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SEC’s Views on Risk Factor Disclosures

On April 13, 2016, the SEC issued a Concept Release, Business and Financial Disclosure Required by Regulation S-K. In this release, which is part of the SEC’s initiative to review and improve its disclosure requirements, the SEC…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

DOJ Announces FCPA Pilot Program in an Effort to Incentivize Companies to Self-Report Misconduct

Action Item: On April 5, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a memorandum laying out a one-year pilot program designed to offer mitigation credit to companies that voluntarily disclose Foreign Corrupt Practices…more
| Business Organizations

DOD Expands Cyber Security Rules for Defense Contractors

Action Item: Through a new version of its Cyber Security Clause, the Department of Defense (“DOD”) is directing defense contractors to extend their cyber defense and reporting requirements beyond their recognizable supply…more
| Government Contracting, Privacy

The Well Control Final Rule Is Here, Finally

Action Item: The recently published Well Control Rule will require significant changes to Blow-Out Preventer (“BOP”) systems and well operations. Stakeholders in offshore oil and gas operations should carefully evaluate the new…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Maritime Law

Tax Day Brings Barrage of Criminal Tax Charges and Warnings

With “Tax Day” upon us, the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney’s Offices around the country have unleashed an avalanche of press releases warning would-be tax cheats of the severe criminal and civil consequences…more
| Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Taxation

Cybersecurity Claim Under CGL Policy Prevails Against Strong Insurance Industry Pushback, As Fourth Circuit Upholds Policyholder’s Coverage For Data Breach Claims

On April 11, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit made headlines by holding that a commercial general liability (“CGL”) policy covers the defense of a data breach-related class action lawsuit. In…more
| Business Organizations, Insurance, Privacy

Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal Reverses Earlier Decision in Beauvais and Holds That Statute of Limitations Does Not Bar a Subsequent Foreclosure Action Based on a Later Default

Action Item: Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal finds that Florida’s statute of limitations for foreclosure actions does not bar a second foreclosure action filed on a subsequent payment default occurring within the…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Don’t Get Smoked By Pennsylvania’s New Medical Marijuana Law

Action item: Governor Tom Wolf is expected to sign legislation on Sunday, April 17, that will legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. The new law also prohibits discrimination against certified users of medical marijuana,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Cybersecurity Claim Under CGL Policy Prevails Against Strong Insurance Industry Pushback, As Fourth Circuit Upholds Policyholder’s Coverage For Data Breach Claims

Action Item: In a digital age, where companies and individuals increasingly rely on the Internet in their personal and commercial activities, the Travelers Indem. Co. of Am. v. Portal Healthcare Solutions, LLC, No. 13-1944 (4th…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Privacy, Insurance

With April 18 Just Days Away, DOJ’s Tax Division Warns Would-Be Tax Cheats

With “Tax Day” fast approaching, the Justice Department’s Tax Division has issued a stern warning of its own to taxpayers thinking of cheating on their taxes. In a press release entitled “Justice Department Reminds Taxpayers…more
| Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Taxation

As Tax Day Approaches, Justice Department and IRS Increase Intensity of Public Warnings

It is well-known that the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service increase the frequency and intensity of their press releases announcing tax charges as “Tax Day” approaches (which is April 18 this year), so as to warn…more
| Criminal Law, Taxation

New Jersey Appellate Division Reverses Class Certification in TGI Friday’s Consumer Fraud Class Action

Action Item: The Superior Court of New Jersey - Appellate Division reversed a trial court’s class certification decision in a consumer class action arising from whether TGI Friday’s decision to not post drink prices on its menus…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Business Torts

FEHA Mandates Some Spring Cleaning for California Employers

Action Item: Despite the date, don’t be fooled—on April 1, 2016, California’s amended anti-discrimination regulations under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) will take effect, requiring employers to update and…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Annual Estate Planning Newsletter: Part Six

Action Item: This is the sixth and final installment of our Annual Estate Planning Newsletter, and focuses on estate planning matters not related to tax planning. We urge you to review this installment to ensure that your 2016…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

DOL New White Collar Exemption Regulations Are At The Goal Line

Action Item: On March 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) took the final step in its long process to put in place the final new regulations governing the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white collar exemptions.” DOL has…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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