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|Iran Nuclear Deal Reached; Sanctions Remain in Place|
Renato Antonini, Laura L. Fraedrich, Michael P. Gurdak, Fahad A. Habib, Henry Klehm; Jones Day;
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 2015On July 14, 2015, the European Union, together with the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China (known as the "P5+1 countries") reached an agreement with Iran regarding Iran's nuclear weapons development efforts and sanctions designed to prevent such efforts....
|Unlicensed Contracting Charges in Florida|
July 3, 2015, previously published on May 2015A local man was recently arrested in Sarasota County on 43 felony counts of unlicensed contracting. With the economy seemingly on the mend and the construction trades ramping back up, it is highly likely that local law enforcement is going to bring back the unlicensed contractor stings.
|Turkey's First Civil Offset Legislation|
Safak Herdem; HERDEM Attorneys At Law;
May 20, 2015, previously published on May 18, 2015The civil offset policy of Turkey is now in English.
|Investment Canada Act Update: Amendments to National Security Review Timelines and “Net Benefit” Review Threshold|
Oliver J. Borgers, Michele F. Siu; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 2, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015Extended national security review timelines under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) are now in force which means that a national security review may now take up to 200 days.
|Supreme Court Paralyzes Paralyzed Veterans Doctrine, Affords Greater Deference To Federal Agencies|
Jaklyn Wrigley; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 19, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015Today, in a 9-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court abolished a precedent on which the regulated community has relied to keep federal agencies in check for nearly 20 years. This precedent, commonly referred to as the Paralyzed Veterans doctrine, required a federal agency to engage in...
|ISIS Hacks U.S. Military Social Media Accounts|
James J. Giszczak, Dominic A. Paluzzi, Adam C. Smith; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
March 18, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015Twitter and YouTube accounts operated by the United States Military Central Command were hacked by the terrorist group known as ISIS on Monday. Before the Command could shut down those accounts, the hackers posted threatening messages, propaganda videos, and allegedly confidential military...
|Department of Defense Updates Its Instruction for Acquisitions of Software and Weapons Systems|
Christine R. Couvillon; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015On January 7, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD” or “the Department”) released an update for DoD Instruction 5000.02, on the “Operation of the Defense Acquisition Service.” The new Instruction is designed to assist acquisition personnel in tailoring the...
|Child Custody Policies Could Face Changes as Definition of “Family” Changes|
Daniel M. Copeland Attorney at Law P.A.;
February 18, 2015In Florida and other states, the word “family” is going through some rapid changes. With those changes come necessary revisions in family law and child custody policies.
|An ICE Detainer is Merely a Request - Not a Requirement|
Jim Cornwell, Michelle L. Warden; Sands Anderson PC;
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015Law enforcement officers and agencies are often faced with deciding whether they are required to detain an otherwise releasable prisoner when there is a detainer on the prisoner from the federal Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) on file. The Commonwealth of...
|American Defense Industry: Does The Legal Regime Hamstring The Business?|
Safak Herdem; HERDEM Attorneys At Law;
February 12, 2015The United States is still by far the leading country in defense spending, allocating a sizable portion of its GDP to produce cutting edge military technologies. However recent reports indicate a decline in American exports in military hardware. There are not only reports that point to an...