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|2016 Florida General Election Results and Legislative Forecast|
Fred W. Baggett, Agustin G. Corbella, Hayden R. Dempsey, Leslie Y. Dughi, Fred E. Karlinsky; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 2016The 2016 election cycle will most likely be remembered as one of the most combative in history - beginning long before the Primary and lasting through the General Election. The harsh criticisms levied during coarse and protracted Primary and General Election debates served to increase voter...
|The Election Results Are In: Now What?|
J. Trent Scofield; Burr & Forman LLP;
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 2016President-elect Donald J. Trump successfully campaigned using a simple pledge to, "Make America Great Again!" In January, the Trump administration and a Republican-majority Congress will begin work on what could be sweeping economic changes targeted toward trade, commerce, tax, energy and...
|Voters Resolve Numerous Tax-Related Ballot Initiatives|
David D. Ebersole, David M. Kall, Susan Millradt McGlone; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 10, 2016This election year was memorable for the obvious reasons, but also because there were so many ballot initiatives for voters to decide. We have explained many of these in the past several months, and now can finally offer resolution.
|How Appalachian Shale Delivered the Presidency to Trump|
William Beckley, Christopher William Capcara; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 9, 2016Political pundits across the country have begun the autopsy of the historic 2016 presidential election. While creative minds will undoubtedly conjure complex explanations for last night’s result, the answer may be quite simple: a dramatic shift in voting within the Appalachian Basin played an...
|2016 Texas General Election Results|
Thomas J. Bond, Elizabeth Ross Hadley, Karen M. Kennard, Demetrius G. McDaniel; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 18, 2016Greenberg Traurig is pleased to provide this overview of the 2016 National & Texas General Election results. Below is a snapshot of the most closely-watched contests plus a summary of outcomes for the Texas Congressional delegation, Texas Statewide offices, and Texas House and Senate for the...
|Mesothelioma Risk Lingers 15 Years After Attack on World Trade Center|
Waters Kraus LLP;
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 17, 2016Fifteen years after the collapse of the World Trade Center, many clean-up workers are concerned about their mesothelioma risk as a result of exposure to asbestos. It is reported that the rubble from the towers’ collapse contained more than 400 tons of asbestos that had been used to insulate...
|Supreme Court to Rule in Landmark Insider Trading Case|
Jennifer Dowdell Armstrong; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 24, 2016, previously published on October 5, 2016The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments and resolve a federal circuit split this fall in Salman v. United States. The Court must decide whether the personal benefit to the insider that is necessary to establish insider trading requires proof of “an exchange that is objective,...
|New York State 2016 Election Results|
Michael J. Murphy, Joshua L. Oppenheimer; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 24, 2016, previously published on November 9, 2016New York’s only statewide race was the reelection of Senator Schumer, but all 213 of New York’s State legislators were up for election. Leading into Election Day there was no expectation for a significant shift in the make-up of the State Assembly, but there was uncertainty regarding...
|Democrats Pick Up Super Majority in the California Assembly|
Thomas L. Sheehy; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 24, 2016, previously published on November 15, 2016The California 2016 election results for president were not surprising. Hillary Clinton easily defeated Donald Trump in the longtime Democratic stronghold. Clinton received 61 percent of the vote to Trump’s 33 percent. However, although the Nov. 8 election was historic in many respects...
|2016 Georgia Election Update|
Chuck L. McMullen; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
November 24, 2016, previously published on November 16, 2016Incumbent Senator Johnny Isakson (R) defeated his two challengers Democrat Jim Barksdale and Libertarian Allen Buckley and avoided a run off Senator Isakson secured 54.9 percent of the vote. Republicans will maintain a majority in the U.S. Senate and won an open seat in Indiana as well as securing...