Burr & Forman

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - November 2016

Employers across the country can now exhale. On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a Texas federal court entered a nationwide injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) new federal overtime rules from taking effect on…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Payments on Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities Loans Cannot be Avoided in Bankruptcy

The Bankruptcy Code gives a trustee the power to avoid pre-petition fraudulent and preference transfers made by a debtor, except that a trustee may not avoid a transfer that is “made by or to (or for the benefit of)” a party…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Securities Law

The Battle Over the New Fiduciary Rule

On April 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its final rule expanding the definition of the “investment advice fiduciary” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) and modifying the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Texas Court Blocks New Federal Overtime Rules

Employers across the country can now exhale. On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a Texas federal court entered a nationwide injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor's ("DOL") new federal overtime rules from taking effect on…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Benedict’s Maritime Bulletin: Discovery and Disclosure: Civil Litigation Tools for Obtaining Evidence in the United States, England, and the Netherlands

The ever-increasing cost of civil litigation was once thought to be a unique trait of the United States civil justice system. However, the expense of civil litigation is on the rise across the globe, due in no small part to the…more
| Civil Procedure, Maritime Law

Texas Court Gobble-Gobbles New Federal Overtime Rules

On this Thanksgiving Eve, contractors and other employers can take a breathe and gobble down some extra turkey and pumpkin pie without worrying about the new increases in overtime rules…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Tennessee Health Services and Facilities Report: November 2016 Newsletter

The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency ("HSDA") is responsible for regulating the health care industry in Tennessee through the Certificate of Need Program. A Certificate of Need ("CON") is a permit for the…more
| Health

Labor & Employment E-Note - November 2016

On November 16, 2016, a Texas federal judge announced at ahearing that his decision on whether to block the U.S. Department of Labor's ("DOL") new overtime rules from taking effect would be made by November 22, 2016. Please…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Health Care E-Note - November 2016

You just formed your medical practice inAlabama, and you either chose a professional corporation (a “PC”) or an LLC. If you went with a PC, you got to choose between an “S” corporation (“S corp”) or a “C” corporation (“C corp”)…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Texas Federal Court’s Ruling on Whether to Block New DOL Overtime Rules Expected Soon

On November 16, 2016, a Texas federal judge announced at a hearing that his decision on whether to block the U.S. Department of Labor’s(“DOL”) new overtime rules from taking effect would be made by November 22, 2016. Earlier…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

The Election Results Are In: Now What?

President-elect Donald J. Trump successfully campaigned using a simple pledge to, “Make America Great Again!” In January, the Trump administration and a Republican-majority Congress will begin work on what could be sweeping…more
| Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Where Did All The "S" Corporations Come From?

You just formed your medical practice in Alabama, and you either chose a professional corporation (a "PC") or an LLC. If you went with a PC, you get to choose between an "S" corporation ("S corp") or a "C" corporation ("C corp")…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

What A Trump Card Means In The Game of Construction and Development

Like many of you, I stayed up late on Tuesday night / Wednesday morning to watch the 2016 election returns. I dragged myself into the office after only a few hours of sleep and my phone was immediately ringing. Some clients…more
| Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

FINRA’s Cross-Selling Sweep Exam

In late October, FINRA issued a sweep exam, commanding firms to produce 15 categories of documents about firm’s cross-selling programs over a 5-year span. The sweep seeks information on cross-selling, including incentives and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

PIABA Slams Broker-Check Again

The Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) renewed its criticism of FINRA’s Broker-Check® system in a report issued in late October. PIABA was especially critical of the system’s: Lack of synchronization with…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law
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