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Governor Brown Signs Major Housing Package Into Law

by Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass on

On September 29, 2017, Governor Brown signed into law a 15-bill housing package. The housing package did not include AB 915, which would have authorized the City and County of San Francisco to impose local inclusionary...more

Worth Another Look: The Administrative Code

Pennsylvania has been without a completed state spending plan for the current fiscal year for more than three months now. While the General Appropriations bill became law on June 11, the legislature has still not reached a...more

Immigration Fact and Fiction for the U.S. Employer: Abrupt Change to Advance Parole Adjudications Without Clear Policy Objective –...

A learned colleague, Rob Cohen blogged, what could be called “a cry into the wilderness” in 2014 suggesting that the regulation at 8 C.F.R.§245.23(j) be amended so that an individual who departed the United States before an...more

Employment Tribunal Fees: Update

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In July, we reported on a landmark decision in which the U.K.’s Supreme Court unanimously found the Employment Tribunal fee regime to be unlawful. Below is an update on the legal and practical developments since that...more

The impact of the Supreme Court's decision that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful

by Dentons on

The Supreme Court's decision in July 2017 abolished employment tribunal and EAT fees. At the time of writing the Government is still working out a system to repay paid tribunal fees, including to those parties that have paid...more

Medicare Clinical Lab Fee Schedule Payments to Fall by $670 Million in 2018 Under Preliminary PAMA Rates

by Reed Smith on

CMS has posted preliminary Medicare clinical laboratory fee schedule rates for 2018 – the first year rates will be based on private payer data under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA). CMS estimates that...more

FINRA Fines Morgan Stanley For Supervision Failures

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Commission has brought a series of enforcement actions against investment advisers centered on fees. In a number of instances the issue was whether the clients were put into programs where the fees charged were the most...more

Stating The Obvious On Fees

by Ary Rosenbaum on

The 401k Averages Book is one of the great publications in the retirement plan business and I recommend it. I won’t recommend a report they just did because it was stating the obvious....more

SEC Files Administrative Proceeding Against An Investment Services Firm For Improperly Recommending Higher-Fee Mutual Funds To...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On September 14, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed an administrative proceeding against SunTrust Investment Services, Inc. (“STIS”), the investment services subsidiary of SunTrust Banks. STIS...more

Vendor Contracts: Be Careful Before You Sign On The Dotted Line

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s the first week back to school and you receive the following three phone calls in quick succession - • A parent advises you that she does not want to buy expensive apparel from a certain sportswear company for her...more

FCC Announces Annual Regulatory Fee Deadline, Gives Break to Small Market Radio Stations and Stations in Hurricane-Affected Areas

by Pillsbury - CommLawCenter on

Breaking News: Moments before the release of this post, the FCC issued a Public Notice announcing an extension of time to the end of the government’s fiscal year for regulatory fee payors in areas affected by Hurricanes...more

The Texas Tree Mitigation Fee Credit Bill is Resurrected from the Dead

by Jackson Walker on

Many developers must remove existing trees in order to build new homes or buildings. Some cities have required developers to pay fees, known as tree mitigation fees, as a condition for permitting the removal of the trees....more

Annual FCC Regulatory Fees Due September 26, 2017

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Annual FCC Regulatory Fees - Most Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) licensees and other regulated entities must pay regulatory fees annually to offset costs associated with the FCC’s enforcement, public...more

The CFPB Says Fees and Fee-Related Disclosures For Payments-By-Phone May Constitute an Unfair and Deceptive Practice and Violate...

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In a Compliance Bulletin released July 27, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) cautioned covered persons and service providers that fees for pay-by-phone services (called “phone pay fees”) may run afoul of...more

Supreme Court holds Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful

by Dentons on

In what has been described as the biggest news in employment law in the last 50 years, on 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that the Employment Tribunal fees regime introduced controversially in 2013 was unlawful....more

SEC fees to increase on October 1st

by Sullivan & Worcester on

Yesterday, the SEC announced that in fiscal year 2018 the fees that public companies and other issuers pay to register their securities with the Commission will be set at $124.50 per million dollars...more

Prevailing HOAs Not Entitled to Attorneys’ Fees in Enforcement Actions Brought Under Davis-Stirling

In Retzloff v. Moulton Parkway Residents’ Ass’n, (2017) Cal. App. LEXIS 727, the Fourth District Court of Appeal considered the novel question of whether attorneys’ fees can be included as part of the cost award to a...more

Blog: SEC sets (higher) fee rates for fiscal 2018, which begins October 1, 2017

by Cooley LLP on

On August 24, the SEC announced that it was, once again, hiking the fees it charges issuers to register their securities. In fiscal 2018, the fee rates for registration of securities and certain other transactions will be...more

New Case Law on Upfront Fees in German Loan Agreements

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On 4 July 2017, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH)—in two separate cases—held that pre-formulated agreements on work fees that are payable independent from the term of the underlying loan and agreed between a financial...more

Under the CFPB’s Watchful Eye: Phone Pay Fees

by Alston & Bird on

On July 31, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued Compliance Bulletin 2017-01: Phone Pay Fees. The Bulletin addresses pay-by-phone services, defined to include (1) providing consumers with the option of...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In one of the few FCPA cases tried to verdict before a jury, NG Lap Seng, Chairman of Sun Kan lp Group was convicted. The case centered on bribing two UN ambassadors in connection with the Macau Conference Center project....more

“Queue here for the Gravy Train” – Impact of Supreme Court Decision Outlawing Employment Tribunal Fees

by Locke Lord LLP on

The above was a typically restrained Daily Mail headline following Wednesday’s Supreme Court’s Judgement in R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor, declaring employment tribunal fees to be unlawful. In reality...more

U.K. Supreme Court: Employment Tribunal Fees Are Unlawful

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In a landmark decision in R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC 51, the U.K.’s Supreme Court unanimously found that the Employment Tribunal fee regime is unlawful. Since 2013, claimants have had to...more

White House Releases Policy Statement Calling For Elimination Of Federal Funding For FDA’s Pre-Market Review Costs

by Goodwin on

The White House released a statement of administration policy on July 12 in response to the House of Representatives passing H.R. 2430, a bill that would reauthorize the FDA’s user fee programs, including FDA’s biosimilar...more

UK Employment Tribunal Fees Abolished with Immediate Effect

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The regime by which claimants in the UK bring employment-related claims is set for radical change after the UK’s highest court ruled that the current fee system is unlawful. With immediate effect, claimants no longer have to...more

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