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Tax Reform Bill Proposal - Much Ado About Nothing

As widely reported, on February 26, 2014, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released the proposed Tax Reform Act of 2014 (the "Camp Proposal"). In exchange for simplification of…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Health, Labor &...

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - April 14, 2014

Agencies Apply Increased Leverage Ratio to Large U.S. Banks - On April 8, the Fed, FDIC and OCC adopted the final rule to increase the leverage ratio for the largest U.S. banks. The final rule applies to U.S. bank holding…more

| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate -...
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Brief Of Dish Network L.L.C. And Echostar Technologies L.L.C. As Amici Curiae...

INTEREST OF AMICI CURIAE - This amicus curiae brief is filed on behalf of DISH Network L.L.C. (“DISH”) and EchoStar Technologies L.L.C. (“EchoStar”). Since its founding in the early 1980s, DISH has reinvented the…more

| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, &...

Updated Basel III Monitoring Workbook Published

The Bank for International Settlements has published on its website an updated version of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s Basel III monitoring workbook, accompanying instructions and a list of frequently asked…more

| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Bank of America Settles RMBS Securities Claims for US$9.3 Billion

On March 26, Bank of America and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, announced a settlement of FHFA’s RMBS-related suits against the Bank. The Bank has agreed to pay…more

| Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Real Estate - Residential, Securities...

SEC Launches Cooperation Initiative to Encourage Municipal Issuers and...

On March 10, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced that issuers and underwriters of municipal securities may voluntarily report materially inaccurate statements made in offering documents regarding prior…more

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

Repurchase Suits to Proceed Against DB Structured Products

On March 20, Judge Alison J. Nathan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted in part and denied in part DB Structured Products, Inc.’s, (DBSP) motions to dismiss four lawsuits brought by…more

| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Real Estate -...

Rating Agency Developments - April 09, 2014

On March 25, Moody’s released its approach to rating RMBS using the MILAN framework. On March 25, Moody’s released its approach to assessing incremental risk posed by ability to repay rules in US RMBS…more

| Finance & Banking

Did the EEOC Try Hard Enough to Resolve Your Case Before Filing Suit?

In March, 2014, three powerful business groups urged the U.S. Supreme Court to consider an important issue at stake for employers in Mach Mining LLC v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission—can courts review the adequacy of…more

| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Orrick's Antitrust and Competition Newsletter - April 2014

Shanghai High People’s Court Rules That Resale Price Maintenance Agreement Constitutes Monopolistic Agreement - The Shanghai High People’s Court recently made available its Aug. 1, 2013 final judgment overruling the…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law &...

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