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|Shifting Politics, Technologies, and Economies Shape the Top 10 Business Risks in 2014|
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 16, 2013Toronto (December 16, 2013) - The easiest thing about the year ahead for business may be the stable, albeit modest, economic growth predicted for Canada. More challenging, it will also be a year in which businesses must adapt to complex new business practices, regulatory environments and economic...
|Is Cell Phone Monitoring Constitutional?, Revisited: Stingray, Tower Dumps and the 4th Amendment|
Andrew M. Hinkes; Berger Singerman LLP;
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 9, 2013America’s mobile telephone carriers have been busy responding to police requests for data. How busy? According to reports, mobile carriers responded to more than 1.1 million requests for cell phone information, nationwide, in 2012. The eight main cell phone providers reported that requests...
|Budget Deal Passes House|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 13, 2013Despite opposition from conservative interest groups, an overwhelming majority of House Republicans joined leadership Thursday night to approve a budget deal brokered by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Republican Paul Ryan (R-WI).
|On the Sixth Day of Privacy, the Congress Gave to Me.....|
Jonathan T. Cain; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 16, 2013If you believe that Congress does best when it does least, then 2013 was an outstanding year - at least as far as privacy and data protection are concerned. Out of the dozen or so privacy or cyber security bills introduced in the 113th Congress, only four passed one house and none made it into law.
|Chicago Mayor Accepts Award for Cigarette Regulation Legislation|
James P. Nevin; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 13, 2013Chicago Mayor Rahn Emanuel accepted an award from an Oakland, California based anti-tobacco group for his cigarette regulation efforts.
|Mexican Congress Passes Historic Energy Reform|
Pablo C. Ferrante, John D. Furlow, Dallas Parker, Gabriel J. Salinas, Jose L. Valera; Mayer Brown LLP;
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 12, 2013The Mexican Congress has approved a constitutional reform that will open Mexico’s energy sector to investment and competition. To become law, the bill now needs to be approved by a majority of Mexico’s state legislatures, which is expected soon.
|Highlights of the New Government Programme|
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 5, 2013The new coalition government (the `government¿) formed after the elections held last October has recently released its government programme. It is the expression of a strong commitment to further strengthen the competitiveness of the Luxembourg economy and to sustain the long-term development of...
|CPUC Extends Comment Period to Friday on Net-Energy Metering Transition|
Sophie A. Akins; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
December 16, 2013, previously published on December 9, 2013The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) granted a one-week extension until December 13 for interested parties to submit comments on establishing a transition period under the newly signed Assembly Bill 327 (AB 327). Comments were originally due last Friday but the CPUC last week granted...
|Commissioner Adler is now the Acting Chairman of the CPSC|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
December 16, 2013, previously published on December 12, 2013We first wrote about Chairman Tenenbaum departing the CPSC and Commissioner Bob Adler assuming the role of Acting Chairman back in October. Last week the CPSC issued a press release confirming that Commissioner Adler became the Acting Chairman of the agency on December 1, 2013 following the...
|Florida Citizens Property Insurance Clearinghouse Launch to Be Delayed by One Month, Senators Advised|
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
December 16, 2013, previously published on December 10, 2013The Florida Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance ("Committee") was advised during its meeting today, December 10, 2013, that Citizens Property Insurance Corporation's ("Citizens") new Clearinghouse would be delayed from its original launch date by approximately one month.