Baker Donelson

New Year, New Filing Deadline for Certain Tax Returns

In 2015, President Obama signed the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Improvement Act of 2015 (the "Act") into law. The Act included provisions which changed the due dates for many federal tax returns, effective for…more
| Taxation

New Year's Resolution for Website Operators: Register Your Copyright Agents Before December 31, 2017 to Avoid Liability for Users' Copyright Infringements

The U.S. Copyright Office announced a new online system to designate copyright agents for online service providers under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The online designation system replaces the former paper…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Mandatory Salary Increases Now in Effect for New York – What to Do Now

Employers in New York must scramble to assess the impact of the new substantial salary level increases that take effect on December 31, 2016. Below is a summary of the new salary levels for exempt administrative and executive…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Owner’s Indemnity Claim for Wrongful Death Barred by Contractor’s Statute of Repose

A United States district court in Alabama recently dismissed an owner’s claim for indemnity against a contractor based on Alabama’s statute of repose. The indemnity claim arose out of a 2014 accident on an escalator built in…more
| Civil Procedure, Construction Law

Blue Cross Plans Effort to Escape MDL Antitrust Case on Jurisdictional Grounds Fails

On December 21, District Judge David Proctor (N.D. Alabama) denied an attempt by nine Blue Cross plans to escape the In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation. Finding that the Blues (Mississippi, Triple-S Salud [Puerto…more
| Civil Procedure, Health

Eleventh Circuit Refuses to Reinstate Auto Body Shop Antitrust Case that Was Dismissed on Procedural Grounds

In early December, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a one sentence decision refusing to reinstate the plaintiff/appellants' appeal in Parker Auto Body v. State Farm Automobile Insurance Company. The appeal had…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Insurance

European Commission Permits Insurers' "Block Exemption" from the Antitrust Laws to Expire

On December 13, the European Commission announced that it would not be renewing the "Block Exemption" from the European competition laws that insurers have enjoyed since 1992. The Exemption, which is similar in some respects to…more
| Insurance

Anthem and Aetna Merger Trials Begin

While the election of Donald Trump as the nation's next president is clearly the biggest news in Washington over the last two months, for the insurance industry, big news has also been made at the federal district courthouse…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Health, Insurance

Changes to National Interest Waiver Standard

The USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) issued a precedent decision overruling the longstanding standard for EB-2 National Interest Waiver green card cases and creating a more realistic three-part test to demonstrate…more
| Immigration Law

New Rule On Unfair Immigration-Related Employment Practices Effective January 18, 2017

On December 19, 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a final rule that revises the DOJ’s regulations implementing certain provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) related to to unfair immigration related…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Final Rule Implements Quality Payment Program under MACRA

If you are a physician, mid-level provider, or work with those providers, then you have been bombarded with new acronyms for new programs and promises to remove older acronyms from your Medicare vocabulary. Medicare…more
| Health

“Mighty Difference Between a Living Thump and a Dead Thump” – BSEE’s “Universal Thump” Invalidated; District Court Holds that BSEE Has No Jurisdiction Over Offshore Contractors

In a dramatic reversal of a prior and equally dramatic, watershed administrative decision of the Interior Bureau of Land Appeals (IBLA) upholding the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) regulatory…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

The 21st Century Cures Act

Signed into law by President Obama on December 13, 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act (Act) was overwhelmingly supported in both houses of Congress and comprises a dizzying array of provisions aimed to improve and modernize…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

U.S. District Court for District of Columbia Requires HHS to Eliminate Medicare Appeals Backlog by December 31, 2020

On December 5, 2016, a U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted summary judgment in American Hospital Association, et al., v. Burwell, in favor of the American Hospital Association (AHA) in its quest to reduce…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Health

Washington, D.C. Update – December 2016

With the last-minute passage of a Continuing Resolution (CR) to stave off a government shutdown, the 114th Congress has come to an end. When Congress returns in January, it will be faced with a number of immediate challenges,…more
| Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Government Contracting, Health
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