The Inflation Reduction Act, which was signed into law on Aug. 16, 2022, created a new 1% excise tax on certain repurchases of the stock of publicly traded corporations.
With the US Copyright Office (USCO) continuing their stance that protection only extends to human authorship, what will this mean for artificial intelligence (AI)-generated works — and artists — in the future?
On January 18, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Memorandum to all state survey agency directors addressing erroneous schizophrenia coding and increased transparency of Nursing Home Care Compare. 
The past few years have seen “ESG” — referring to environmental, social, and governance factors that influence decision making — move from being a fringe shareholder proxy issue to a front-of-mind C-suite issue. 
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Investors, lenders, developers, governments, non-profits, and other real estate market participants are increasingly considering environmental, social, and governance (ESG)-related factors, such as climate change, sustainable energy, and energy efficiency in making decisions.
It’s that time of year again when employers have to decide who they are sponsoring for an H-1B visa.
With the start of the new year, the ArentFox Schiff Media & Entertainment Industry team reviews 10 of the most pressing legal issues for companies in 2023.
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In July 2022, we wrote an alert describing the impact of rising interest rates on the real estate market. There were initial and embryonic signs of a slowdown. Now, we have collected data and surveyed clients and members of our Real Estate group to assess the impact of rising interest rates.
On January 23, 2023 the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau released a Declaratory Ruling addressing a request for clarification submitted by US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
On Friday, January 27, 2023, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a new law, Public Act 102-1123, which refines county governments’ ability to regulate new commercial wind and solar energy facilities. Specifically, PA 102-1123 prohibits counties from banning or establishing moratoriums on wind.
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Issues of attorney-client privilege have captured headlines in recent months, from the oral arguments in In re: Grand Jury before the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month, to former President Donald Trump's claims last fall.
The principal legislative focus for the agriculture sector in 2023 will be the new Farm Bill, which sets the policies for most of the country’s agriculture programs, authorizing mandatory and discretionary spending for assistance related to food and farms.
In July 2020, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) marked a turning point for North American cross-border trade, creating new rules and opportunities. This has been especially true for participants in the electric vehicle (EV) industry.
Enacted in August of 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was heralded by many as a landmark climate legislation in the United States. While the IRA’s tax credits for electric vehicles (EV) were among its most anticipated benefits, the tax credits that materialized have unanswered questions.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, the “photo-op” of the president test driving Ford’s new electric F-150 in May of 2021 was the burning image that foretold the US policy direction for the electric mobility industry.
Since 2018, the Section 301 “China” tariffs of between 7.5% and 25% have been levied against critical components of the electric vehicle (EV) supply chain sourced from China.
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In 2022, rare bipartisan cooperation succeeded in passing much of what Washington had in mind for the electric mobility industry, including billions of dollars in new spending now enshrined in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
Application of US trade laws rely on the proper classification of the imported product. It triggers tariff preference benefits when properly applied, and enforcement scrutiny when not.
The California Office of Administrative Law has approved regulations proposed by the Board of Registered Nursing, resulting in a new Section 103 Nurse Practitioner application that is now available through BreEZe.
In a welcome change in approach to financial market regulation, the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is requiring market participants to deliver good outcomes for consumers.
The Republican leadership in the US House of Representatives has named Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD-1) chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration. As its name suggests, the Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the US Department of Agriculture.
The newest old privacy law being weaponized in consumer class actions is the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), a Reagan- era law passed in the wake of Judge Robert Bork’s video rental history being leaked to the press.