Thompson Coburn LLP

Valuation of affordable housing projects in bankruptcy – a muddied landscape

Just when courts appeared to be developing a consensus on how to value affordable housing projects in bankruptcy, an opinion from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has muddied the landscape. In In re Sunnyslope Housing Ltd…more
| Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

ED terminates recognition of ACICS: Next steps

Yesterday afternoon, the U.S Department of Education announced its decision to end federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), the country’s largest national accreditor, which…more
| Education

Don’t doubt the data breach: Massive Yahoo hack reminds us it’s not if, but when

Today, September 22, 2016, internet giant Yahoo announced a data breach that exposed the information of over 500 million of its users. The breach, announced by CEO Melissa Meyer, involved the breach of Yahoo servers exposing…more
| Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Was that trader really 'spoofing'? Focus on the statute’s words, not the regulator’s claims

Can trading pursuant to an algorithmic program properly be found to constitute “spoofing” in violation of CEA Section 4c(a)(5)(C): What constitutes “the intent to cancel the bid or offer before execution”?…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Doing business in California or the UK? You may be required to be a watchdog for human trafficking

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “After drug dealing, trafficking of humans is tied with arms dealing as the second largest criminal industry in the world, and is the fastest growing.” As defined…more
| Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law

[Webinar] A Tough Act to Follow: How to Comply with the Complex Trade Agreement Act - October 5th, 12:00pm CST

The Trade Agreements Act, the related Federal Acquisition Regulation clause, and the requirements they place on Government contractors create a complex area of Government procurement, and recently the Government has placed a…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Government Contracting, International Law & Trade

In Pegasus-related copyright suit, judge sidelines as art critic

The analysis in an art copyright case can sound like a class discussion in Art Appreciation 101. Take the case of Croak v. Saatchi & Saatchi, which could also be called Pegasus I v. Pegasus II…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property

Empty spaces causing big problems: the rise of slack-fill litigation

Last month, a district court judge in California dismissed a highly publicized lawsuit in which the plaintiff claimed that Starbucks’ iced beverages contained too much ice and not enough coffee. The suit was the subject of…more
| Agriculture, Business Torts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Products Liability

[Webinar] Statutory Changes, New Regulations, and Compliance Deadlines Under the Food Safety Modernization Act - October 4th, 12:30pm CDT

This online presentation will discuss the revisions to the Food Safety and Modernization Act as well as the regulations implementing the Act. The primary focus of the presentation will be on the new rules affecting food…more
| Consumer Protection, Products Liability

Proposed Bayer-Monsanto merger presents a charitable planning opportunity

The announcement of the Bayer-Monsanto transaction gives shareholders a great opportunity to think about taxes and charitable planning options. Shareholders have seen a $10-$15/share bump since May, and the current price…more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law, Taxation

Proposed changes to Section 2704 could spur tax increase for owners of closely held businesses

Controversial proposed regulations issued by the Treasury and the IRS on August 4, 2016, would change rules for valuing interests in business entities of which a person or a family owns at least one-half. The regulations would…more
| Business Organizations, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Can a futures brokerage firm pay trailing commissions to an inactive AP or his estate?

Can a futures commission merchant (FCM) or other commodity futures industry registrant pay trailing commissions to a former associated person (AP) whose registration has been revoked? Or who has retired and is no longer…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

[Webinar] Life Insurance to Fund Buyouts or Loss of a Key Person: Practical Ways to Avoid Tax Traps and Other Pitfalls - September 29th, 12:00pm CT

Life insurance can help a business that loses an owner or other key person. Although life insurance death benefits can be tax-free, part or all of the benefits are taxable if not done the right way. Please join Steven B. Gorin…more
| Business Organizations, Insurance, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

FTC sets new standard for mobile app location tracking – indirectly

If you have wondered how users' physical locations can be tracked when they use mobile devices, a new white paper explains the process. It's actually an FTC complaint, and thus a white paper only indirectly. But…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

ED issues proposed rules for Higher Ed Distance Learning Programs

The summer of 2016 has been remarkable in the world of higher education regulation. On May 13, the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice issued a joint Dear Colleague letter concerning civil rights…more
| Education
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