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Legal Alert: SEC Gives Insider Outside Bounty for Whistleblowing (March 27, 2015)
On March 2, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission awarded a whistleblower at least $475,000 for providing original, high-quality information that led to a successful SEC enforcement ...
Legal Alert: BLM Issues First Federal Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing (March 27, 2015)
On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register the Final Rule on hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian ...
Legal Alert: Omnicare Opinion Expands Liability for Expressions of Opinion Under Section 11 (March 25, 2015)
The Supreme Court, in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund, 575 U.S. ___ (March 24, 2015), expanded the scope of liability for expressions of opinions under ...
Legal Alert: 2014 in Review: ERISA Civil and Criminal Enforcement Activity by DOL Is Trending Upward (March 24, 2015)
The Fact Sheet recently published by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) documenting Fiscal Year 2014 civil and criminal enforcement activity under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, ...
Legal Alert: Proposed Changes to Proposition 65: What It Means for Texas Businesses (March 23, 2015)
If you’ve been to California recently, you likely returned with a heightened awareness of the dangers present in the products you consume and use on a daily basis. That is because in California, ...
Legal Alert: Executive Order Mandates Clean Energy Consumption at Federal Buildings (March 20, 2015)
Yesterday, President Obama released an Executive Order entitled “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade.” In short, the order mandates that heads of agency take action to promote ...
Legal Alert: D.C. District Court Denies Utility’s Intervention Because of Timing (March 19, 2015)
On March 17, 2015, the D.C. District Court denied the Public Service Company of New Hampshire’s (PSNH’s) motion to intervene in a Sierra Club-initiated proceeding urging the U.S. EPA to object to a ...
Legal Alert: New Source Review Update: Courts Limit Aggregation for Major Source Determination and Challenges to NSR Pre-Project Emissions Analysis (March 19, 2015)
Pennsylvania Court Limits NSR Permit Aggregation In February, the Middle District of Pennsylvania struck down an environmental group’s challenge that Ultra Resources should have aggregated eight ...
Legal Alert: DOL Provides More Timing Flexibility for Annual Participant Investment Disclosures (March 19, 2015)
As promised, on March 19, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published guidance that would provide more flexibility in the timing of the annual plan and investment disclosures for ...
Legal Alert: Are You Continuing Construction? IRS Issues Fourth Renewable Energy Tax Credit Beginning of Construction Notice (March 18, 2015)
On March 11, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2015-25, which provides further guidance to assist renewable energy facility developers and investors in evaluating whether such ...
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