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HTMLSecond Circuit Rejects Extraterritorial Application of Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Provision
Thomas R. Bundy, Peter N. Farley, Patricia A. Gorham, Cheryl L. Haas, Cynthia M. Krus; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 18, 2014
On August 14, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit became the first U.S. appellate court to weigh in on the extraterritorial application of the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. In Liu v. Siemens, A.G., the Second...

 

HTMLFlorida Legislature Relaxes Agency Licensing Requirements for Broker-Dealer Branch Offices Selling Insurance Products but Creates New Disclosure Requirements for Surrenders
Eric A. Arnold, Clifford E. Kirsch, Michael B. Koffler, Susan S. Krawczyk, Holly H. Smith; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
Under current Florida insurance laws, branch offices of broker-dealers selling insurance products in Florida are required to either “license” or “register” as agency branches (in addition to satisfying insurance producer licensing requirements). However, Florida recently...

 

HTMLRecent Amendment Implements Important Changes to the Georgia Brownfield Program
James B. Jordan, Trent Myers; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
Effective on July 1, House Bill 957 (2014) (the “Amendment”) amended the Georgia Brownfield Act, O.C.G.A. § 12-8-200 et seq. (the Act). The Amendment broadens applicability of the Act, expands the pool of eligible parties under the Act, and clarifies the transferability of the...

 

HTMLDOE Adopts Revised Procedures for Reviewing Applications to Export LNG to Non-FTA Nations
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014
In a notice submitted for publication in the Federal Register tomorrow (Friday), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it has adopted its proposal to suspend its practice of issuing conditional decisions on applications to export LNG from the lower-48 states to nations without a Free...

 

HTMLRailroad Worker’s Retaliation Claims For Refusing To Fabricate Safety Violations Proceed To Jury
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
The anti-retaliation provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act are fairly recent additions to the statute and contain, on their face, a lighter causation standard than other employment retaliation statutes. They provide that a “railroad carrier ... may not discharge, demote, suspend,...

 

HTMLGeorgia Coop Takes Out Ad Against EPA Rule
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014
Oglethorpe Power was among a group of power companies that took out a full-page advertisement in the Atlanta Journal Constitution in opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule curbing carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The ad ran on August 10 and...

 

HTMLProposed Regulatory Changes Spark Concerns for New Mexico Coop
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014
Jemez Mountain Electrical Coop is concerned about proposed changes to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) regulations. BIA states that the revised regulations would update and streamline the process of obtaining rights-of-way on Native American land, but Jemez Mountain believes the modified process...

 

HTMLSierra Club Continues Fight Against LNG Exports: Files Protest Against Golden Pass LNG Export Project
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014
Sierra Club continued to its voice opposition to exports of LNG by filing a protest with FERC against the proposed Golden Pass LNG export terminal near Sabine Pass, Texas. As in several previous protests against LNG export terminal projects which FERC found unpersuasive, Sierra Club argued, among...

 

HTMLBNSF Railway to Increase Coal Shipments to Dairyland Facility
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
BNSF Railway has pledged to increase shipments of coal to the Genoa facility of Dairyland Power Cooperative. Dairyland is confident that the increased shipments will allow its Genoa facility to continue operating through the winter. The increase is due to pressure from the federal Surface...

 

HTMLJudge Rules County Zoning Exemptions Granted for Cove Point LNG Terminal Are Invalid
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
The Associated Press (AP) and Southern Maryland News (SoMdNews) report that a judge has ruled that zoning exemptions granted by Calvert County Commissioners for the Dominion Cove Point LNG terminal are invalid. According to the SoMdNews report, Judge James Salmon ruled that “the exemptions...

 


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