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Legal Alert: Insurance Industry Sweeps Retained Asset Account Doubleheader (August 28, 2014)
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 ...
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 ...
Legal Alert: NAIC Report – 2014 Summer National Meeting (August 26, 2014)
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) met for its Summer National Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, August 14-19. International regulatory standards were a prime focus of the ...
Legal Alert: For Whom the Ring Tones: TCPA Litigation and the Insurance Industry (August 25, 2014)
Insurance companies are increasingly the subject of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuits. Any insurance company that communicates with its customers, job applicants, and others by phone ...
Legal Alert: DOL Requests Information on Brokerage Windows in Defined Contribution Plans (August 21, 2014)
On August 20, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a request for information (RFI) about the use of brokerage windows, self-directed brokerage accounts, and similar arrangements in ...
Legal Alert: Recent Amendment Implements Important Changes to the Georgia Brownfield Program (August 20, 2014)
Effective on July 1, House Bill 957 (2014) (the “Amendment”) amended the Georgia Brownfield Act, O.C.G.A. § 12-8-200 et seq. (the Act). The Amendment broadens applicability of the Act, expands the ...
Legal Alert: FinCEN Customer Due Diligence Rule Proposal (August 19, 2014)
On July 30, 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued proposed rules (the “Proposed Rules”) to clarify and strengthen customer due diligence ...
Legal Alert: The SEC Tackles Technicality (August 19, 2014)
Within several months of Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White’s announcement in late 2013 of a commitment to improving the SEC’s trial readiness,1 the Commission suffered a number ...
Legal Alert: Second Circuit Rejects Extraterritorial Application of Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Provision (August 18, 2014)
On August 14, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit became the first U.S. appellate court to weigh in on the extraterritorial application of the whistleblower provisions of the ...
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