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TAKE ACTION NOW TO AVOID UNEXPECTED STATE TAX LIABILITIES -
Traditionally, nexus for state income tax liability has required some type of physical presence or continuous contacts by the franchisor/distributor with a...more
2014 was a year replete with new legislative and regulatory initiatives impacting federally regulated financial institutions. The key initiatives introduced or implemented in 2014 are outlined in our annual year in review....more
In This Issue:
- Retail Vehicle Installment Sale Contracts Now Regulated under PA Consumer Credit Code’s Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Provisions
- Arbitration Clauses Referencing American Arbitration...more
People want to pay their debts. If there is one thing I have learned over the last 11 years of practicing law is that people generally want to pay the debts that they have incurred. People usually hire me when they simply...more
Although online shop providers had to implement extensive changes to consumer rights (in particular, the new rules regarding the right of withdrawal) on the basis of the implementation of the EU Consumer Rights Directive...more
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
- Advocates of GMO labeling vow to continue fight even after electoral...more
According to its backers, the Berkeley “Sugar Tax” is the future of sugar in America. Berkeley’s Measure “D,” which garnered an overwhelming 75% “yes” vote, imposes a general excise tax of $0.01 per ounce on the distribution...more
GMO labeling measure defeated in Colorado; results in Oregon too close to call. Colorado’s Proposition 105, which would have required manufacturers to place labels on food containing genetically modified ingredients, was...more
The plaintiffs’ antitrust claims in the New Jersey municipal tax lien auction bid-rigging class action may proceed, the federal judge presiding over the litigation has ruled.
New Jersey municipalities hold public...more
The 2014 Midterm Elections have taken place and Republicans performed extremely well in all categories – winning key gubernatorial and congressional races – in what many are viewing as a "wave election."
There seems to be an uptick in phone calls from people claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service, telling potential victims they owe back taxes and demanding immediate payment. They threaten lawsuits (or worse) unless...more
On September 29, a proposed amendment to the U.S. Department of Defense’s regulation that implements the Military Lending Act (MLA) was published in the Federal Register, with comments due by November 28. Most importantly,...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently issued a consumer advisory summarizing the purported risks of virtual currencies, and announced that it would begin collecting complaints from the public regarding...more
Bill aims to impose federal excise tax on sugary drinks.
On July 29, Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced a bill that would tax soda and other sugary drinks. The bill, which would levy an excise tax of one...more
By erroneously taxing its Rhode Island customers for computer-related maintenance services, Dell, Inc. has triggered a decade of litigation and breathed life into what otherwise has been Rhode Island’s mostly underdeveloped...more
On June 26, 2014, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) released a report, entitled “Virtual Currencies: Emerging Regulatory, Law Enforcement, and Consumer Protection Challenges.” The report, delivered earlier to...more
Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2014 Introduced in the House and the Senate
Last Tuesday, June 17, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Representative Doris Matsui (D-California)...more
Nearly every day there’s another news story about another company suffering a data breach, either as a result of a lost or stolen device or because the company was hacked. Talk to any number of knowledgeable attorneys skilled...more
In this issue:
- FINRA Proposes to Amend Rule 11892
- SEC Approves FINRA Rule Change to Limit Self-Trading
- FATCA Transitional Relief and Extension of Time for the Implementation of New Account...more
As the 2014 tax filing season progresses the Internal Revenue Service has issued warnings to taxpayers about convincing fraudulent email messages and telephone calls seeking payments or personal information that will enable...more
FTC Settles With ADT Over Deceptive Endorsements -
Don’t believe everything you see on TV or read on the Internet – at least not from ADT Security Systems.
According to an administrative complaint filed by the...more
As it reportedly did last year, we understand the CFPB is again this year soliciting consumer complaints through the use of a stuffer sent with IRS refund checks mailed to consumers.
The stuffer indicates that it is...more
• The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 clarified the rights of debtors and creditors to retirement assets in federal bankruptcy proceedings, but state attachment and garnishment of such assets...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
While the Senate was on recess, the House was in, but staffs from...more
For the first time, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has addressed the important issue of whether, and to what extent, Pennsylvania's Loan Interest and Protection Law (Act 6) may be used as the basis for claims that do not...more
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