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|Drop Your Weapons: The United States Restricts Military Exports to Venezuela|
Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to restrict exports to Venezuela of certain items intended for “a military end use or end user.” These changes complement a pre-existing U.S. arms embargo...
|Adrian Peterson Accused of Child Abuse|
Jeremy S. Geigle, Jeremy S. Geigle; JacksonWhite P.C.;
October 16, 2014The NFL has commenced the 2014 season, but it’s off to a rough start. Mainly because fans are upset over the string of child and spousal abuse allegations that have been emerging.
|New VETS Report on the Horizon|
Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 16, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014Covered federal contractors and subcontractors must annually report the number of their employees who are protected veterans, and the number of veterans they have hired during a reporting period. At long last, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a Final Rule changing the manner by which...
|Pentagon Proposes Amendments to Military Lending Regulations|
Eric J. Dyas; Jones Walker LLP;
October 10, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014On Monday, September 29, the Department of Defense ("DOD") published in the Federal Register proposed amendments to its regulations implementing the Military Lending Act ("MLA"). The MLA, 10 U.S.C. § 987, and its implementing regulations, 32 C.F.R. Part 232, impose various...
|VETS Publishes Final Rule on VEVRAA Reporting Requirements|
Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Karen M. Tyner; Ford & Harrison LLP;
October 7, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014Executive Summary: The Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) has issued its final rule implementing the reporting requirements under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA). As discussed in our prior Alert, VETS issued a Notice of...
|Veterans Seek to Repeal Asbestos Law Passed in Wisconsin|
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014Earlier this year, Wisconsin voters approved a bill that limits the rights of asbestos victims seeking compensation for debilitating asbestos-related diseases, like mesothelioma. Despite the law passing four months ago, many retired veterans are getting ready to stand up for their rights today.
|You Stand For Us; We Stand For You.|
Ronald L. Hendricks; Bailey & Galyen, Attorneys at Law;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014My Marine Drill Instructor screamed into my young ear, “Lad, if da f***in’ Navy had wanted youse to have a wife, da f***in’ Navy woulda issued you one with your sea bag!!!!! But, like so many young, green, and homesick officer candidates, I didn’t listen, and I got my own...
|Pentagon Expected to Expand Applicability of the Military Lending Act|
George A. LeMaistre; Jones Walker LLP;
June 16, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014Pentagon officials are preparing revised regulations to expand the consumer protections provided to military personnel and their dependents under the Military Lending Act ("MLA").
|Continuing Legal Developments in Response to the Situation in Ukraine|
Renato Antonini, Sean Thomas Boyce, Steven W. Fleming, Michael P. Gurdak, Fahad A. Habib; Jones Day;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 2014As anticipated in our recent Commentary "Imposition of Sanctions Measures in Response to the Developing Crisis in Ukraine" and our updating Alert "Further Legal Developments in Response to the Situation in Ukraine," there have been recent developments that have led to the...
|Recent DoD Rule on Safeguarding Unclassified Controlled Technical Information|
J. Brandon Sieg; Vandeventer Black LLP;
March 11, 2014, previously published on March 2014If you are a Department of Defense (“DoD”) contractor or subcontractor, you may have encountered a new contract clause, which is set forth in DFARS 252.204-7012. This clause is part of a final rule issued by the DoD to protect unclassified controlled technical information. See Defense...