United States administrative law

Alaska Communications Announces Expiration of “Go-Shop” Period, Receipt of Superior Proposal and Qualification of Excluded Parties

Friday, December 4, 2020 - 11:00am

After consulting with its outside counsel and financial advisors, the Companys Board determined that the Superior Proposal Offer constitutes a Superior Proposal, and that the Acquisition Proposal Offer would reasonably be expected to result in a Superior Proposal.

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  • After consulting with its outside counsel and financial advisors, the Companys Board determined that the Superior Proposal Offer constitutes a Superior Proposal, and that the Acquisition Proposal Offer would reasonably be expected to result in a Superior Proposal.
  • Following the expiration of the go-shop period, Alaska Communications became subject to customary "no shop" provisions other than with respect to the Bidders.
  • The Board has not yet determined that the Acquisition Proposal Offer constitutes a Superior Proposal under the Macquarie/GCM Merger Agreement.
  • Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) is the leading provider of advanced broadband and managed IT services for businesses and consumers in Alaska.

MCR Federal Wins an OASIS Pool 4 Contract

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 7:17pm

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --MCR was recently awarded a GSA One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Pool 4 contract with a scope covering Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences.

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  • MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --MCR was recently awarded a GSA One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Pool 4 contract with a scope covering Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences.
  • GSA's OASIS contracts offer Best-in-Class solutions to make procuring professional services expedient by maximizing streamlined acquisition processes.
  • This Pool 4 award adds to MCR's other OASIS contracts, including Pool 5A, Pool 5B, and Pool 6.
  • "MCR is pleased to add Pool 4 to our OASIS contract portfolio, since we have experienced such success with our other pools, including recently with OASIS 5B supporting Space and Missile Systems Center.

NAC Welcomes New OCC Proposed Rule To Help Provide Access to Banking Services for ATM Operators

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 5:11pm

based on the risk assessment of individual customers, rather than broad-based decisions affecting whole categories or classes of customers."

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  • based on the risk assessment of individual customers, rather than broad-based decisions affecting whole categories or classes of customers."
  • The OCC's notice of proposed rulemaking specifically refers to independent ATM providers as among those being injured by the current banking practices sought to be curbed by the proposed rule.
  • "The one thing every ATM owner must have to stay in business is regular and reliable access to a bank account.
  • "We hope adoption of these revisions will occur promptly and, along with the proposed OCC rulemaking proceeding, will help achieve the objective of ensuring that the nation's banks provide fair and reasonable access to banking services for all lawful businesses, including those independent ATM companies providing essential access to cash and financial services nationwide."

NASA, US and European Partners Launch Mission to Monitor Global Ocean

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 7:17pm

After arriving in orbit, the spacecraft separated from the rocket's second stage and unfolded its twin sets of solar arrays.

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  • After arriving in orbit, the spacecraft separated from the rocket's second stage and unfolded its twin sets of solar arrays.
  • Ground controllers successfully acquired the satellite's signal, and initial telemetry reports showed the spacecraft in good health.
  • His close family and friends attended the launch of the satellite that now carries his name.
  • The launch is managed by NASA's Launch Services Program, based at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

International Trade Commission Reverses ALJ Finding That 3Shape Indirectly Infringes Align Patents

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 9:00pm

The ALJ recommended an exclusion order and cease and desist order be entered against 3Shapes unlawful importation.

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  • The ALJ recommended an exclusion order and cease and desist order be entered against 3Shapes unlawful importation.
  • The Commission found that there was no violation of Section 337.
  • The Commission found that 3Shape had infringed certain Align patent claims, but found those claims invalid.
  • The Commission further did not disturb the ALJs findings that two other Align patents were valid, but reversed the ALJs finding that 3Shape had indirectly infringed those patents.

U.S. Army Awards S&K Federal Services a New Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise (EAGLE) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA)

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 1:00pm

S&K Federal Services LLC , a leading aircraft maintenance and technical assistance company, was awarded a new Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise (EAGLE) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command.

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  • S&K Federal Services LLC , a leading aircraft maintenance and technical assistance company, was awarded a new Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise (EAGLE) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command.
  • EAGLE is a contract acquisition program that enables S&K Federal Services the opportunity to support the U.S. Army in three main service areas: maintenance, supply, and transportation.
  • As a highly qualified prime contractor, S&K Federal Services can submit prospective proposals for FY21 task orders.
  • Since 2017, S&K Federal Services has provided comprehensive aerospace maintenance support for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force.

New NASA Partnerships to Mature Commercial Space Technologies, Capabilities

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 5:53pm

companies for 20 partnerships to mature industry-developed space technologies for the Moon and beyond.

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  • companies for 20 partnerships to mature industry-developed space technologies for the Moon and beyond.
  • The partnerships aim to accelerate the development of emerging space capabilities.
  • "Space technology development doesn't happen in a vacuum," said Jim Reuter, the associate administrator for NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), which made the selections and will manage the partnerships.
  • For more information about NASA's 2020 ACO selections, visit:
    Through ACO, NASA helps reduce the development cost of technologies and accelerate the infusion of emerging commercial capabilities into space missions.

Former Chief Administrative Officer sues the Travis County Healthcare District d/b/a Central Health for Race Discrimination and Retaliation

Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 1:27am

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 29, 2020, Larimen Wallace, the former Chief Administrative Officer for the Travis County Healthcare District d/b/a Central Health filed suit against his former employer.

Key Points: 
  • AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 29, 2020, Larimen Wallace, the former Chief Administrative Officer for the Travis County Healthcare District d/b/a Central Health filed suit against his former employer.
  • In his lawsuit, Mr. Wallace alleges that Central Health discriminated against him based on his race and retaliated against him for filing a charge of discrimination with the EEOC and for reporting race discrimination.
  • I am confident that when the facts come out, it will be clear Central Health has unlawfully discriminated and retaliated against me because of my race," Mr. Wallace said.
  • The case is Wallace v. Travis County Health District d/b/a Central Health, No.

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Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 10:02pm

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  • On the following Monday, November 16, starting at 2 pm, we will host our third and final event, turning to the Advance Notice of Public Rulemaking (ANPRM).
  • The ANPRM initiative seeks to gather information on seven topics that will help determine the path for potential future amendments to the HSR rules and interpretations of those rules.
  • A link to view the Question and Answer session will be posted the morning of the event to ftc.gov.

Closed-End Funds Administered by Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC Announce Adoption of Control Share Acquisition Bylaw Provision and/or Other Bylaw Amendments

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 1:00pm

Persons acting in concert and affiliates are generally treated as a single acquiring person as further detailed in the Control Share Acquisition Amendment.

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  • Persons acting in concert and affiliates are generally treated as a single acquiring person as further detailed in the Control Share Acquisition Amendment.
  • The Control Share Acquisition Amendment is intended to protect the interests of the Fund and its shareholders by limiting the risk that the Fund will become subject to undue influence by any person who makes a Control Share Acquisition of Fund shares.
  • The Control Share Acquisition Amendment entrusts other non interested shareholders with determining whether to enfranchise any acquiring person with respect to shares acquired in a Control Share Acquisition.
  • The above description of the Control Share Acquisition Amendment is only a high-level summary and does not purport to be complete.