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HTMLPower Play: Energy Utilities Score Big as FCC Approves Use of Robocalls and Texts Under the TCPA; Schools Get an Assist
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Patricia A. Gorham, Phillip E. Stano, Rocco E. Testani; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2016, previously published on August 8, 2016
Late last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a long-anticipated declaratory order, ruling that utility companies may make robocalls and send automated texts to their customers concerning matters closely related to the utility service, without violating the Telephone Consumer...

 

HTMLThree Million Reasons to Understand the New Federal Rules: Deleting Emails Results in Multi-Million-Dollar Rule 37(e) Sanction
Francis X. Nolan, Robert D. Owen, Jim L. Silliman, Phillip E. Stano; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2016, previously published on August 2, 2016
On July 12, a federal district court imposed a $3 million punitive sanction pursuant to the recently amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e). GN Netcom, Inc. v. Plantronics, Inc., No. CV 12-1318-LPS, 2016 WL 3792833 (D. Del. July 12, 2016). The sanction was imposed on a corporate defendant...

 

HTMLVoice Over Internet Protocol and the TCPA: The Hidden Pothole on the Information Super Highway
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Patricia A. Gorham, Phillip E. Stano, Rocco E. Testani; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 27, 2016, previously published on July 27, 2016
Since the enactment of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in 1991, technological advances in the way people communicate have often outpaced the ability of the courts and the Federal Communications Commission to reconcile those advances with the TCPA. The proliferation of cell phones and...

 

HTMLU.S. Customs Aims to Increase Enforcement of the Jones Act
David A. Baay, Jacob Dweck, Susan G. Lafferty, David M. McCullough, Ronald W. Zdrojeski; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 20, 2016, previously published on July 20, 2016
In what could foretell a significant increase in the enforcement of the coastwise trade provisions of the Jones Act, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Customs) announced on July 18 the creation of the National Jones Act Division of Enforcement (JADE). The Jones Act’s coastwise trade...

 

HTMLAdministration Signals Intent to Challenge Judicial Decision That Struck Down Fracking Rule as Unlawful
David A. Baay, Jim L. Silliman; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016
On June 24, the Obama Administration filed its notice of appeal to challenge last week’s federal court decision to strike down the newest regulation over hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as being “in excess of its statutory...

 

HTMLWhat Is Your Starting Salary? New FLSA Regulations Raise The Bar For U.S. Employers
Juan C. Garcia, Matt Gatewood, Michael A. Hepburn, Paul R. Lang, Gail L. Westover; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 24, 2016, previously published on May 23, 2016
Employers with salaried employees earning under $47,476 annually should evaluate the impact on their organizations of major changes to employee compensation following new federal wage requirements effective December 1, 2016.

 

HTMLEPA Denies Five Petitions for Reconsideration of New Source Performance Standards
Joshua L. Belcher, Jay Holloway, Cedric E. Seley, Liz Williamson; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 6, 2016, previously published on May 6, 2016
On April 29, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied petitions by the Utility Air Regulatory Group (UARG), American Electric Power (AEP), Ameren Corp., the State of Wisconsin, and the Energy and Environmental Legal Institute (EELI), seeking reconsideration of certain aspects of EPA’s...

 

HTMLEffect of Energy Policy Bills on Natural Gas Exports
Jacob Dweck, Paul F. Forshay, Daniel P. LeFort, Michael A. Stosser, Kyle E. Wamstad; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 25, 2016, previously published on April 22, 2016
Legislative Update. On April 20, the U.S. Senate passed broad legislation that covers many different aspects of the energy and environmental sectors, including changes to streamline the approval process for the export of natural gas from the United States. The bill is the most comprehensive...

 

HTMLLimited Liability Communication: Seventh Circuit Limits TCPA Liability for Communications Made by Third-Parties 
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Phillip E. Stano, Rocco E. Testani, Lewis S. Wiener; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2016, previously published on March 24, 2016
On March 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling that a small business had no liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for fax advertisements sent by a third-party outside the scope of the business owner’s express...

 

HTMLDial “C” for Confusion: Courts Split on TCPA Definition of Autodialer
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Phillip E. Stano, Rocco E. Testani, Lewis S. Wiener; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 15, 2016, previously published on March 15, 2016
Notwithstanding so-called “guidance” from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in its July 2015 Order, the definition of “automatic telephone dialing system” (ATDS or autodialer) continues to be a disputed issue. This issue perpetuates the uncertainty over the scope...

 


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