Other than team selection, the USOC’s role in the Olympic Games is preparatory, says Dershowitz. “It’s to have a foundation in place should something happen and to ensure our athletes are educated on the rules at the games, how things will play out and what will be expected of them on and off the field, so they’re prepared for the spotlight they’ll find themselves in,” she says. “A lot [of the work] isn’t legal, but it’s where legal and business planning come together.” … [Read more...] about U.S. Lawyers Go for the Gold!
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Transportation Secretary Queried on Airlines and EU Carbon CapsAt a June 6 hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was questioned about whether the Administration would support Senator John Thune’s (R-SD) legislation to prohibit American airlines from participating in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System. The European Union Emissions Scheme Prohibition Act (S. 1956) instructs the Secretary of Transportation to bar American airlines from participating in the EU’s emissions trading system if the Secretary has determined that it would be in the public interest to do so; it also instructs government officials to conduct negotiations so that aircraft operators that fail to comply with the emissions trading scheme are not subject to retaliation or penalties from the EU. Senator Thune is considering offering the legislation as an amendment to other pending legislation. Secretary LaHood, while saying that he wasn’t prepared … [Read more...] about Energy and Environment Update – June 10, 2012
On February 7 and 8, Mack Trucks Inc., Volvo Group North America LLC, Daimler Trucks North America LLC, and Detroit Diesel Corp. filed petitions for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s interim final rulethat specifically allows Navistar Inc. to pay nonconformance penalties in order to continue producing heavy-duty, 2012 and 2013 model-year diesel engines that exceed nitrogen oxides limits. The plaintiffs use liquid, urea-based selective catalyst reduction technology, whereas Navistar uses exhaust gas recirculation technology to control nitrogen oxides emissions from its engines. EPA is allowed to accept nonconformance payments from a manufacturer if three conditions exist; the standard has become more difficult to meet; significant work is required to comply; and technological reasons account for nonconformance. The agency will accept comments on the rule until April 14. … [Read more...] about ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT UPDATE February 12, 2012
Clinton Climate AgendaAs much as possible, we focus on policy rather than politics in this update, but as the presidential race heats up, if candidates unveil thorough energy and environment agendas, we will share them with you. Hillary Clinton unveiled July 26 detailed climate change goals, including moving the economy along a deep decarbonization path by 2050 and producing enough renewable energy to power every American home by 2027, which translates to obtaining 33 percent of the country’s power from clean sources, or over Tom Steyer’s 50 percent goal if including nuclear power, by then. As part of the effort to increase solar capacity to 140 GW by the end of 2020, the plan calls for installing 500 million solar panels by the end of her first term if she is elected president, a 700 percent increase from current levels. She called for extending federal clean energy tax incentives, promised to defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s forthcoming Clean Power Plan, … [Read more...] about Energy and Environment Update for July 27, 2015
According to Georgia corporate records, Fialkow was listed as Premium Funding’s registered agent as recently as 2010. A month after Ichthus bought the notes—and three months before it foreclosed—that role was transferred to one of Fialkow’s lawyers, Eric L. Shapiro, who is also the registered agent for BCIC. And Hall says that when he was trying to stop Ichthus from foreclosing last May, he dealt directly with Fialkow. … [Read more...] about Battle of Atlanta: Fight over a Downtown Homeless Shelter Strains Some Down-Home Ties