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Australia: Cautionary tales of commercial dealings and sovereign risk

Last Thursday, the Victorian Supreme Court delivered judgment in Tabcorp Holdings Limited v The State of Victoria [2014] VSC 301 and Tatts Group Limited v The State of Victoria [2014] VSC 302. As we have previously discussed…more

Naming rights: Finding and naming the proper entities in a premises case

The lawyer looked at the satellite view. The client had circled where the injury occurred – in the midst of a plaza. The injury? Straightforward. Who owned the plaza? A little more complicated. The pondered how to find the culpable…more

Amazon.com Unlawfully Billed Parents for Kids In-App Purchases

Amazon.com, Inc. billed parents for millions of dollars for in-app charges made by their children without parental approval, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged. Amazon offers for sale and download apps, including games that…more

All California Contractors and Subcontractors Involved with Public Works Projects Now Required to Register With State by March 1, 2015

Urgency Legislation SB 854 Passed by California Legislature - The California Legislature has imposed a new registration requirement for contractors and subcontractors involved with public works projects. Senate Bill 854, passed…more

Strategic Perspectives: When is Telemedicine "Practicing Medicine" in Violation of the Law? An Emerging Framework for Compliance

Telemedicine is the future of health care, but under current law there is an open question: when does telemedicine constitute the unlawful “practice of medicine” in violation of state or other law? This question is critical for…more

Employment Law Believe It Or Not!

I thought only elephants had two-year pregnancies. As I’ve discussed here before, “pregnancy” for purposes of the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act includes a lot of things besides the actual nine months of physical gestation…more

5 Questions to Ask Before Making Gifts for Medicaid or Tax Planning

Many seniors consider transferring assets for estate and long-term care planning purposes, or just to help out children and grandchildren. Gifts and transfers to a trust often make a lot of sense. They can save money in taxes and…more

California May Soon Be Calling You

Recently California amended its privacy laws requiring website privacy notices for businesses outside California’s borders. If your business operates a commercial website that collects consumers’ personally identifiable information…more

Banking & Financial Services E-Note

In This Issue: - 70 Countries Agree to Share Bank Information in Tax Evasion Probe - Financial Industry Pushes Back Against Proposed ERISA Requirements - Federal Reserve Proposes Tougher Stress Tests for Banks - Regulators…more

SEC Issues Guidance on Proxy Voting Responsibilities of Investment Advisers, Their Use of Proxy Advisory Firms, and Application of the Proxy Rules to Proxy Advisory Firms

On June 30, 2014, the Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Divisions of Investment Management and Corporation Finance issued guidance on the responsibilities of investment advisers in voting proxies and using proxy…more

President Obama Signs Water Resources Reform & Development Act of 2014 #2

President Obama recently signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 ("WRRDA"). The President's action follows Congressional approval of the Conference Agreement reached in May by House and Senate negotiators…more

Occupational Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder of Police Officers

Recently, I wrote a blog post about PTSD in which I discussed the Nevada Supreme Court's decision in the McGrath case, involving a police officer whose stress claim was denied because she claimed that a series of events over 18 months…more

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In late 2006, several of our mortgage loan originator clients began to notice an uptick in the volume of “repurchase” demands being made by the entities to which they had sold loans in prior years –…

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