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New Carryover Option for Health Flexible Spending Arrangements

Recent guidance from the IRS modifies the long-standing “use or lose it” rule under a health flexible spending arrangement (“Health FSA”) to permit such arrangements to offer participants the opportunity to carryover up to $500…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

9 Questions to Ask in Suing a Rival for False Advertising

Advertising is a key ingredient to most companies’ success. Potent advertising can give a rising company a lift and an established business staying power. When deployed by a competitor, advertising can threaten a rival's…more

| Communications & Media Law, Business Torts

SEC Proposes Crowdfunding Rules Under the JOBS Act

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently unanimously voted to issue proposed rules under Title III of the JOBS Act related to crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a general term for internet-based fundraising…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance &...

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Pregnancy Discrimination Ban Into Law

Earlier this month, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law legislation prohibiting pregnancy discrimination by New York City employers. The legislation, passed unanimously last month by the New York City Council, bars employers…more

| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Stanwich Clarifies Wagoner Rule in Fraudulent Transfer Cases

In the Second U.S. Circuit, the so-called Wagoner rule deprives a trustee of standing to sue third parties, such as lawyers and investment bankers, if the bankrupt corporation participated with them in defrauding creditors. A…more

| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Finance &...

Important IRS Guidance on Same-Sex Marriage

Earlier this summer we sent you an Alert concerning the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling (United States v. Windsor) regarding same-sex marriage. This decision declared, as unconstitutional, Section 3 of the federal Defense…more

| Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Family Law, Health, Taxation

SEC Adopts JOBS Act Private Placement Provisions: Lifts Ban on General...

On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved by a vote of 4-1 final rules that eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and advertising in certain private offerings of securities. In…more

| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

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