Monthly Archives: August 2012

Final Rule – Registration of Intermediaries

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is adopting regulations to to further implement new statutory provisions enacted by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: 17 CFR Part 3 Registration of Intermediaries View more rules … Continue reading

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The DC Circuit Court Vacates Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

Today, in a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its decision vacating the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), which requires significant reductions in emissions from power plants in certain states … Continue reading

Posted in Cases, Emissions, EPA, Power, Regulation

Final Rule – Further Definition of “Swap”

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Securities Exchange Commission are jointly adopting the following rule and interpretations under the Commodity Exchange Act (‘‘CEA’’) and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Exchange Act’’) to further define the terms ‘‘swap,’’ ‘‘security-based … Continue reading

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Final Rule – Correction to Real-Time Public Reporting of Swap Transaction Data

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has published the following editorial correction to language of the preamble that conflicted with the rule text of the final rule published in the Federal Register on Monday, January 9, 2012. 17 CFR Part … Continue reading

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U.S. District Court Denies Dismissal of Constitutional Challenge to Maryland Public Service Commission Orders

By Ken Irvin, Terence Healey and Ryan Norfolk On August 3, 2012, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland denied two motions to dismiss plaintiffs’ complaint in PPL Energyplus, LLC v. Douglas R. M. Nazarian. The complaint seeks … Continue reading

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