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To increase provider and supplier transparency and accountability, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently issued a final rule (“Final Rule”) with comment period that allows CMS greater ability to prevent fraud and abuse by...

In January 2018, Mercedes-Benz began a marketing campaign that included photos of its cars in the Eastern Market in Detroit. The Eastern Market is home to many murals commissioned through the Murals in the Market Festival, some of which were included...

The California Legislature passed several bills amending the forthcoming California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Although the amendments contain some significant changes, outlined here, the most important and groundbreaking aspects of the law will...

Yesterday, EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the “Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule Part One: One National Program,” more succinctly known as the withdrawal of the California’s § 209 waiver under...

Speaking at the Iowa Federation of Labor’s annual convention in mid-August, 2019, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, told Democratic presidential candidates who have been working the state, “If you want our endorsement … show us that you’re...

At our recent Funds First seminar we shared some technical and market issues and updates on the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) and the FCA’s current cross-sector focus on culture. This briefing sets out some of the highlights of the...

Crisis in Middle East Should Remind Us of the Importance of Fracking - "Oil prices are likely to spike in the short-term aftermath of the attack on Saudi Arabia, but, as Clifford Krauss and Stanley Reed of The New York Times report, the availability...

You can tell we’re well into the midst of the campaign season when presidential hopefuls reveal their plans for handling various societal concerns. We saw it as several Democratic candidates lined up to offer their plans to combat pay equity issues....

As of December 31, 2021 (the “Effective Date”), the use of LIBOR as an index for commercial and consumer loans will likely cease - which presents lenders and other industry participants with the challenges to address: (a) the process for replacing...

The Finance Commission of Texas recently amended certain provisions in Chapter 2 and Chapter 83 in Title 7 of the Texas Administrative Code to, among other things, specify the license term, renewal process, and expiration date for regulated lenders...

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