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HTMLBan on Large Capacity Grid-Enabled Water Heaters Takes Effect April 16 Unless Congress Acts
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015
A federal ban on large capacity, grid-enabled water heaters will take effect April 16 unless the U.S. House pushes forward with legislation that would allow for continued manufacture of water heaters above 75 gallons. The bill was approved in the Senate on March 27.

 

HTMLThis is Not a Joke: Federal Court to Consider Quill and Comity
Michele Borens, Jonathan A. Feldman, Jeffrey A. Friedman, Todd A. Lard, Carley A. Roberts; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015
In the ongoing saga over Colorado’s use tax reporting laws in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl (DMA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ordered a full briefing on the Comity Doctrine and the Commerce Clause on April 13. The outcome of this case could have broad implications...

 

HTMLFourth Circuit Weighs In On CERCLA Arranger Liability
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 13, 2015
In the early 1980s, a utility company sold multiple electrical transformers containing insulating oil with polychlorinated biphenyls (“PCBs”) to Company A. Company A repaired and rebuilt the transformers for resale to meet third-party customers’ specifications. In the process, one...

 

HTMLNFA Requires Notification of CPO Delegation
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 13, 2015
In 2014, via CFTC Letters 14- 69 and 14-126, CFTC staff afforded self-executing relief from commodity pool operator (CPO) registration (subject to certain conditions) to persons who delegate their CPO responsibilities to registered CPOs. On April 8, the National Futures Association (NFA) issued...

 

HTMLIRS Issues Updates to Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System
Brenna M. Clark, Adam B. Cohen, Brittany Edwards-Franklin, Andrea M. Gehman, Alice Murtos; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015
In recent weeks, the IRS has issued two updates to its Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS). EPCRS allows plan sponsors to correct many documentary and operational errors that otherwise might jeopardize a plan’s tax-qualified status through one of three programs: the...

 

HTMLMohave Electric Cooperative Serves Members with New Solar Facility
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 13, 2015
Arizona’s Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) is now purchasing power from a new utility-grade solar facility to supply its members with renewable power. The facility is currently owned by a private developer, whose appetite for the associated tax credits improved the economics of the deal for...

 

HTMLThe CFPB Sues Debt Collectors, Their Payment Processors and Their Calling Center
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 10, 2015
On March 26, 2015, the CFPB filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against several debt collectors and their principals, companies that processed the payments for the debt collectors and a company that made pre-recorded telephone calls to consumers...

 

HTMLFCC Fines AT&T $25 Million for Privacy Violations
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on April 10, 2015
On April 8, the FCC imposed on AT&T its largest ever fine for data privacy violations. For 168 days, from November 2013 to April 2014, employees of a call center in Mexico, using computer systems maintained and operated by AT&T, accessed customer accounts to steal and sell cell phone handset unlock...

 

HTMLFERC Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Lake Charles LNG Export Project
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on April 10, 2015
FERC has released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Lake Charles liquefaction and LNG export terminal project proposed by Trunkline Gas Company and affiliates at the existing LNG import terminal at Lake Charles, La. The DEIS concludes that approval of the proposed...

 

HTMLApache Closes Sale of Kitimat LNG Interest to Woodside
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on April 10, 2015
Today, Apache Corporation announced that it has completed the previously disclosed sale of its 50% interest in the Kitimat LNG project and related upstream acreage in the Horn River and Liard natural gas basins in British Columbia, Canada, to Woodside Petroleum Limited. Total proceeds from the $854...

 


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