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In Addition To Natural Gas Providers And Water Providers, Bankruptcy Courts Are Now Allowing Electricity Providers To Claim Administrative Expense Status Under Section 503(b)(9) Of The Bankruptcy Code

Recent case law may allow electricity providers to benefit from a payment priority for the value of electricity provided to a bankrupt debtor during the twenty (20) days preceding the date of the debtor’s bankruptcy filing (the…more

Administrative Priority, Creditors, Debtors, Electricity, Natural Gas

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AT&T Was Right in Banning Employee “Prisoner” T-shirts

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently ruled that AT&T had a right to forbid its employees, when interacting with the public, from wearing t-shirts that the company reasonably believed could harm its…more

AT&T, Dress Codes, Employment Policies, NLRA, NLRB

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The NYS Department of Financial Services Throws in Its “Two Bits” on Bitcoins

On July 17, 2014, New York State’s Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) announced proposed regulations for virtual currency companies operating in New York. Because the leading virtual currency is known as “Bitcoin,” the…more

Bitcoin, Department of Financial Services, Virtual Currency

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Trademark Tacking: An Overview

On January 21, 2015, in the case Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, the United States Supreme Court determined that, when there is a question as to whether two trademarks can be tacked for purposes of determining priority, that…more

Hana Bank, Hana Financial, Hana Financial v Hana Bank, Tacking, Trademark Litigation

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Federal Judge Dismisses Defamation Suit Against Rolling Stone After Discredited University of Virginia Profile

A New York federal judge recently granted a motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher Wenner Media, and journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely. Three former University of Virginia (“UVA”)…more

Colleges, Defamation, Educational Institutions, Journalism, Motion to Dismiss

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Recent Albany County Supreme Court Decision Calls into Question the New York State Public Service Commission’s Framework for Making Trade Secret Determinations

An Albany County Supreme Court decision issued on July 31, 2014 calls into question the New York State Public Service Commission’s (“Commission”) analytical framework for making trade secret determinations. While the Commission…more

Comcast, Patents, Technology, Time Warner Cable, Trade Secrets

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Nassau County's New "Disputed Assessment Fund" is Likely to Raise Tax Rates

Commercial property owners in Nassau County take note: tax rates for your properties are likely to increase. For years, when property owners successfully challenged their real property assessments in Nassau County, the…more

Commercial Property Owners, Commercial Real Estate Market, Fee Disputes, Property Tax, Tax Assessment

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Securing a “.bank” Domain during the Upcoming Sunrise Period

The “.bank” top-level Internet domain will soon be available to verified financial institutions, offering specialized URLs and enhanced security features to members of the banking community that act quickly to secure their…more

Banks, Domain Names, gTLD, ICANN, Sunrise Periods

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New York State Department of Education Publishes New Filing Guidance on Section 129-B Policies

Below is an update that the New York State Education Department (“NYSED”) posted on its website on June 16th regarding the Certificate of Compliance required to be filed under Article 129-B with the NYSED by July 1, 2016, along…more

Article 129-B, Colleges, Domestic Violence, Educational Institutions, Electronic Filing

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Uber and Lyft Drivers Bring Class Action against Companies’ Terminating Services in Austin

Drivers for Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. filed two proposed class actions in California on June 9, 2016, after the companies suddenly removed their services from Austin, Texas following new regulations…more

Background Checks, Class Action, Employment Discrimination, Fingerprints, Lyft

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Gov. Cuomo Establishes Green Bank In New York State

In his State of the State address, Gov. Cuomo announced the formation of a green bank in New York. The green bank will be a $1 billion initiative used to promote financing for clean energy projects. Promoting clean energy and…more

Andrew Cuomo, Clean Tech, Green Banks, Public Private Partnerships (P3s)

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Pursuit of a “Smoking Gun” May Be a Recipe for Disaster

In the U.S District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Judge Matthew F. Kennelly recently held that plaintiffs alleging price-fixing in the text messaging market were not entitled to an adverse inference after failing…more

Adverse Inference Instructions, AT&T, Bad Faith, Price-Fixing, Sherman Act

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Recent Amendments to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013

On October 26, 2015 and December 11, 2015, Governor Cuomo signed into law certain clarifying amendments (the “Amendments”) to the provisions of the New York Not-For-Profit Corporation Law that were enacted as part of the…more

Conflicts of Interest, Corporate Governance, Independent Director, Non-Profits, Whistleblowers

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Issue Final Rule Defining “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act

On May 27, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (collectively, the “Agencies”) issued a final rule defining “Waters of the United States” (“WOTUS”) under the Clean Water Act…more

Administrative Procedure Act, Clean Water Act, Environmental Policies, EPA, Federal Jurisdiction

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FFIEC Releases Final Guidance For Financial Institutions Using Social Media

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (the “FFIEC”) has released final guidance addressing the applicability of federal consumer protection and compliance laws, regulations, and policies to activities conducted…more

Banks, Compliance, Fair Housing Act (FHA), FFIEC, Regulation DD

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In Addition To Natural Gas Providers And Water Providers, Bankruptcy Courts Are Now Allowing Electricity Providers To Claim Administrative Expense Status Under Section 503(b)(9) Of The Bankruptcy Code

Recent case law may allow electricity providers to benefit from a payment priority for the value of electricity provided to a bankrupt debtor during the twenty (20) days preceding the date of the debtor’s bankruptcy filing (the…more

Administrative Priority, Creditors, Debtors, Electricity, Natural Gas

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Guidance Issued on Applying CIP Requirements to Holders of Prepaid Cards

Federal banking regulators have issued guidance on the applicability of customer identification program (“CIP”) regulations to prepaid cards (the “Interagency Guidance”). Among other things, the Interagency Guidance clarifies…more

Bank Accounts, Bank Service Providers, Banking Regulators, Banking Sector, CIP

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Second Circuit Reinforces the Scope of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s Safe Harbor Provision

In Capitol Records LLC v. Vimeo, LLC, the Second Circuit issued a decision clarifying the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (“DMCA”) safe harbor provision, which protects certain Internet service providers from liability for…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Litigation, Corporate Counsel, DMCA

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The EEOC Calls for Federal Judge to Continue with Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) asked U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Bissoon in the Western District of Pennsylvania to reject a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit alleging a worker was discriminated against on…more

Constructive Discharge, EEOC, Employer Liability Issues, LGBT, Motion to Dismiss

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CFPB Is Urged to Change How Title Insurance Premiums Are Disclosed Under the TRID Rule

While lenders continue to struggle with various aspects of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule (“TRID Rule”) that became effective last year, one of the more troublesome issues has been the disclosure of title insurance…more

CFPB, Closing Documents, Disclosure Requirements, Insurance Industry, Mortgage Lenders

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Recent Federal Guidance On Title IX And Sexual Violence

Over the last several weeks, colleges and universities have been inundated with new Title IX and sexual violence guidance and enforcement decisions to digest. First, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights…more

Colleges, Department of Education, OCR, Rape, Sexual Assault

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Supreme Court Upholds University of Texas Race-Conscious Admissions Program

In a long-awaited decision, the Supreme Court recently furnished a victory for affirmative action admissions programs. The 4-3 decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, written by Justice Kennedy, declared that the…more

Affirmative Action, College Admissions, Diversity, Fisher v University of Texas, Race Discrimination

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Don’t Be Unreasonable: U.S. Supreme Court Sets the Standard for Awarding Attorneys’ Fees in Copyright Cases

You have just received a cease and desist letter related to something that was posted on your company’s website.  Some person that you’ve never heard of before is threatening to sue you for thousands of dollars for copyright…more

Attorney's Fees, Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Litigation, Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons

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