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HTMLFederal Court Strikes Down Minnesota Global Warming Act as Unconstitutional
Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 28, 2014
The Federal District Court in Minneapolis ruled that Minnesota’s “Next Generation Act,” which sought to limit increases in statewide carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, including from power plants located outside the state, is unconstitutional.

 

HTMLCollaborative Action Results in Adoption of Strict New Colorado Air Quality Rules; Local Groups Want More Restrictions on Oil and Gas Activities
Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 28, 2014
On February 23, 2014, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission adopted new point source emissions rules seeking to reduce the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and methane from oil and gas operations. The new rules are among the strictest in the country and are the very first to...

 

HTMLEnergy Groups Ask Supreme Court To Hear California Low Carbon Fuel Case
Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 28, 2014
Ethanol trade groups Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy recently filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court to make a final ruling on the constitutionality of California’s low carbon fuel standard (LCFS).

 

HTMLBay Area Commuter Benefits Program
Alexis Kramer, John E. Schembari; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 29, 2014, previously published on April 21, 2014
Due to recent updates to the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program (the “Program”), we wanted to explain steps you may need to take in the next several months. The Program requires all employers with 50 or more full-time employees in the Bay Area to provide commuter benefits to their...

 

HTMLWindsor Amendments Required Before Year End For Some Retirement Plans
Alfred B. Fowler, Peter C. Langdon, Juliana Reno, John E. Schembari, Michelle M. Ueding; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 10, 2014
Late last week the IRS issued guidance (Notice 2014-19) regarding required amendments to qualified retirement plans in response to United States v. Windsor (“Windsor”). You may recall that on June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in Windsor that found the...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Holds Severance Payments Are Generally Subject to FICA; SUB Payments Are Not
Alfred B. Fowler, Peter C. Langdon, Juliana Reno, John E. Schembari, Michelle M. Ueding; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 4, 2014, previously published on March 25, 2014
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in United States v. Quality Stores Inc., holding that severance payments generally are subject to Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes, but payments under Supplemental Unemployment Compensation Benefit Plans are not. Based on this...

 

HTMLUnderinsured Motorist Coverage Offer Does Not Require Price Quote
S. David Childers; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 4, 2014, previously published on April 2, 2014
On March 27, 2014, Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals issued its decision in Newman v. Cornerstone National Ins. Co., Case No. 1 CA-CV13-0082 (3/27/14), holding that a written offer of underinsured motorist (“UIM”) coverage does not require a corresponding premium price to be...

 

HTMLWhistleblowing in Public, Liability in Private
Jessica L. Skladzien, Homero E. Vela; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2014, previously published on March 14, 2014
On March 4, 2014 the United States Supreme Court held that “whistleblower” protection under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 extends to the employees of a public company’s private contractors and subcontractors. This 6-3 opinion in Lawson et al. v. FMR LLC., et al. expands the reach...

 

HTMLPennsylvania Denies Reconsideration of Robinson Township
Todd J. Guerrero, Christopher S. Heroux, Thomas W. Snyder; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 11, 2014, previously published on March 6, 2014
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declined to reconsider its December 19, 2013 decision in which it declared as unconstitutional several aspects of a state law aimed at gas and oil development.

 

HTMLNebraska Court Voids Governor Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline Route; State will Appeal
Todd J. Guerrero, Christopher S. Heroux, Thomas W. Snyder; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 11, 2014, previously published on March 6, 2014
On February 19, 2014, a Nebraska state court judge voided Governor Heineman’s January 22, 2013 approval of TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL Pipeline route through Nebraska, ruling that the underlying statute is unconstitutional. Lancaster County District Court Judge Stephanie...

 


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