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HTMLNHTSA Releases Driverless Car Guidelines
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 21, 2016, previously published on September 20, 2016
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released its highly anticipated guidelines on the regulation of autonomous vehicles. The Federal Automated Vehicles Policy signals NHTSA’s continued support of driverless technology development by promising manufacturers expedited...

 

HTMLSEC Adopts Changes to Form ADV and Books and Records Rules
Eric A. Arnold, Clifford E. Kirsch, Michael B. Koffler, Susan S. Krawczyk, Holly H. Smith; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2016, previously published on September 19, 2016
On August 25, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) adopted amendments to Form ADV Part 1 that will require SEC-registered investment advisers to provide a significant amount of new information.1 The SEC adopted these amendments to Form ADV to improve the depth and quality of information...

 

HTMLCruise Ships Miss the Boat on TCPA Compliance to the Tune of Up to $76 Million
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Phillip E. Stano, Rocco E. Testani, Lewis S. Wiener; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 16, 2016, previously published on August 12, 2016
With a trial looming like storm clouds on the horizon, several cruise ship companies and their affiliated travel agencies settled a “robocall” Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action up to $76 million. The settlement, announced on September 8, 2016, was reached just weeks...

 

HTMLLumber War May Be Imminent
Mark D. Herlach, Gregory S. Kaufman, Allison E. Speaker, Ryan R. Weiss; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 16, 2016, previously published on September 16, 2016
Negotiations to keep the peace in the complex and long-running international trade dispute between the United States and Canada over U.S. imports of Canadian softwood lumber appear to have stalled. Parties on both sides of the border are preparing for another round of import relief actions, which...

 

HTMLCongressional Republicans Urge Auto Safety Regulators To Step Up Cybersecurity Efforts
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 14, 2016, previously published on September 14, 2016
In a recent letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, four Republican members of Congress outlined their concerns regarding vehicle hacking, in which a hacker could take control of a vehicle’s steering or brakes. The letter was responding in part to research published in...

 

HTMLPittsburgh To Be Testing Ground for Uber’s Driverless Cars
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 14, 2016, previously published on September 14, 2016
As part of what has been called “greenlight governing,” a hands-off approach to regulating businesses that gives companies plenty of free rein to experiment, Pittsburgh has become a key testing ground for driverless cars. Uber is a key example: Uber is anticipated to roll out a fleet of...

 

HTMLCobb EMC is the Most Affordable Electric Provider in Georgia
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 13, 2016, previously published on September 7, 2016
The 2016 Georgia PSC (PSC) summer survey found that the rates of the Cobb Electric Membership Corporation (Cobb EMC) are the lowest in Georgia. According to the PSC’s survey, compared to the average electric utility customer, Cobb EMC members save approximately $31.66 dollars per month on...

 

HTMLCFTC Finalizes Rules on Cybersecurity Testing for Futures Industry
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 13, 2016, previously published on September 9, 2016
Under new rules adopted by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), various entities in the futures industry must undertake cybersecurity testing. At its open meeting on Sept. 8, 2016, the CFTC amended its system safeguards rules for exchanges, clearinghouses, and data repositories to...

 

HTMLVolvo and Autoliv Team Up on Driverless Car Software
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 13, 2016, previously published on September 9, 2016
Volvo and auto safety group Autoliv have announced a new joint venture to develop driverless vehicle software. The joint venture is expected to develop advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driver (AD) systems for use in Volvos. Volvo also recently announced a $300 million...

 

HTMLDairyland Power Begins Construction of New Solar Project
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 13, 2016, previously published on September 8, 2016
Dairyland Power Cooperative (Dairyland Power) recently broke ground on what will become one of Wisconsin’s largest solar projects. The project, which is located in Medford, Wisconsin, will generate approximately 2.5 MW of electricity—enough to power around 450 homes. Once completed, it...

 


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