Burr & Forman

420 North 20th Street Suite 3400
Birmingham, AL 35203 , United States

  • (205) 251-3000
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New Year Brings New Coal Ash Regulations and New Legislative Proposals

December 19, 2014 marked the deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to announce its final decision regarding a new regulatory scheme for coal ash disposal (Coal Combustion Residuals or CCR). The new regulations…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Who Needs Proof? Not The Notice of Removal.

In a previous blog, we explained that the Supreme Court was considering whether a defendant merely has to allege jurisdictional facts or provide evidence regarding the amount in controversy when removing a case…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

New Year’s Resolution: Review Non-Compete

With the holidays around the corner, college football “Bowl Season” ramping up, and the singing of Auld Lang Syne within earshot, many employers not in the retail or travel businesses are wrapping up 2014 and preparing to start…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

EPA Releases Annual Environmental Enforcement Results

December 18, 2014, marked the release of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual environmental enforcement and compliance results. See News Release, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Announces 2014 Annual…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

A New Prosecutorial Frontier: SEC Seeks Bans on Municipal Officials

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) was recently granted a preliminary agreement by a federal judge to bar a municipal official from participating in future bond sales. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the move…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Corporate & Tax E-Note - December 2014

In this issue: - SEC Crowdfunding Rules Delayed Until October 2015 - Mega M&A Experiencing One of Biggest Booms in History - Some Small Business Owners Say Tax Break Extension Not Enough - 2014…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law, Taxation

Banking and Financial Services E- Note - December 2014

In This Issue: - Congress Move to Roll Back Bank 'Push-Out' Regulation Meets Anger - NCUA Calls for Retailers to Cover Data Breach Costs - Regulators Propose 8 Biggest Banks Increase Capital…more
| Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Construction E-Note - December 2014

In this issue: - Construction Expected to Increase in 2015 - What Now? Why Maryland's Decision to Recognize the International Green Construction Code May Signal a Major Shift in the Means Utilized to Implement…more
| Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Health Care E-Note - December 2014

In This Issue: - Cybersecurity Breaches Have Costly Impact on Health Care Industry - Many Patients Being Asked to Pre-Pay for Procedures - Health Care Providers Given Active Shooter Emergency Guidance - U.S…more
| Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

What Now? Why Maryland's Decision to Recognize the International Green Construction Code May Signal a Major Shift in the Means Utilized to Implement Green Construction Requirements

There is little doubt that the U.S. Green Building Council (the “Council”) and its established Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, green building certification program have had a major impact on the United…more
| Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, International Law & Trade

Labor & Employment E- Note - December 2014

In This Issue: - SCOTUS Says Firms Don't Have to Pay for Security Screening Time - EEOC Saw Decline in Discrimination Settlements, Number of Cases - HHS Closes Loophole Allowing Employers to Cut Hospital…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Business Method Patents Live! – Federal Circuit Finds First Patent That Survives Post-Alice Analysis

Since the Supreme Court issued its June 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, federal district courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States Patent & Trademark Office have been…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Construction Expected to Increase in 2015

About ten years ago, during the real estate boom, construction contractors and almost every facet of the American economy linked to construction industry were experiencing substantial profits and a backlog of work and/or orders…more
| Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

Federal Circuit Reverses Course, Affirms Patent Ineligibility Ruling in View of Surpreme Court Alice Decision

On November 14, 2014, after twice before reversing the lower court’s dismissal of Ultramercial’s complaint for failing to claim statutory subject matter, the Federal Circuit agreed with the lower court that Ultramercial’s patent…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

2nd Circuit Narrows Scope of Tippee Liability for Insider Trading

The US Second Circuit this Wednesday narrowed the scope of “tippee” liability for insider trading, rejecting the “doctrinal novelty” of recent government prosecution theories. In United State v. Newman, Nos. 13-1837-cr c/w…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law
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