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"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.”

FinCEN clarifies insurance companies’ anti-money-laundering requirements

USA - April 17 2008 The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), in March 2008, offered insurance companies guidance concerning their anti-money-laundering (AML) obligations

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

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

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

McCutcheon v. FEC paves way for new challenges to campaign finance laws nationwide

USA - May 20 2014 In one of the most highly publicized decisions of this Term, the Supreme Court in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission invalidated all aggregate

Seventh Circuit invalidates “dizzying array” of Wisconsin campaign finance laws

USA - May 20 2014 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently invalidated several key provisions of what the court called a "dizzying array of statutes

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