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By: Stephanie Sebor On March 6, 2024, EPA published its final rule lowering the primary annual National Ambient Air Quality Standards (“NAAQS”) for fine particulate matter (“PM2.5”) to 9.0 micrograms per cubic meter (“µg/m3”). The new, more stringent standard replaces the prior primary annual PM2.5 NAAQS if 12.0 µg/m3, which... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2024 at Corporate Environmental Lawyer
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has released its summary of False Claims Act (FCA) recoveries for Fiscal Year 2022. At $2.2 billion, financial recoveries were significantly lower than the $5.7 billion collected the year before. DOJ’s press release noted that the overall number of settlements and judgements increased to 351,... Continue reading
Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update offers brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Please contact any of the professionals at the bottom of the update for further information on... Continue reading
Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update offers brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Please contact any of the professionals at the bottom of the update for further information on... Continue reading
Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update offers brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Please contact any of the professionals at the bottom of the update for further information on... Continue reading
Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update offers brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Please contact any of the professionals at the bottom of the update for further information on... Continue reading
Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update offers brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Please contact any of the professionals at the bottom of the update for further information on... Continue reading
Legislative Update Preventing Organizational Conflict of Interest Federal Acquisition Act, P.L. No 117-324 (January 3, 2023) President Biden signed a law mandating updates to the FAR provisions that address Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI). The statute mandates that agencies provide definitions for three types of OCI: unequal access to information,... Continue reading
Welcome to Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Legal Round‑Up, a biweekly update on important government contracts developments. This update offers brief summaries of key developments for government contracts legal, compliance, contracting, and business executives. Please contact any of the professionals at the bottom of the update for further information on... Continue reading
By Jacob D. Alderdice and Michael W. Ross In a recent interpretive rule announced on August 10, 2022,—and unveiled at a summit of the National Association of Attorneys General—the CFPB stated that digital marketers are subject to the CFPB’s jurisdiction, and expressly warned that it may take enforcement action against... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2022 at Consumer Law Round-Up
By: Madeleine V. Findley and Effiong K. Dampha On August 24, 2022, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a $1.2 million settlement with cosmetics retailer Sephora Inc. (Sephora), the first public enforcement action under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).[1] The settlement resolved allegations that Sephora failed to disclose it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2022 at Consumer Law Round-Up
In Episode 26 of the Government Contracts Legal Round-Up, Partner David B. Robbins leverages his experience as a former acting Suspending and Debarring Official for the US Air Force to provide insights into Senators Warren and Lujan’s recent request regarding the Department of Justice’s use of its debarment authority. He... Continue reading
By: Alexander M. Smith, Jenna L. Conwisar, and Peter Welch New York’s two principal consumer fraud statutes, N.Y. G.B.L. §§ 349 and 350, authorize statutory damages of $50 or $500 per violation respectively. In false advertising cases involving low-cost consumer products, these statutes pose the risk that defendants may face... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2022 at Consumer Law Round-Up
In the latest episode of the Government Contracts Legal Round-Up, Partner David B. Robbins discusses two US Supreme Court cases that government contractors should be aware of. Mr. Robbins also outlines key takeaways for recent claims and bid protest cases related to defenses contracting, software licensing disputes, procurements that require... Continue reading
In the latest episode of the Government Contracts Legal Round-Up, Partner David B. Robbins discusses three bid protest cases: IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. v. United States, AT&T Mobility LLC, and Sehlke Consulting, LLC. Mr. Robbins outlines key takeaways for each case, noting that the IAP Worldwide Services matter may prove... Continue reading
In the latest episode of the Government Contracts Legal Round-Up, Partner David Robbins, co-chair of Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Practice, discusses important developments facing government contractors and grant recipients. Mr. Robbins explains the Department of Defense’s final rule regarding commercial item determinations and a proposed FAR amendment regarding greenhouse... Continue reading
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By: Jeremy M. Creelan, Megan B. Poetzel, Jenna E. Ross, and Karolina L. Bartosik The regulation and enforcement of financial technology (Fintech) remains in sharp focus for California’s consumer finance regulator, the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI), as it moves into its second year of operation. This Alert... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2022 at Consumer Law Round-Up
In the latest episode of the Government Contracts Legal Round-Up, Partner David Robbins, co-chair of Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Practice, discusses the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ new Contractor Portal, where contractors and subcontractors must register and certify their compliance with Affirmative Action Program requirements. He also explains... Continue reading
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By: Jenna L. Conwisar Payday loans are small-dollar cash loans typically due in a single payment on the borrower’s next payday—they are extremely short-term and generally high-interest forms of consumer credit.[1] If the borrower cannot pay off the loan when it’s due, some states allow the borrower to pay a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2022 at Consumer Law Round-Up
By: Laura P. MacDonald, Elizabeth A. Edmondson, and Adina Hemley-Bronstein On March 31, 2022, the US Supreme Court issued a significant decision in Badgerow v. Walters, No. 20-1143, ending a circuit split about when federal courts have subject matter jurisdiction to review domestic arbitration awards under the Federal Arbitration Act... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2022 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Michael W. Ross, Ali M. Arain, and Jonathan S. Steinberg On March 16, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced its intent to address discrimination as an “unfair practice” under the Consumer Financial Protection Act (commonly known as Dodd-Frank). Specifically, by indicating that discrimination falls within “unfair practices”... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2022 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By Matthew G. Lawson On Thursday, March 17, 2022, the Ninth Circuit issued a critical decision in California Chamber of Commerce v. CERT, No. 21-15745 (9th Cir. 2022), reinstating a preliminary injunction against the filing or prosecuting of any new lawsuits to enforce Proposition 65’s warning requirements as applied to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2022 at Consumer Law Round-Up
In the latest episode of the Government Contracts Legal Round-Up, Partner David Robbins, co-chair of Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Practice, introduces Special Counsel Nathan Castellano, who joined the firm in late February. They discuss Nathan’s background, frequent authorship, and important developments facing government contractors and grant recipients. Mr. Robbins... Continue reading
By: Michael W. Ross, Ali M. Arain, and Jonathan Steinberg Late last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took another step toward adopting rules governing the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithms in appraising home values. Specifically, the CFPB issued a detailed outline and questionnaire soliciting feedback from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2022 at Consumer Law Round-Up
Partner David Robbins, co-chair of Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Practice, discusses the important developments facing government contractors and grant recipients in the latest episode of the Government Contracts Legal Round-Up. During the episode, Mr. Robbins brings the audience up to speed on recent rulings on vaccine mandates, recent bid... Continue reading