Protecting Information in the Competitive Bidding

By | Tilting the Scales | March 22, 2017
Confidential folder isolated on a white backgroundGrowth in the DFW metroplex is booming, and the City of Flourish is one of the driving forces. Unfortunately, the City has had a difficult time keeping up its infrastructure with the growing population.  Recently the City selected a bid from Slab Mixer Co., a concrete pipe manufacturer, for culverts for a project widening some of the City’s streets.  View Full Post
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Commerce Calls for Information On U.S. Pipeline Construction and Maintenance for Domestic Sourcing Plan

The Commerce Department’s Office of Policy and Strategic Planning is currently seeking information on the construction and maintenance of American pipelines to inform its forthcoming plan to the President for the domestic sourcing of pipeline materials.  In accordance with the President’s January 24, 2017 Presidential Memorandum on the “Construction of American Pipes,” the agency is collecting information for its plan on “the domestic sourcing of materials for the construction, retrofitting, repair, and expansion of pipelines inside the United States.”  The Commerce Department seeks information to enhance its understanding of the following items: Current pipeline construction technology and requirements Potential advances in pipeline technology Domestic and foreign supply chain for pipeline materials All other information considered pertinent to the development of Commerce’s domestic sourcing plan This is an excellent opportunity for members of multiple U.S. View Full Post
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2017 Proxy Season Field Guide

By | MOFO Jumpstarter | March 22, 2017
Morrison & Foerster is pleased to share with our clients and friends the 2017 Proxy Season Field Guide. With an environment of heightened shareholder activism and focus on compensation and corporate governance disclosures, The Proxy Season Field Guide provides you with an overview of recent legislative, regulatory and shareholder developments, and provides information on how these developments will impact you in the 2017 proxy season. View Full Post
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How Grocery Stores Are Starting to Cash in On the Blue Apron Trend

The Rise of the Gourmet Home Chef Cart and ComputerBoxed meal delivery services like Blue Apron and Plated have steadily risen in popularity since they entered the market in 2012. Meal kit delivery services offer consumers a no-hassle way to cook meals at home, without having to find recipes, plan meals, or go grocery shopping. View Full Post
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Protecting Committee Members – Ninth Circuit Expands Protections Afforded to Individual Committee Members

In a recent opinion, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit expanded the protections afforded to individual members of an official creditors’ committee against certain lawsuits.  Specifically, in In re Yellowstone Mountain Club, LLC, 841 F.3d 1090 (9th Cir. View Full Post
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Oregon Considers Bill to Protect Patient Info from the Feds

By | Canna Law Blog™ | March 22, 2017
Oregon cannabis lawyersOregon lawmakers are considering legislation to protect Oregon cannabis consumers and patients against potential federal government enforcement actions. Proposed legislation, Senate Bill 863, would require marijuana retailers to purge patients’ personally identifiable information and would prohibit dispensaries from “record[ing] and retain[ing]” such information. View Full Post
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Senators Object to Any Delays in Pay Ratio Disclosure Requirements

By | Briefing: Governance | March 22, 2017
A group of senators have written to SEC Acting Chair Piwowar opposing any delay in the implementation of the pay ratio rules. The senators are “extremely troubled” by Commissioner Piwowar’s decision to seek additional comments on the rule, and his directive to the staff to reconsider the rule’s implementation, which we previously discussed here. View Full Post
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