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|Obama Administration Announces New Steps to Spur Private Investment in Infrastructure Projects|
Diane J. Blagman, Robert S. Brams, Bruce H. Giles-Klein, Alais L. M. Griffin, Yosbel A. Ibarra; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015Last July, President Obama introduced the “Build America Investment Initiative,” an initiative designed to facilitate the use of innovative financing and private capital to help state and local governments deliver needed infrastructure projects. On Jan. 16, 2015, the Obama...
|Chinese President and SEC/DOJ Send the Same Message: Reinforce Your Chinese Anti-Corruption Compliance|
Russell C. Menyhart, Trent J. Sandifur; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015The end of 2014 brought several reminders of the importance of strengthening your company’s anti-corruption compliance in China. The DOJ and SEC closed December with a flurry of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) activity that dealt with greater China, capping a year in which 10 companies...
|Acceleration and Florida’s Five-Year Statute of Limitations|
Adam Keith Butman Brandon; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal recently filed an opinion that illuminates when a lender’s acceleration of debt triggers the five-year statute of limitations. In Snow v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2015 WL 160326 (Fla. 3d DCA Jan. 14, 2015), the court considered the argument of...
|Expect Injustice from a “Just World” Belief System|
Kenneth T. Broda-Bahm; Holland & Hart LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 09, 2015After traveling to Syria in the midst of a brutal war, 26-year-old Kayla Jean Mueller was captured by ISIS six months ago. The terror group now claims she was killed in a Jordanian airstrike while Americans hold out a little hope that she might be alive. As much as we understand the horror and...
|Florida’s Public Records Law: What Your Private Company Should Know|
Amanda Parker Baggett; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 6, 2015Florida’s Public Records Law can be found in Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes. It requires public agencies to make records available for inspection and copying. The law also applies to the records of private companies under certain circumstances. The law is very broad and applies to many...
|Express Entry: Top 5 Tips|
Jacqueline J. Bonisteel, Warren L. Creates; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015On January 1st of this year, the Canadian federal government launched a revamped ‘Express Entry’ system for economic immigration to Canada. This article outlines the basics of Express Entry and provides our Top Five Tips for potential applicants.
|Court Secrecy Threatens American Lives|
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015It isn't just happening within the auto industry - lives all over the country are put at risk by court secrecy for various reasons. It is often the makers and sellers of defective products that seek to seal important court documents that could prevent the injury and deaths of uninformed consumers.
|Total Fines Now $1.24 Million in Christmas Eve Fatalities after Swing Stage Company and Director Fined|
Adrian Miedema; Dentons Canada LLP;
March 2, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014The total of safety fines paid for the December 24, 2009 swing stage collapse fatalities is now $1,240,000 after Swing N Scaff Inc., the company that supplied the swing stage platform (a suspended work platform), was fined $350,000.00 and a director of Swing N Scaff was fined $50,000.00 under the...
|The Guards Who Couldn’t Shoot Straight: Fourth Circuit Endorses “Implied Certification” Theory Under False Claims Act|
Anthony H. Anikeeff, John Staige Davis; Williams Mullen;
March 2, 2015, previously published on January 13, 2015Does the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”) require the submission of an “objectively false statement” to the government? When does a company’s knowing failure to comply with contractual terms amount not just to a breach of contract, but potentially to actionable fraud?...
|OFAC and BIS Issue Revised Cuba Regulations|
Sean Thomas Boyce, Michael P. Gurdak, Fahad A. Habib, Paul C. Hines, Johanna Oliver Rousseaux; Jones Day;
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015On December 17, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a historic shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba and pledged that in the coming months, the United States would reestablish diplomatic relations and ease certain aspects of its long-standing trade embargo against Cuba. Last week, the United...