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Since the first requests for exemptions were filed in late May 2014, the commercial unmanned aircraft system (“UAS,” commonly known as “drones”) community has been wondering how long it would take the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) to act, and how the FAA would apply section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. After four months of evaluating whether use of UAS in the film and television industry (“Film Industry”) would pose a hazard to other aircraft or to people and property on the ground, the FAA issued authorizations to seven Film Industry companies that filed coordinated exemption requests. Because of the commonalities among the initial set of exemption requests, the FAA circulated for public comment only one petition from this group and applied all of the comments to each of the coordinated exemption requests.
Author(s) - Steven Collis
Holland & Hart News Update
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) recently updated the form that employers must use to comply with the Colorado Employment Verification Law, C.R.S. § 8-2-122. The new Affirmation of Legal Work Status form must be used for all Colorado employees hired on or after October 1, 2014.
Holland & Hart News Update
On September 12, 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department, acting under the authority granted by President Obama's Executive Order 13662, materially escalated sanctions against Russia, imposing a broad-based package of restrictions on Russian entities operating within Russia’s defense and related materiel sector. According to its press release, the U.S. Department of the Treasury extended targeted financial sanctions to Russia’s largest bank, deepened existing sanctions on Russian financial institutions, expanded sanctions in Russia’s energy sector, and increased the number of sanctioned Russian entities in the energy and defense sectors.
Author(s) - Kim Stanger
Holland & Hart News Update
Well-intentioned healthcare providers often mistakenly assume that persons under age 18 (minors) may consent to their own healthcare. Treatment of a minor without proper consent may expose the practitioner to tort liability for lack of informed consent or battery in addition to limiting the practitioner’s ability to receive payment for the care. The following summarizes the current rules for minor consents in Idaho.