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The fiduciary exception to the attorney-client privilege: A recent development

In a suit by the beneficiary against the trustee, is the trustee entitled to assert the attorney-client privilege against the beneficiary, or is there a fiduciary exception to the attorney-client privilege? As to...more

New IRS reporting rules raise privacy concerns

Originally published in the Daily Business Review on October 16, 2012. New IRS regulations that require banks to report non-U.S. taxpayers' bank deposit interest, which could then be shared with their home countries,...more

Employment Law Update: Healthcare; 401(k) Plan Fee Disclosures and Fiduciary Responsibilities; & Other Recent Changes

In This Presentation: - Healthcare - 401(k) Plan Fee Disclosures and Fiduciary Responsibilities - Fair Labor Standards Act - Data Privacy Issues Please see full presentation below for more...more

An Intergovernmental Approach to FATCA: US Treasury Issues Joint Statement From the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain...

On February 8, 2012, the Department of Treasury (the “Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (the “Service”) issued proposed regulations under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”). FATCA establishes a new US...more

Access Request for Advice to Minister Regarding Tax Amendments is Denied

In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has permitted Ontario’s Minister of Finance to withhold draft policy option memos from disclosure in response to an access to information request. The requester sought records...more

Health Headlines - February 28, 2011

In This Issue: - HHS Imposes $4.3 Million CMP for HIPAA Privacy Rule Violations and Announces $1 Million Settlement - CMS Considers Withdrawing Rule Requiring Physician Signature on Lab Requisitions - March 7...more

Compensation and Benefits Insights - February 24, 2011

In This issue: - Health Agencies Release Guidance on Health Care Reform, Mental Health Parity and HIPAA Wellness Programs - DOL Proposes New Disclosure Requirements for Qualified Default Investment Alternatives and...more

Summer’s Last Gasp: Notice 2010-60- Preliminary Guidance Under FATCA

INTRODUCTION Issued during the afternoon of the last Friday in August, Notice 2010-60 1 (the Notice) was soon emailed around the world even though it was evening in Europe and the middle of the night in Asia. Eagerly...more

Exchange of confidential tax information

The current Tax Information Exchange Agreements do not recognize the importance of data protection as a fundamental right....more

Health Law Alert - Summer 2008

This issue of the Health Law Alert addresses a number of ongoing issues of import and relevance to our friends and clients. Specifically, we write about the focus on Medicare Part D, device manufacturers and CMS?s decision...more

International Legal News Volume 4 Issue 1 - January 12, 2007

In this Issue: *DISCOVERY VS. PRIVACY: WHEN LAWS IMPLEMENTING THE E.U. DIRECTIVE ON DATA PROTECTION CONFLICT WITH U.S. DISCOVERY RULES Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P., Texas by David. E. Sharp *THE NEW CZECH LABOUR CODE...more

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