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Adobe PDFGiving Third Parties Contractual Rights - The New Rules
Bill Amos, Gabriela Kennedy, Mark J. Stevens, Jenny W. Y. Yu; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015
Hong Kong’s Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance No.17 of 2014 (the “Ordinance”) was passed in December 2014, and is expected to come into force as Cap. 623 later this year. We are advising clients to treat now as a lead-in period, and take practical steps to get ready....

 

HTMLProvince Announces Bill 73 the “Smart Growth for Our Communities Act”
Eden Alexander, Emma Blanchard; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has announced Bill 73, the “Smart Growth for Our Communities Act,” which proposes significant changes to the Planning Act and DevelopmentCharges Act, 1997 which is intended to “give residents a greater, more meaningful say in...

 

HTMLCongress Discusses Federal Data Breach Laws
Michael S. Taaffe; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 10, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade held a hearing during which there was a discussion of a Congressional proposal for a federal data breach statute.

 

HTMLOhio Supreme Court: Municipalities Cannot Obstruct Oil and Gas Development That the State Has Permitted
Matthew R. Duncan, Michael J. Matasich; Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
April 10, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015
The Ohio Supreme Court has issued an important decision in State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp., Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-485 reaffirming the preeminent role of the State of Ohio in regulating oil and gas drilling over local municipalities.

 

HTMLThe ABCs of Ohio’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday
Steven A. Dimengo; Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
April 10, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015
Back-to-school shopping just got a little better for Ohio taxpayers due to the recent enactment of Senate Bill 243 which exempts the purchase of clothing and school supplies from Ohio sales / use tax for three days in August 2015. Ohio’s “sales tax holiday” will occur on August 7...

 

HTMLOhio Supreme Court’s Preemption Analysis Limits Municipalities’ Power to Regulate Oil and Gas Drilling
Genevieve A. Pecharka, John R. Seeds; Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 10, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015
In an effort to end growing uncertainty surrounding municipalities’ authority to pass ordinances limiting oil and gas drilling, the Ohio Supreme Court recently upheld existing case law and affirmed that state statutes preempt conflicting local ordinances. In State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck...

 

HTMLA Clean Slate? California Bill Is Latest Attempt to Legislate Labeling Requirements for Cleaning Products
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on March 11, 2015
Another potentially meaningful development in legislation affecting consumer products companies: on February 25, a California legislator introduced a bill, AB 708, that would require manufacturers, distributors and retailers to disclose all “chemical” ingredients for designated consumer...

 

HTMLGovernment of Canada Blocked from Dismantling Tlicho’s Wek'èezhìi Land and Water Board
Qajaq Robinson; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015
In Tlicho Government v Canada (Attorney General), 2015 NWTSC 9, the Northwest Territories Supreme Court granted the T&lstroke;icho First Nation interlocutory injunctive relief, thus delaying the Government of Canada from enacting major structural changes to the resource management system in the...

 

Adobe PDFFederal Trade Commission Green Lighted to Study PAEs
Staas Halsey LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015
The White House’s Office of Management and Budget approved the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) request to study how patent assertion entities (“”PAEs”) operate and to what extent they affect competition and innovation. PAEs are firms with a business...

 

HTMLNew Product Safety Bills Address Child-Resistant Packaging for E-Cigarettes and Detergent Pods
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on February 23, 2015
Last year, we wrote about legislative efforts on Capitol Hill to require the CPSC to implement a rule requiring childproof packaging for liquid nicotine containers. Liquid nicotine typically refills the vials for e-cigarettes, which are rapidly gaining in popularity. Recently, Senator Bill Nelson...

 


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