King & Spalding

1180 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309, United States

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September and October 2014 Filing and Notice Deadlines for Qualified Retirement and Health and Welfare Plans

Employers and plan sponsors must comply with numerous filing and notice deadlines for their retirement and health and welfare plans. Failure to comply with these deadlines can result in costly penalties and excise taxes. To…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

ERISA Applied to Deferred Compensation Plan

Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit found in Tolbert v. RBC Capital Markets that a nonqualified deferred compensation plan was an "employee pension benefit plan" under the Employee Retirement Income…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Texas Railroad Commission Proposes New Rules Related to Pipeline Eminent Domain Claims

The November 2011 issue of the Energy Newsletter addressed the case of Texas Rice Land Partners, Ltd. v. Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas, LLC, in an article titled Texas Supreme Court Ruling May Slow the Installation of Certain…more
| Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Energy & Utilities, Transportation

United States Hosts Summit With African Leaders

Leaders of 50 African countries convened in Washington for the U.S.-Africa Leaders' Summit, hosted by President Obama on August 4–6. The three-day summit included a White House dinner as well as fora on business, leadership,…more
| International Law & Trade

Russia Announces One-Year Ban Against Imports Of Agricultural Products From Western Countries

On August 7, the Russian Federation instituted a ban on the importation of most food products from Australia, the United States, the European Union, and Norway. The suspension of imports of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, and…more
| Agriculture, International Law & Trade

Investment in French real estate: France-Luxembourg double tax treaty changes

On 5 September 2014, the Governments of France and Luxembourg signed an amendment to the France-Luxembourg treaty dated 1 April 1958 (the “Treaty”), which will have an impact in the future for certain investments in French real…more
| International Law & Trade, Securities Law, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Fatal Blow to Healthcare Reform? Courts split on federal tax credit

On July 22, 2014, two federal courts came down on opposite sides of an issue that may have far-reaching consequences about the future of the Patient Protection and Affordance Care Act ("PPACA"). At stake is whether the PPACA…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance, Taxation

Health Headlines: Also in the News - September 2014

GAO Finds CMS Should Fully Develop Plans for Medicare Advantage Encounter Data and Assess Data Quality Before Use – In a report released on September 2, 2014, GAO evaluated CMS’s plans for using Medicare Advantage (MA) encounter…more
| Health, Government Contracting

D.C. Circuit Upholds FERC's Order No. 1000

On August 15, 2014, the D.C. Circuit issued a per curiam decision rejecting challenges to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Order No. 1000 rulemaking brought by certain petitioners, including state regulatory…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities

U.S., EU Impose Sector-Specific Sanctions Against Russia

Recently the United States and the EU imposed additional targeted sanctions against Russia in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Although previous sanctions issued by the U.S. and EU since March 2014 affect various…more
| Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

FTC Rejects Proposed Settlement Agreement with Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc.

On September 5, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rejected a proposed settlement agreement with Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc., and returned the matter to administrative court to assess whether Phoebe Putney’s 2011…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Health

United States Claims Victory As WTO Appellate Body Issues Report In Dispute Over China's Rare Earth Export Restraints

On August 7, 2014, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body upheld a March 2014 Panel decision regarding China's export restrictions on rare earth materials including tungsten, molybdenum, and other rare earth elements…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade

Recent FERC Orders Address the Jurisdictional Status of LNG Facilities Targeting Vehicular Fuel, Marine, High Horsepower Engine and Peak Shaving Markets

North America’s new-found wealth in natural gas is driving energy industry participants to seek out new markets for the suddenly abundant fuel. Among these are markets for vehicular and marine fuels, other applications employing…more
| Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade, Transportation

Eighth Circuit Rules Certain FCA Whistleblowers Are Not Required To Identify Specific Examples of Fraud Under Rule 9(b)

On August 29, 2014, the Eighth Circuit ruled that False Claims Act (FCA) whistleblowers with knowledge of employer billing practices are not necessarily required to identify specific examples of fraud to survive a Rule 9(b)…more
| Health, Government Contracting

Natural Gas Imports into China – Prospects for Growth

According to BP's Energy Outlook 2035, China will become the world's largest energy importer by 2035, overtaking Europe in terms of its energy imports. China's projected growth in demand for energy supplies, its plans to embrace…more
| Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade
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