A U.S. District Court judge today vacated an FEC regulation that limited the degree to which corporations and labor unions must disclose their donors when they pay for an Electioneering Communication.
Next Monday, the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will hear argument in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association, No. 13-1041, asking whether a federal agency must engage in advance notice and public comment rulemaking pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) before it can significantly alter an established interpretive rule articulating the agency’s interpretation of an agency regulation.
Last month, the CFPB released the fifth edition of its Supervisory Highlights report describing findings from recent examinations of consumer financial products and services providers.
Today Jones County voters will decide a rare runoff in a Circuit Court Judge election. The runoff is between longtime incumbent Judge Billy Joe Landrum and Laurel attorney Dal Williamson. Things have gotten a bit heated in Laurel.
Industry Recommends Market Solutions for Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Law Enforcement Access Challenges for the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things raises new concerns about privacy, security and law enforcement access. Rather than develop new rules for new devices, industry experts convened during the 2014 Winnik International Telecoms & Internet Forum recommended allowing the market to try solve these challenges before the government steps in.
The Unintended Effects of Protecting the Environment – How Banning Fracking Can Lead San Benito County to Bankruptcy
On November 4, 2014, San Benito County voters went to the poles to vote on Measure J, the measure designed to prohibit hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, and related gas and oil extraction activities, as well as other “high-intensity petroleum operations,” including acid well stimulation and cyclic steam injection.
In most litigation, the plaintiff and the defendant are equally susceptible to being sanctioned by the court for bad or dilatory behavior. However, government contracts litigation is not most litigation. I
Monday Morning Regulatory Review: POTUS Immigration Reform; Obamacare Subsidies Docket Clearing; Conflict Minerals Redux; And Drones Predux
President Obama (POTUS) finally moved last week to alter immigration policy by signing an executive order and issuing two memoranda, and amid all the political debate over the action, some legal questions need serious answers.
Since 2009, when Congress preserved and expanded the reach of the False Claims Act (“FCA”) through the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (“FERA”), Government contractors have seen a vast increase in FCA lawsuits and questions continue to loom regarding the extent the aggressive FCA amendments will be enforced.