April 28, 2016
Mexico - First Import Permits for Gasoline and Diesel
The Mexican Secretary of Energy has received 62 applications from 32 companies during the first 15 days of April 2016. As of April 25, it has granted 16 permits for the importation of gasoline and 26 ...
The OIG’s 2016 Version of Yates for Permissive Exclusion?
On April 18, the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued revised guidance regarding exclusions imposed under section 1128(b)(7) of the Social Security Ac...
EPA Publishes MATS Finding, Future Challenges Likely
Responding to a Supreme Court mandate, the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday published a final supplemental finding that it is necessary and appropriate to regulate hazardous air pollutants...
Pemex Considering Sale of Refineries to Private Investors
Pemex is considering offering to the private sector up to six of its refineries to obtain some liquidity for its financial restructuring.
IP Beacon, April 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee, its first foray into patent office inter partes review practice. The decision to grant cert was not sur...
Buying and Selling RBLs: What You Always Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask
The alert primarily addresses sales of individual “whole loans”, but makes additional observations regarding transfers of loans/commitments in syndicated facilities, the transfer of participation inte...
Companies Facing Increasing Scrutiny over Environmental-Related Disclosures
Entities that file disclosures with the Securities and Exchange Commission should be aware of recent actions by regulators and shareholders questioning the sufficiency of opinion statements made in en...
Municipal Securities Enforcement: Officials Face a “Doubleheader” of Civil and Criminal Charges
The unprecedented arrest of two public officials in connection with alleged municipal bond fraud further escalates the government’s relentless patrol of the municipal securities industry.
ISDA Publishes 2016 Credit Support Annex for Variation Margin
On April 14, 2016, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. published a new version of Credit Support Annex to help market participants comply with new margin requirements for unclear...
Fourth Circuit Finds “Publication” and a Duty to Defend Portal Healthcare Privacy Class Action under General Liability Insurance
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court ruling finding that the placement of confidential patient medical records on the Internet qualifies as “publication” for purposes of an i...