Blank Rome LLP

U.S. District Court Finds U.S. Coast Guard’s National Pollution Funds Center Acted Arbitrarily and Capriciously When Denying Oil Spill Claim

Action Item: In December 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found that the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Pollution Funds Center (“NPFC”) wrongfully denied a reimbursement claim by the Water Quality…more
| Maritime Law

NY Appellate Court Holds CPLR 205(a) Applies to Note Owner’s Successor in Interest If Prior Action Not Dismissed for Failure to Prosecute

Action Item: New York’s Appellate Division, Second Department, affirms that dismissal under Civil Practice Law and Rules (“CPLR”) 3215(c) does not constitute neglect to prosecute and therefore a plaintiff may avail itself of the…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

Understanding Agreements among Lenders: How the Unitranche Differs from an Intercreditor Agreement

When seeking a loan, borrowers require both good financial terms and an efficient closing process. Unitranche facilities help accomplish both goals by combining a senior/first lien credit facility with a junior/second lien…more
| Finance & Banking

IRS Announces Plans to Move Forward with Passport Revocation Program

U.S. citizens who owe more than $50,000 in unpaid federal taxes are at substantial risk of having their U.S. passports revoked within the next few months. In December 2015, Congress enacted legislation requiring the IRS to…more
| Taxation

SEC/SRO Update: New Governance Focus—Director Compensation; The Time Is Now... Check Your Severance Agreements

The corporate governance focus has traditionally been on executive compensation, rather than on director compensation. Compensation Discussion and Analysis and executive compensation tables in proxy statements, say-on-pay votes,…more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law

Mainbrace: January 2017 (No. 1)

As we launch into a new year, uncertainty remains the word of the day. Whatever your political leanings, it would be hard to dispute that the inauguration of the Trump administration augurs change on many fronts, from shifting…more
| Maritime Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Donald Trump and Shipping: What to Expect

The election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States took many by surprise. Of additional import to the industry, the Republican Party has maintained control of the House of Representatives and the Senate, meaning…more
| International Law & Trade, Maritime Law, Transportation

2017 California Estate and Tax Planning Newsletter

Blank Rome’s annual estate and tax planning newsletter addresses estate planning concepts and techniques that should be considered in 2017 by our clients and friends. Transfer Taxes. The major changes made in 2010 in the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Sets Top Examination Priorities for 2017

Action Item: On January 12, 2017, SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) revealed where it plans to focus its attention throughout this year. By broadening its scope, OCIE will address a wide array of…more
| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Florida District Court Rejects Use of Statute of Limitations as a Basis for Asserting Consumer Protection Claims

Action Item: Florida District Court rejects use of statute of limitations as a basis for asserting a consumer protection claim and finds that SOL Issue should be raised—if at all—as an affirmative defense to an actual collection…more
| Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Third Circuit Recognizes “Subgroup” ADEA Disparate-Impact Claims

Action item: The Third Circuit’s January 10, 2017 decision regarding an employer’s age-based liability under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) should serve as a call to action to employers to evaluate and review…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Regulatory Update and Recent SEC Enforcement Actions

FINRA Bar Results from Assertion of Fifth Amendment Right against Self-Incrimination in Criminal Action - On October 5, 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) barred an indicted investment adviser,…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

California Employers May Not Control How Employees Spend Their Break Time or Require On-Call Rest Periods

Action Item: California employers are urged to review their rest period policies and practices, and consider changes that will ensure they relinquish control over how employees spend their break time and relieve their employees…more
| Labor & Employment Law

IMO Interim Guidelines: Recent Developments in Maritime Cyber Risk Management

Cyber risk management continues to be one of the most significant challenges currently facing the maritime industry. With an overreliance on information technology (‘‘IT’’) and operational technology (‘‘OT’’), the shipping…more
| Privacy, Maritime Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Los Angeles ‘Ban the Box’ Ordinance

Action Item: Los Angeles employers should review their hiring process, including job applications, to ensure compliance with a new law that limits inquiries of an applicant’s criminal history starting January 1, 2017, or risk…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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