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|Recent Changes to the Louisiana Conservation Act|
Jonathan E. Love, Robert W. Scheffy; Jones Walker LLP;
May 21, 2013, previously published on May 16, 2013Acts of the 2012 Legislature, through amendments to the Conservation Act, have increased the burden on operators (sometimes referred to as the "drilling party") when drilling oil and/or gas wells. Before drilling any well, the drilling party must provide a Pre-Entry Notice to the...
|EPA's "LATE HIT"|
Stanley A. Millan; Jones Walker LLP;
May 21, 2013, previously published on May 16, 2013In Mingo Logan Coal Company v. U.S. EPA, 2013 WL 1729603 (D.C. Cir. 2013), the appellate court reversed the lower court and held that the EPA has the authority to veto Corps of Engineers 404 permits on waters of the United States and wetlands, either pre-permit or post-permit.
Katharine F. Musso, Katharine F. Musso; Jones Walker LLP;
May 21, 2013, previously published on May 16, 2013Each month sees an announcement of significant cybercrime against financial institutions. Last week it was announced by Federal prosecutors that two Middle East banks suffered $45 million in losses. The fraudsters were located in cells in the U.S. and abroad. The crime was particularly audacious in...
|Power Up! Mississippi Offers New Incentives for Manufacturing, Industrial, and Agricultural Users of Power|
John F. Fletcher; Jones Walker LLP;
May 13, 2013, previously published on May 2013Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant recently signed into law HB 844 to exempt from state sales taxes various sources of power sold to manufacturers and select other industrial and agricultural users in the state. Previously, a 1.5 percent rate applied to the now-exempt items.
|Louisiana Takes Hatchet to Existing Tax Incentives, Exemptions: Speak Thursday or Forever Hold Your Peace|
Matthew A. Mantle, Justin B. Stone; Jones Walker LLP;
May 9, 2013, previously published on May 2013Today, a group of Democrat and Republican members from the Louisiana House of Representatives released their Deficit Reduction Plan (the "Plan") for reducing the State of Louisiana's $525 million budget deficit for fiscal year 2013-2014. The Plan includes what the drafters refer to as...
|Deadlines Approach for Implementation of NYSE And NASDAQ Compensation Committee Listing Standards|
J. Andrew Gipson; Jones Walker LLP;
May 9, 2013, previously published on May 9, 2013With the recent adoption of final listing standards applicable to compensation committees and compensation advisers of NYSE and NASDAQ exchange-listed companies, there are certain actions that affected companies should prepare to take.
|CFPB Issues Clarification and Guidance on Mortgage Rules|
Jones Walker LLP;
May 8, 2013, previously published on May 2, 2013As promised for some time, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") has begun issuing clarifications and guidance concerning the mortgage rules the agency finalized in January. You can read more about these rules in the February 14, 2013, and March 14, 2013, editions of the...
|HHS' HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule: Could This Apply to Financial Institutions?|
Jones Walker LLP;
May 8, 2013, previously published on May 9, 2013After much anticipation, on January 25, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), Office of Civil Rights published in the Federal Register the long-awaited Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") omnibus final rule (the "Final...
|Banking Agencies Issue Additional Guidance on Living Will Requirements|
Luke B. Falgoust; Jones Walker LLP;
April 26, 2013, previously published on April 25, 2013On April 15, 2013, the Federal Reserve Board and the FDIC issued a joint release providing (i) additional guidance and clarification for large U.S. and foreign banks required to file their second round of living wills this year, and (ii) a three month extension to the filing date for such...
|CMS, OIG Propose Extension of EHR Exception/Safe Harbor|
Lynn M. Barrett; Jones Walker LLP;
April 26, 2013, previously published on April 2013Recently, both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") and the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") published proposed rules ("Proposed Rules") that would modify current regulations involving certain donations of electronic health record items and...