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|New York City Council Passes Retention Bill for Cafeteria Workers|
Jonathan L. Bing, Javier A. Lacayo; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
October 20, 2016, previously published on October 18, 2016The New York City Council has overwhelmingly passed a bill that mandates a 90-day transition period for displaced food service workers when a new owner or operator takes over a city building.
|Five Things to Know About the Mylan EpiPen “Settlement” - What It Is and What It Isn’t|
Ellyn Leslie Sternfield, Rodney Whitlock; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
October 20, 2016, previously published on October 14, 2016Our eyebrows were raised by Mylan’s October 7, 2016 announcement that it had reached a $465 million “settlement” with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and “other government agencies” over its Medicaid Drug Rebate obligations for EpiPen. The timing of the...
|Ontario Reintroduces Patients First Act, 2016 with Important Changes|
Meghan Lindo, Lydia Wakulowsky; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
October 20, 2016, previously published on October 13, 2016On October 6, 2016, the Ontario Legislature reintroduced the Patients First Act, 2016 as Bill 41. Bill 41 is very similar to its predecessor, Bill 210, which was introduced in June 2016, but makes some important changes to the previous bill.
|Parliament Looks to Enhance Shareholder Democracy and Gender Diversity Disclosure|
Joseph DiPonio, Stephen P. Robertson; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
October 20, 2016, previously published on October 13, 2016On September 28, 2016, the Canadian parliament tabled Bill C-25 ("Bill") for first reading which proposes amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act ("CBCA"). Of particular interest to reporting issuers incorporated under the CBCA are amendments requiring: (1) changes to...
|Principal and Partner Teno A. West's interview in Financier Worldwide's 2015 Infrastructure & Project Finance Annual Review|
Pannone Lopes Devereaux West LLC;
October 14, 2016The US infrastructure sector has fared well in recent times as governments at all levels - federal, state and local - have continued to face difficult financial circumstances requiring innovative methods and funding sources to provide necessary public infrastructure and municipal services to its...
|Principal Teno A. West and Attorney David M. DiSegna co-authored a report on the "Legal Framework and Benefits of Public-Private Partnerships" that was published in the January/February edition of the Rhode Island Bar Journal.|
David M. DiSegna, Teno A. West; Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC;
October 14, 2016Throughout the United States, governments and public agencies face the daunting task of upgrading or replacing their antiquated and deteriorating infrastructure, while grappling with fiscal pressures, such as declining tax revenues, increased expenses, rising pension costs, and state and federal...
|CFPB Single-Director Structure Unconstitutional: CFPB Director Now Serves at President’s Will|
Thomas M. Byrne, Matt Gatewood, Kymberly Kochis, Lewis S. Wiener; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
October 14, 2016, previously published on October 14, 2016A divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled October 11, 2016, that the current structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is unconstitutional. The court concluded that an independent agency such as the CFPB cannot have a single director...
|Senate Bill Targets Part D DIR Fees|
Susan W. Berson, Tara Swenson Dwyer, Rodney Whitlock; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
October 13, 2016, previously published on October 11, 2016Just last month the “Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act” was introduced in the Senate to amend the Social Security Act. The bill seeks to prohibit Part D plans (and their contracted pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs)) from retroactively reducing payments...
|California’s Fall Legislation Report: A Rundown of the Most Significant New Employment Laws|
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 13, 2016, previously published on October 11, 2016The California legislature and governor showed no signs of slowing down this year and enacted a long list of new employment laws. Below is a list of the most significant laws affecting private sector employers.
|Ohio Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Mineral Rights in Utica and Marcellus Shale Plays|
Kevin C. Meacham, John P. Miller, Roy A. Powell, Jeffrey A. (Jeff) Schlegel, Jeffery D. (Jeff) Ubersax; Jones Day;
October 13, 2016, previously published on October 2016Many states have "dormant mineral" legislation providing for the transfer of severed mineral interests to the surface owner if the mineral owner does not develop the minerals or take other action manifesting an intent to preserve his interest over an extended period of time, typically 20...