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Shifting away from LEED
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 18 2012

Turner Construction Company released a report November 8 concluding that companies are less likely to use the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system now than in recent years

Guidance on the guidance: what the SEC and DOJ resource guide to the FCPA means for multi-national companies
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2012

After a year of waiting, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) (the Guidance) on November 14, 2012

Declaratory judgment action filed over trailer hitch products
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2012

On November 16, 2012, Atlanta-based Tie Down, Inc. ("Tie Down") filed a declaratory judgment action against Demco, Inc. ("Demco"), based in Des Moines, Iowa, asking the Court to declare that its trailer hitch and integrated actuator products do not infringe Demco's U.S Patent No. 7,690,673 (the '673 patent), entitled "Self-Latching Ball Clamp Coupler," and that the '673 patent is invalid

Call it a win: Californa's first GHG auction sells out
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2012

At California’s inaugural auction of greenhouse gas allowances last week, bidders bought all 23.1 million allowances for 2013 emissions sold at $10.09 per ton, a few significant cents above the floor price of $10

United States waives ban on Burmese imports
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Myanmar, USA
  • November 20 2012

On November 16, 2012, as President Obama was preparing to head to Asia on a trip that included a six-hour stop in Burma (Myanmar), the U.S. Departments of State and Treasury announced the issuance of a new general license that waives a nearly decade-old U.S. import ban on most Burmese-origin goods

The Federal Circuit rules that a party can bring a Walker Process antitrust claim even in the absence of a patent dispute
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2012

One longstanding, open question has been whether Walker Process antitrust claims can be asserted even though no claim of patent infringement has been or could be brought

What the legalization of marijuana means for employers with people working in Washington and Colorado
  • Gray Plant Mooty
  • USA
  • November 21 2012

Three states held votes earlier this month about legalization of the recreational use of marijuana

DOJ and SEC’s resource guide on the FCPA provides important guidance to companies doing business abroad
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2012

On November 14, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) jointly released their long-anticipated guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FPCA

Tax compliance procedures for tax-exempt bonds: why does the IRS want them and what should issuers do?
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2012

In recent years, the IRS has taken actions to encourage issuers and borrowers of tax-exempt bonds and tax credit bonds to adopt and implement tax compliance procedures

FCPA guide serves as useful, though far from groundbreaking, resource
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • November 16 2012

On November 14, 2012, the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the Enforcement Division of the US Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") jointly released "A Resource Guide to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act" (the "Guidance"