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HTMLThe Supreme Court’s Keewatin Decision: How Will it Affect Canada’s Resource Industries?
Laura Easton, Heather L. Treacy; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
On July 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) issued its decision in Grassy Narrows First Nation v Ontario, 2014 SCC 48 (“Keewatin”) and confirmed that Ontario has the exclusive power to “take up” treaty lands located in the Keewatin area of Treaty 3...


HTMLVirginia Federal Court Lacks Jurisdiction Over Arizona Resident
Richard J. Medoff; Semmes Bowen Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2014, previously published on July 2014
In Hirsch v. Johnson, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia held that the court lacked personal jurisdiction over the defendant, an Arizona resident, under Virginia law and the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Court rejected...


Adobe PDFUpdate: Governor Agrees to Sign Brownfield Cleanup Program Extension Bill
Phillips Nizer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 2014
On June 24, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo committed to signing the legislation that will extend the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP). Speaking to reporters while in Buffalo, Governor Cuomo was quoted as saying, “We didn’t have total agreement on the overall reform, so what...


HTMLCanadian Derivative Trade Reporting Rules Further Amended
Carol E. Derk, Julie Mansi; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 9, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
With just four months to go before derivative trade reporting is required in some of the provinces of Canada, the Ontario Securities Commission (the Commission) released a second set of amendments on June 26, 2014 to OSC Rule 91-507 Trade Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting (the Trade...


HTMLFlorida Overhauls Its Data Security Breach Notification Law Effective July 1, 2014
Chanley T. Howell, James R. Kalyvas, Steven M. Millendorf, Michael R. Overly; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
On June 20, 2014 Governor Rick Scott approved the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014, overhauling the requirements and steps companies must follow when faced with a potential or actual security breach resulting in the unauthorized disclosure of personal information. The text of the law can...


HTMLGrocery Manufacturers File Suit Against Vermont Over GMO Law
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
In April, we wrote about the Vermont legislature’s approval of a bill that would require manufacturers to change the retail labels of certain foods to indicate that they are GMO. On May 8, 2014, Vermont enacted the final version of this bill, now Act 120, which requires manufacturers to make...


Adobe PDFWhat's New Under the Defense of Marriage Act
Wyatt J. Holliday; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 27, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014
A major reason that employee benefits, such as employer provided healthcare and retirement plans, exist is that they provide a tax-advantaged way for an employer to provide additional compensation to an employee, her spouse, and their dependents. The Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”)...


Adobe PDFRecent Changes in the Registered Capital System in China
Patrick H. Hu, H. John Kao, Ian M. Liao, Jessie Chenghui Tang, Liming Yuan; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2014, previously published on May 2014
On December 28, 2013, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress passed certain amendments to the PRC Company Law, effective as of March 1, 2014. These amendments have relaxed certain registered capital requirements for domestic and foreign companies in China.


HTMLNew York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013
Shari J. Fagen; Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2014
Effective July 1, 2014, New York will substantially overhaul many of the current provisions of its current not-for-profit law. The law will allow for use of electronic communications (e-mail and fax) more broadly, increase the gross revenue threshold for reporting and for mandatory independent...


HTMLSEC’s Social Media Guidance on Required Legends Raises More Questions
Candace R. Jackson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2014, previously published on May 12, 2014
Rule 165 of the Securities Act of 1933 permits the offeror of securities in a business combination transaction to make public statements related to or in connection with the transaction, both before and after the filing of a registration statement related to the transaction, as long as the...


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