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|FAA Releases Commercial Drone Regulations|
William (Bill) D. Janicki; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
July 26, 2016, previously published on June 2016On Tuesday, the FAA issued its long-awaited commercial drone regulations allowing for a wide range of unmanned aircraft operations without further FAA approval. These regulations are contained in new 14 C.F.R. Part 107 and will take effect sixty days after publication in the Federal Register.
|Key Issues and Insights for Transportation and Energy Companies Regarding Commercial Drone Operations|
John D. Goetz, Ira M. Karoll, Rebecca MacPherson, Devin A. Winklosky; Jones Day;
July 26, 2016, previously published on July 2016On June 21, 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) released Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations that, for the first time, provide standards for general operation and certification of drones or small unmanned aircraft systems (“sUAS”). The new Part 107 was...
|A Game Changer for Personal Jurisdiction|
J. Bruce McKissock, Nicolai A. Schurko; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
July 20, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016The landscape of where large national companies can be sued in the United States has dramatically changed over the past few years. Imagine the following scenario: a younger husband and wife, residents of Ohio, have left their children with a babysitter and are driving a rented SUV on a remote road...
Spencer Guld, Michael L. Sterling; Vandeventer Black LLP;
June 16, 2016, previously published on June 2016There is a strong trend toward the use of unmanned aerial aircrafts (drones) in commercial industries, such as the construction, agricultural, and insurance sectors. In a Goldman Sachs drone use forecast released in March 2016, estimated global spending on drones over the next 5 years is predicted...
|Making a Federal Case Out of Your Trade Secrets: DTSA Creates Federal Civil Action for Trade Secret Owners|
Bose McKinney Evans LLP;
June 3, 2016, previously published on May 11, 2016Want to make a federal case out of your trade secrets? It got easier to do just that after President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) into law on May 11, 2016. Effective immediately, DTSA creates a federal civil action for the owner of a trade secret that...
|Senate Unveils Watered Down FAA Bill|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
March 24, 2016, previously published on March 11, 2016On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee unveiled a bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization that would fund the agency through the 2017 fiscal year.
|Senate Sends Short-Term FAA Extension to House|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
March 24, 2016, previously published on March 18, 2016On Thursday, the Senate passed a short-term funding extension for the Federal Aviation Administration by unanimous consent. The Senate extension would extend funding through July 15, 2016 and extend some revenue provisions through March 2017.
|House Eyes FAA Extension|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
March 18, 2016, previously published on March 4, 2016After a wide-ranging House Republican effort to re-authorize the Federal Aviation Administration program fell apart, GOP leaders are now weighing a nine-month extension.
|Brazilian Government Increases Cap on Foreign Ownership of Brazilian Airlines|
S. Wade Angus, Artur L. Badra, John D. Goetz, J. Bruce McDonald, Luiz Felipe Noronha; Jones Day;
March 15, 2016, previously published on March 2016On March 2, 2016, the Brazilian federal government proposed a new rule-Medida Provisória n. 714/2016 ("MP 714")— which increased the existing 20 percent limit on foreign ownership in a Brazilian airline to 49 percent of the Brazilian airline's total voting capital.
|The FAA’s Proposed Regulations on Drones and their Impact on Agriculture|
Luke C. Holst; McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO;
March 9, 2016, previously published on 1st Quarter, 2016Amidst falling farm prices and lower income, the agriculture industry is turning towards an emerging technology in an attempt to deploy resources more efficiently and increase profit margins. Drones, also called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“UAV”) or Unmanned Aerial Systems...