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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This briefing provides an overview of some insurance coverage-related issues facing commercial policyholders after a catastrophic storm.
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that ‘liking’ a Facebook page is ‘pure speech’ as well as symbolic expression.
West Virginia is now among the majority of states that recognise defective construction causing bodily injury or property damage is an ‘occurrence’ under standard CGL policies.
Some losses, notably pollution, landslides, asbestos exposure, and other similar losses often arise from progressive injury occurring over a period of years.
A tool at the insured’s disposal in pursuing insurance claims in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
A little-known section of the Copyright Act allows designers and developers of video games to terminate copyright assignments granted after 1 January 1978.
While it has been decades since Congress banned cigarette adverts from the airwaves, broadcasters continue to ask for advice on whether they may air certain types of tobacco-related advertisements.