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Are you sure your chemical is on the TSCA inventory?

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…

Myth-busting: sales & use taxes in private aircraft transactions.

July 1 2010 An important and often glossed over part of every aircraft transaction is state sales and use taxes.

The FCRA and the FTC’s Affiliate Marketing Rule: a solicitation is a solicitation?

October 29 2007 Ending literally years of anticipation and speculation, on Tuesday, October 23, 2007, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its final Affiliate Marketing Rule, 16 C.F.R. Parts 680 and 698 ("the Rule").

FinCEN clarifies insurance companies’ anti-money-laundering requirements

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.

The challenge of reconditioning lithium ion batteries

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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

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

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…

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

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…