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Recent Publications

Managing Ageing Fleets
Source: Airline Fleet Management
Author: Debra Erni

This article was originally published in Airline Fleet Management on April 14, 2015.

Manufacturers design modern aircraft with a prescribed lifespan, or ‘design life’ of 25 years. The lifespan includes a specified number of flight hours and flight cycles, which allows the aircraft OEM, owner and operator to expect reliability in terms of service, components and function for a set period of time.

Supreme Court Allows Changes to Agencies’ Interpretive Rules without the Notice-and-Comment Rulemaking Process
Authors: Kenneth P. Quinn, Jennifer E. Trock, Graham C. Keithley

In March, the Supreme Court upheld an agency’s reversal of its own regulatory interpretation without requiring notice-and-comment rulemaking. Regulated entities now face considerable uncertainty in relying on agencies’ regulatory interpretations, even during enforcement actions. While the Court cautioned agencies from arbitrarily and capriciously changing their interpretations, particularly when the exiting interpretation is heavily relied upon, courts will likely continue to defer to the agency’s new interpretation.

Enhanced Infrastructure Districts: A Flexible New Tool for Local Governments
Authors: Glenn Q. Snyder, Matthew F. Valdez

This article was published in Law360 on April 17, 2015.

After the dissolution of California redevelopment agencies (RDAs) in 2011, many local governments desired a tool to raise capital to invest in infrastructure and community revitalization. On September 29, 2014 SB 628 was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. SB 628 grants cities and counties the power to create Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts (EIFDs) in order to finance public capital facilities or other specified projects of communitywide significance that provide significant benefits to the district or the surrounding community. SB 628 expands on the powers granted to cities and counties pursuant to Infrastructure Financing Districts (IFDs) and Community Facility Districts (CFDs). EIFDs provide greater flexibility to local governments seeking to invest in infrastructure and community revitalization, including a lower voter approval threshold to issue bonds and a wider range of infrastructure investments.

Five Things to Know about New Jersey’s Taxation of Convertible Virtual Currency
Authors: Richard E. Nielsen, Michael J. Cataldo, Paul T. Casas

On March 10, 2015, the New Jersey Division of Taxation issued Technical Advisory Memorandum TAM-2015-1, explaining its policy regarding convertible virtual currency.1

The Good, The Bad and The Downright Ugly of the Internet of Things
From Hacked Fridges and Baby Monitors to Cyber Security as a Crime, Big Brother and Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT) Certainly Gets Its Fair Share of the Headlines
Source: Information Age
Author: Tim Wright

This article was originally published in Information Age on April 13, 2015.

Regulators around the world are increasingly concerned to ensure that security and privacy issues are taken seriously by device manufacturers.

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