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U.S. Department of Education Announces Further Delays to Borrower Defense to Repayment Regulations

On October 24, the U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) published an interim final rule to delay until July 1, 2018 the effective date of selected provisions of what have become known as the borrower defense to repayment regulations, which were published November 1, 2016. In the interim final rule, ED explained that it believes delay

Unburden Yourself: FDA Requests Comments on Ways to Implement President Trump’s Regulatory Reform Executive Orders

Earlier this year, in an effort to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens, President Trump issued two executive orders, Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulatory and Controlling Regulatory Costs and Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda. On September 8, 2017, FDA published several notices in the Federal Register, to implement these orders, soliciting comments from the

Medical Device Alert – Political Agreement Concerning the Text of the new Regulations on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices

Late on 25 May 2016, the Council of the European Union issued a press release to announce that the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council had reached a political agreement concerning the text of the proposed Regulation on medical devices and the proposed Regulation on in vitro diagnostic medical devices. While this step

Department of Energy Issues Final Rule Amending its Nuclear Export Control Regulations

On 23 February 2015 the Department of Energy (DOE) published a Final Rule in the Federal Register (80 Fed. Reg. 9359) (Final Rule) to amend the Part 810 Regulations (10 C.F.R. Part 810), which govern the export and re-export of unclassified nuclear technology and assistance. Read more: Department of Energy Issues Final Rule Amending its

U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Consent Order for Violations by JetBlue

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a consent order against JetBlue for multiple violations of the DOT’s consumer regulations, including (1) the full fare pricing rule, (2) the 24-hour cancellation/refund rule, and (3) the rules on advertising “free” travel.   JetBlueConsentOrder2013620 The DOT concluded that JetBlue had violated these rules, ordered the carrier to cease-and-desist

FAA Issues Clarifications for New Flight, Duty, and Rest Requirements

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a lengthy document purporting to clarify certain issues raised regarding the new flight, duty, and rest requirements of 14 CFR Part 117.  FDRRPart117  The clarifications are meant to address a number of far-ranging issues that air carriers have raised since the Final Rule for new Part 117 was issued

U.S. Department of Transportation Denies Request for Enforcement Moratorium Extension on New Baggage Rules

The United States Department of Transportation (“DOT”) has denied the request by several airline trade associations to extend its moratorium on enforcing certain aspects of the new baggage rules, 14 CFR Sections 399.85(c) and 399.87.  DOTDenial of Extension.   Airlines for America, the International Air Transport Association, the Regional Airline Association, and the Air Carrier Association