• 01.10.17

    Hazardous Waste Update

    The past decade has seen a monumental shift in regulatory oversight of retailers’ environmental compliance programs, forcing companies to adapt compliance solutions to the myriad of hazardous waste control laws impacting the retail sector.   Historically, most enforcement has been at ...

  • 01.10.17

    VR Funding and Innovation Look Strong for 2017

    This year, CES saw countless VR demos, new headsets and accessories (maybe the most significant being wireless capability add-ons for tethered headsets), and AR consumer headsets and phones by ODG and ASUS. Many of these technologies will not be available until later in 2017 or 2018. Oculus was ...

  • 01.09.17

    The Legal Survival Guide for Marketing in 2017

    With 2016 in the past, it’s time to look forward and make resolutions for the coming year. What should advertisers strive for in 2017? Here are the usual goals – staying fit and healthy, learning something new and managing stress better – but seen through a legal lens. Stay ...

  • 12.28.16

    Why Takings Law Matters

    Why, you might ask, is takings law important enough to warrant a monthly column on the subject, let alone the stream of court decisions that seems unceasing? Let’s start with the fact that it deals with property, a subject that touches us all in one way or another. Are you a homeowner whose ...

  • 12.21.16

    California’s Coming $20 Billion Healthcare Emergency

    California is facing a $20 billion healthcare emergency. That’s how much the state stands to lose in annual federal spending if Republicans repeal the Affordable Care Act.   Putting this in perspective, $20 billion represents nearly 18% of all state general fund spending, projected at ...

  • 12.19.16

    How to Get Energy Storage Deals With Utilities: A Primer

    The energy storage market is growing exponentially. Electric utilities are buying energy storage for a variety of reasons, including load shifting, peak shaving, transmission upgrade deferral, and the alleviation of transmission congestion. Many utilities are required to buy storage as a result of ...

  • 12.15.16

    License or Lease? The Contractual Limits of the Sharing Economy

    As tech innovators find new ways for people to share and swap living and working spaces, a legal question remains unanswered: what rights do these sharers have to the spaces they occupy? Is the shared desk in a co-working space treated like an office lease? Is a monthlong rental of a mansion the ...

  • 12.15.16

    1,166 Pieces of Evidence and No Due Process

    Judges are well known for admonishing lawyers not to try their cases in the press. And with good reason: the procedures worked out by courts and legislatures over the years are expressly designed to ensure fairness. The second installment, issued December 9, of the so-called McLaren Report on ...

  • 12.08.16

    BSA/AML Violations Trigger $215M Consent Order With New York's DFS

    Violations of state anti-money laundering laws tripped up the Agricultural Bank of China, which recently entered into a consent order with New York's Department of Financial Services for $215 million. What happened The New York branch of the Agricultural Bank of China was hit with a ...

  • 12.07.16

    What Could Reconciliation Mean for Medicaid: Reviewing HR 3762

    President-elect Trump and leaders in Congress have proposed a major restructuring of the Medicaid program, but very significant changes to Medicaid coverage and financing could be adopted even before that debate begins as part of a reconciliation bill aimed at repealing various provisions of the ...