Topic: Fracking

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Ukraine Sanctions, CFPB Lessons, REIT Taxation, USPTO Guidance

The perfect cure for a Monday morning? Two shots of espresso, one cheese danish, and a hearty dose of JD Supra Corporate Brief (repeat as necessary). The US Just imposed sanctions on individuals who threaten the stability of Ukraine… (Jonathan Epstein at Holland & Knight) The CFPB In numbers: 3 years, 35 enforcements, 300,000 complaints,… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Priorities, Cybersecurity Lawsuits, H-1B Petitions, Knowledgeable Employees

On February 26, 1995, the UK’s oldest investment bank, Barings Bank, collapses when broker Nick Leeson loses $1.4 billion by speculating on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange. When the SEC Speaks, you should listen: highlights from the 2014 SEC Speaks Conference… (Perkins Coie) Will the Cybersecurity Framework open the door to a new wave of… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Attacks, China Regulations, Virtual Currencies, Religious Accommodation

We know how this turned out… On this day in 1876, both Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray applies for a patent on the telephone. Worried you might be targeted for a cyber attack? Read this. Today… (Roberta Anderson and Katherine Blair at K&L Gates) China’s current regulatory environment continues to present new challenges for the pharmaceutical… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Iran Sanctions, E-Communications Policies, UK Fracking, Union Elections

Our cure for the Monday morning blues? Two shots of espresso and the JD Supra Corporate Brief… Let’s be clear on this point: Iran is NOT open for business… (Amanda Blunt, Carrie Kroll, and Lindsay Meyer at Venable) More than 80% of business correspondence takes place via email. And that creates a lot of risk… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Standards, Drone Laws, Employee Handbooks, SEC Trials

Stop looking for something to read every morning: get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here. The US Senate is moving quickly to address the need for federal data security and breach notification standards… (Francine Friedman and Alice Hsu at Akin Gump) Drones are a normal part of life… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Shareholder Activism, Bribery Blacklists, Fracking Regulation, Compliance Trends

On this day in 1980, President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation bailing out the Chrysler Corporation to the tune of $1.5 billion. Shareholder activism is on the rise – and here’s how to deal with it… (Akin Gump) China’s health care regulator will begin compiling “bribery blacklists” of corrupt companies and individuals… (Katherine Wang at Ropes… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Supply Chain Security, Safe Harbor Program, Iran Sanctions Changes, California Fracking Rules

On December 2, 2001, Enron filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Can you believe it’s been just twelve years? What do changes to US sanctions on Iran mean for American companies? (Perkins Coie) Supply chain security compliance just got a lot harder for Department of Defense contractors… (Peter McLaughlin, Rick Vacura, and Bradley Wine at Morrison… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: EU Trade Secrets, Social Media Firings, Common Whistleblower Complaints, Chief Compliance Officers

For the record, Tuesday is in fact Newsday here at JD Supra… Enjoy! The EU just took a significant step closer to uniform protection of trade secrets… (Orrick) Turns out that sometimes it’s OK to fire employees based on their social media activity… (Stephen Asay at Pillsbury) Good news for proponents of California’s cap-and-trade auction…… Read more »

Lawsuits, Drilling Bans, and Other Issues Shaping the Future of Fracking in the US

“Lawmakers are heavily divided when it comes to the regulation of hydraulic fracturing. Currently, there are twelve bills in Congress that address the regulation of oil and natural gas operations.” (Peter Whitfield at BakerHostetler) Although the hydraulic fracturing process has been around since the late 1940s, it’s only been in the last 15 years or… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Caution on Boards, Fracking in Europe, EEOC in Court, Energy in California

Let the JD Supra Corporate Brief turn your Monday into “Funday:” In the face of market volatility and economic pressures, who can blame boards of directors for being cautious? (Cadwalader) The future of fracking in Europe is uncertain… (BakerHostetler) The shutdown is over – now what? (Mintz Levin) The gig is up for investment advisers… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Automakers Strike Back, China Opens Up, Governor Vetoes Bill, NY Continues Moratorium

So far, no good: The government shutdown is one week old today. Hang in there, America! A group of automakers just flattened a patent troll… (Foley & Lardner) How the Shanghai FTZ makes It easier for foreign companies to invest in China… (Corporate Law Report) The feds want government contractors to update their anti-human trafficking… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Business Associates, USPTO Backlog, RICO Lawsuit, Content Strategy

Did you know that you can get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered straight to your inbox every weekday morning? All you have to do is ask… Business associate or not? Here’s how you can tell – and why it makes a big difference as of today… (DLA Piper) The Shanghai Free Trade Zone is… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Payroll Cards, Silica Exposure, Green Chemistry, China Visas

If it’s Tuesday, this must be law news. The JD Supra Corporate Brief, to be precise… Wage-and-hour lawsuits represent 91% of all employment law class actions… (NAVEX Global) Bottom line? Payroll cards are OK unless you require your employees to use them… (Ballard Spahr) OSHA’s proposed rule on silica exposure could have a significant impact… Read more »

Proposed OSHA Rule On Silica Exposure Could Have Significant Impact On Fracking Industry

“’Exposure to silica can be deadly, and limiting that exposure is essential,’ said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. ‘Every year, exposed workers not only lose their ability to work, but also to breathe. This proposal is expected to prevent thousands of deaths from silicosis—an incurable and progressive disease—as… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Health Care Enforcement, Web Privacy Policies, GMO Food Labels, Green Chemistry Rules

Why yes, I would love to get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered straight to my inbox. Where do I sign up? Whistleblowers are driving stepped up government health care enforcement… (Mintz Levin) Study finds about half of companies worldwide fail to comply with web privacy policy requirements… (Pillsbury) What does the EU’s Alternative Investment… Read more »