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HTMLObama 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;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015
Last 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...


HTMLChinese President and SEC/DOJ Send the Same Message: Reinforce Your Chinese Anti-Corruption Compliance
Russell C. Menyhart, Trent J. Sandifur; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015
The 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...


HTMLAcceleration and Florida’s Five-Year Statute of Limitations
Adam Keith Butman Brandon; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015
Florida’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...


HTMLExpect Injustice from a “Just World” Belief System
Kenneth T. Broda-Bahm; Holland & Hart LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 09, 2015
After 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...


HTMLFlorida’s Public Records Law: What Your Private Company Should Know
Amanda Parker Baggett; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 6, 2015
Florida’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...


HTMLExpress Entry: Top 5 Tips
Jacqueline J. Bonisteel, Warren L. Creates; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015
On 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.


HTMLCourt Secrecy Threatens American Lives
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015
It 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.


HTMLTotal Fines Now $1.24 Million in Christmas Eve Fatalities after Swing Stage Company and Director Fined
Adrian Miedema; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 2, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014
The 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...


HTMLThe Guards Who Couldn’t Shoot Straight: Fourth Circuit Endorses “Implied Certification” Theory Under False Claims Act
Anthony H. Anikeeff, John Staige Davis; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
March 2, 2015, previously published on January 13, 2015
Does 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?...


HTMLOFAC and BIS Issue Revised Cuba Regulations
Sean Thomas Boyce, Michael P. Gurdak, Fahad A. Habib, Paul C. Hines, Johanna Oliver Rousseaux; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015
On 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...


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