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FERC issues NOI seeking stakeholder input on natural gas transportation facility certification process

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) initiating a review of FERC’s 1999 Policy Statement on the certification of new natural gas transportation facilities (Policy Statement)....more

Iowa’s New Telehealth Law: What You Need to Know

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recently signed a new bill into law requiring commercial health insurers in the Hawkeye State to cover health care services provided via telehealth to the same extent those services are covered via...more

Appeals Court Interprets Chapter 91 License As Extending Private Way Over Lawfully Filled Land

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

The Appeals Court’s recent decision in Maslow v. O’Connor at first glance appears straightforward. The holding reiterates a familiar tenet of Chapter 91 licensing – that a Chapter 91 license doesn’t affect pre-existing...more

California Regulatory Happenings for the Week of April 16 ,2018

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CPUC Commissioner’s Meeting - The next Commission meeting is scheduled for 4/26/18. Agenda Items of Interest: #2 Approval of request for modifications to electric Rule 21 tariff to incorporate smart inverter phase 3...more

SEC Proposes New Broker-Dealer Best Interest Standard

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Last Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a new set of rules under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (Proposed Rules) that would establish a new "best interest" standard by which...more

SEC Proposes a “Best Interest” Standard for Broker-Dealers

On April 18, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a set of rules and interpretations regarding the standard of conduct that broker-dealers owe to their investing customers, and reaffirming and clarifying the...more

SEC Proposes New Standards Of Conduct For Broker-Dealers And Investment Advisers

by Carlton Fields on

On April 18, the SEC voted four to one to propose new standards of conduct for broker-dealers (BDs) and investment advisers (IAs)....more

FDA finalizes guidances for NGS-based tests

by Hogan Lovells on

On April 12, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) finalized two guidances on the oversight of next generation sequencing (NGS)-based in vitro diagnostic tests. Unlike most IVDs that typically detect...more

Antiriciclaggio: al via le consultazioni su adeguata verifica della clientela e sistema dei controlli

1. QUADRO NORMATIVO REGOLAMENTARE - Il D.Lgs. 25 maggio 2017, n. 90, recependo la c.d. "IV Direttiva Antiriciclaggio", ovvero la Direttiva (UE) 2015/849, ha sostanzialmente e significativamente innovato il D.Lgs. 21...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Not an ideal report on the state of affairs for Zelle, the big banks’ payment-platform answer to Venmo. The Times reports that the “same features that make Zelle so useful for customers, its speed and ubiquity, have made it...more

Mississippi Underground Storage Tank Act: 2018 Revisions

The 2018 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature undertook certain revisions to the Mississippi Underground Storage Tank Act of 1988 (“Act”). The legislation was enacted on March 19th after being approved by the...more

French legal and regulatory update – March 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

The Paris office of Hogan Lovells is pleased to provide this English language edition of our monthly e-newsletter, which offers a legal and regulatory update covering France and Europe for February 2018. Please see full...more

Chevron Deference Under Attack At State Level

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On April 11, 2018, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law HB 2238, which amended the state’s administrative procedure laws to remove “Chevron Deference,” so that for disputes involving state...more

Corporate Insurance Newsletter – March 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

The Hogan Lovells’ Corporate Insurance Newsletter for March has been published. This provides a round-up of UK, EU and international regulatory developments relevant to UK based insurance market participants. Please see...more

FDA Weighs In on When Pregnant Patients Should be Included in Clinical Trials

by Hogan Lovells on

In a recently issued draft guidance for industry, FDA encourages drug sponsors to consider the inclusion of pregnant subjects in clinical studies evaluating drugs and therapeutic biological products in some circumstances and...more

Upcoming meeting signals the growing role of federal regulators over IoT and product safety

by Hogan Lovells on

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will host a hearing on May 16, 2018 on potential safety hazards associated with internet-connected consumer products....more

“New Deal for Consumers” – draft package adopted by the European Commission

by Hogan Lovells on

The European Commission has adopted a “New Deal for Consumers” package which aims to empower consumers, promote fairness and build trust across the single market. ...more

Regulatory Alert - La Commission des sanctions de l'AMF précise l'étendue du devoir d'information à la charge des CIF

Où la Commission des sanctions rappelle une fois de plus que le distributeur est autant responsable que le producteur de la documentation précontractuelle....more

FinCEN’s Beneficial Ownership Rule: More Practical Tips and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Last year, we posted FinCEN’s Beneficial Ownership Rule: A Practical Guide to Being Prepared for Implementation regarding the Customer Due Diligence Requirements for Financial Institutions Rule (the “Beneficial Ownership...more

DOL Issues Three Opinion Letters and One Fact Sheet

by Littler on

On April 12, 2018, the United States Department of Labor issued three opinion letters that provide guidance on how employees without “normal working hours” should be compensated for travel time involving an overnight stay,...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The White House has chosen Columbia University economist Richard Clarida as Fed Vice Chair—the number 2 spot at the central bank. Clarida is a “monetary policy scholar” and former Bush II administration Treasury official....more

Family Farms Threatened by Over-regulation

by Varnum LLP on

On February 7, 2018, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and recounted a long list of regulatory abuses and missteps by the federal...more

FinCEN Issues Guidance for Beneficial Ownership Regulations

by Michael Volkov on

Financial institutions face an important deadline – May 11, 2018 is the effective date for the new customer due diligence regulations governing beneficial ownership requirements. FinCEN provided financial institutions nearly...more

Regulatory Happenings for the Week of April 9, 2018

by Buchalter on

CPUC Commissioner’s Meeting - The next Commission meeting is scheduled for 4/26/18. Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) (R.1502-020) - On 5/26/17, the ALJ issued a proposed decision implementing new compliance...more

Outlook for OTC drug regulation

by Hogan Lovells on

Significant change is on the horizon for the over-the-counter (OTC) drug industry. OTC drug sales have grown from about US$3 billion in 1972 to over US$34 billion today, with over 300,000 products marketed. Please see...more

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