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NLRB Continues to Make Things Easier for Organized Labor

As we reach the end of 2015, recent statistics released by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) confirm that it is no longer a level playing field for employers who wish to remain union-free. The "quickie" representation…more
| Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Penalties to Increase in 2016

A little-noticed provision in the federal Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 calls for OSHA to increase its penalties to adjust for inflation for the first time since 1990. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act…more
| Labor & Employment Law

DOJ Unveils “Yates Memo” Revisions to US Attorneys’ Manual

Speaking to a November 16 Money Laundering conference jointly sponsored by the American Banking and Bar Associations, Deputy AG Sally Yates unveiled revisions to the Department of Justice’s U.S. Attorneys’ Manual (“USAM”). The…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Bankruptcy Court Order Compelling Surrender of Property Upheld on Appeal

On November 23, 2015, in the first appellate decision of its kind, the District Court for the Southern District of Florida affirmed a bankruptcy court order to compel chapter 7 debtors to surrender real property by directing the…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Health Care E-Note - November 2015

With medical device related acquisitions at all-time highs, and regulatory interest intense from the Federal Trade Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Office of Inspector…more
| Government Contracting, Health, Mergers & Acquisitions, Privacy

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - November 2015

In an article published on November 5, 2015 by Law360, Nick Agnello provides insight on a recent landmark decision by the Eleventh Circuit, and how it is creating a body of case law empowering local governments to bring actions…more
| Consumer Protection, Education, Finance & Banking

Tennessee Securities Division Expands Exam Program

The Tennessee Securities Division, Department of Commerce and Insurance (Julie Mix McPeak, Comm’r) recently confirmed its launch of a comprehensive three-year cycle examination program covering all Tennessee-based broker-dealers…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

NDGA Judge Halts Another SEC Admin Proceeding

Atlanta federal Judge Leigh Martin May enjoined the SEC from proceeding in yet another administrative enforcement action Tuesday. Ironridge Global IV, Ltd. v. SEC, No. 1:15-CV-2512 (USDC NDGA Nov. 17, 2015)…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Areas of Unique Legal Concerns and Solutions in Device M&A

With medical device related acquisitions at all-time highs, and regulatory interest from the Federal Trade Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Office of Inspector General…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Health, Securities Law

New Medicaid RCOs Raise Antitrust Issues for All Participating Health Care Providers

Physicians and other health care providers who were practicing in the 1990s were involved in numerous attempts to organize themselves in order to be able to participate in and even financially survive the onslaught of managed…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Health

After-Acquired Title Doctrine Held Applicable to Subsequent Purchaser

In BCML Holding LLC v. Wilmington Trust, N.A., the purchaser of a property at an association foreclosure sale for unpaid assessments contended that the first mortgage was void ab initio because title to the property wasn’t…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

The Drones are Under Attack

Those who know me know that I love gadgets. Most of the time, I imagine I have a need that the newest toy will fix, at least until the next one comes along. But, despite my best efforts, I have not been able to create an issue…more
| Privacy, Transportation

MSRB Issues Compliance Advisory for Municipal Advisors

Last Thursday, November 12, the MSRB published its Compliance Advisory for Municipal Advisors (“MA’s”). The new MA regulatory regime was imposed by Dodd-Frank and implemented by the MSRB and SEC over the past several years…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Florida Appellate Court Provides New Insight on the Statute of Limitations and Pleading Re-Filed Foreclosures

In Hicks v. Wells Fargo, 5D14-1748, Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal issued the first appellate opinion to pass on the proper method of pleading a re-filed foreclosure where a prior foreclosure effort was dismissed and…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

SEC Approves Gift Prohibitions for Municipal Advisors

The SEC recently approved the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board’s (“MSRB”) extension to Municipal Advisors (“MA’s”) of its dealer Rule G-20, restricting gifts in connection with municipal securities. The Rule also updates…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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