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|Federal Government Announces Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change|
Michael R. Barrett; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 13, 2016The federal government, along with most of the premiers, signed a new pan-Canadian framework (the "Federal GHG Framework") on Friday, December 9, 2016. The Federal GHG Framework is intended to address climate change on a national platform. The federal government's approach to meeting its...
|Court Allows Police Crossclaim against Crown Attorneys to Continue|
Kevin A. McGivney, Jonathan Thoburn; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
January 6, 2017, previously published on December 15, 2016After a murder charge against him was dismissed, the plaintiff commenced an action against the Attorney General, individual Crown Attorneys and police officers involved in the related "Mr. Big" investigation which had led to the murder charge. The Attorney General and the individual Crown...
Projects Rulemaking on State and Local Government Websites in July 2017|
Jennifer S. Rusie; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 19, 2016The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it is expediting its timetable and expects to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding accessibility of state and local government websites in July of 2017. The comment period for this NPRM would close in September of 2017....
|New York Adopts Pathologists’ Assistants Law|
Rosemary McKenna, Emily E. Whalen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
December 28, 2016, previously published on December 7, 2016New York State has adopted a new law that establishes the profession of licensed pathologists’ assistant.
|Potential U.S. Trade and Foreign Direct Investment Ramifications of the Trump Election|
Renato Antonini, Laura Fraedrich, Michael P. (Mike) Gurdak, Luis Riesgo, Luis Rubio Barnetche; Jones Day;
December 28, 2016, previously published on December 2016According to public statements from President-elect Trump, reshaping U.S. trade policy will be a high priority for the incoming Trump Administration. President-elect Trump has announced his intention to, among other things: (i) withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership ("TPP"); (ii)...
|Global Issues Under the Trump Administration: What the Future May Hold for Sanctions and Export Controls|
Sean Thomas Boyce, Laura Fraedrich, Michael P. (Mike) Gurdak, Fahad A. Habib, D. Grayson Yeargin; Jones Day;
December 28, 2016, previously published on December 2016President-elect Trump and Republican leaders in Congress have identified U.S. sanctions and national security as central issues for the next Administration. Based on publicly announced policy positions, including a possible rollback of the recent easing of sanctions involving Iran and Cuba, the...
|Iran Sanctions Extension Act Goes to President for Signature|
Cyril T. Brennan, Sandra K. Jorgensen, Renee A. Latour; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 21, 2016, previously published on December 6, 2016On Dec. 1, 2016, the U.S. Senate voted 99 to 0 to extend the Iran Sanctions Act, which is set to expire at the end of 2016, maintaining the United States’ comprehensive sanctions against Iran for 10 more years. The vote sends the bill to President Obama, who is expected to sign it into law....
|The Potential for Unprecedented Use of the Congressional Review Act to Roll Back Obama Administration Rules|
Charles F. Bass; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 21, 2016, previously published on December 6, 2016Much attention has been focused of late on the impact that the incoming president will have on President Obama’s executive orders and rulemaking relative to a great number of issues where the president determined that he could not work with the Republican Congress. President-elect Trump has...
|The New Drone Regulations Are Here! How Do They Affect Municipalities?|
John Heil; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
December 12, 2016, previously published on December 7, 2016Nearly every unit of local government will encounter questions relating to drones, or “Unmanned Aerial Systems” (UAS), in the near future. The recreational use of drones, frequently in the form of small camera-equipped “quadcopters,” has expanded exponentially over the past...
|Court Addresses a Private “Society” Seeking Immunity|
John Redlingshafer; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
December 12, 2016, previously published on Fall 2016Most private “societies” or “foundations” do not have to worry about the same laws as public bodies. For example, the Board of Directors for a not-for-profit agency is typically not required to be an expert in Open Meetings and Freedom of Information laws (although, the...