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|Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Proposed Rule Released: Would Expand Federal Jurisdiction over Streams and Wetlands|
Margaret N. Strand; Venable LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 2014After several years of false starts, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have released their proposed rule, Definition of 'Waters of the United States' Under the Clean Water Act, which identifies the waters that are jurisdictional under the federal...
|New York City's New Sick Time Law|
Natalie A. Phillips, Brian J. Turoff; Venable LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 10, 2014Under the Act, private employers with five (5) or more employees must now provide paid sick time to their employees. Specifically, employers covered under the Act are now required to provide a minimum of one (1) hour of paid sick time for every thirty (30) hours worked by an employee, subject to a...
|Board Classification in Maryland: Evaluating Section 3-803 of the MGCL|
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014Since 1999, Section 3-803 of the Mary land General Corporation Law (the “MGCL”) has permitted the board of directors of a Mary land corporation or the board of trustees of a Mary land real estate investment trust with a class of equity securities registered under the Securities Exchange...
|Regulatory and Tax Issues Posed By Convertible Virtual Currencies|
Charles K. Kolstad, D. E. Wilson; Venable LLP;
April 8, 2014, previously published on April 2014Not surprisingly, the question is how Convertible Virtual Currencies (CVCs) such as Bitcoin should be classified for tax purposes. Given the treatment of CVCs by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in FIN-2013-G001, it is not surprising that the Internal Revenue Service also concluded...
|Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses|
Robert F. Parr, Armand J. (A.J.) Zottola; Venable LLP;
April 8, 2014, previously published on April 2014Nearly all companies now use online or mobile websites and/or social media network pages to promote their businesses, sell goods or services, conduct business transactions, and connect and communicate with customers, clients, or other businesses. While these "e-commerce businesses"...
|POM Wonderful's Decertification Decision Will Be Hard to Swallow for the Plaintiffs' Class Action Bar|
Bety Javidzad, Gregory J. Sater, Daniel S. Silverman; Venable LLP;
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 2014On March 25, 2014, Judge Dean Pregerson, of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, decertified a nationwide class of consumers in a class action brought against POM Wonderful LLC over allegedly false and misleading health claims related to its pomegranate juice. Judge Pregerson's...
|Top 5 Nonprofit Legal Issues of the Past Year|
George E. Constantine; Venable LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014The IRS scandal, diverting assets, ethics and more - the annual list of issues that affected associations and nonprofits in the past year.
|CFPB’s Nashville Field Hearing on "Payday" Lending: Not What They Expected|
Suzanne Fay Garwood; Venable LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014Last week, the CFPB held a field hearing on payday lending issues. The purpose of the hearing was to release the CFPB’s latest report on payday lending and hold a forum to discuss the report's findings as well as payday lending generally.
|DMCA Takedown? Not Without a Registration|
Joshua J. Kaufman; Venable LLP;
March 28, 2014, previously published on March 25, 2014One of the most effective ways of protecting your copyrights is a takedown under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) (17 U.S.C. § 512). The DMCA was an outgrowth of a compromise between Web hosts and copyright owners. Pre-Internet, the publisher of content, be it in a newspaper or...
|Ukraine Sanctions: Now There Are Three - Executive Orders against Russia|
D. E. Wilson; Venable LLP;
March 28, 2014, previously published on March 26, 2014On March 20, 2014, President Obama signed his third executive order in under three weeks imposing sanctions against Russia concerning the situation involving Ukraine. Each executive order has a different focus, with a result being a set of economic sanctions that are focused almost as much on...