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HTMLMild Summer to Dampen Debt Service Coverage Ratios
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
Mild summer weather conditions in much of the country could dampen year-end electric sales and contribute to declining debt service coverage ratios for the public power and electric cooperative sectors in 2014, Fitch Ratings says. Public power and electric cooperative credit ratings can withstand...

 

HTMLCFTC Approves Exclusion for Utility Special Entities
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) approved a final rule this week to exclude certain swaps used in utility operations from one threshold used to identify swap dealers. The rule change will give counterparties additional flexibility to transact with utility special entities while...

 

HTMLSenator Wyden Renews Push for Tax Extenders
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
The Congressional tax agenda for the end of 2014 is now clear: tax extenders and inversions. Even as inversions dominate the news, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is continuing his push to pass legislation which extends expired tax provisions. On September 15, Senator Wyden...

 

HTMLAlaskan LNG Delegation Travels to Asian Nations
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
Alaska Dispatch News reports that Alaskan state officials and executives from BP, one of the sponsors of the Alaska LNG Project, recently traveled to Japan, China and South Korea to meet with utilities and others that may be involved in purchasing LNG supplies from the project. The report states...

 

HTMLCourt Denies Review of FERC Demand Response Rule
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will not review en banc a three-judge panel ruling that rejected the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s rulemaking on demand response compensation. The panel had found that Order No. 745 violates the Federal Power...

 

HTMLCity of Socorro Considers Coop Acquisition
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014
The city of Socorro, New Mexico, is analyzing the estimated costs involved in acquiring Socorro Electric Cooperative (Socorro) within the city limits. At least two-thirds of Socorro members must approve the sale should the deal move forward.

 

HTMLLouisiana LNG Energy Anticipates 2017 In-Service Date for LNG Export Terminal
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
Louisiana LNG Energy (LLNGE) recently told FERC Staff that it intends to construct its proposed LNG export terminal on the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, La. in phases, with LNG exports to begin in 2017. Full operations at the terminal are anticipated to start in early 2018. FERC’s...

 

HTMLCFPB Proposes to Examine and Directly Supervise Nonbank Auto Lenders
Keith J. Barnett, Thomas M. Byrne, B. Knox Dobbins, Cheryl L. Haas, Jason S. McCarter; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014
On September 17, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed to make nonbank automobile lenders subject to the examination and direct supervision of the Bureau. Under the proposed rule, the CFPB would include as a “larger participant” any company engaging in more than...

 

HTMLLew: Inversion Guidance Coming “Very, Very Soon,” Rather than Just in the “Very Near Future”
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014
Anti-inversion guidance from Treasury is now a near-certainty, but when they arrive and how they will operate remains a mystery. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew used strong language to warn corporations against inverting in a September 17th interview with Bloomberg Television. “Any company...

 

HTMLTCPA Hot Issues - TCPA Restricts Autodialed Calls, but Courts Split on Meaning of Autodialer
Keith J. Barnett, Thomas M. Byrne, Ellen M. Dunn, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014
To autodial or not autodial, that is the question. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) defines autodialer as “equipment which has the capacity to store or produce telephone numbers to be called, using a random or sequential number generator, and to dial such numbers.” 47 U.S.C....

 


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