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Electronic Bookmarking Soon to be Required for Briefs Filed with the New York Commercial Division

Harried litigators scrambling to file papers in New York’s Commercial Division soon will have one more task to add to their pre-filing checklist: electronic bookmarking. Starting next month, each electronically-submitted...more

Construction Briefing - Legal changes affecting construction businesses from 1 October 2015

1 October 2015 ushers in a number of legal changes which affect construction businesses operating in the UK. We have provided brief highlights of some of the changes below. If you need further information, please contact us...more

SEC Proposes Changes to Admin Forum

The SEC has announced a series of proposed changes to the Rules of Practice governing its internal enforcement actions. The changes update the decade-old Rules and respond in small part to a groundswell of criticism about the...more

When E-Filing Goes Wrong: How to Protect Your Trade Secrets in the Event of Inadvertent Online Disclosure

It is frightening to think that valuable corporate trade secrets could be lost with the click of a mouse. But as electronic court filing becomes increasingly prevalent, the risk of inadvertent disclosure of sensitive...more

IRS Provides Updated Guidance on Electronic Filing of ACA Information Returns

As 2016 approaches, the IRS is issuing more detailed guidance on how employers will need to comply with the upcoming ACA information reporting requirements. As a reminder, the ACA information reporting rules require employers...more

At the edge of a new frontier: USCIS begins transition to Electronic Immigration System

In July 2015, the White House announced a series of technology initiatives aimed at modernizing the application process for certain immigration benefits. As part of this effort, the United States Citizenship and Immigration...more

New Option for Late FBARs – Just File It!

An often overlooked filing obligation is the annual June 30 requirement to file the FBAR form for taxpayers with foreign bank accounts aggregating over $10,000. Late FBARs are a consistent problem and the IRS has a long...more

FDA Makes More Electronic Submissions Mandatory

In recent months, the FDA has been pushing forward in its efforts to require that more information from regulated industry be submitted electronically. The move to electronic submissions should create a more efficient and...more

TurboTax’s software maker Intuit on the hot seat for lax security measures to prevent tax fraud

Intuit, Inc., the maker of the software used by TurboTax customers to file electronic tax returns stopped its e-filing return program in February after receiving notices from multiple states that thousands of fraudulent tax...more

Senate Banking Committee Urges SEC To Investigate Time Disparity In Electronic Filings

On November 3, Senators Johnson (D-SD) and Crapo (R-ID) of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs sent a letter to The Honorable Mary Jo White, Chair of the SEC, regarding an academic study showing that company...more

An Important Message From The Business Court On The Proper Filing Of A Notice Of Designation

Thursday, the Business Court entered an important Order, titled "Order Regarding Notice of Designation and Assignment," in Southern Fastening Systems, Inc. v. Grabber Construction Products, Inc., 2014 NCBC 55....more

E-Portal, EPortal, or e-Portal? None of the Above

Recently I have noticed significant confusion about what, exactly, to call the Florida Courts e-filing Portal. Just check out this email from the “Florida Courts E-filing Portal Team.” I count 3 different names for the...more

Revised ASBCA Rules Issued

Last month, the Department of Defense (“DOD”) issued a final rule updating the Defense Acquisition Regulations Supplement to revise the Rules of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeal (“ASBCA”). The express intent of...more

New York Department Of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) Adopts Emergency Regulation Regarding Excess Line Placements Governing...

The Emergency Regulation, effective April 21, 2014, conforms 11 NYCRR 27 to the requirements of the Non-Admitted and Reinsurance Reform Act of 2010 (“NRRA”). The amendments make the following changes to Insurance Regulation...more

An Important Tip On Appealing A Decision From The NC Business Court

The Business Court is electronic. Paper copies of documents are not filed with the Business Court. So when you e-file a Notice of Appeal, is that sufficient for purposes of Rule 3 of the NC Rules of Appellate Procedure?...more

San Francisco Superior Court Continues to Expand Voluntary E-Filing Program

Effective July 14, 2014, the San Francisco Superior Court expanded its voluntary e-filing program to include the following 25 new types of civil cases...more

June 30 Deadline Approaches for Mandatory E-File FBAR Reporting

2014 presents particular challenges with respect to FBAR, the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, for certain U.S. persons with interests in or signature authority over assets exceeding $10,000 held outside the...more

CME Launches Website Links for Complaints and Self-Reports

CME Group’s website has added hyperlinks that allow persons to file complaints or self-report potential rule violations. ...more

Updated E-Filing Requirements for Tax Preparers

In the IRS's point of view, preventing fraud and abuse of the electronic filing system is the shared responsibility of both the IRS and authorized e-file providers. In an effort to stop the fraud, abuse, and resulting...more

Don’t Be Late! Business Court Closes Its Doors at 5:00 P.M. – or is it 4:00 P.M.?

Wednesday’s ruling in Carter v. Clements Walker PLLC is a cautionary tale for lawyers using the Business Court’s unique electronic filing system. Judge Gale dismissed an appeal for missing the 5:00 p.m. filing deadline by...more

Despite What You Think, the Business Court Isn't Always Open

Everybody knows that you have thirty days to file a Notice of Appeal in a civil case. Rule 3(c)(1) of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure says that: "a party must file and serve a notice of appeal: within thirty...more

CFPB Announces New eClosing Mortgage Initiative

As we previously reported, the CFPB is moving to the next phase of its “Know Before You Owe” initiative and held a forum on the mortgage closing process in Washington, DC on April 23, 2014. Although the CFPB promoted the...more

TTB Permits Online Now Fully Electronic

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) announced that starting on April 28, 2014 industry members will no longer be required to submit original paper copies of bond and power of attorney forms with electronic...more

Commercial Division Justices Oing and Scarpulla Participate In New Pilot Program

The New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division, has announced that two of its judges, Justices Oing and Scarpulla, will participate in a new program strongly encouraging use of hyperlinks in submissions to the Court. The...more

IRS Revises Handbook For Authorized E-File Providers

On March 11, the IRS updated Publication 1345, Handbook for Authorized IRS e-file Providers of Individual Income Tax Returns, with new electronic signature guidance for Forms 8878 and 8879 (IRS e-file Signature...more

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