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|Quebec Introduces An Act respecting the Société du Plan Nord|
Daniel Bénay, Louis-Nicolas Boulanger, Damian Marczuk; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014Quebec has introduced legislation to create the Société du Plan Nord (Company), the Crown corporation which will coordinate and contribute to the implementation of the government’s policy directions relating to the Plan Nord (or Northern Plan), the Government-led strategy for...
|DC Circuit Ruling Confirms Reasonableness Of Resellers Relying On TAA Certifications From Suppliers|
Christopher M. Loveland; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has issued a ruling bringing to an end the long-running False Claims Act (“FCA”) case filed by relator Brady Folliard and providing useful guidance to resellers servicing the Federal government through the GSA Multiple Award...
|Appeals Court Rules Fingerprint Impressions Are Records Of Arrest That Can Be Sealed and Destroyed|
Tamara Bogosian, Paul A. Cappitelli; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014Overview: The California Court of Appeal held that fingerprint impressions taken of suspects at the time of their arrest constitute “records of arrest” that can be sealed and destroyed if the suspect is found to be factually innocent under Penal Code section 851.8.
|Secret Service Head Resigns|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday that Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has offered her resignation, and he has accepted it.
|Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology Acceptability Process Committee Meets on Flood Standards Development|
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014The Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology ("Commission") Acceptability Process Committee ("Committee") met on September 30, 2014.
|FCC Considers Banning Redskins|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014Another federal agency may be preparing to weigh in on the on-going debate about the name of the National Football League franchise based in Washington, D.C. Just months after the Patent and Trademark Office canceled the team’s trademark; the Federal Communications Commission is weighing...
|Governor Signs Legislation Amending California's Water Service Duplication Statute|
Piero (Pedro) C. Dallarda, Kendall H. MacVey, Lucas I. Quass; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014Assembly Bill 2443, signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown, amends California’s Water Service Duplication Statute to allow for political subdivisions, such as municipalities or county water districts, to provide recycled water service to customers within the service area of privately owned water...
|Governor Signs Two Gun-Related Bills; Vetoes One|
Jordan Ferguson, Dana M. Vessey; Best Best Krieger LLP;
October 7, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014Gov. Jerry Brown recently took action on three bills of interest to law enforcement. He signed a measure allowing temporary restraining orders to block gun use, approved a bill requiring toy guns to be brightly colored and vetoed legislation that would have required Californians to register...
|Commonwealth Court Rules that Pennsylvania Municipalities May Not Impose Business Privilege Tax on Rental Real Estate Business|
David M. Kuchinos; Blank Rome LLP;
October 7, 2014, previously published on October 2014Action Item: In a decision with wide-ranging implications and potential refund opportunities, Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court ruled on September 19th that Pennsylvania municipalities (other than Philadelphia) may not impose their business privilege tax (“BPT”) on a rental real...
|Colorado Gubernatorial Candidate Would Repeal Rural Renewable-Energy Mandate|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
October 6, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014Bob Beauprez, the GOP nominee for Colorado governor, told an audience of members of the National Federation of Independent Business that he would sign a bill repealing Senate Bill 252 if he were to win November’s gubernatorial election. Senate Bill 252 doubled the amount of energy that rural...