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Recent Publications

August 2015
EPA's New RCRA Subtitle D Coal Combustion Rules are Published in the Federal Register
Source: EM Magazine
Author: Anthony B. Cavender

EPA’s new rules regulating the disposal of coal combustion residuals as non-hazardous solid waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle D have been published in the Federal Register. The rules are effective on October 14, 2015, and they are being challenged in court.

In Reversal, California Supreme Court Allows Assignment of Coverage for Liability Claims
Author: Robert L. Wallan

California’s Supreme Court has reversed its own heavily criticized decision from 2003 in Henkel Corp. v. Hartford Accident & Indem. Co. (2003) 29 Cal. 4th 934. In Fluor Corp. v. Superior Court, the Court announced that its rule against assignment as adopted in Henkel must be reversed because the earlier decision had failed to consider a 19th-century statute that dictates a rule favoring assignability. The decision brings California into line with the large majority of states, and it is especially relevant to corporate policyholders who have been through or face corporate spinoffs and other mergers and acquisition transactions.

SEC Adopts Final Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules
Authors: Mark Jones, Brian M. Wong, Jessica Lutrin

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted final rules under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) to require U.S. public companies to disclose the ratio of the annual total compensation of their principal executive officer (PEO) to the median annual total compensation of all employees (Final Rules).

The UK Appoints New Anti-Corruption Unit: A Look at the Global Ramifications
Authors: James Campbell, Nancy A. Fischer, Steven P. Farmer, Matthew Oresman, Aaron R. Hutman

Given London’s role in international business and finance, the UK Bribery Act 2010 promised to form a potential strong counterpart to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Now, the UK government is taking steps which could bring expanded enforcement punch in developing countries. The International Corruption Unit (“ICU”) is being established under the umbrella of the UK National Crime Agency, and it is being tasked to investigate the bribery of foreign officials and money laundering by corrupt foreign officials and their associates. This latest development follows the trend of new anti-corruption initiatives and enforcement efforts in multiple jurisdictions around the world, and may help enhance that trend, considering how foreign investigations often coordinate with and piggyback on UK and U.S. efforts.

Cybersecurity and the Aviation Sector: Recent Incidents Highlight Unique Risks
Authors: Mike Pierides, Brian E. Finch, Rafi Azim-Khan, Steven P. Farmer

Given the range of threats and the catastrophic impact an attack could have on an airline, strategizing to reduce the risk of breaches and implementing plans to deal with them once they occur should be prioritized at board level. We consider some recent examples of cyber incidents faced by the industry.

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