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HTMLFederal Judge Dismisses Class Action Arising from Data Breach
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2016, previously published on August 11, 2016
A D.C. federal judge has dismissed a putative class action against CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield that arose from a 2014 data breach. The judge determined that the alleged injuries suffered by the seven named plaintiffs failed to establish standing to sue, finding that “merely having...

 

HTMLCyber Storm V Highlights Need for Greater Info-sharing and Formalized Incident Response
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2016, previously published on August 10, 2016
Results from the Department of Homeland Security’s (“DHS”) “Cyber Storm V” national exercise revealed that challenges remain around information and cyber threat indictor sharing, and that a plan for widespread cyber response would help improve response from government...

 

HTMLTwo Wisconsin Coops Lead Charge on New Solar Project
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 9, 2016, previously published on August 9, 2016
A new solar project being developed in Wisconsin will serve the state’s electric cooperatives, providing 15 megawatts of capacity. The “Sunflower II” array, to be located in Hammond, will be interconnected into the distribution system of St. Croix Electric Cooperative, which has...

 

HTMLCoops Prominent on Solar Energy Top 10 List
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 9, 2016, previously published on August 9, 2016
Electric cooperatives are major contributors to a surge of solar energy additions in the United States, according to an industry study. A trio of coops ranks among the top 10 utilities in cumulative solar watts per customer in a recent industry ranking.

 

HTMLEPA Denies Request to Reconsider MATS Startup-Shutdown Rules
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 9, 2016, previously published on August 9, 2016
Last Friday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied a petition filed by environmental groups requesting that the EPA reconsider changes it had made to its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule. The specific regulations at issue, which are now final, allowed certain operators of...

 

HTMLElectric Coops Fuel Rural Broadband Growth
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 9, 2016, previously published on August 9, 2016
Electric cooperatives are helping to bring high-speed internet access to rural areas. Today, about 40 electric coops offer or are in the process of building networks to provide high-speed internet service, compared with just one in 2010.

 

HTMLRecent Accidents Raise Questions About Self-Driving Cars
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2016, previously published on August 8, 2016
Recent news of accidents involving cars in automated driving mode have provoked numerous questions and speculation concerning the viability of automated driving. There, however, has been limited commentary focused on how these accidents, though unusual with respect to the technology involved, are...

 

HTMLAuto Insurers, Buckle Up — Automated Tech Is Already Here
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2016, previously published on August 8, 2016
Many auto insurers have developed a false sense of security based on a belief that vehicles with automated driving technology are still several years off, but recent events have demonstrated that the public is buying and driving cars that have a high degree of automation. Auto insurers, whose...

 

HTMLPower Play: Energy Utilities Score Big as FCC Approves Use of Robocalls and Texts Under the TCPA; Schools Get an Assist
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Patricia A. Gorham, Phillip E. Stano, Rocco E. Testani; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2016, previously published on August 8, 2016
Late last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a long-anticipated declaratory order, ruling that utility companies may make robocalls and send automated texts to their customers concerning matters closely related to the utility service, without violating the Telephone Consumer...

 

HTMLUnfair Apportionment in Arkansas: ALJ Requires Taxpayer to Use Marked-Based Method to Apportion Services Income
Chris M. Mehrmann, Carley A. Roberts; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2016, previously published on August 1, 2016
An administrative law judge (ALJ) of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration upheld the denial of a taxpayer’s corporate income tax refund claim, after the taxpayer attempted to amend its returns to apply the cost of performance method of sourcing income.

 


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