Topic: Energy

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secrets in China, Wire Fraud at Locust, Insurance Issues in Congress, Three Quarters of a Billion (Dollars)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The most important law news? Why, it’s the JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course: “Feelings, nothing more than feelings…” The new anthem for private equity firms? (Greentarget) Taiwanese executives from HTC were arrested for selling trade secrets to China. Here’s why it matters to US companies…… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Fracking Rule Comments, Commercial Crime Insurance, SOX Whistleblower Protections, Retail Energy Contracts

Register for email updates, and you’ll never go looking for the JD Supra Corporate Brief again. It’s as easy as click, type, send… The BLM’s proposed rules for fracking on public lands garnered substantial attention: more than 1,000,000 comments’ worth, to be exact… (BakerHostetler) India’s accession to the Madrid Protocol means that trademark registrations in… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Health Care Acquisitions, Price Fixing Sentences, National Security Reviews, Collecting Whistleblower Awards

On this day in 1993, the Oslo Accords were signed in Norway between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat. Just what the doctor ordered: a successful health care acquisition (DLA Piper) Fix prices and go to jail… (Foley & Lardner) Chinese investors can learn a lot from the 2013… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Can Openers, Anti-Competitive Agreements, Free Trade, Leased Photocopiers

On August 16, 2010, China officially surpassed Japan as the world’s second-biggest economy, just three decades after Deng Xiaoping opened the country to foreign investment, private competition, and the “socialist market economy.” This is why you don’t want to challenge a patent attorney to an argument… (Fenwick & West) 2015 will be here before you… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Self-Reporting, Market Manipulation, Green Chemistry, BYOD Privacy

On August 9, 1892, Thomas Edison is granted a patent for the two-way telegraph, one of the nearly 1,100 patents the inventor received in the United States.  Any business that stores consumer credit card numbers and other personal information should study carefully the $18 million FCRA ruling against Equifax… (Mintz Levin) So here’s the deal:… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Chinese Anti-bribery Enforcement, ITC Order Veto, Export Control Laws, Food Safety Whistleblower

Did you know you can get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered to your digital doorstep, every day of the work week? Click here to sign up. In the meantime, enjoy today’s edition, hot off the presses: US authorities have probably prosecuted more American companies for bribery in China than have the Chinese – but… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Proxy Litigation, Data Collection, Confidentiality Clause, Mobile Payments

On this day in 1701, the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit was founded. Nearly 312 years later to the day, the city it became – Detroit, Michigan – filed the country’s largest municipal bankruptcy… What’s new in say-on-pay trends and proxy litigation? Quite a bit, actually… (Skadden) Protect your company’s information from a… Read more »

US Strengthens Restrictions on Iran – with One Notable Exception

It’s a busy time for US government officials charged with imposing sanctions against Iran. What’s new? 1. Sanctions on financial institutions that trade in Iran’s currency: “On June 3, the Obama Administration announced a new Executive Order authorizing sanctions that directly target trade in Iran’s currency, the rial. The order authorizes the Treasury Secretary to… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: California Fracking, COPPA Rules, Off-label Marketing, FRAND Royalties

Today’s forecast: partly cloudy with a chance of law news: Will California lawmakers succeed in keeping fracking out of the state? (LXBN) Could President Obama’s proposed new cap on tax-favored retirement benefits do a lot more harm than good? (Osler) According to FINRA, employee social media privacy laws may conflict with securities regulations and threaten… Read more »

Natural Gas a Mineral? Not in Pennsylvania… (And Other Fracking Law News)

Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that Marcellus shale gas is not a “mineral,” and that subsequently private deeds in the state that make reference to mineral rights do not encompass natural gas rights. Levi Jones of law firm Schnader explains: “The Court reaffirmed the ‘Dunham Rule,’ which applies the common, layperson understanding… Read more »

IRS Tax Credit Guidance Is Welcome News to Renewable Energy Industry

“The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the eligibility of these [energy tax] credits for projects that begin construction before January 1, 2014. The types of projects included in this extension are wind, open-loop biomass, closed-loop biomass, geothermal, landfill gas, trash, qualified hydropower, and marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy facilities.” (Leonard, Street and Deinard)… Read more »

Latest Iran Sanctions: Need-to-Know from JD Supra

The net of international sanctions on Iran and entities that do business with the Iranian regime continues to tighten. For your reference, here’s a roundup of latest commentary and analysis on sanctions imposed by the United States and Europe: U.S. Activity New Iran Sanctions Enacted (BakerHostetler): “The [latest] law, which comes just shy of five… Read more »