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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2017

Model aircraft registration rule shot down by DC Circuit

In a recent case the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit vacated a rule requiring individuals who fly small drones and other model aircraft for hobby or recreational purposes to register with the Federal Aviation Administration. The case serves as a reminder that, despite rapid advancements in drone technology, the regulators – and society – are still in the early stages of figuring out......
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Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 16 Jan 2017

EPA must determine whether to revise solid waste disposal regulations

​The US District Court for the District of Columbia recently approved a consent decree that resolves a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act citizen suit filed by environmental non-governmental organisations against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning the oil and gas industry. The consent decree requires the EPA to determine whether it should revise Subtitle D rules......
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Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 31 Aug 2015

DC Circuit curbs EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

The DC Circuit has held that emissions limits imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on 13 states under its Cross-State Air Pollution Rule were unlawful. The EPA "overstepped its authority", the three-judge panel unanimously held, by requiring states to cut emissions more than necessary to ensure that other states meet air-quality standards.
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Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 4 Jun 2013

Revolving-door risk: failure to follow best practice can have severe consequences

Failure to observe revolving-door regulations on post-government employment restrictions can result in severe consequences for both contractors and employees. The case of Timothy Cannon and the Gallup Organisation is a recent example of what can go wrong for both such parties. It serves as a reminder that private contractors must have rigorous internal controls in place in order to ensure......
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Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered | USA | 16 Dec 2011

District of Columbia alters treatment of municipal bond interest

From the start of 2012 the District of Columbia will no longer exempt the income on municipal bonds issued by all municipalities. Income from bonds issued by the District of Columbia, the Metropolitan Washington Regional Airport Authority or possessions of the United States, and bonds acquired from other municipalities before January 1 2012, will continue to be exempt for DC tax purposes.
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