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Governor Signs Lien Law Bill Benefitting Construction Industry - Anti-Collateral Provision Repealed

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

The construction industry received great news when Governor Reynolds signed SF2229 into law, repealing the so-called “anti-collateral” statute that disallowed mechanic’s liens in instances where material suppliers and others...more

Increase in SIFI Threshold Should Spur More Bank M&A Activity

On March 14, 2018, the U.S. Senate approved the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, a bipartisan bill that would repeal or modify certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act and eliminate or ease a...more

Commercial Drone Alliance Asks Congress to Repeal Section 336

The Commercial Drone Alliance (the Alliance) has asked Congress to repeal Section 336 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Modernization and Reform Act (FMRA) of 2012....more

Idaho Legislature Repeals 2016 Changes to Non-Compete Law

When a new business comes to town, when an existing business seeks to expand, or when a startup is making its way off the ground, it may want (or need) to recruit key employees from existing companies. That can be especially...more

The Tax Laws Changed. Should Your Business and Estate Plans Change Too?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On January 1, 2018, the most significant changes to the U.S. tax code in 30 years took effect. While the permanency of these changes varies, they are all currently scheduled to continue until at least 2026, which is long...more

States Take Sides on Net Neutrality

The states have taken matters into their own hands as the battle over net neutrality continues, even after the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to repeal the rules....more

Sixth Circuit Vacates Nationwide WOTUS Rule Injunction

by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC on

As anticipated, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals took the formal action of vacating its temporary injunction which had enjoined the enforcement of the Obama-era rule which redefined Waters of the United States (WOTUS)...more

Decoding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Part VI: Employment and Fringe Benefit Related Provisions

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

BACKGROUND - The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) creates, modifies or eliminates a number of employment and employee fringe benefit related provisions of the Code. Both employers and employees need to be aware of these...more

Utah Legislative Update: 2018 - Part Two

by Holland & Hart LLP on

Mid-Way Point of the Utah Session: We are at the mid-way point of the Utah Legislative Session. The pace of work increases and each day gets longer the closer we get to the midnight finish on the 45th day of the session....more

What happened to all the big changes at Trump’s EPA?

by Snell & Wilmer on

Following the presidential election, much was made of the enormous changes that the new president intended to make at the EPA, and his choice for Director, Scott Pruitt, resulted in heated opposition and a frenzied uproar...more

Lawsuit Seeks Repeal of 2017 Pennsylvania Tax Act

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A group of Pennsylvania fireworks sellers recently filed a complaint in Commonwealth Court, challenging whether the Pennsylvania General Assembly properly enacted Act 43 of 2017 (the 2017 Tax Act). ...more

Gavel to Gavel: Labor Board goes back to the future

by McAfee & Taft on

In its short time, the newly reconstituted National Labor Relations Board has returned to the past on important labor-management subjects. With the new administration in Washington, most observers expected the NLRB to revisit...more

Trump Administration Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget and Healthcare Programs

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Trump Administration on Feb. 12 released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget request, titled "An American Budget." Unlike last year's budget, which was released in late May, the release of this budget conforms to the typical...more

Ninth Circuit Ruling Expands Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Over Groundwater Discharges

A recent ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers California, Oregon and several other western states, potentially extends Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction to require permits for point source discharges...more

Trump Administration’s Proposed FY 2019 Budget Targets Medicare, Medicaid for Savings, Seeks (Again) to Repeal/Replace ACA

by Reed Smith on

The Trump Administration has released its fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget proposal, which includes extensive health policy provisions. While most of the President’s policy proposals for Department of Health and Human Services...more

Don’t let your brand go to pot (Part I): 4 things that cannabis brand owners need to know

by Smart & Biggar on

The Canadian federal government is moving quickly towards legalizing the possession and consumption of cannabis for recreational purposes. However, Canada’s cannabis industry is already “overgrown” with many licensed (and...more

FTC testimony underscores agency's views on certificate-of-need laws and competition in health care markets

by Dentons on

Staff from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) appeared before the Alaska Senate Committee on Labor and Commerce on February 6, 2018, to present the FTC’s views on certificate-of-need (CON) laws and to support the repeal of...more

Bills to replace Michigan No Fault with pure tort liability insurance system introduced

by Michigan Auto Law on

Here is what a pure tort liability system will mean for car accident victims and drivers in Michigan - Yesterday House Republicans introduced legislation to repeal Michigan’s 45-year-old No Fault auto insurance law and...more

Plan to Repeal Michigan No-Fault Auto Law Expected

by Michigan Auto Law on

Republican plan to repeal No Fault and return Michigan to a pure tort liability insurance state expected as soon as tomorrow - House Republicans will introduce – maybe as soon as this Tuesday – a controversial plan to...more

Net Neutrality Order Deep - Dive: Open Internet Rules Repealed, Transparency Requirements Remain, FTC Role over Broadband Privacy...

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

In this Client Alert, we provide a deep dive on the FCC’s recent Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order, and Order, that largely repeals the so-called “Open Internet” regulatory framework implemented by the prior FCC Chairman...more

Trump Administration Rolls Back Climate Change Initiatives

As expected, the Trump administration has been actively engaged in efforts to reverse the federal government’s regulatory direction with respect to climate change. In 2017, President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw...more

Real Estate Aspects of Tax Reform

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the most extensive overhaul of the United States tax regime in over thirty years. The new tax laws will have a significant impact upon...more

Life in the Slow Lane? What the Net Neutrality Repeal May Mean for Telehealth Services

Will the repeal of the net neutrality rules negatively impact the provision of TELEHEALTH SERVICES, which require robust and reliable internet connectivity? Net neutrality is the principle that Internet Service Providers...more

Priorities Begin to Emerge for Trump’s SEC

The actions that Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton has taken since the start of his tenure in May 2017 provide an indication of SEC priorities, including encouraging initial public offerings (IPOs)...more

2017 – The Health Law Year in Review

Uncertain. What better word to describe a year in which a new administration came to power and began to chart a new course for health policy, the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) hung in the balance, and courts grappled...more

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