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|FDA Issues Draft Guidance Aimed at Reducing Oversight of Low Risk General Wellness Products and Medical Device Accessories|
Evan C. Holden, Victoria Davis Lockard; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 6, 2015On Jan. 20, 2015, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued two anticipated draft guidance documents proposing reduced FDA oversight of two types of products: low risk general wellness products and medical device accessories. The guidances are intended to provide clarity to industry and...
|CFPB Observer: Recent Developments from Jan. 26-30, 2015|
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015On Jan. 29, the CFPB issued a proposed rule that would amend various provisions of its Title XIV mortgage rules relating to small creditors. The purpose of the proposed changes is to “increase the number of financial institutions able to offer certain types of mortgages in rural and...
|AML Developments - FDIC Announces That It Will End Its Supervisory Trend of Expecting Regulated Institutions to 'De-Risk' Entire Categories of Customers|
Carl A. Fornaris, Jennifer H. Weddle; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015On Jan. 28, 2015, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in a Financial Institutions Letter (FIL) announced that it would, in effect, do an about-face on its supervisory expectation that banks strongly consider discontinuing the provision of financial services to entire categories of...
|New Jurisdiction Rules Now in Force Across the European Union|
Adam Rooney; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 27, 2015On Saturday 10 January 2015, Regulation (EU) 1215/2012 of 12 December 2012 (the Judgments Regulation) came into force. Its effect, from that date, is to change jurisdiction rules which apply directly to litigation in the courts of all 28 member states of the European Union (EU). For those based...
|FAA Issues New Proposed Rules for Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones)|
Alais L. M. Griffin, Jordan D. Grotzinger, Adam Siegler; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 20, 2015The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 addressed the integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems, also known as UAS or drones, into the national airspace system. The Act requires the Secretary of Transportation to develop, among other things, a comprehensive integration plan and rules...
|Georgia Investment Advisor Launches Article II Constitutional Challenge to the SEC’s Use of ALJs - And Seeks Discovery|
Matthew S. Johns, Terry R. Weiss; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 20, 2015Yesterday, Gray Financial Group, Inc. (“Gray”), an Atlanta based investment advisor and Greenberg Traurig client, and two of its officers filed a lawsuit against the SEC in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The lawsuit seeks to declare that the SEC’s...
|Ellerth/Faragher Officially Comes to New Jersey: State Supreme Court Recognizes Affirmative Defense to Hostile Environment Harassment Claims for Employers|
Robert H. Bernstein, Michael J. Slocum; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015On Feb. 11, 2015, in a landmark decision ¿ its first specifically addressing workplace sexual harassment in more than a decade ¿ the New Jersey Supreme Court in Aguas v. State of New Jersey adopted the U.S. Supreme Court's Ellerth/Faragher affirmative defense to vicarious liability...
|President Obama’s Recent Immigration Polices and EB-5 Impact|
Laura Foote Reiff; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2014President Obama recently announced proposed changes in immigration policies that impact immigration, with many that may specifically influence the EB-5 Program. The purpose of this article is to outline the measures that could impact EB-5.
|EU Clarifies its Sanctions against Russia|
Sanne Mulder, Hans Urlus, Erik de Bie; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014The EU adopted clarifications on its sanctions against Russia went into effect as of Dec. 6, 2014. The clarifications amend the definition of various terms used in Regulation 833/2014. In addition, the applicability of the sanctions is further clarified. The effect of the new Regulation on trade...
|Holiday Update on USCIS Processing Time for I-526, I-829, and I-924 Petitions|
Ali Brodie; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 29, 2014Earlier this month, USCIS released updated processing times for EB-5 related petitions. The following chart provides the average processing times for cases being adjudicated by the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) as of October 31, 2014: