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|Treasury Says We Have Until October 30 to Avoid Default|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
August 7, 2015, previously published on July 31, 2015The debate over raising the debt ceiling has become one of the most contentious and divisive issues in Washington over the last couple of years, and it appears another round of debate is coming to the Capitol soon. This week, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says the new drop dead date for raising the...
|Rapid Growth in Online Lending Prompts Information Request from U.S. Treasury|
Lisa M. Ledbetter, Ralph F. MacDonald; Jones Day;
August 6, 2015, previously published on July 2015The U.S. Treasury Department (the "Treasury") has issued a Request for Information ("RFI") on online marketplace lending, including peer-to-peer lending ("Online Lending") in the U.S. 80 F.R. 42866-68 (July 20, 2015).
|Directional Signs Protected by the First Amendment|
Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C.;
August 6, 2015Temporary directional signs are protected by the First Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled. The Town of Gilbert, Arizona had an ordinance restricting the usage of outdoor signs, including temporary directional signs. The Town cited preservation of aesthetic appeal and roadway safety as...
|Pittsburgh City Council Expected to Pass Paid Sick Leave Bill on Monday, August 3, 2015|
Linda T. Ambroso; Leech Tishman;
August 6, 2015, previously published on July 30, 2015Less than a month after co-sponsors introduced a bill requiring employers in the City of Pittsburgh to offer earned paid sick leave, the City Council is poised to pass an amended version on Monday, August 3, 2015.
|Jägermeister Acquires Sidney Frank Importing Company: Acquisition to Offer an Increasingly Rich and Deeper Brand Experience|
August 6, 2015, previously published on August 4, 2015Mast-Jägermeister SE has acquired one-hundred percent (100%) of the stock of Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc., its former U.S.-based importer. The law firm of GrayRobinson served as Mast-Jägermeister’s alcohol regulatory counsel for the acquisition.
|Does Constitutional Substantive Due Process Protection Apply to Camera Enforcement?|
Mark S. Mulholland; Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.;
August 5, 2015A due process lawsuit, which was filed against a New York county traffic enforcement agency by a plaintiff who had received a violation ticket generated by a red light camera was recently dismissed in its entirety by the Eastern District of the United States District Court.
|Bill in Congress Would Allow Employees to Request Changes to Schedules|
Garen E. Dodge, Punam Sarad; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 5, 2015, previously published on July 24, 2015A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would require employers to consider their employees’ requests for changes to their work schedules and to provide more predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain occupations with evidence of unpredictable and unstable scheduling practices....
|Signing of a New Agreement Between Québec Government and Eeyou Istchee Cree Nation|
Yvan Houle; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
August 5, 2015, previously published on July 27, 2015The Québec Government and the Eeyou Istchee Cree Nation recently announced the signing of a new agreement which settles a longstanding dispute pending before the Québec courts, dealing with the Cree Nation's challenge to the management of forestry activities in Québec's North.
|New York City Employers Prohibited from Requesting Criminal History Information before Making a Conditional Offer|
Jonathan L. Bing, Neha Dewan; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
August 5, 2015, previously published on July 23, 2015On June 10, 2015, the New York City Council passed the “Fair Chance Act” (Int. 318-A), known as “ban-the-box” legislation, prohibiting employers from discriminating against job applicants and current employees on the basis of arrest records or criminal convictions. The bill...
|Judge Recommends Dismissal of Oregon LNG’s Suit Regarding Army Corp of Engineers' Easement|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
August 4, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015A magistrate judge at the U.S. District Court of Oregon has recommended granting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (ACE) motion to dismiss Oregon LNG’s suit seeking a declaration that ACE’s easement rights over land Oregon LNG wants to use to build its LNG import/export terminal...