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|FERC Gives Final Clean Air Act Approval for Freeport LNG Export Terminal|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Clean Air Act, FERC Staff has prepared a final General Conformity Determination (GCD) for the Freeport LNG export terminal project near Quintana Island, Brazoria County, Texas. The purpose of the GCD is to ensure that the project...
|Georgetown and Fordham Global Antitrust Law Symposia Focus on Trends in Cartel Enforcement, Merger Control, IP and Financial Services|
Matthew P. Hendrickson, James A. Keyte, Sharis A. Pozen, Steven C. Sunshine, Ingrid E. Vandenborre; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014Last week, Georgetown University Law Center hosted its Eighth Annual Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium, and Fordham University School of Law hosted its 41st Annual International Antitrust Law and Policy Conference. These symposia provide key antitrust regulators a forum to discuss recent...
|Recent Enforcement Highlights Importance of Antitrust Compliance in China|
Sébastien J. Evrard, Peter J. Wang, Yizhe Zhang; Jones Day;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014Chinese antitrust authorities have been particularly active in the past month and have orchestrated several highly publicized “dawn raids” of international companies, including Microsoft, Accenture and a German luxury car manufacturer, for alleged potential antitrust violations. Recent...
|Federal Court Relaxes Requirements for Australian Class Actions|
John Emmerig, Michael Legg; Jones Day;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014Ms Gray commenced two class actions related to the provision of consumer credit by Cash Converters franchises through "personal loan" and "cash advance" contracts. The respondents are alleged to have engaged in unconscionable conduct in contravention of s 12CB(1) of the...
|Missouri Supreme Court Clarifies When Deceptive Practices Occuring After the Sale May Still be Within Coverage of the Merchandising Practices Act|
Michael James Smith; Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, L.L.C.;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014The Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA), enacted in 1967, was meant to expand the common law definition of fraud to protect consumers from unfair or deceptive practices done “in connection with the sale or advertisement of any merchandise.” 407.020.1 RSMo 2013. Two new decisions...
|Supreme Court Of Canada Denies Leave To Appeal From Decision Clarifying Available Disgorgement Remedies In Competition And Consumer Protection Claims|
Michelle T. Maniago, Alessandra V. Nosko; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014On Thursday, September 4, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the plaintiffs’ motion for leave to appeal in Wakelam v. Wyeth Consumer Healthcare/Wyeth Soin de Sante Inc. The leave application arose from a 2014 British Columbia Court of Appeal decision that clarified whether plaintiffs...
|FDA Issues Draft Guidance Regarding Controlled Correspondence from Generics Manufacturers|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014On August 26, 2014, the FDA issued draft guidance to address “controlled correspondence,” which is the correspondence that generic drug manufacturers submit to the FDA to request information and to clarify issues related to generic drug development, and the FDA’s procedure for...
|Do Not Pass Go: Federal Judge Orders Execs Jailed for Contempt of Recall Order|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014A recent federal decision has made clear that court-ordered recalls can have real teeth, not just for manufacturers but also their officers—especially when the court has reason to suspect a company’s execs are deliberately dragging their feet.
|FTC Approves iKeepSafe Program as COPPA Safe Harbor|
Ieuan Jolly; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 2014The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved iKeepSafe as a self-regulatory "safe harbor" program under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The FTC's COPPA Rule requires, among other things, that online sites, apps, and services that knowingly collect personal...
|UDAP/UDAAP: Goodbye Regulation, Hello Guidance|
Craig N. Landrum; Jones Walker LLP;
September 16, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014In recognition that its authority to issue credit practices rules for insured institutions was repealed as a consequence of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank"), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the "Board") is...