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|US Government Agencies Expand Ukraine-Related Sanctions|
Suzan Min Lehmann; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, President Obama announced new economic sanctions that restrict access by targeted companies in Russia’s financial and energy sectors to US capital markets. These sanctions are being implemented by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset...
|Obama Pushes Smart Automotive Technology|
Jeffrey A. Soble; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014Here at the Dashboard, we have been leading the charge that the Auto Industry is undergoing a technical revolution. Whether it be new materials, adaptive vehicles, software, or something else, every car you buy, lease or drive is more technologically advanced than the next.
|The Supreme Court Limits the President's Recess Appointment Power|
John F. Cooney; Venable LLP;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014In January 2012, President Obama made recess appointments of the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and two members of the National Labor Relations Board during a three day period when the Senate was in pro forma session. The Senate later confirmed Director Cordray to his...
|House Appropriations Amendments Would Halt CPSC’s Voluntary Recalls Rule; Fund Testing Relief|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014The House of Representatives is currently considering H.R. 5016, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2015, which provides funding to many different parts of the federal government for the next fiscal year. This includes the CPSC, which would be funded $118 million...
|New York's Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 Changes the Governance of Private Colleges, Universities and Schools|
Pamela A. Madeiros, Stephen A. Mendelsohn, Laura S. Norman; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014Effective July 1, 2014, New York’s Non-Profit Revitalization Act, (the Act) fundamentally changes the governance of non-profit private colleges, universities and schools and other charitable organizations. New York, which labored under cumbersome and antiquated regulatory statutes, has...
|Police Order to Stay Put While Conducting Background Check Is a Seizure under Fourth Amendment|
Tamara Bogosian, Paul A. Cappitelli, G. Ross Trindle; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014Overview: The Ninth Circuit recently held that, when a police officer orders a suspect to “stay put,” that command constitutes a seizure under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and can implicate municipal liability under Monell.
|DC Pensions Flexibility: Government Consultation Response Published|
Jonathan Moody, Anna Rogers, Ian Wright; Mayer Brown International LLP;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014In the 2014 Budget, the Government announced what it called “the most fundamental reform to the way people access their pensions in almost a century”. The most significant change announced was that, from April 2015, members with money purchase or cash balance rights would be able to...
|Governor Patrick Issues Vetoes, Signs Budget|
George Atanasov, Julie Cox; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014On Friday, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a $36.5 billion state budget for FY2015, which is nearly $10 billion larger than the budget he proposed back in January 2014. Before signing off on his eighth and final annual spending plan, the Governor issued $16.1 million in vetoes, amounting to...
|New Government-Industry Working Group on Wind Energy Development in Québec|
Louis-Nicolas Boulanger, Mathieu Bernier Trudeau; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014Québec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Pierre Arcand announced yesterday the creation of a Government-industry working group destined to assess the development of the provincial wind power industry.
|High Court Rules Autopsy Reports Exempt from the SC Freedom of Information Act|
Bob Coble; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014The Court ruled that an autopsy report is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") disclosure requirements. This is the second opinion in the last month by the Court that restricts the reach of the FOIA.