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|Massachusetts Governor Orders Comprehensive Review of State Regulations|
Jack S. Gearan, H. Hamilton Hackney; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015On March 31, 2015, the Governor of Massachusetts signed an executive order initiating a comprehensive review of all regulations promulgated by the Executive Department and leaving in place the regulatory pause announced by the Administration earlier in the year. While short in length, this...
|The NLRB’s New ‘Quickie’ Election Rules Take Effect Despite Pending Court Challenges|
Justin F. Keith, Terence P. McCourt, Howard L. Mocerf; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015On April 14, 2015 the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new union election rules (Election Rules) went into effect. As discussed in a prior GT Alert, the NLRB adopted the new rules by a 3-2 vote with the two Republican NLRB members dissenting. As outlined below, the Election Rules make...
|CFPB Enforcement Action Against Collection Agency and Its Service Providers|
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015On April 8, the CFPB announced that it had sued a debt collection agency, its individual owners, and its service providers in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Consumer Financial...
|Supreme Court Issues Guidance on Disclosure of Opinions in Registration Statements|
Robert A. Horowitz, Steven M. Malina; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015In a highly anticipated opinion issued earlier this week in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund, 575 U.S. --- (2015), the U.S. Supreme Court disposed of a split amongst circuits and set forth a new test as to when a statement of opinion in a registration...
|U.S. and EU Achieve Framework for Deal in Iran Nuclear Talks|
Cyril T. Brennan, Renee A. Latour, Julia Sorrentino; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015On April 2, 2015, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) plus Germany, the European Union, and Iran came to agreement on a framework for achieving a deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program. This framework forms...
|New York Lawmakers Agree on 10-Year Extension of Brownfield Law|
Robert M. Rosenthal, Steven C. Russo; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015In a departure from his budget proposal, the Legislature negotiated changes with the Governor to extend the tax credits for New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) with relatively modest changes to BCP eligibility requirements. The Governor’s budget proposal would have limited the...
|Court Holds that ‘Supremacy Clause’ Does Not Create a Private Right of Action to Enforce the Provisions of Medicaid|
Robert P. Charrow; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, Inc., No. 14-15 (U.S. March 31, 2015), the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that private parties do not have the right under the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause to sue states over low Medicaid reimbursement rates. Plaintiffs...
|Expansion of New York State’s Lobbying Law Enacted|
Mark F. Glaser, Joshua L. Oppenheimer; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015New York State’s 2015-2016 enacted budget includes a variety of changes to the State’s ethics laws, mainly pertaining to disclosure obligations for public officials who maintain outside employment and penalties for failing to comply, as well as pension forfeiture for officials convicted...
|SEC Reminds the Fund Industry that Gifts May Violate the 1940 Act, Not Just the Code of Ethics|
Richard M. Cutshall, Arthur Don; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 9, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015Late last month, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management released Guidance Update No. 2015-01 (February 2015), reminding the investment management community of the potential conflicts of interest that arise when the personnel of an investment adviser to a registered...
|IGAD to Establish International Arbitration Center in Djibouti|
Thomas R. Snider; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which consists of member states Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda, will establish an international arbitration center in Djibouti focused on resolving business disputes in the region. The decision to...