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HTMLMandatory Clearing in Europe May Still Be “A Ways Off”: ESMA Responds to Proposed Amendments on Interest Rate Swaps Clearing RTS and Postpones Consideration of FX NDF Clearing
Brian Barrett, James M. Cain, Daphne G. Frydman, David T. McIndoe, Mark D. Sherrill; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act’s mandatory clearing requirement for interest rate swaps and certain credit default swaps has been in place for quite some time. However, the clearing requirement for these and other types of swap transactions under the European...

 

HTMLNRECA Urges FERC to Limit EPA’s Clean Power Plan
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 20, 2015
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), a group representing over 900 private, not-for-profit electric cooperatives in the U.S., has urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to limit the impact of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed...

 

HTMLCalifornia Joins Maryland and Ohio in Addressing “Price Optimization”
Thomas W. Curvin, John S. Pruitt, Stephen E. Roth, Cynthia R. Shoss, Phillip E. Stano; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 23, 2015
The California Insurance Commissioner issued a notice on February 18, 2015 to more than 750 property and casualty insurers doing business in California, announcing that “any use of Price Optimization in the ratemaking/pricing process or in a rating plan is unfairly discriminatory in violation...

 

HTMLTCEQ Reassumes Texas Permitting Duties from EPA.
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 20, 2015
For the past two years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has handled permitting duties in Texas while the state has worked on implementing its own program. On Thursday the EPA issued its last federal greenhouse gas permit in Texas and transferred the remaining applications to the...

 

HTMLOSHA Inspections Can Get Costly; Manufacturer Hit With $1.7 Million In Proposed Penalties
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015
While inspecting an injury at a furniture manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, OSHA expanded its inspection to the full facility and identified 12 alleged willful, 12 repeated, and 14 serious safety violations that carry a $1.76 million proposed penalty. OSHA also placed the company in the Severe...

 

HTMLFederal Court Rejects “Stacking” Consecutive Insurance Policies But Applies Highest Coverage Limit
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 23, 2015
The Insured operated a New Mexico brine well facility involved in solution mining of salt from brine water from 1995 to 2008. In a state court lawsuit, a neighboring property owner sued the Insured for property damage caused by the mining operation (specifically, damages caused when the roof of the...

 

HTMLRely at Your Own Risk: Taxpayer Properly Applies Georgia Regulation, Loses
Stephen A. Burroughs, Timothy A. Gustafson; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015
The Georgia Tax Tribunal held that for sales and use tax purposes contractors are per se consumers of tangible personal property and thus are ineligible for: (1) the sale for resale exclusion, and (2) a regulatory exclusion for property temporarily stored in Georgia while in interstate commerce....

 

HTMLPrivilege Refresher From Illinois Federal Court
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 20, 2015
In almost any litigation, questions will surface about whether certain communications and documents are privileged and protected from discovery. One of the key roles that in-house counsel can cover is educating the company about the details of privilege law. To this end, it is helpful for in-house...

 

HTMLPlanned Visit by Petronas Executives Raises Hopes for B.C. LNG Export Terminal
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 23, 2015
A planned visit to British Columbia (B.C.) by Petronas executives in March 2015 has raised hopes that Petronas affiliate Pacific NorthWest LNG’s proposed LNG export terminal is still under consideration by the company. Read more in the Globe and Mail report.

 

HTMLCanadian Federal Government Proposes Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance for LNG Facilities
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 20, 2015
Canada’s federal government has proposed revised tax regulations that would increase the capital cost allowance (CCA) rate for equipment used in natural gas liquefaction from 8% to 30% and increase the CCA rate for buildings at a liquefaction facility from 6% to 10%. The proposed tax relief...

 


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