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HTML2017 ISS and Glass Lewis Updates to Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines
Karen Keck, Bradley D. Markel, Kismat Nijjar, Jon C. Truswell; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 22, 2016, previously published on November 24, 2016
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co (Glass Lewis) have both released their updates to their respective Canadian proxy voting guidelines for the upcoming 2017 proxy season. The ISS updates apply to shareholder meetings of publicly traded Canadian companies occurring on...

 

HTMLIran Sanctions Extension Act Goes to President for Signature
Cyril T. Brennan, Sandra K. Jorgensen, Renee A. Latour; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 21, 2016, previously published on December 6, 2016
On Dec. 1, 2016, the U.S. Senate voted 99 to 0 to extend the Iran Sanctions Act, which is set to expire at the end of 2016, maintaining the United States’ comprehensive sanctions against Iran for 10 more years. The vote sends the bill to President Obama, who is expected to sign it into law....

 

HTMLThe Potential for Unprecedented Use of the Congressional Review Act to Roll Back Obama Administration Rules
Charles F. Bass; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 21, 2016, previously published on December 6, 2016
Much attention has been focused of late on the impact that the incoming president will have on President Obama’s executive orders and rulemaking relative to a great number of issues where the president determined that he could not work with the Republican Congress. President-elect Trump has...

 

HTMLThe New Drone Regulations Are Here! How Do They Affect Municipalities?
John Heil; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 12, 2016, previously published on December 7, 2016
Nearly every unit of local government will encounter questions relating to drones, or “Unmanned Aerial Systems” (UAS), in the near future. The recreational use of drones, frequently in the form of small camera-equipped “quadcopters,” has expanded exponentially over the past...

 

HTMLCourt Addresses a Private “Society” Seeking Immunity
John Redlingshafer; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
December 12, 2016, previously published on Fall 2016
Most private “societies” or “foundations” do not have to worry about the same laws as public bodies. For example, the Board of Directors for a not-for-profit agency is typically not required to be an expert in Open Meetings and Freedom of Information laws (although, the...

 

HTMLElection Day Is Almost Here - Employers May Want to Review Their Obligations Regarding Employee Leave Rights
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 9, 2016, previously published on November 2, 2016
With the U.S. election season upon us, employers should be aware of state laws governing whether or not they are obligated to allow employees time off from work, paid or unpaid, in order to vote in the upcoming election. Voting leave time varies by employee classification and state law.

 

HTMLWhen Hurricanes Are a Fact of Life, Maintaining Trees Is a Floridian's Duty
Stephen E. Ludovici, Raedtha A. Vasquez; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 5, 2016, previously published on November 23, 2016
If your tree falls during a storm and damages your neighbor's property, are you liable? The answer is maybe.

 

HTMLWhite Collar Crime Law Enforcement in a Trump Justice Department - 8 Predictions
Jodi L. Avergun, Jonathan Bailyn, Bret A. Campbell, J. Robert Duncan, Joseph Facciponti; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 5, 2016, previously published on November 29, 2016
After a conventional presidential campaign, determining the policy priorities and direction of the incoming administration with respect to the Justice Department’s white collar law enforcement responsibilities can be a relatively straightforward process. Confident prediction this election...

 

HTMLThe Historic 2016 United States Elections: Canada and the United States - Forward Together
Jeffrey S. Graham, Brian D. Portas, Alan L. Ross, Gregory A. Tereposky; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2016, previously published on November 9, 2016
Canada and the United States enjoy a unique bilateral relationship. Our partnership is forged by shared geography, similar values, common interests, deep connections and powerful, multi-layered economic ties. The 2016 U.S. elections, and in particular the election of Donald Trump as the 45th...

 

HTMLThe Trump Administration: Change By Appointment
Maurine R. Bartlett, Scott A. Cammarn, Jacob Dachs, Athena Yvonne Eastwood, James Frazier; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2016, previously published on November 18, 2016
The election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States, along with the Republican control of the majority of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, will likely result in significant changes in U.S. financial services, energy, and commodities laws and markets. The most...

 


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