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click to watch Webcast: Hot Topics Compliance Private Fund Advisers Annual Review
Webcast: Hot Topics Compliance Private Fund Advisers Annual Review
On August 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held in Vander Luitgaren v. Sun Life Ass. Co. of Canada, No. 13–2090, 2014 WL 4197947 (1st Cir. Aug. 26, 2014), that an insurer, acting as a claims administrator, properly discharges its duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 1001-1461, when it pays life insurance proceeds through establishing a retained asset account so long as the employee benefit plan allows payment in that manner. (Please click here for the opinion.) Relying on its July 2, 2014, decision in Merrimon v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of Am., ... more

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Legal Alert: IRS Finalizes Guidance on Rev. Rul. 81-100 Group Trusts, and Insurance Company Separate Accounts August 26, 2014
In Rev. Rul. 2014-24, scheduled for publication on September 8, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (the Service) substantially completed its pending guidance on Rev. Rul. 81-100 group trusts by ...
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Sutherland SALT Shaker: August 2014 Digest August 31, 2014
Click here to read our August 2014 posts or read each article by clicking on the title. A printable PDF is also available here. To read our commentary on the latest state and local tax developments ...
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Nordstrom Ruling Shows Judges Suspicious of Tax-Shifting August 25, 2014
Partner Jeffrey Friedman was quoted in a Law360 article discussing the recent ruling by the Maryland Court of Appeals upholding a $1.9 million assessment against a Nordstrom subsidiary. “The sole ...
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Challenge Accepted: Sutherland Offices Complete ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Raise Funds for Charity August 29, 2014
ATLANTA and WASHINGTON—The Atlanta and Washington offices of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP recently accepted challenges by fellow law firms to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise ...

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