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HTMLTrek Leather: A New Avenue for CBP Enforcement
Cortney O'Toole Morgan, Robert D. Stang; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014
The recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in U.S. v. Trek Leather, Inc. and Harish Shadadpuri invites U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to increase its enforcement and penalty activities and serves as a warning that should encourage enhanced import...

 

HTMLUS and EU Tighten Sanctions against Russian Banks, Defense and Energy Sectors
Cortney O'Toole Morgan, Linda K. Tiller; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 13, 2014
Yesterday, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced increased economic sanctions against Russia, including measures against Russia’s largest bank ¿ Sberbank Russia ¿ as well as several state-owned defense technology companies and five energy...

 

HTMLShanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone Opens More Industries to Foreign Investment
Zheng Xie; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 11, 2014
On September 27, 2013, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China issued the Blueprint of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (“FTZ”). On September 29, 2013, the FTZ went into effect. This is the first FTZ in China, and, as per the Blueprint, it would relax certain...

 

HTMLSEC Waives “Voluntary” Requirement, Awards $400,000 to Whistleblower
Kevin P. McCart, Kelly Schulz; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
An announcement by the SEC of a $400,000 award to a whistleblower highlights the need for companies to properly investigate and address complaints raised internally.

 

HTMLEU Increases Sanctions Against Russia
Cortney O'Toole Morgan, Linda K. Tiller; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
As described in our Alert published on August 1, 2014, the United States and other nations have ramped up sanctions against Russia related to the ongoing situation in Ukraine.

 

HTMLRussia Retaliates Against Sanctions by Blocking U.S. Agricultural Imports
Cortney O'Toole Morgan, Linda K. Tiller; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014
On August 6, 2014, President Vladimir Putin signed an “Executive Order On Applying Certain Special Economic Measures to Ensure the Security of the Russian Federation.” The order places restrictions on food and agricultural imports into Russia from countries that have imposed sanctions...

 

HTMLMore forms ahead for contractors on “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces”
David P. Hendel; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
Contractors will have more forms to fill out, and possibly some explaining to do, when the recently issued Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces is fully implemented in 2016. The Executive Order requires offerors to disclose whether they have been found to have violated, within the past 3...

 

HTMLU.S. and Others Step Up Sanctions Against Russia
Cortney O'Toole Morgan, Linda K. Tiller; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
In response to Russia’s continuing actions in Ukraine, the United States and other nations have implemented increased economic sanctions that significantly broaden the scope of the sanctions previously in place. In addition to the U.S. actions, Canada, the European Union and Japan have...

 

HTMLCourts Issue Conflicting Rulings on ACA Subsidies
Russell Orban; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has always faced tremendous challenges due to the sheer magnitude of both the changes it authorized and the people it will impact. Now two different Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal have made the law’s implementation even more difficult by...

 

HTMLU.S. Postal Service Plays the Terrorist Card against Whistleblower
David P. Hendel; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
Retaliating against an employee for reporting safety violations, the U.S. Postal Service asserted baseless terrorism charges against him. As a result, the employee was dismissed from his job, arrested, detained, harassed, criminally charged with committing acts of terrorism, and subjected to an...

 


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