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Legal Alert: Supreme Court Simplifies Removal from State Courts (December 15, 2014)
The Supreme Court today relieved decades of uncertainty concerning the filing requirements for removal of cases to federal court from state court by holding that a defendant is required only to file ...
Legal Alert: Multistate Tax Commission Gauges State Interest in Funding Transfer Pricing Expertise and Expands Audit Program (December 12, 2014)
At its Fall Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on December 11-12, the MTC’s Executive Committee voted to formally contact states to solidify whether there is sufficient financial commitment to fund ...
Legal Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Time Spent in Security Screenings Not Compensable Under FLSA (December 11, 2014)
On December 9, 2014, the United States Supreme Court unanimously reversed a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holding that warehouse employees had stated a claim ...
Legal Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in 4-R Act Case (For the Second Time) (December 11, 2014)
On December 9, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the last of three state and local tax cases that it accepted this term – Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSX ...
Legal Alert: SEC and PCAOB Address Independence Requirements in Audits Related to Broker-Dealers’ Financial Statements (December 10, 2014)
Confirming that auditor independence continues to be a regulatory priority, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) issued ...
Legal Alert: TCPA Class Action Against Insurance Agent Not Covered by Professional Liability Insurance (December 9, 2014)
As class action filings under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) have continued to rise, so too have the number of disputes with commercial liability insurers over coverage for their ...
Legal Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Sales Tax Reporting Case (December 9, 2014)
On December 8, 2014, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the second of three state and local tax cases that it has accepted this term – Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl – to ...
Legal Alert: New SEC Guidance Adds Flexibility to BDC Co-Investing (December 8, 2014)
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Investment Management (the Division) just published guidance that will permit business development companies (BDCs) to co-invest with ...
Legal Alert: Texas Apartment Association Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Fair Housing Act Case (November 25, 2014)
The U.S. Supreme Court will review a Fair Housing Act case to address whether the Act prohibits facially neutral conduct that has an unintended disparate impact on members of a protected class. In ...
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