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HTMLPresident Obama Takes Two Executive Actions Impacting the Pay Practices of Federal Contractors and Subcontractors
Richard W. Diaz; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 2014
On April 8, 2014, President Barack Obama, in honor of National Equal Pay Day, signed two executive actions designed to address pay discrimination and strengthen the enforcement of equal pay laws among federal contractors.

 

HTMLNew York Budget Law Impacts New York Estate Planning
Jonathan H. Lander; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 2014
Judge Gideon Tucker, of the New York County Surrogate’s Court, perhaps said it best when he wrote in 1866 that "no man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the Legislature is in session."

 

HTMLNIST Releases Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.0
Joan M. Bondareff, Nicholas A. Giannasca, Carlos E. Gutierrez; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 5, 2014, previously published on February 2014
On February 12, 2014, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) released a document entitled “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” (the “Framework”). According to the NIST, this Framework is...

 

HTMLImproving Cybersecurity—The Road Ahead
Brian S. Gocial; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 5, 2014, previously published on March 2014
On February 19, 2013, President Obama issued Executive Order 13636—Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity—noting that cybersecurity represents one of the most serious national security challenges facing the United States and declaring that the U.S.’s policy is "to...

 

HTMLU.S. Maritime Administration Proposes Policy Change to Title XI Loan Guarantees
Joan M. Bondareff, Brett M. Esber, R. Anthony Salgado, Jonathan K. Waldron; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 5, 2014, previously published on February 2014
On February 24, 2014, the U.S. Maritime Administration (“MARAD”) published a notice in the Federal Register proposing to add new environmental policy considerations to its determination of “economic soundness” for applicants for Title XI loan guarantees. 79 Fed. Reg. 10075...

 

HTMLDepartment of Transportation Announces $600 Million in New TIGER Grant Funding
Brian A. Bannon, Joan M. Bondareff, Brian S. Gocial, Lucas T. Hanback, Albert B. Krachman; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 5, 2014, previously published on March 2014
The Department of Transportation ("DOT") recently announced that $600 million will be made available to fund transportation projects under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery ("TIGER") 2014 competitive grant program. These funds are available to support...

 

HTMLU.S. Coast Guard Marine Casualty Reporting Guidance and Proposed Reporting Enhancements Offshore
Michael K. Clare, Jeanne M. Grasso, Patricia M. O'Neill, Jonathan K. Waldron; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 28, 2014, previously published on February 2014
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Notice of Availability and Request for Comments (“Notice”) on January 14, 2014 for a draft Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (“NVIC”) that is intended to provide guidance for the identification and reporting of marine casualties and...

 

HTMLOn the Heels of Caronia: New York Appellate Court Rejects Medical Monitoring Costs Based on Mere Inhalation of Toxic Substance
John J. DiChello; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 28, 2014, previously published on February 2014
Following the New York Court of Appeals’s landmark decision last December in Caronia v. Philip Morris USA, Inc., No. 227, 2013 N.Y. LEXIS 3476 (N.Y. Dec. 17, 2013), refusing to recognize a stand-alone, equitable cause of action for medical monitoring but allowing medical monitoring as a...

 

HTMLLetters from Abroad: U.S. Taxpayers Receiving Letters from their Foreign Banks May Have One Last Opportunity to Avoid Criminal Prosecution and Increased Civil Penalties
Jennifer Lynn Bell, Matthew D. Lee, Jeffrey M. Rosenfeld; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on January 2014
Foreign banks from around the world are sending letters to account holders that they believe have, or had, a U.S. tax nexus (or other U.S. connection) requesting information to determine whether such account holders have disclosed their foreign bank accounts to the Internal Revenue Service...

 

HTMLThe SBA Restrictively Interprets the Small Business Jobs Act by Ruling the Deemed Certification Provisions Do Not Apply to Task Order Proposals
Lucas T. Hanback, Albert B. Krachman; Blank Rome LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 10, 2014
In one of its first rulings interpreting the Small Business Jobs Act (“the Act”), the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) Office of Hearings and Appeals (“OHA”) curtailed the potential reach of the Act’s deemed certification provisions.

 


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