On November 27, HUD issued Mortgagee Letter 2013-42, granting an extension of time to Title I and II lenders and mortgagees with a December 31, 2013 fiscal year end to submit required materials and fees for annual...more
My twenty-three year old son is a recently minted engineer working for a large and highly-respected manufacturing company with a strong reputation for good ethical conduct. He is a straight arrow with a strong moral compass....more
In This Issue:
*U.S. SUPREME COURT:
- Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317 (U.S. Nov. 15, 2013) Lawson v. FMR LLC, No. 12-3 (U.S. Nov. 12, 2013)
- Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice, No....more
Ready To Drink Wine?
Winemaker Amuse Bouche applied to register the mark “PRÊT À BOIRE,” which is French for “ready to drink.” The Examining Attorney alleged the term is generic when used in connection with wine and...more
A city’s planning commission certified an Environmental Impact Report (“EIR”) for a city general plan update and recommended the city council approve the update. The certification and approval were not appealed to the...more
On October 29, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission requested public comment on a made-available-to-trade certification submitted by TW SEF, LLC, a temporarily registered swap execution facility (SEF)...more
United States ex rel. Qazi v. Bushwick United Housing Dev. Fund Corp., et al., 11 Civ. 1592 (BMC) (E.D.N.Y.): A New York federal district court dismissed an action alleging that a day care provider violated the federal and...more
In medical malpractice litigation, the argument has increasingly been made that a physician’s board certification examination results, or more specifically, evidence of a physician’s failure to pass a board certification...more
Senate Bill 208, Session Law 2013-85, requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to conduct certifications to ensure the effectiveness of the managed care organizations (MCOs), and the first...more
If you are a female business owner, you may be certified or are considering obtaining certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise.
The basic qualifications for WBE certification include...more
On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted rules to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in certain securities offerings under Rule 506 of Regulation D...more
Digitalization of the relationship between retail banks and customers is a must in an economy where according to estimates the usage of tablets has increased by 70% in the last year and physical contacts between bank branches...more
The IRS recently has reminded plan sponsors to verify and document that hardship distributions comply with their plan document and the law, according to a recent posting by IRS Director of Employee Plans Examinations Monika...more
On September 5, 2013, CMS issued guidance concerning its new inpatient admission order and certification policies. As previously reported, CMS adopted new policies governing inpatient admissions, including inpatient...more
Earlier this year, as noted in a previous Skadden memorandum, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated and remanded the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Butler v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 702 F.3d 359 (7th Cir....more
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released for public comment two significant regulations promulgated under the 2011 Federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The new regulations relate to food produced and processed...more
The feedback from last week's blog post on annual FMLA certification came fast and furious. ...more
No. A joint venture is an association of a DBE firm and one or more firms to carry out a single, for-profit business enterprise for which the parties combine their property, capital, skills and knowledge. Because a joint...more
Nearly three years ago, on September 27, 2010, the President signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (“Jobs Act”), which directed the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) to implement a variety of small business...more
The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) much anticipated new regulations on small business size and status integrity implement key provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Jobs Act). Most notably (and as...more
In this presentation:
- Which Permit(s) Do I Need?
- Your Planning List
- How long will the Permitting Process Take?
- Planning Process Time Frames for Some of DHEC's More Common Permits
We all like “free,” right?
Free samples at Costco. Jamba Juice’s buy one, get one free deals. Free wi-fi at your neighborhood Starbucks. And, if you’re in the construction industry, free insurance coverage when you’re...more
Faced with mounting pressure from the construction industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) appears to have acknowledged that there are significant compliance problems with the operator certification...more
On March 21, 2013, Congress authorized the Community Development Financial Institutions (“CDFI”) Fund to guarantee up to $500 million aggregate principal amount of bonds in fiscal year 2013, marking a new opportunity for...more
The news from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) about the revocation of the electronic health record (EHR) certifications of two EHR products that had previously been certified will have tremendous...more