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HTMLEnergy Sources—Following the Money
Seth V.D.H. Cooley; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2016, previously published on April 2016
On April 14, 2016, the United States Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved an energy and water funding bill that would appropriate $2 billion for the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy programs (an amount equal to fiscal year 2016...

 

HTMLChesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation
Seth V.D.H. Cooley; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2016, previously published on March 2016
In a recent edition of our Energy, Environment and Resources Update, we discussed the then-pending petition for writ of certiorari from a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upholding the Chesapeake Bay TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load). On February 29, 2016, the U.S. Supreme...

 

HTMLSocial Security Loophole Closing - Changes May Impact Your Benefits
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2016, previously published on March 15, 2016
We all are aware of the importance of the April 15 tax deadline; however, for those turning age 66 this year, April 30 may be a more significant date. Why? Glad you asked.

 

HTMLUpdate on Visa Waiver Program Implementation
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 30, 2016, previously published on January 28, 2016
The United States has implemented changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). Under the Act, travelers in the following categories are no longer eligible to travel or be admitted to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP):...

 

HTMLUSCIS Publishes Proposed Regulations Codifying Many of Its Existing Administrative Policies with Some Modifications: Comment Period Ends on February 29, 2016
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 30, 2016, previously published on January 22, 2016
On December 31, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published proposed rules in the Federal Register. Many of the proposals codify existing USCIS administrative memoranda and decisions with some modifications. The following are some of the key proposals.

 

HTMLFlorida Second District Court of Appeal Weighs In on Consumer Collection Practices Laws
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 30, 2016, previously published on February 3, 2016
Many states have enacted consumer collection practices laws that impose additional hurdles for lenders in their efforts to collect debts and foreclose mortgages. A Florida appellate court has just addressed what it considers may be a case of first impression in Florida: whether a collection...

 

HTMLFERC Declines to Resolve PURPA Dispute
Frederick J. Heinle; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 30, 2016, previously published on January 2016
On January 8, 2016, FERC declined to initiate an enforcement action under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) in a matter involving a solar developer’s access to Connecticut’s renewable energy procurement program. Allco Renewable Energy Limited (Allco) argued that...

 

HTMLPennsylvania Announces Planned New Methane Rules
Seth V.D.H. Cooley; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 30, 2016, previously published on January 2016
On January 19, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced a “nation-leading strategy” to reduce emissions of methane associated with natural gas production, processing and transmission. Citing the fact that Pennsylvania is the second-largest producer of natural gas in the nation...

 

HTMLEmployee's Unauthorized, Wholesale Copying of Company Data Ruled Insufficient to Terminate Employee for Cause
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 30, 2016, previously published on February 8, 2016
On February 4, 2016, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (the “SJC”) ruled that an employee’s copying of confidential data from his company computer to a private backup service was a breach, but not a material breach of his employment agreement. EventMonitor, Inc. v. Leness,...

 

HTMLCalifornia Bankruptcy Court Holds Debtor Cannot Argue Real Property Had Lower Value Than What Was Attributed to Debtor's Schedules and Sworn Testimony
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 30, 2016, previously published on February 11, 2016
On November 5, 2015, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California issued a “Memorandum re Plan Confirmation” in In re Bowie, Case No. 15-10144 (Bankr. N.D. Cal. Nov. 5, 2015), holding, among other things, that a debtor was precluded from arguing that real...

 


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