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By Keith Garner, James Rusk
On July 21, 2017, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) published its latest proposal for new permitting procedures that would apply to waters of the State, including wetlands.
By Keith Garner, James Rusk
On July 27, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published their proposed rule to rescind the Clean Water Rule.
By Adam Ettinger
The SEC has been watching the increase in ICOs for some time, and for good reason. The New York Times reported that $1.1 billion has been raised this year by companies, foundations, and decentralized autonomous organizations selling digital coins or tokens ...
By Justine M. Phillips, Cassidy English
As reported in our new laws for 2017 post, employers must give written notice to new employees (and to current employees upon request) explaining the rights of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
By Matthew Goldman, Jordan Grushkin
As reported by the New York Times in an article dated July 13, 2017, in an effort to crack down on fraud and abuse, and with a particular focus on opioids, the Department of Justice is charging 412 individuals for collectively defrauding the government of around $1.3 billion.
By Reid Whitten, J. Scott Maberry
On July 17, 2017, the U.S. State Department certified that Iran continues to meet the conditions of the Iran nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action...
By Reid Whitten, Julien Blanquart
On July 27, 2017, the U.S. Congress sent to President Trump's desk a bill that imposes new financial sanctions against Russia, Iran, and North Korea.
By Greg Berk
On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") issued a revised Form I-9. The new form must be used by September 18, 2017.
By Julie Rubash
Nevada joined California and Delaware in explicitly requiring websites and online services to post an accessible privacy notice.
By Matthew Goldman
On June 20, 2017, CMS released its proposed rule updating MACRA's Quality Payment Program for CY 2018.
By Jeff Kern, Christopher Bosch
Blockchain technology ("Blockchain"), also known as Distributed Ledger Technology, stands poised to transform the future of the financial industry.
By James Gatto
The SEC has opined that, depending on the facts and circumstances of each individual ICO, the virtual coins or tokens that are offered or sold may be securities.
By James Gatto
A U.S. District Court Judge issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing a Milwaukee county ordinance requiring a permit before implementing certain AR location-based games.
By Jeffrey Forrest
Judicial deference to a lead agency's determination regarding the proper greenhouse gas ("GHG") threshold for a project California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") remains a swinging pendulum.
By Thomas Kaufman, Melissa Smith
The California Supreme Court issued its long awaited ruling in Williams v. Superior Court, in which it clarified the scope of discovery in actions brought under the Private Attorneys General Act...
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