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Are you sure your chemical is on the TSCA inventory?

USA - September 19 2013 The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) generally requires companies planning to manufacture or import a chemical substance into the United States to

In arbitration, a right to an automatic stay pending appeal?

USA - April 2 2012 Businesses that lose a motion to compel arbitration may be surprised to find that, in some federal courts, they will be required to proceed with litigation in court even while appealing their right to arbitrate the matter

"Once a gunrunner, always a gunrunner": arms dealer who repackaged ammo and misrepresented source is debarred

USA - July 28 2011 A young Miami arms dealer was recently debarred for 14 years after his company, in violation of Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DFARS) Clause 252.225-7007, sold ammunition to the U.S. Army that had been acquired indirectly from a Communist Chinese military company and showed an indifference to the suspensiondebarment process that compelled the Army Suspension and Debarment Official to “question whether he may ever be determined to be responsible to do business with the Federal Government again.”

The challenge of reconditioning lithium ion batteries

USA - September 19 2013 Reconditioning batteries for secondary use is not new to the battery industry. It has been a fairly common practice for large-format nickel metal

Definition of wrongful act and intentional acts exclusion bar coverage for action alleging fraud and conspiracy

USA - November 14 2012 Applying Illinois law, the Appellate Court of Illinois has held, based on the policy’s definition of “wrongful act” and its intentional acts exclusion, that a professional liability insurer has no duty to defend an action alleging fraud and conspiracy

IRS may revise 501(C)(4) rulemaking; revokes group’s 501(C)(3) status for political activity

USA - May 20 2014 Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen recently signaled that his agency will "possibly re-propose a draft regulation" concerning

Local prosecutor calls foul in campaign’s NCAA ticket raffle

USA - May 20 2014 A local prosecutor in Douglas County, Kansas, recently warned Congressman Tim Huelskamp's campaign committee that it may not conduct a raffle as an

Recent developments in campaign finance: Tennessee, New York, and Wisconsin

USA - May 20 2014 On April 14, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed H.B. 1714, which ends the state’s ban on corporate political contributions from insurance

Recent amendments to California law heighten donor disclosure, strengthen regulators’ enforcement power

USA - May 20 2014 On May 14, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 27, a bill designed to heighten disclosure of donors to politically active

Pay-to-play spotlight: think twice before contributing in Connecticut

USA - May 20 2014 Over the past few months, there has been much discussion in the press about the extent to which Connecticut's state pay-to-play law applies to