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FCC Enforcement Monitor — September 2014: unenclosed and unpainted tower leads to $30,000 in fines; and more
Pillsbury has published its FCC Enforcement Monitor for September 2014.
The US recently expanded sanctions and export controls against the Russian defence sector.
On 25 September 2014, the FAA approved six exemption requests for the use of small unmanned aircraft systems for television and movie filmmaking under strict conditions.
Pillsbury has again been named to Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies, which celebrates employers whose benefits are helping redefine workplace standards.
Companies can expect an increase in creative and complex qui tam cases, with the DoJ lending its substantial resources to the growing plaintiffs’ bar.
On 10 September 2014, California governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.
Pillsbury’s corporate and securities — tech partner Jorge A del Calvo has been named one of the top 100 lawyers in California by The Daily Journal.
WesPay has announced that Pillsbury partner Deborah S Thoren-Peden is the recipient of the Frank E Zima Award for Payments Advocacy.
Aurora Energy decision deems discharges prohibited, leaves open question of permit shield applicability
On 3 September 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Alaska Community Action on Toxics v Aurora Energy Services LLC.
Scaling back considerably from the October 2012 term, the US Supreme Court issued only a few rulings affecting environmental law during the October 2013 term.
Pre-filing and post-filing licence renewal announcement reminder for TV stations in various US territories
TV, Class A TV and LPTV stations licensed to communities in various US territories must begin airing pre-filing licence renewal announcements on 1 October.
Biennial ownership reports are due by 1 October 2014 for non-commercial radio and TV stations in various US territories
The deadlines for non-commercial radio and television stations to file biennial ownership reports remain in effect and are tied to each station’s respective licence renewal filing deadline.
This Broadcast Station Advisory highlights the upcoming deadlines for compliance with the FCC’s EEO Rule.
The English High Court has analysed the arguments for and against non-English forum selection and choice-of-law terms in commercial contracts involving English parties.
Marco Santori, a leading authority on Bitcoin and digital currency, has joined as a counsel in Pillsbury’s intellectual property practice in New York.
The European data protection authorities will be conducting a ‘cookie sweep’. Businesses should be checking their websites and cookie notices now to ensure they are compliant and fix any issues.
Pillsbury has launched its Crisis Management Toolkit App, available now for download on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
New threat to ‘bring your own device’ policies: employer required to reimburse personal cell phone expenses
California employers must reimburse employees who are required to use personal mobile phones for work calls for a reasonable percentage of their phone bills.
On 13 August 2014, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued new guidance on ownership/control for determining blocked parties.
The Insurance Services Office’s 2013 additional insured endorsement revisions place heightened emphasis on contractual risk transfer language.