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Legal Alert: Court of Appeals Hears Michigan’s Compact Election Cases (September 3, 2015)
The long saga of Michigan's Multistate Tax Compact election continued on Wednesday with oral argument before the Michigan Court of Appeals. A packed courtroom witnessed a 1.5 hour proceeding before ...
Legal Alert: NAIC Report: 2015 Summer National Meeting (September 2, 2015)
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held its 2015 Summer National Meeting from August 13 through August 18 in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting was notable for the number of ...
Legal Alert: Coming Soon - Mandatory Clearing of Interest Rate Swaps Under EMIR (September 1, 2015)
On August 6, 2015, the European Commission (EC) adopted new rules that will require the clearing of certain over-the-counter (OTC) interest rate swaps pursuant to the European Market ...
Legal Alert: Amnesty, Hon! Maryland Tax Amnesty Begins September 1, 2015 (August 31, 2015)
From September 1, 2015, through October 30, 2015, the Comptroller of Maryland will administer a Tax Amnesty Program (Program) for tax periods beginning before December 31, 2014. Eligible taxpayers ...
Legal Alert: Walton EMC Prevails in “reconstruction in substantial kind” Georgia Territorial Act Case (August 25, 2015)
A hearing officer of the Georgia Public Service Commission recently decided in favor of Walton EMC in a Territorial Act dispute with Georgia Power over the right to provide electric service to a CVS ...
Legal Alert: The SemCrude Bankruptcy: Commodity Traders Prevail Against Related Fraud and U.C.C. Claims (August 24, 2015)
Introduction In 2008, SemCrude, L.P. and related entities (collectively, SemCrude or the Debtors) filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. In connection with ...
Legal Alert: EPA Methane Regulations for the Oil and Gas Industry (August 19, 2015)
On August 18, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced several proposals, including the first federal regulations, which, if adopted, would require the oil and gas industry to reduce ...
Legal Alert: A Band-Aid Remedy?: New TCPA Rules for the Healthcare Industry (August 12, 2015)
Companies in the healthcare industry, along with virtually every consumer-facing business, are adjusting to the impacts of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) July 10, 2015 Order resolving ...
Legal Alert: SEC Issues Guidance Clarifying Anti-Retaliation Provision of Dodd-Frank Act (August 11, 2015)
On August 4, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or “the Commission”) issued guidance that further clarifies the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-retaliation provision.1 According to the ...
Legal Alert: The Windy City’s Taxes on Cloud Computing, Streaming Services (August 10, 2015)
On August 7, the Chicago Department of Finance delayed the effective date of the imposition of the Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax (the Lease Tax) on cloud computing services from September ...
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