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|Idaho Legislative Update - Fall 2014|
Jonathan Parker; Holland Hart LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014With less than two weeks until the November 4 general election, Idaho’s campaign season is in full swing and the political community’s attention is centered on the elections. At stake this election cycle in Idaho is a U.S. Senate seat, two Congressional offices, and all of Idaho’s...
|States v. Nations: An International Challenge|
Eric J. Sinrod; Duane Morris LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014The fact that states and nations do not line up neatly on the geographical global map continues to create international problems.
|Pennsylvania Amends Act 47 to Give the Commonwealth More Oversight and its Municipalities Less Time to Reorganize|
William W. Kannel, Adrienne K. Walker; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014Pennsylvania’s legislature recently approved House Bill No. 1773, an overhaul to its Municipalities Financial Recovery Act, commonly known as “Act 47.” HB 1773 was signed into law by Governor Tom Corbett on October 31, 2014.
|Eurasian Economic Union|
Victoria Simonova; Dentons Canada LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014On 29 May 2014, the presidents of Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus signed an agreement (the "Treaty") in Astana on the Eurasian Economic Union (the "EaEU" or the "Union"). The Treaty will enter force on 1 January 2015. According to the Treaty, the Union is an...
|Governor Signs Sports Betting Bill; Clarification Motion Withdrawn|
Christopher L. Soriano; Duane Morris LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 17, 2014On October 16, 2014, the New Jersey Legislature passed Senate Bill 2460, which changed the legal framework for sports betting in New Jersey. Today, Governor Christie signed that legislation into law. Immediately thereafter, the Attorney General’s office withdrew the State’s application...
|Three Observations From the SEC’s Settlements with Thirteen Municipal Dealers Over Below-Denomination Sales of Puerto Rico Bonds|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014On November 3, 2014, the SEC announced settlements with thirteen different registered municipal securities dealers in connection with sales of non-investment grade bonds issued by Puerto Rico in 2014.
|Mandatory Privacy Training Rule for Federal Contractors Expected Soon|
Jonathan T. Cain; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014A rule to require federal contactors handling personally identifiable information to train their employees in safeguarding the information is close to release. Under the anticipated rule, contractor employees will have to undergo either agency training when the agency chooses to make it available,...
|Pennsylvania Senate Amendment to Lottery Bill would Prohibit Sale of Internet Instant Games by State Lottery|
Eric D. Frank; Duane Morris LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014The Minnesota State Lottery and the Minnesota State Legislature recently squared off in a battle over the sale of online ticket sales and online lottery instant games. Other state lotteries are looking to internet options as a way to boost declining lottery revenues. Yesterday, the Pennsylvania...
|Florida Senator Bill Galvano to Serve as Majority Leader|
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
November 15, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014Florida Senate President-Designate Andy Gardiner (R-Orlando) announced today, November 5, 2014, that he has appointed Senator Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) as Majority Leader for the 2014-2016 legislative term.
|Is Texas Following Florida’s Lead on Changing the Economic Loss Rule?|
Mary Jo Kuusela; Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP;
November 15, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014Practicing in both Florida and Texas I have seen the Economic Loss Rule evolve over the years, and its direct impact on the recovery potential for our subrogation claims appears to be moving in a positive direction. Recently, the Texas Supreme Court held in a per curium opinion in Chapman Custom...