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Legal Alert: REMINDER: HPID Deadline is November 5th (October 30, 2014)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requiring all self-insured health plans to obtain a Health Plan Identifier number (HPID) as part of its compliance efforts under the Health ...
Legal Alert: Delaware Supreme Court Finds UCC Termination Filings Valid Despite Lack of Lender’s Intent (October 28, 2014)
On October 17, the Delaware Supreme Court held that JP Morgan (JPM) terminated its security interest in all of the collateral provided by General Motors (GM) in support of a $1.5 billion loan, ...
Legal Alert: IRS and DOL Issue Favorable Guidance on Lifetime Income Provided Through Target Date Funds in Retirement Plans (October 28, 2014)
On October 23 and 24, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) issued coordinated guidance on lifetime income provided through target date funds held by retirement plans. ...
Legal Alert: TCPA Best Practices: Consent, Compliance, Communication (October 27, 2014)
SUTHERLAND’S THREE CS: CONSENT, COMPLIANCE, COMMUNICATION What is the TCPA? The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) protects consumers from unwanted telemarketing calls, prerecorded or ...
Legal Alert: You Can’t Judge a Book By Its Cover: When Are Domestic Negotiations a “Sale” or “Offer to Sell”? (October 24, 2014)
In Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., 2013-1472, - 1656 (October 22, 2014), the Federal Circuit concluded that there was no direct infringement when substantial activities of a sales ...
Legal Alert: Proposed Approach for Applying the “Look-Back” Method When the Section 4980H Measurement Period Changes (October 16, 2014)
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued Notice 2014-49 which describes a proposed approach for determining an employee’s full-time or part-time status for purposes of the employer shared ...
Legal Alert: ESMA Issues Final Draft Standards for the Central Clearing of Certain Interest Rate Swaps under EMIR (October 15, 2014)
On October 1, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued final draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) with respect to the central clearing of four classes of interest rate swaps ...
Legal Alert: FINRA Provides New Carve-Out Provisions to Include in Settlement and Confidentiality Agreements (October 15, 2014)
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Member Firms have new language to include in their settlement and confidentiality agreements.  On October 9, FINRA released Regulatory Notice (RN) ...
Legal Alert: New Jersey Refund Opportunities Associated with the Deductibility of Other States’ Taxes (October 15, 2014)
On October 2, in PPL Electric Utilities Corporation v. Director, Division of Taxation, No. 000005-2011, the New Jersey Tax Court determined that federal deductions for the taxpayer’s payments of ...
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