Burr & Forman

Labor & Employment E-Note - April 17, 2014

In This Issue: - Employers Face Increasing Number of Religious Bias Suits - Small Business Owners Concerned About Overtime Pay Requirements - Rising Number of Wage Theft Lawsuits Highlight Enforcement Issues -…more

| Civil Rights, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law, Health,...

SEC’s Recent Admissions Case Muddies Standard

The SEC famously announced last year that it would insist upon admissions in settled cases involving egregious conduct – instead of its long-standing “neither admit nor deny” rubric. But its recent Scottrade action has the…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Closed End Funds

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) has, in recent months, increased its regulatory focus on investor awareness regarding closed-end funds (“CEFs”). In October of last year, FINRA issued an Investor Alert…more

| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Construction E-Note - April 9, 2014

In This Issue: - Ongoing Or Completed Operations? Fifth Circuit Finds No Duty To Defend Contractor Under Additional Insured Endorsement - Your Venue, My Bond Claim: A Florida Law Primer - The Condominium Form Of…more

| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law,...

Deviation From Statutory Scheme In Sale Of Receivership Property

The sale of real and personal property in a receivership estate is governed by 28 U.S.C. §§ 2001 and 2004, and both contain procedures for both a public and private auction of property. Regarding personal property, § 2004…more

| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate -...

The Condominium Form Of Ownership

In Alabama, contractors and subcontractors performing work involving common elements of the condominium at the request and direction of a condominium association should be aware of unique laws applicable to their lien rights and…more

| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Real...

Best Practices For Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

A femtosecond (FS) laser is exciting new technology, but it requires consideration of some important governance and compliance issues. Best practices require the surgeon and the facility (ASC or Hospital) to identify covered and…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Health

Your Venue, My Bond Claim: A Florida Law Primer

Construction clients very often perform work in places far from either the corporate office, or far from the construction client's local office. Our clients even perform work - dare we admit - far from their attorney's office…more

| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

EPA, Army Corps Of Engineers Propose Rule Clarifying Clean Water Act...

On March 25, the US Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposed rule to clarify Clean Water Act jurisdiction over streams and wetlands by re-defining “Waters of the United States” in…more

| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning...

Emphasis On Enforcement

In back-to-back keynote addresses Monday to the Securities & Financial Markets Association’s annual Compliance & Legal meeting, SEC-Chair Mary Jo White and Southern District of New York US Attorney Preet Bharara renewed the…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking,...

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