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April 8, 2017

Alert: US Government Issues Administrative Subpoena to Huawei Technologies

Alert: US Government Issues Administrative Subpoena to Huawei Technologies According to recent news reports, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a subpoena in April to Huawei Technologies Co. (“Huawei”), one of the world’s largest telecommunications equipment companies, for information regarding Huawei’s direct and indirect exports and re-exports of US technology […]

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April 4, 2017

2015 UK Autumn Statement – business tax update

2015 UK Autumn Statement – business tax update This year’s Autumn Statement proved to be rather quiet on the corporate tax front, contrasting with the recent OECD/BEPS led activity in the international arena. Perhaps this was in part due to the relatively recent Summer Budget and the fact that the Chancellor had benefitted from an […]

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April 4, 2017

Emerging Trends in Project Delivery: Design-Build-Maintain Contracting for Surface Transportation Projects

Emerging Trends in Project Delivery: Design-Build-Maintain Contracting for Surface Transportation Projects In the modern U.S. history of public-private partnerships, the prevailing project delivery models have been the toll concession and the availability payment contract.  In both cases, the private party raises equity and debt financing and takes responsibility and risk for completing design, constructing and […]

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March 31, 2017

EU/Swiss-U.S. Safe Harbor: More Scrutiny by the FTC?

EU/Swiss-U.S. Safe Harbor: More Scrutiny by the FTC? On May 29, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced the approval of the final orders for two U.S. companies, TES Franchising, LLC (“TES”) and American International Mailing, Inc. (“AIM”), settling complaints that the companies had engaged in deceptive trade practices in violation of Section 5 of […]

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March 29, 2017

Reported Relationship Between Indoor Radon Concentrations and Unconventional Marcellus Shale Drilling Must Be Interpreted With Caution

Reported Relationship Between Indoor Radon Concentrations and Unconventional Marcellus Shale Drilling Must Be Interpreted With Caution Johns Hopkins researchers recently published a paper titled, “Predictors of Indoor Radon Concentrations in Pennsylvania, 1989-2013,” in Environmental Health Perspectives (available at: ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1409014/). The study reported the results of a mathematical analysis of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) […]

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March 28, 2017

FinCEN Issues Administrative Rulings on Virtual Currency Related to Miners and Investors

FinCEN Issues Administrative Rulings on Virtual Currency Related to Miners and Investors Prompted by requests, FinCEN published two administrative rulings on the application of its regulations requiring money services businesses to be registered under the Bank Secrecy Act. The first ruling, Application of FinCEN’s Regulations to Virtual Currency Mining Operations, addressed whether certain methods of disposing […]

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March 24, 2017

Device Advice: New Guidance From the FDA on Medical Devices and Cybersecurity

Device Advice: New Guidance From the FDA on Medical Devices and Cybersecurity Are medical devices, subject to pre- and post-market regulatory controls, under increasing cybersecurity scrutiny? The FDA recently published recommendations for consideration of cybersecurity management in a product’s design and development phases, and in preparation of pre-market submissions.[1] While the agency emphasizes that it […]

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March 23, 2017

Also In The News – Health Headlines – August 2015 #2

Also In The News – Health Headlines – August 2015 #2 House Report Highlights Cybersecurity Concerns At The Department Of Health and Human Services – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce released a report revealing that five operating divisions at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), including the […]

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March 22, 2017

EU Data Privacy Updates

EU Data Privacy Updates A brief rundown of developments in recent weeks in the area of EU data protection law: EU Data Protection Regulation On Monday, June 15, the EU Council (comprised, for purposes of data protection reform, of the justice ministers from each of the EU member states) reached an agreement on a draft […]

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March 21, 2017

CMS Proposes Sweeping Changes for Nursing Home Oversight

CMS Proposes Sweeping Changes for Nursing Home Oversight On July 16, 2015, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a Proposed Rule with new standards that will have a sweeping effect on the long-term care industry. This new Rule is the first comprehensive review and update to Medicare and Medicaid nursing home standards […]

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