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Discussion draft bill proposes SRO for investment advisers
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2011

On September 8, 2011, Representative Bachus (R-Ala.), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced a discussion draft of the Investment Adviser Oversight Act of 2011 which proposes allowing a self-regulatory organization to oversee investment advisers.


Legislature hears testimony on legislation limiting the right of public charities to compensate independent directors
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2011

On Tuesday, September 27, 2011, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on the Judiciary heard testimony on H.3516 a bill that would regulate compensation of board members for public charities.


More consumer data security and privacy legislation introduced
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2011

The latest legislator to enter into the federal data security and privacy sweepstakes is Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) who introduced legislation, S. 1535, on September 8.


I'm as mad as h___ and I'm not going to take it anymore: Massachusetts Historical Commission edition
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 6 2011

Last week, SouthCoastToday and the Herald News both reported that a large expansion by Meditech of its facility in Freetown was on life support, after the Massachusetts Historical Commission required Meditech to strip the top two feet of soil from 21 acres and sieve it for archeological artifacts, at a projected multi-million dollar cost.


H.R. 2759: new federal bill would require companies to disclose efforts to address human rights risks in their supply chains
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2011

On August 1, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced H.R. 2759, the Business Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act, a bill modeled after the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act.


EPA finalizes the cross-state air pollution rule: who needs CAIR or the Transport Rule?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2011

Yesterday, EPA finalized the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, or CSAPR, which was the Transport Rule, which had been the Clean Air Interstate Rule.


Online privacy bills planned for 2011
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2011

If Tuesday night's failure to give fast-track approval to an extension of certain surveillance powers under the Patriot Act is any indication, Congress is in the mood to protect individual privacy.


Want to know why Congress can't pass climate legislation? Here's your answer
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2011

And you thought that the explanation was just partisan gridlock in Washington?


Taking of a blood sample and creation of a DNA profile found not to be an unreasonable search
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2010

In a recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Martin Boroiang v. Robert S. Mueller, III, et al., No. 09-1630, the First Circuit rejected a challenge to the requirement that a blood sample be given by a federal offender for purposes of creating a DNA profile and entering it into a centralized government database.


RGGI allowances on the secondary market: slow but steady?
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2010

Not surprisingly, the secondary market price for Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) allowances fell for the 4th quarter of 2009, as noted by RGGI Market Monitor Potomac Economics in their recent report.