCR 224 (the Annuity Suitability Rule). On December 27, 2017,...more

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