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HTMLSEC Waives Whistleblower Eligibility Requirements to Issue $400,000 Award
Peter J. Anderson, Eric A. Arnold, Keith J. Barnett, Bruce M. Bettigole, Thomas R. Bundy; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014
On July 31, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) issued a $400,000 whistleblower award to an individual who provided information leading to a successful SEC enforcement action. The SEC’s whistleblower program was created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...

 

HTMLHouse Passes Bill to Make Bonus Depreciation Permanent
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
On July 11, 2014, the House of Representatives passed a bill to renew bonus depreciation and to make the provision permanent. Bonus depreciation is one of several expired provisions that House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) has made sought to make permanent.

 

HTMLFERC to Prepare EIS for Gulf LNG Export Terminal Project
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
FERC has issued a notice of its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Gulf LNG export terminal project at the Port of Pascagoula, Miss. and interconnected pipeline. Comments on the scope of FERC’s environmental review are due September 1, 2014. FERC...

 

HTMLPivotal LNG Requests One-Time Authority to Transport LNG to Puerto Rico
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
Pending FERC action on Pivotal LNG’s petition for declaratory order (PDO) regarding LNG transportation on an expedited based, Pivotal has requested a one-time authorization from FERC by August 7, 2014 to sell approximately 30,000 gallons of LNG via ISO containers starting August 11, 2014, for...

 

HTMLFlorida Court of Appeal Holds Insured’s Death Alone Does Not Trigger Unclaimed Property Law Obligations
Ellen M. Dunn, Robert D. Owen, Phillip E. Stano, Steuart H. Thomsen, Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
In an opinion filed August 5, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal held that Florida’s unclaimed property law does not make life insurance proceeds due and payable at the time of the insured’s death and does not impose an affirmative duty on life insurers to search death...

 

HTMLEPA Requests FERC to Reexamine Environmental Justice and Other Issues for Freeport LNG Export Project
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Office in Dallas, Texas, filed comments on FERC’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Freeport LNG export terminal near the Town of Quintana, Texas. EPA states that it “continues to have environmental...

 

HTMLDOE Authorizes LNG Exports to Non-FTA Nations from Proposed Oregon LNG Terminal
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order conditionally approving the export of up to 1.25 Bcf/day of LNG (LNG) over 20 years from the proposed Oregon LNG Terminal in Warrenton, Ore. to nations without a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States. The approval is...

 

HTMLNRECA-Backed Endangered Species Bill Passed by House
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill entitled the 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act requiring more transparency in certain matters of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The bill would require, among other things, the public release of certain information, including the...

 

HTMLElectric Coops Speak Out Against EPA’s Proposed Carbon Emissions Rule
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
Representatives from dozens of electric cooperatives from around the country spoke at public hearings conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. The general consensus was that the proposed EPA carbon emissions...

 

HTMLFinancial Service Company’s Nonqualified Plan Found to be an ERISA Pension Plan
Brenna M. Clark, Adam B. Cohen, Andrea M. Gehman, Michael A. Hepburn, Paul R. Lang; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
In Tolbert v. RBC Capital Markets (July 14, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that a deferred incentive compensation plan maintained by a financial services company for certain employees was an “employee pension benefit plan” (pension plan) for purposes of the...

 


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