Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

711 Louisiana Street Suite 2300
Houston, Texas 77002-2770, United States

Contact: Michelle McCormick

  • (713) 223-2300
  • (713) 221-1212

.bank and Other Domain Names to Open for Financial Institutions... And Others

The governing body that administers the domain name space, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), is in the process of vastly expanding the number of top level domain names (like .com and .net) from…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

IRS Releases Private Business Use Guidelines for ACO Participants

On Friday, October 24, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2014-67, providing guidance regarding the circumstances under which participation by a hospital in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) will not…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Health, Taxation

Consequences of a Data Breach: Lessons from Wyndham Worldwide

On October 20, 2014, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation won dismissal of a shareholder derivative suit seeking damages arising out of three data breaches that occurred between 2008 and 2010. Dennis Palkon, et al. v. Stephen P…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

FY 2015 Sequestration Reduction Percentage for Direct Pay Tax Credit Bonds Bumps Up to 7.3 Percent

According to an update released by The IRS Office of Tax Exempt Bonds (TEB), the sequester reduction percentage applied to the payments made to issuers of direct pay bonds in FY 2015 will be 7.3 percent. This new percentage will…more
| Administrative Law, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Predictive Coding Sanctioned as an "Expedited and Efficient" Discovery Method by the United States Tax Court

The volume of electronically stored information (“ESI”) has exploded, often making discovery prohibitively expensive. Supporters of “predictive coding” champion it as a way to reduce significantly the cost of discovery…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery, Taxation

Lincolnshire Pays $2.3 Million to Settle SEC Charges of Misallocation of Portfolio Company Expenses

On September 22, 2014, New York-based private equity firm Lincolnshire Management, Inc. (Lincolnshire) agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) allegations that Lincolnshire misallocated…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law

Delaware Court Approves Out-Of-State Forum Selection Bylaw Adopted At Time Of Merger

In City of Providence v. First Citizens BancShares Inc. et al., C.A. No. 9795-CB (Del. Ch. Sept. 8, 2014), the Delaware Court of Chancery (Bouchard, C.) held that a minority shareholder's claims against a Delaware corporation's…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

OSHA Broadly Expands Injury Reporting Requirement

Under a new rule issued by OSHA last week, employers will be required to report to the agency any workplace incident resulting in the in-patient hospitalization of even one employee. This report must be made within 24 hours of…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Texas Supreme Court Holds Trial Court Must Have Personal Jurisdiction Over Potential Defendants Targeted by Rule 202 Pre-suit Discovery

Rule 202 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure allows a Texas trial court to authorize a pre-suit deposition to investigate a potential claim before an actual lawsuit is filed. In In re John Doe a/k/a "Trooper," No. 13-0073, __…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Texas Environmental Update

Proximity to Natural Gas Wells and Reported Health Status: Results of a Household Survey in Washington County, Pennsylvania Environmental Health Perspectives, September 10, 2014 - "We conducted a hypothesis generating…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Transportation

Delaware Supreme Court Rules That Privileged Documents Must Be Produced To Shareholders Investigating Corporate Misconduct

The Delaware Supreme Court recently held that, in certain circumstances, shareholders may be able to obtain access to privileged, internal documents in order to investigate potential breaches of fiduciary duty. In Wal-Mart…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Law Practice Products & Services, Securities Law

Texas Railroad Commission Proposes Regulation to Address Earthquake Risks from Disposal Wells

In the August 29, 2014 issue of the Texas Register (39 Tex. Reg. 6775), the Railroad Commission of Texas proposed several amendments to the regulations governing saltwater and other oil and gas waste disposal (SWD) wells (16…more
| Energy & Utilities, Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

SEC Continues Crackdown on Investment Advisers

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is continuing to pursue enforcement actions that focus on the accuracy and comprehensiveness of economic benefit disclosures – both to clients and in public filings…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Second Circuit Rules Broad Forum Selection Clause Trumps FINRA Rule Requiring Arbitration

On August 21, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit joined the Ninth Circuit in holding that FINRA rules requiring arbitration of customer disputes may be superseded by an agreement between a member and…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Mexican President Signs Historic Energy Reform into Law

On Monday, August 11, 2014, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed a package of energy secondary laws passed by the Mexican Congress (the “Legislation”) that will overhaul the Mexican oil and natural gas, petrochemical, and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade
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