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|US Department of Justice Announces New Policy to Record Statements|
Kelly B. Kramer, Lori E. Lightfoot, Michael Martinez, William Michael, Lee H. Rubin; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 3, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014The US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has announced a new policy with respect to the electronic recording of statements made by individuals in custodial situations prior to a person’s initial appearance before a judicial officer. Beginning July 11, 2014, there will be a...
|FERC Proposes to Streamline Open-Access Requirements and Protect Developer Priority Rights for US Generator Tie Lines|
David I. Bloom, J. Paul Forrester, Brantley Webb; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 3, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in which it has proposed waiving the Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) and associated requirements for public utilities that own, operate or control Interconnection Customer’s Interconnection...
|Eleventh Circuit Is First US Appeals Court to Define “Instrumentality” of a Foreign Government Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act|
Vincent J. Connelly, J. Gregory Deis, Kelly B. Kramer, William Michael, Laurence Urgenson; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 23, 2014, previously published on May 19, 2014The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has provided useful guidance on the meaning of the term “instrumentality” as used in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). In a landmark decision released on May 16, the court established the criteria for when companies...
|Proposed Regulations Provide REITs a Framework for Solar Energy Property|
Jeffrey G. Davis; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 16, 2014, previously published on May 14, 2014On May 9, 2014, the US Internal Revenue Service (the “Service”) issued proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”) that clarify the definition of real property for purposes of the real estate investment trust (“REIT”) provisions under Section 856. As...
|Increased Public and Private Scrutiny of High-Frequency Trading|
Joseph De Simone, Jerome J. Roche, Matthew Rossi; Mayer Brown LLP;
May 16, 2014, previously published on May 14, 2014Following the publication of Michael Lewis’ new book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt (“Flash Boys”), plaintiffs’ lawyers and US government regulators have increasingly focused their attention on financial institutions participating in high-frequency trading...
|Manufacturer Pays $4.3M to Settle Customs-related FCA Suit|
Sydney H. Mintzer, Jing Zhang; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 29, 2014, previously published on April 25, 2014On April 21, 2014, it was announced that Otter Products LLC (operating as “OtterBox”) has paid $4.3 million to settle a whistle-blower suit alleging that its import practice violated the False Claims Act (“FCA”) and the Tariff Act of 1930. OtterBox is a US company that...
|Sixth Circuit Slams the Door on Unreliable, Result-Oriented Expert Testimony in Disparate-Impact Case|
Miriam R. Nemetz, Carl J. Summers, Evan M. Tager; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 17, 2014Plaintiffs increasingly rely on questionable expert testimony to fill gaps in their proof, trusting that the imprimatur of an expert will overcome otherwise insuperable deficiencies in their cases. In employment cases, where dubious expert testimony frequently is offered to show disparate impact or...
|FTC Authority to Bring Enforcement Actions Over Data-Security Standards Upheld|
Stephen Lilley, Archis A. Parasharami, Lei Shen, Evan M. Wooten; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 18, 2014 In a recent decision, a federal judge concluded that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has the power to regulate data security and thus rejected a company’s challenge to the FTC’s authority. If the decision stands, the FTC is likely to continue its scrutiny of businesses’...
|FTC Requires Companies to Honor Privacy Policies of Acquired Companies|
Joseph P. Minta, Howard W. Waltzman; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 11, 2014The US Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has a significant history of using its Section 5 authority to enforce promises that companies make to consumers in privacy policies. When one company acquires another, however, the companies’ existing privacy policies may be inconsistent. On...
|Revisions to WTO Agreement on Government Procurement Enter into Force|
Timothy J. Keeler, Marcia G. Madsen, Kelsey M. Rule; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014The revised World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) entered into force on April 6, 2014. The overarching principles of the GPA continue to be nondiscrimination and transparency, and many of the Agreement’s procedures and requirements closely resemble those...