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HTMLEU Regulators Issue Draft Contractual Clauses for EU to Non- EU Data Transfers
Jane Elphick, Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014
On March 21 2014, the Article 29 Working Party (the “Working Party”) issued Working document 01/2014 on Draft Ad hoc contractual clauses “EU data processor to non-EU sub-processor" (the “Working Document”), which contains draft ad-hoc contractual clauses for...


HTMLAsbestos Defendants Face New Danger as Court Permits Punitive Damages in NYCAL Trials
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014
On April 8, 2014, Justice Sherry Klein Heitler issued a decision permitting asbestos plaintiffs in New York County to seek punitive damages in asbestos trials — a departure from decades of prior practice in New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL). For almost 20 years, the NYCAL Case...


HTMLJoint Venture Participants - Credit for Past Performance
Evangelin Lee Nichols; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014
In a bid protest decision regarding a “best value” award, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) sustained the protests by disappointed offerors on the grounds that the procuring agency unreasonably credited a joint venture awardee with the corporate experience and...


HTMLGeorgia Pacific, LLC v. Farrar: Limiting Defendants Liability for Asbestos Exposure
DeHay Elliston L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 21, 2014, previously published on March 17, 2014
Plaintiff filed suit against thirty Defendants for take home exposure due to asbestos. Plaintiff, Joyce Farrar, alleged that asbestos exposure caused her mesothelioma. Plaintiff lived with her grandparents from the early 1950s until she married in 1974. Her grandfather, John Hentgen, was a mechanic...


HTMLWomen's Equality Agenda
Jennifer A. Shoemaker; Underberg & Kessler LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 21, 2014, previously published on March 17, 2014
New York lawmakers are at it again, as the Women's Equality Agenda passed in the Assembly January 27, reviving a fight over abortion laws that derailed the law last year.


HTMLNatural Gas Explosion Leads to Asbestos Problems
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2014, previously published on March 18, 2014
If one were to believe the defense lawyers for the asbestos industry, the "crisis" of asbestos is over. The product has been banned from many uses in the United States since the early 1990s, and many of the deaths attributed to asbestos induced mesothelioma in the last three or four...


HTMLShimkus Releases Discussion Draft of TSCA Reform Legislation
Bergeson Campbell P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 11, 2014
On February 27, 2014, Representative John Shimkus (R-IL), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, released a much anticipated discussion draft that would update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).


HTMLNaturally Occurring Asbestos Found in Nevada
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 7, 2014, previously published on March 5, 2014
Asbestos is everywhere. Not only has it been worked into homes, commercial buildings, and consumer products all over America, it can be found naturally within our environment. Six different, naturally occurring asbestos minerals can be found in locations around the country, some of which have been...


HTMLElk River Chemical Spill Exposes Need for More Regulations
James P. Nevin; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 7, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014
On January 9, 2014, 7,500 gallons of coal-­cleaning chemicals seeped into the Elk River in Charleston, just 1.5 miles upstream from the region's water treatment plant. Freedom Industries, which owned the plant where the chemicals leaked from, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection....


HTMLEPA Intends Final Rule to Ensure Protection of Data Submitters' Rights
Bergeson Campbell P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated on February 5, 2014, a final rule revising and updating the regulations governing the procedures for the satisfaction of data requirements under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Given the importance of data...


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