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HTMLMunicipal Continuing Disclosure Cooperative Initiative (MCDC) Update
Jacob A. McClellan, Dennis H. Otten; Bose McKinney & Evans LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 9, 2014, previously published on August 22, 2014
Introduction: On March 10, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement announced the Municipal Continuing Disclosure Cooperative Initiative (the “MCDC Initiative”). The MCDC Initiative provides issuers and underwriters of municipal securities the...

 

HTML7th Circuit Defines "Worthless Services" Under the False Claims Act
Eric G. Pearson; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 9, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014
That’s the upshot from U.S. ex rel. Absher v. Momence Meadows Nursing Center, Nos. 13-1886 & 13-1936 (Aug. 20, 2014), a recent decision from the Seventh Circuit (authored by Judge Manion) that addressed the worthless-services theory of liability under the False Claims Act.

 

HTMLHouse GOP plans to force Obama’s hand on ISIS
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
September 9, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014
House Republicans are scheduling a series of hearings and meetings aimed at drafting a plan to defeat the terrorist group ISIS.

 

HTMLMontgomery County Considers Adoption of Amended Version of 2012 International Green Construction Code
Stuart R. Barr; Lerch Early Brewer Chartered;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014
Montgomery County now is proposing to do what the state of Maryland did in March 2011 ¿ adopt the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The IgCC is a model code created by the International Code Council that provides minimum requirements to safeguard the environment, public health,...

 

HTML9/11’s Other Victims: GAO confirms that 60 cancers eligible for coverage under 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
Motley Rice;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014
Just before the 13th anniversary of September 11, the Government Accountability Office released a report confirming the World Trade Center Health Program’s decision to include 60 cancers as eligible under the reestablished 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).

 

HTMLCalifornia Legislative Update: August 2014
Ameneh K. Ernst; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
In August 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a number of bills that will impact the employer community. A brief summary of these new laws, along with links to the bills, can be found below.

 

Adobe PDFNew York State Department of Financial Services Proposes Comprehensive Bitcoin Regulations
Robert W. Gaffey, Harold K. Gordon, Henry Klehm, Howard F. Sidman, Jayant W. Tambe; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 2014
The New York State Department of Financial Services ("DFS") recently became the first state regulator to propose a regulatory framework for the bitcoin virtual currency industry. DFS posted its "Regulation of the Conduct of Virtual Currency Business" on its website, as well as...

 

HTMLObama Considers Immigration Action
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014
President Obama may be getting ready to drop a political nuclear bomb just months before the 2014 mid-term elections. The Obama administration is considering unilateral executive action on immigration—with action coming as early as next week.

 

HTMLPersons Registered as Municipal Advisers Face SEC Examination Program
Peter D. Fetzer, Jason M. Hille, Terry D. Nelson; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014
The SEC recently announced that its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) will shortly commence an examination program of registered municipal advisers. The examination program will be phased in over the next few years. The focus of the examinations will be certain...

 

HTMLHouse Republicans Nearing Deal on Terrorism Insurance
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014
In July, the Senate - by a vote of 93 to 4 - reauthorized the terrorism risk insurance program that was initially enacted after the Sept.11 terror attacks. Despite the overwhelmingly bipartisan vote in the Senate, House conservatives have sought additional changes to the program that they say will...

 


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