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HTMLEPA Files Brief in Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Dispute
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently filed a brief in its ongoing suit against industry groups’ allegations of “overcontrol” of upwind states. The D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments on the suit’s remaining issues beginning February 25.

 

HTMLCFTC Penalizes Summit Energy for Failure to Register as a CTA
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015
On January 16, the CFTC issued a settlement order requiring Summit Energy Services, Inc. to pay a $140,000 civil monetary penalty for acting as an unregistered CTA in violation of Section 4m(1) of the CEA. The CTA regulatory regime merits particular attention from market participants, due to the...

 

HTMLBroker-Dealers Face Unique Challenges Under Unclaimed Property Laws, Says New SIFMA White Paper
Peter J. Anderson, Eric A. Arnold, Bruce M. Bettigole, Olga Greenberg, Clifford E. Kirsch; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015
On January 23, 2015, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) released a new white paper outlining the unique and varied challenges broker-dealers face when complying with state unclaimed property laws and regulations. The paper, entitled “In Brief: Unclaimed Property...

 

HTMLU.S. Government Petitions for Rehearing of Second Circuit’s Decision in U.S. v. Newman
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015
On January 23, 2015, the U.S. government filed a petition seeking a panel rehearing and rehearing en banc of the Second Circuit’s decision in U.S. v. Newman, which reversed the insider trading convictions of two “tippees.” The government’s petition argued that Newman’s...

 

HTMLVenture Global LNG Obtains Financing for Calcasieu Pass Export Project
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015
Venture Global LNG, Inc. announced that it has obtained $125 million in equity financing to fund the development of LNG export facilities in the United States, including Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass Project in Cameron Parish, La. According to the press release, full commencement of the...

 

HTMLSEC Releases Results of 2014 Cybersecurity Exam Sweep
Clifford E. Kirsch, Michael B. Koffler, Susan S. Krawczyk, Stephen E. Roth, Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015
On February 3, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a Risk Alert prepared by its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) that summarizes the results of a sweep of more than 100 broker-dealers and investment advisers that OCIE undertook in 2014 in order to assess the...

 

HTMLObama Administration Seeks $6 Billion Budget for RUS Program with Similar Previously-Rejected Restrictions on Lending
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on February 6, 2015
The Obama administration is pursuing a $6 billion budget for the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Electric Loan program’s 2016 fiscal year, a $500 million increase over the program’s 2015 fiscal year. Reflecting the administration’s goal of phasing out fossil fuel subsidies, this...

 

HTMLMemorandum Prepared By Company President On Afternoon Of Deadly Incident Deemed Privileged
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on February 9, 201
In litigation arising out of a worker’s death in a drilling rig incident, a party sought to withhold as privileged a memorandum prepared on the afternoon of the incident by the company’s president based on interviews and notes he conducted at the site of the incident. He addressed the...

 

HTMLFERC Issues Revised Schedule for Environmental Review of Jordan Cove Energy Project’s LNG Export Terminal
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015
FERC has issued a notice of a revised schedule for its environmental review of Jordan Cove Energy Project¿s proposed LNG export terminal at Coos Bay, Ore., and the proposed interconnected pipeline. The final environmental impact statement will be released June 12, 2015. Other federal agencies...

 

HTMLElectricity Transmission and Distribution Equipment Ineligible for Georgia Sales Tax Manufacturing Exemption
Michele Borens, Jonathan A. Feldman, Jeffrey A. Friedman, Todd A. Lard, Carley A. Roberts; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 13, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015
The Georgia Tax Tribunal has held that an electric utility’s transmission and distribution equipment was not “necessary and integral to the manufacture of tangible personal property” and thus did not qualify for an exemption from Georgia sales and use tax. See Georgia Power...

 


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