Monday, April 21, 2014

BNA INSIGHTS: New Jersey’s Solar Renewable Portfolio Standards—A Model for Success

Despite being one of the smallest states in the nation, New Jersey is second only to California in installed solar electric generating capacity. No other solar market is growing faster…

Second Circuit Joins Ninth: No First Sale Defense for Foreign-Made Copyright Works

In a split decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit joined the Ninth Circuit in holding Aug. 15 that an importer of a copyrighted work manufactured overseas for resale in the United States cannot use the first sale doctrine as a defense to infringement…

BNA INSIGHTS: Contracting for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Compliance in the Cloud

As merchants move to reap the functional and operational benefits of virtualized environments, compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is becoming increasingly complicated, yet all the more essential to the protection of cardholder data…

BNA INSIGHTS: The D.C. Circuit Finds the SEC’s Proxy Access Rule to Be Arbitrary and Capricious

In a widely-publicized decision issued on July 22, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated the SEC’s “Proxy Access Rule.” Business Roundtable and Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. SEC…

Taxpayers Said to Fear Disclosing Assets as Foreign Bank Crackdown Continues

August 25, 2011 in BNA's Banking Report · Leave a Comment 

The Internal Revenue Service’s intense effort to get taxpayers to tell the government about their offshore assets may be running into difficulties even as IRS continues its crackdown on foreign banks that help taxpayers hide those assets…

BNA INSIGHTS: The Fundamentals of Green Leasing in a Market That Increasingly Values Efficiency

As commercial real estate markets recover from the ongoing recession, green building construction, retrofits, and renovations likely will be a major factor over the next decade, at least in certain asset classes…

Government Brief in Copyright Restoration Case Argues Statute Is Constitutional

A statute granting copyright protection to certain foreign works that were previously in the public domain does not exceed Congress’s power under the U.S. Constitution’s copyright clause…

BNA INSIGHTS: Employment/Labor Law Meets Social Media: Advice for Employers

Only a few years ago, employers reacted quickly (and perhaps hastily) to the development of social media and their employees’ use of social media…

N.Y. Fed Enhancing Supervisory Practices with Staff Changes, Business Line Scrutiny

August 16, 2011 in BNA's Banking Report · Leave a Comment 

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is enhancing its supervisory practices by more frequently engaging financial institutions’ most senior executives and paying closer attention to a firm’s business practices…

SEC Whistleblower Rules Take Effect; Agency Lists Cases for Possible Claims

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower program formally became effective Aug. 12, starting with a launch by the commission of a new webpage with detailed instructions on how would-be informants can submit claims for awards…

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