Tuesday - January 26, 2021
Federal Regulatory Agencies

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USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain IP Camera Systems Including Video Doorbells and Components Thereof
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 -- The U.S. International Trade Commission issued the following news release:

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to institute an investigation of certain IP camera systems including video doorbells and components thereof. The products at issue in the investigation are described in the Commission's notice of investigation.

The investigation is based on a complaint filed by SkyBell Technologies, Inc. and SB IP Holdings, LLC, both of Irvine, CA, and Eyetalk365, LLC, of Cornelius, NC, on December 18, 2020. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 ... Show Full Article

SEC Issues Order Involving Laurie Bebo and John Buono
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following order (Admin. Proc. File No. 3-16293) involving Laurie Bebo and John Buono:

In the Matter of LAURIE BEBO AND JOHN BUONO, CPA

ORDER GRANTING PETITION FOR REVIEW AND SCHEDULING BRIEFS

Pursuant to Commission Rule of Practice 411,/1 the petition of Laurie Bebo for review of the administrative law judge's initial decision/2 is granted. Pursuant to Rule of Practice 411(d),/3 the Commission will determine what sanctions, if any, are appropriate in this matter.

Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to Rule of Practice ... Show Full Article

SEC Issues Order Involving Barry Liss
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following order (Admin. Proc. File No. 3-19333) involving Barry Liss:

In the Matter of BARRY LISS

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

On August 13, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") issued an order instituting administrative proceedings ("OIP") against Barry Liss pursuant to Section 15(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934./1

On February 3, 2020, the Division of Enforcement filed the Declaration of Lynn M. Dean stating that, consistent with Commission Rule of Practice 141(a)(2)(i),/2 service of the OIP was ... Show Full Article

NRC Issues Event Notification 55070 for Alpha-Omega Services in Vinton
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 55070) involving Alpha-Omega Services, Vinton:

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST SOURCE IN TRANSIT

The following was received from the State of Louisiana, Department of Environmental Quality:

"On January 05, 2021, [the Radiation Safety Officer] (RSO) dropped off seventeen sources to the common carrier for shipment to various locations. Alpha-Omega contacted the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality / Emergency Response Services Division / Radiation Section [at 1530 CST on 1/15/21] to report ... Show Full Article

NLRB Issues Decision on Area Wide Protective
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 -- The National Labor Relations Board issued the following decision (Case No. 06-RC-252844) by Region 6 Director Nancy Wilson:

AREA WIDE PROTECTIVE (AWP), Employer and INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL UNION 978, Petitioner

DECISION AND DIRECTION OF SECOND ELECTION

On December 4, 2019, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 978 filed the instant petition seeking to represent protectors, senior protectors, and lead protectors (also known as flaggers and safety control specialists) employed by the Employer and reporting to Area Wide ... Show Full Article

Michael M. Kubayanda Designated Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 -- The Postal Regulatory Commission issued the following news release:

The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) is pleased to announce that President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has designated Commissioner Michael M. Kubayanda chairman of the Commission, succeeding Robert G. Taub.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as chairman and look forward to serving all Americans, working with my colleagues in the Commission and throughout the Federal government, and connecting with a wide spectrum of stakeholders," said Chairman Kubayanda. "I would especially like to thank Chairman ... Show Full Article

Awon Phie LLC D/B/A Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sued by EEOC for Firing Pregnant Employee
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Jan. 26 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release on Jan. 25:

Awon Phie LLC, doing business as the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Corpus Christi, violated federal law when it fired a temporary employee placed by a staffing company because she was pregnant, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC's lawsuit, the company's operations manager told an employee that she noticed her stomach, referring to her being pregnant. The company's operations manager told the employee ... Show Full Article