Jackson Walker

Proposed Treasury Regulations Address Private Equity Management Fee Waivers and Profits Interests

The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") and Treasury Department recently released proposed regulations under section 707(a)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the "Code) addressing the issuance of certain interests in…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Taxation

FTC Fails to Prove Case Against LabMD

Last Friday, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell ruled that the FTC had failed to prove its case against LabMD and dismissed the FTC's Complaint. LabMD is one of only two companies (the other being Wyndham) to…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Intellectual Property Issues in Bankruptcy and the Exclusion of Trademark Licenses from the Definition of Intellectual Property

The Bankruptcy Code divides intellectual property into distinct categories depending upon the particular type of intellectual property. Issues with respect to intellectual property can be of utmost importance in bankruptcy, as a…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Inflation Adjustments for 2016

On October 21, 2015, the IRS released the annual inflation adjustments which will apply to tax year 2016. These adjustments will help determine a taxpayer's tax bracket and available deductions, credits, exclusions, and…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

SEC Adopts Final Crowdfunding Rules

On October 30, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules permitting issuers to use crowdfunding to raise capital. The rules, which were originally proposed more than two years ago pursuant to Title…more
| Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Current Water Utility CCN Decertification Issues At The Public Utility Commission Of Texas

The responsibility for the regulation of water and sewer service, including the oversight of certificates of public convenience and necessity (“CCNs”), was recently transferred from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Insurers May Not Terminate Physicians for Recommending Out-of-Network Providers

Under a new Texas law, effective September 1, 2015, health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and Preferred Provider Benefit Plans (PPO) (collectively referred to as "Insurers") can no longer terminate a physician from their…more
| Health, Insurance

Legal Risks Facing Nursing Home Providers and Reducing Risk with Clinical Documentation

Documentation in Electronic Health Records: - Nursing homes lag behind other providers in electronic health record system adoption - Of 472 nursing homes in New York, there was a 7.7 percent increase in EHR adoption by…more
| Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

EPA Officially Commences Unprecedented Regulation of Power Plants, Threatening Grid Reliability - Litigation Ensues

On October 23, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register its new rules to limit emissions from power plants. The most significant rule limits CO2 emissions from existing power plants…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Safe Harbor Invalidated

Last Tuesday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) invalidated the US-EU Safe Harbor framework in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner. The Safe Harbor provided companies with a self-certification process through the US…more
| Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Gas Royalty Calculation 2015 – An Update

We would all agree, I think, that oil and gas producers and royalty owners share at least one clear, common objective – the accumulation of wealth from hydrocarbon production. Nevertheless, because their’s is not a relationship…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Selected Drafting Issues In Midstream Contracts

I will share a small secret – or perhaps, it is not a secret at all. As CLE presentations go, “drafting tip” presentations tend to be very practical in their orientation and are, therefore, more enjoyable and less stressful to…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Commercial

EPA Finalizes Tougher Ozone Standards

On October 1, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final rule lowering the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) from 75 parts per billion (ppb) to 70 ppb nationwide (2015 Ozone…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Investment Adviser and SEC Agree to Settle Charges Arising out of Failure to Adopt Written Cybersecurity Policies Required by the Safeguards Rule

The SEC charged investment adviser R.T. Jones with willfully violating the Safeguards Rule by failing to adopt written policies and procedures designed to protect customer records and information. The Safeguards Rule requires…more
| Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Federal Court Halts Implementation of BLM Fracking Rules

On September 30, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming held that the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") did not have Congressional authority to promulgate and finalize hydraulic…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Remedies, Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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