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HTMLThe Independence of Scotland: A Legal Primer for Canadians
Brandon Barnes; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
On September 18, Scotland will hold a referendum on whether it should become an independent state. Although Scotland is a decidedly minority partner in the economy of the United Kingdom 0 it holds 8.3% of the population of the UK and less than 10% of the UK’s estimated GDP - the prospect of...

 

HTMLVirginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: September 12, 2014
Andrew R. McRoberts; Sands Anderson PC;
Legal Alert/Article
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014
The Virginia Supreme Court issued opinions this morning. After last term issuing no opinions significantly affecting Virginia Local Government Law (at least not in this author’s judgment), this term resulted in two both related to law enforcement — one tort case and one...

 

HTMLSenate Commerce Committee Releases Revised Draft of Legislation Extending STELA and Making Other Changes to the Communications Act
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
Senators Rockefeller (D-WV) and Thune (R-SD), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, have released a revised version of S. 2799, the “Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act” (STAVRA). The full committee is scheduled to...

 

HTMLNew Requirements for Commercial Co-Venturers in South Carolina
Kenneth R. Florin, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 2014
Governor Nikki Haley signed into law House Bill 3367, which amends the South Carolina Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act, and took effect upon the governor's signature. Some of the new registration requirements must be completed by October 4, 2014.

 

HTMLBrazilian Regulators Slap $1.59 Million Fine on Telecom Giant Oi, Alleging Violations of Users’ Privacy Rights
Ieuan Jolly, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 2014
As a reminder of the transnational nature of online data collection-and the ever-expanding web of regulatory bodies stepping in to monitor how information is collected and used-Brazilian regulators announced that they had issued the nation's first penalty under the country's new Internet law, the...

 

HTMLDeoffshorisation' of the Russian Economy: Updated Version of the Draft Law on Controlled Foreign Company Legislation and Other Measures
Olga Boltenko, Ayshat Gaydarova; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014
The Russian Ministry of Finance has published an updated version of the draft controlled foreign company rules (hereinafter - "CFC") on the 2nd of September (hereinafter - ‘the new Draft’). The previous drafts were covered in detail in our press releases of 24 March and 5...

 

HTMLNew Building Bylaw: No More Door Knobs
Conrad Rego; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
In September, 2013, Vancouver City Council approved a new 2014 City of Vancouver Building Bylaw. According to the City, the 2014 Building Bylaw 10908, which covers detached houses and low-rise residential buildings, brings about changes to the current Building Bylaw 9419 to support housing for...

 

HTMLOntario Government Has Reintroduced the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014
Meghan Lindo; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014
On March 24, 2014, the Ontario government introduced Bill 179 which, if passed, would give the government the authority to establish new “compensation frameworks” for certain senior public sector executives and implement new accountability and transparency measures for the broader...

 

Adobe PDFAs Water Flows, So Does the Reach of the Government: The Clean Water Act
Steven L. Hoch; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014
The great political orator Woody Allen once said, “I believe there's something out there watching over us. Unfortunately, it's the government.” In terms of the jurisdiction of the United States government over environmental conditions, a cynic like Mr. Allen has foretold the current...

 

HTMLGovernment of Canada Update on Mandatory Reporting Standards for Extractive Industry
Erik Arnold, Anthony Cole, Paul M. Lalonde; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014
In April of this year, the Government of Canada issued a Consultation Paper regarding mandatory reporting standards for extractive industry companies, requiring disclosure of payments to foreign and domestic governments (the proposed reporting standards). In the Consultation Paper, the Government...

 


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