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|SCC Monitor (25/02/2015)|
Robert A. Glasgow, Katie Szilagyi; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 8, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015Since our last update, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal in nine cases, heard one of the most highly anticipated appeals of the year, and released a judgment that impacts lawyers across the country.
|House Passes DHS Funding Bill, Averting an Agency Shutdown|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
April 8, 2015, previously published on March 4, 2015On March 3, the House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of this fiscal year, averting a partial shutdown of the agency. On March 4, the bill was signed into law by President Obama.
|Congress Passes Stopgap Measure to Fund DHS through March 6|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
April 8, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015A partial shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been temporarily averted with votes in both the House and Senate to extend funding for the agency for one week, until March 6. Congress in December approved funding the rest of the government for the remainder of the fiscal year,...
|Federal Revenue Ordinance No. 1|
Carolina M. Bottino, Roberta P. Caneca, Celso Grisi, Ivan Tauil, Eduardo Maccari Telles; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015On February 18, 2015 the Federal Revenue Ordinance no. 1 was enacted, which regulates the federal tax installment program, applied to companies and shareholders that are under judicial reorganization, instituted by the Law 13.043/14 (derived from the conversion of Provisional Measure 651/14).
|The Future of Speed and Red Light Cameras in Ohio|
Julia B. Carney; Strauss Troy Co., L.P.A.;
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015Late last year, the Ohio Legislature and Ohio Supreme Court addressed the use of speed and red light enforcement cameras by local governments. Many municipalities in Ohio have authorized the use of an automated traffic law enforcement system that assesses penalties against the vehicle’s owner...
|Fourth Circuit Clarifies Federal False Claims Standards in January 2015 Majority Decision|
Neil S. Lowenstein; Vandeventer Black LLP;
April 7, 2015Last month the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (which has Federal Court appellate jurisdiction for Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia) clarified a number of aspects of Federal False Claim actions. The case is United...
|West Virginia Senate Bill 423 Will Scale Back Regulations on New Aboveground Storage Tanks|
Amanda L. Fitzhugh Porter, Esq.; Leech Tishman;
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 11, 2015The West Virginia legislature is currently looking at Senate Bill 423 which would scale back some of the regulations of Aboveground Storage Tanks (“ASTs”) put into place in 2014 following the Elk River chemical spill.
|Municipalities in Fiscal Crisis--U.S. GAO Reports Federal Agencies Monitored Grants and Assisted Grantees, but More Could Be Done to Share Lessons Learned|
Colodny Fass P.A.;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015Grant management challenges experienced by municipalities in fiscal crisis. The diminished capacity of selected municipalities in fiscal crisis hindered their ability to manage federal grants in several ways. First, reductions in human capital capacity through the loss of staff greatly reduced the...
|Federal Government Extends FMLA Rights to More Same-Sex Married Couples|
Katherine A. Hren, Richard S. Rosenberg, Rami A. Yomtov; Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 24, 2015The Obama administration has taken a huge step to protect the employment rights of same-sex married couples. Effective March 27, 2015, legally married same-sex couples will be able to enjoy the same rights as legally married opposite-sex couples under the Family and Medical Leave Act...
|Health Care Reform in America: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly|
Jerry W. Taylor; Burr & Forman LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015Health care providers, the insurance industry, and all of us as health care consumer continue to experience the difficult birth pangs of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA" or the "Act"). Political battles rage in many states over whether to adopt the Medicaid...