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|Royalty Regime - Here we go... again|
Michael C. Barbero; McLennan Ross LLP;
September 4, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015Earlier today the provincial government announced the composition of the panel members who will undertake a review of the Alberta Royalty Regime.
|Budgetary Shortfalls: Can Your Government Entity Be Liable Because of Budgetary Concerns?|
John Redlingshafer; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
September 4, 2015, previously published on August 2015While we continue to hear of the financial peril facing the state of Illinois, we know it is not just the state that is trying to address increased operating expenses with diminished resources. Townships, cities, road districts, counties, and all other units of Illinois government continue to...
|Marijuana-Legalization Efforts and Their Impact on the Presidential Race|
Robert J. Horn, Mark A. de Bernardo; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 4, 2015, previously published on September 3, 2015With the race for the White House heating up, the “politics of marijuana” is looming as a possibly significant factor.
|Carmen Group's $125,000 Penalty Latest in Increased Lobbying Disclosure Act Enforcement|
Rachel E. Goldstein, Bryson B. Morgan, Trevor Potter, Matthew T. Sanderson; Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered;
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015On August 27, 2015, Carmen Group, one of the highest grossing Washington, D.C., lobbying firms of the past decade, reached a settlement with the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia in which it agreed to pay a $125,000 civil penalty for Lobbying Disclosure Act...
|Third Circuit Affirms the FTC's Authority to Regulate and Enforce Data Security|
Richard J. Johnson, Todd S. McClelland, Daniel J. McLoon, Michael G. Morgan, Jeffrey Rabkin; Jones Day;
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 2015In FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., No 14-3514, -- F.3d-- (3d Cir. Aug. 24, 2015), the Third Circuit issued an important decision affirming a United States District Court of New Jersey ruling that the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has authority under Section 5 of the Federal Trade...
|Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund 2016-2017 Reimbursement Contract Rule Development Workshop Scheduled for September 15, 2015|
Colodny Fass P.A.;
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015A Rule Development Workshop has been scheduled for September 15, 2015 to discuss proposed amendments to Rule 19-8.010, F.A.C. relating to the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Reimbursement Contract requirements for the 2016-2017 Contract Year.
|August Recess Special “Back To School” Series Continues|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
August 28, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015Since we are in the midst of the August recess - the time when both chambers are out of session - we thought it might be a good time to take the opportunity to explain a little bit more about some of the more complex processes on the Hill. Think of it as a “back to school” primer on how...
|Senate To Take Aim At Medical Device Tax|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
August 28, 2015, previously published on August 28, 215There is bipartisan support for repeal of the medical device tax. Although the House passed its repeal bill in June, hurdles still remain to get the bill across the finish line in the Senate.
|Looming Battle Over Cybersecurity Bill|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
August 28, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had hoped to pass a cybersecurity bill before Congress left for the August recess. The Senate recessed without a vote, but McConnell is promising cybersecurity will finally get an up or down this fall.
|Alaska Governor Seeks to Buyout TransCanada from Alaska LNG Project|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
August 27, 2015, previously published on August 26, 2015The Alaska Dispatch News reports that Alaska Governor Bill Walker will ask state legislators to exercise an option to buyout TransCanada Corporation’s 25% pipeline share of the Alaska LNG project, which involves construction of an 800-mile pipeline and LNG terminal to access North Slope gas...