Preliminary Injunction on PA 53 To Be Officially Lifted
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an Order on June 18 denying the Plaintiffs' request for en banc review of the Bailey v. Callaghan decision which previously lifted the temporary injunction on Public Act 53 of 2012. The Plaintiffs had seven days to file a motion to stay issuance of a mandate officially lifting the injunction, but no motion to stay was filed by the June 25 deadline. On Friday, June 28, 2013, the Sixth Circuit issued a mandate for the Bailey matter, officially lifting the preliminary injunction on Public Act 53 which prohibits school districts from assisting a union in collecting union dues and service fees. Public Act 53 is now legally valid and enforceable. If you have any questions regarding the application Public Act 53, please contact your Clark Hill Education Law attorney.
FERC Advancing New Reliability Requirements for Renewables
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued two orders designed to address electric grid reliability implications raised by the dramatic growth in solar and wind projects. Renewable project owners and operators should follow these developments closely, as FERC’s orders propose to substantially increase registration and compliance requirements.