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What Financial Advisers and Accountants Should Know About Expanded IRS Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures for U.S. Taxpayers with Unreported Foreign Assets and Accounts

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced “major changes” to its offshore compliance programs, including the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures (Streamlined Procedures), the delinquent international information…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Legal Alert: Crowley Marine Subsidiary Carib Energy Receives Authorization to Export LNG to Non-FTA Nations

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final order authorizing Carib Energy (USA) LLC (Carib), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crowley Marine, to export up to 400,000 gallons of LNG per day in ISO containers over a…more
| Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade

Legal Alert: CFPB Warns Credit Card Companies About Potential UDAAP Violations When Marketing Promotional Interest Rates

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a bulletin on September 3, 2014 warning credit card companies that marketing materials for promotional annual percentage rate (APR) offers may be in violation of the unfair,…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Legal Alert: It’s Time to Review Benefit Denial Letters

On August 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided in Moyer that the contractual time limits governing the period during which a participant must initiate judicial review of a benefits denial must be included…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Underwriter Deadline Nears for Municipal Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative

On March 10, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Enforcement announced its Municipal Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative. The Initiative offers issuers and underwriters an opportunity to…more
| Finance & Banking, Securities Law

TCPA Hot Issues: Is the Scope of Consent Unlimited?

What constitutes valid consent under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act? A hot issue in TCPA litigation is the scope of consent necessary to place automated calls to consumers where the consumer has provided a cell phone…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Choosing a Trademark

Two-Fold Purpose of Trademarks - Customers know a business and its goods and services by its trademarks. Trademarks are source identifiers that indicate the origin of goods or services in the marketplace and distinguish…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Insurance Industry Sweeps Retained Asset Account Doubleheader

On August 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held in Vander Luitgaren v. Sun Life Ass. Co. of Canada, No. 13–2090, 2014 WL 4197947 (1st Cir. Aug. 26, 2014), that an insurer, acting as a claims administrator,…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Insurance

IRS Finalizes Guidance on Rev. Rul. 81-100 Group Trusts, and Insurance Company Separate Accounts

In Rev. Rul. 2014-24, scheduled for publication on September 8, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (the Service) substantially completed its pending guidance on Rev. Rul. 81-100 group trusts by permanently authorizing the…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

NAIC Report – 2014 Summer National Meeting

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) met for its Summer National Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, August 14-19. International regulatory standards were a prime focus of the meeting, as the International…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential

Florida Legislature Relaxes Agency Licensing Requirements for Broker-Dealer Branch Offices Selling Insurance Products but Creates New Disclosure Requirements for Surrenders

Under current Florida insurance laws, branch offices of broker-dealers selling insurance products in Florida are required to either “license” or “register” as agency branches (in addition to satisfying insurance producer…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

For Whom the Ring Tones: TCPA Litigation and the Insurance Industry

Insurance companies are increasingly the subject of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuits. Any insurance company that communicates with its customers, job applicants, and others by phone or text using an automated…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Consumer Protection, Insurance

DOL Requests Information on Brokerage Windows in Defined Contribution Plans

On August 20, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a request for information (RFI) about the use of brokerage windows, self-directed brokerage accounts, and similar arrangements in participant-directed defined…more
| Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Recent Amendment Implements Important Changes to the Georgia Brownfield Program

Effective on July 1, House Bill 957 (2014) (the “Amendment”) amended the Georgia Brownfield Act, O.C.G.A. § 12-8-200 et seq. (the Act). The Amendment broadens applicability of the Act, expands the pool of eligible parties under…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

FinCEN Customer Due Diligence Rule Proposal

On July 30, 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued proposed rules (the “Proposed Rules”) to clarify and strengthen customer due diligence requirements for banks, securities…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking
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