When dealing with government policies, guidelines and contracts, one is often faced with the question of the nature of these policies, directions and contracts. For instance, do the codes and guidelines issued by different departments of the Government of India or the contracts entered into by public bodies fall in the realm of public law and therefore enforceable by judicial intervention or are they simply executive instructions subject to deviations? Are they statutory in nature or simply advisory?
While digital currencies in recent months have experienced more ups and downs than a fiddler’s elbow, AUSTRAC has powered ahead in bringing in its new regulations for digital currency exchange (DCE) providers (see our previous article).
Draft law on imposing sanctions on the USA and (or) other foreign countries has been introduced to State Duma
On April 13, 2018 the draft law (hereinafter – the “Draft law”)1 imposing measures (countermeasures) in response to the hostile acts of the USA and (or) other foreign countries has been introduced to State Duma by both State Duma’s chairman and parliamentary leaders.
Many real estate transactions, whether involving sales, financing, or leasing, involve title insurance. This form of insurance is significantly different from property and liability insurance policies, such as in how they are obtained and negotiated. Here are some questions and answers about title insurance that might not be asked frequently enough.
On April 11, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) released their 40th Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino Report (“HSR Report”) detailing merger enforcement activity in fiscal year 2017 (covering October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017). According to the HSR Report, despite the annual increase in reporting thresholds, there were 2,052 reportable transactions in 2017, representing a 12 percent increase over fiscal year 2016. Almost 5 percent of those transactions were in the health services industry.
An appeal brought by property investment and development business Property Alliance Group Limited (PAG) in its long-running case against the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal. PAG was refused permission to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court, which brings to an end the first civil proceedings involving allegations of LIBOR manipulation to reach trial.
Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: The Benefits of Creating Your Legal Brand (Legal Branding Series 3)
Today, we’re bringing you a guest post from rainmaking trainer and expert, Jaimie Field, who continues her series on branding with the benefits of creating your legal brand.
LOS ANGELES, CA – April 18, 2018 – Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is pleased to announce that Edward J. Loya, Jr., an accomplished trial attorney, has joined as a Member of the Firm in the Litigation & Business Disputes and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices in the firm’s Los Angeles and New York offices. Mr. Loya, who joins EBG from Venable, focuses on civil, employment, and criminal litigation matters and represents companies and individuals in investigations, prosecutions, and regulatory cases initiated by government agencies. He also conducts internal investigations on behalf of corporations, hospitals, and non-profit organizations involving allegations of bribery, fraud, embezzlement, and employee misconduct.
Ohio’s Sixth District Court of Appeals issued a recent decision that reaffirmed the long-standing principle that contractors are responsible for ensuring compliance with not only the public contracting and bidding laws of the state of Ohio, but also the local ordinances as they relate to government contracts. It is the contractor, not the public entity, who will suffer if these laws are ignored.