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HTMLBrexit in the Supreme Court
Addiped Cheng, Declan Grady, Gillian Sproul; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2017, previously published on January 25, 2017
The UK Supreme Court yesterday decided that a parliamentary vote is needed before the UK government can trigger Brexit, dismissing the UK government's appeal against an earlier High Court decision to the same effect. Despite the constitutional significance of the Supreme Court decision, in practice...

 

Adobe PDFProposed Changes to Federal Lease Accounting Standards
Susan Elliott, Lori Ann Lange; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
February 15, 2017, previously published on January 2017
The Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) has proposed amendments to federal lease accounting standards found within Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standard (SFFAS) 5, ‘Accounting of Liabilities of the Federal Government,’ and SFFAS 6, ‘Accounting for...

 

HTMLThe Future After Being First: Why I’m Hopeful About The Next Four Years
Kimbrely Dandridge; Butler Snow LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 15, 2017, previously published on January 20, 2017
In the past year, but particularly in the months since November 9, we have been forced to deal with the harsh reality that our nation is severely divided. Our generation, in partnership with our first Black president, has pushed society toward social justice and change, yet it is clear that racism...

 

HTMLThe False Claim Act: The Government’s Sledgehammer Just Got Bigger
James R. Harvey; Vandeventer Black LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2017, previously published on December 2016
The False Claims Act (FCA) has long been the United States Government most effective tool for dealing with fraud in government contracting, and that tool is now more powerful than ever. Originally enacted during the Civil War to combat war profiteers, it allows the government to seek criminal and...

 

HTMLThe Hurdles for Trump's EPA
John B. King; Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2017, previously published on January 2017
The new Trump administration has made repeated statements regarding overly burdensome environmental regulations. For example, in his “Contract with the American Voter,” Trump pledged to lift restrictions on the production of energy reserves — including shale, oil, natural gas and...

 

HTMLMental Health, Baker Act and Firearms: What's an Agency to do?
J. David Marsey; Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Professional Association;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2017, previously published on January 10, 2017
Florida’s law enforcement agencies are frequently presented with calls for service involving individuals threatening others or themselves. When qualifying conditions are met, officers may involuntarily commit those who pose a danger to themselves or others in order to obtain professional...

 

HTMLWCAG 2.0 AA Gains Prominence as Website Accessibility Standard
David H. Raizman, Jennifer S. Rusie; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2017, previously published on January 13, 2017
The U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) finalized a regulation this week that will make the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) Level AA the design standard when interpreting and implementing Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,...

 

HTMLNew Far Clause Heightens Cybersecurity Standards for Contractors’ Information Systems
Blake R. Christopher; Vandeventer Black LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2017, previously published on January 2017
Earlier this year, the Department of Defense (DOD) issued a Final Rule adding a new clause to the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) --- FAR 52.204-21, which, in short, imposes fifteen specific requirements for contractor information systems possessing or transmitting “Federal contract...

 

HTML2017 Virginia Legislative Forecast
Deborah M. Casey, Jeremy R. Moss; Vandeventer Black LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2017, previously published on January 2017
Today is the day. At noon today (January 11, 2017) the Virginia General Assembly will be called to order and the 2017 session will begin. As a bi-yearly, “short session,” the 2017 Session will span only 45 days and the General Assembly will consider between 2500 and 3400 bills...

 

HTMLIn a Case Affording a “Second Bite at the Apple,” the Complex Commercial Litigation Division of the Delaware Superior Court Vacates its Holding that a Supply Agreement’s Termination Fee Was not Triggered
Shaw Fishman Glantz Towbin LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
February 8, 2017, previously published on February 2017
In her January 18, 2017 letter order, President Judge Jan R. Jurden vacated her April 8, 2016 oral ruling denying Rockline Industries, Inc.’s (“Rockline”) motion for partial summary judgment. Alltrista Plastics, LLC d/b/a Jarden Plastic Solutions v. Rockline Industries, Inc., C.A....

 


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