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Department of Justice Ramps Up Investigations of Private Clubs that Received PPP Loans

As Varnum’s governing administration investigations workforce has formerly talked over, (connection) the COVID-period Paycheck Protection Method (PPP) resulted in tens of millions of organizations acquiring unexpected emergency financial loans. The PPP’s hurried implementation, coupled with confusion between recipients more than eligibility needs, designed an environment ripe for the two fraud and the issuance of loans to ineligible…

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Will Hemp Save the World, Before the Government Kills It?

There is a great line in the amazing film Charlie Wilson’s War, in which Charlie Wilson (performed remarkably by the inimitable Tom Hanks) describes the productive, if rather covert, involvement of the United States federal government in the Soviet-Afghan War: “These points occurred. They were wonderful and they transformed the world… and then we f***d up…

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Federal Court Confirms Case Challenging Bank of America’s Fraudulent COVID Relief Program Can Proceed

In a substantial action forward for consumer protection, the Northern District of California verified that promises that Financial institution of America’s (“BofA”) misled its buyers with untrue claims to present overdraft payment relief during the COVID-19 pandemic could commence. The litigation centers on allegations that BofA greatly advertised a COVID-19 lender fee relief method to…

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Big Labor Got Bigger in 2023

Although union quantities on the whole generally declined in 2023, some of the most important American unions have been equipped to increase their quantities in spite of the downward trend. According to a recent report from Bloomberg, “Several of the nation’s biggest unions together with the Teamsters and West Coast dock workers observed membership gains previous year, signaling probable…

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CTP Releases New 5-year Strategic Plan

On December 18, 2023, Dr. Brian King, the Director of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products announced the Center’s new five-12 months strategic plan which outlines the Center’s programmatic and workforce initiatives and contains 5 objectives, ten results, and numerous corresponding objectives. The new strategic program incorporates recommendations from the Reagan-Udall Basis report published in December 2022. The Reagan-Udall Basis report supplied…

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EPA Issues Final Rulemaking on Clean Water Act Hazardous Substance Facility Response Plans

Essential Takeaways What Is Going on? On March 14, 2024, The U.S. Environmental Protection Company (EPA) signed a final rule requiring certain amenities to establish Facility Reaction Strategies (FRPs) for a potential worst-scenario discharge of Clean Drinking water Act (CWA) hazardous substances, together with organizing for the risk of a worst-circumstance discharge. Current EPA polices involve FRPs where specific thresholds…

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The SEC Speaks–And Fails to Defend Mandatory Climate Disclosures

All through the opening remarks of the two-working day SEC Speaks Convention, Chairman Gensler unsuccessful to convey any statement of support in connection with the SEC’s recently promulgated rule on necessary climate disclosures. (Rather, his speech focused on a selection of other subjects, together with clearinghouse policies and proposed regulations.) In contrast, Republican SEC Commissioner…

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