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|Florida Revamps and Clarifies Judgment Collection Law|
Craig S. Barnett; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 14, 2016, previously published on March 17, 2016On March 9, 2016, Governor Scott signed into law significant changes to Chapter 56, Florida Statutes, governing judgment collection, including a revised Section 56.29, which revamps proceedings supplementary completely. Until now, judgment collection law in Florida was a patchwork of related...
Dutch Act on Collective Settlement of Mass Claims (WCAM) Goes Global Again: A
Forum Outside the United States to Resolve Mass Claims Disputes
Marie-José van der Heijden; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 14, 2016, previously published on March 29, 2016On March 14, 2016, Ageas (formerly, Fortis Bank) and several foundations representing the Fortis shareholders announced a EUR 1.204 billion settlement of shareholder claims and they are now seeking to declare the settlement legally binding on all shareholders under the 2005 Dutch Act on Collective...
|New North Korea Sanctions Designations|
Kara M. Bombach, Cyril T. Brennan, Sandra K. Jorgensen, Erik de Bie, Marie-José van der Heijden; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 14, 2016, previously published on March 18, 2016Further to the newly-enacted North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 (H.R. 757) (the Act) summarized in our previous GT Alert, on March 16, 2016, President Obama issued an executive order implementing a number of sanctions measures pursuant to the Act.
|Does FERC’s Denial of Authority to Construct Jordan Cove Signal a More Rigorous Test for Future LNG Projects?|
Gus Howard, Kenneth M. Minesinger, Howard L. Nelson; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 14, 2016, previously published on March 21, 2016On March 11, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied an application by Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. (Jordan Cove) for authority under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) to site, construct, and operate a facility at Coos Bay, Oregon, for the exportation, principally to...
|New Building Code Legislation Provides Relief for Existing Buildings Required to Install First Responder Radio Signal Systems|
Robert S. Fine; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 29, 2016On Friday, March 25, 2016, Governor Scott signed House Bill 535 into law. While the majority of this omnibus building code bill affects new construction or the construction permitting process, one provision will provide immediate financial relief for owners and management of existing buildings.
|Section 162(m): Actions that Should be Taken by March 30, 2016, and/or in this Year’s Proxy to Avoid the $1,000,000 Deduction Limitation|
Michael R. Einig, Ian A. Herbert, Leslie A. Klein, Steven B. Lapidus, Mindy B. Leathe; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 7, 2016, previously published on March 22, 2016This GT Alert serves to remind our publicly held clients of things that need to be done early this year to minimize or avoid the application of the deduction limitations imposed by Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The Alert also provides an overview of the basic...
|Regulation of Bisphenol A (BPA) Will Soon Affect Consumer Products Distributed in California - Comments on Regulation due April 29, 2016|
Anthony J. Cortez, Maria C. Garcia, Greg Sperla; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 7, 2016, previously published on March 22, 2016Despite positive reviews from the EPA and European Food Safety Authority, Bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic compound used to line canned goods and other consumer products, was added to the Proposition 65 list on May 11, 2015, as a chemical known to cause reproductive toxicity. Effective May 11, 2016,...
|U.S. Further Eases Restrictions on Cuba Travel and Financial Transactions|
Kara M. Bombach, Cyril T. Brennan, Yosbel A. Ibarra, Sandra K. Jorgensen; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 30, 2016, previously published on March 16, 2016In its most recent move in a series of changes designed to increase engagement between the United States and Cuba, and in line with the Administration’s policy, on March 16, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended the existing Cuban...
|Private Rights of Action for Exempt Energy Transactions: the CFTC EEMAC Committee Meeting|
Harris L. Kay, Gregory K. Lawrence; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 22, 2016, previously published on February 29, 2016On May 19, 2015, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a proposed order exempting certain categories of Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) electric energy transactions from all but the antifraud and anti-manipulation provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) (the...
|Details of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Revealed - What Does the Future of Transatlantic Data Transfer Look Like?|
Viola Bensinger, Françoise Gilbert; Greenberg Traurig Germany, LLP;
March 14, 2016, previously published on March 03, 2016On Feb. 29, 2016, the EU Commission and the U.S. government published the long-awaited legal documentation that will put in place the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. Once enacted, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield will replace the former Safe Harbor regime for the transfer of personal data from the EU1 to the...