In its recent Open Internet Order (“Order”), the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) determined that broadband Internet access services are appropriately classified as common carrier “telecommunications services” under the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
The CARERS Act, the Senate Bill filed last month to greatly liberalize federal medical marijuana laws, includes a provision requiring the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) issue three licenses permitting manufacturing of marijuana and derivatives for FDA-approved research.
One of the most common questions we hear from CEOs, CFOs and Directors of businesses and public and private institutions is “Do I really need cyber insurance?”
California has become ground zero for legal opposition to crude-by-rail projects. Opponents decry derailments, toxic vapors, and other ills.[i] Yet despite the dire images painted by crude-by-rail’s opponents, the reality on the ground in California has been quite mundane thus far.
In yet another U.S. securities class action lawsuit involving a non-U.S. company and a corruption investigation in the company’s home country, on March 19, 2015 a shareholder of Chemical & Mining Company of Chile, Inc. (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile, S.A, or SQM), the world’s largest producer of iodine and lithium and a major potash producer, filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York against the company and certain of its directors and officers.
I recently came across an article published in the Globe and Mail titled, Ultrasound shows new promise as Alzheimer’s treatment.
Automotive Industry Beware: Increased Attention to Workplace Harassment and Wellness Programs by the EEOC Coming in the New Year
Newly appointed U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Jenny Yang recently offered some insight into the EEOC’s areas of focus for 2015, providing all employers with a preview of some of the key regulatory and enforcement actions on the horizon.
The Obama Administration has finally released guidelines for fracking on federal land, but the biggest battle will continue to wage on at the state level.
Monday Morning Regulatory Review: White House Transparency Regulations; Federal Fleet Pollution; Federal Fracking; & H-2B Vacatur & Emergency Regulations
Prioritizing last week’s interesting regulatory affairs proves a little difficult because the affairs are so diverse, so this post may seem random.