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PHMSA Increases Penalty Limits for Pipeline Safety Violations

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) revised its regulations to increase the maximum civil penalties for violations of Federal pipeline safety laws, as well as any...more

What Are the New 2018 Health Savings Account Limits?

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In Revenue Procedure 2017-37, 2017-21 IRB, the IRS issued the annual inflation-adjusted contribution, deductible and out-of-pocket expense limits for 2018 for HSAs. For clear comparison, we have outlined the changes from 2017...more

SEC Amends Crowdfunding Rules

Under the Jumpstart our Business Startups Acts of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted rules allowing for securities-based crowdfunding in 2015. The JOBS Act required the SEC to...more

The SEC Adopts Inflation Adjustments and Other Technical Amendments Under the JOBS Act

On April 5, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the following rule amendments intended to help entrepreneurs and investors: Inflationary adjustments that increased the amount of money that can be...more

IRS Releases 2017 Section 45 Production Tax Credit Amounts

On April 12, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the 2017 inflation-adjustment factors and reference prices used in the calculation of renewable energy production tax credits under IRC section 45. That guidance...more

"SEC EGC Inflation Adjustments, Other Technical Amendments Now Effective"

As we previously reported, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted several new rules on March 31, 2017, to effectuate inflation adjustments mandated under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. It...more

SEC Adopts JOBS Act Amendments to Forms and Rules, EGC, and Crowdfunding Inflation Adjustments

by Alston & Bird on

On March 31, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted technical amendments to several rules and commonly used forms, including Forms S-1, S-3, and S-4 under the Securities Act and Forms 8-K, 10-Q, and 10-K...more

IRS Releases 2017 PTC Amounts

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The IRS just published its annual notice that provides the inflation adjustment factors and reference prices used in determining the amount of the section 45 production tax credit (PTC) for the production of renewable energy...more

Wind PTC Increased from 2.3 Cents to 2.4 Cents per KwH

On April 11, the IRS announced an inflation adjustment increase in the production tax credit (“PTC”) for power sold in 2017 that is generated by wind, closed-loop biomass, geothermal projects to 2.4 cents from the prior 2.3...more

SEC Issues Final Rules to Make JOBS Act Inflation Adjustments and Amendments to Forms and Rules to Accommodate Emerging Growth...

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On March 31, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued final rules regarding inflation adjustments and other technical amendments under Title I and III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. Under...more

"Corporate Finance Alert: SEC Adopts EGC Inflation Adjustments and Other Technical Amendments Under the JOBS Act"

On March 31, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted several new rules to effectuate inflation adjustments mandated under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act and made a number of technical...more

Emerging Growth Companies Are “Growing”: SEC Increases Annual Revenue Cap for EGC Status

by Locke Lord LLP on

On March 31, 2017, the SEC adopted amendments to its rules to reflect an inflation-adjusted threshold in the definition of the term “emerging growth company” (an EGC). Currently, an EGC is defined to mean, among other things,...more

Blog: SEC Adopts JOBS Act Inflation Adjustments And Other Technical Changes

by Cooley LLP on

The SEC has adopted a number of inflation-related adjustments under the JOBS Act, including an adjustment to the revenue cap in the definition of “emerging growth company,” as well as adjustments to the dollar amounts in Reg...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Index-fund giant State Street is putting gender diversity on corporate boards front and center, announcing this week that it will begin voting against board members charged with nominating new directors if they don’t make an...more

Here We Go – Fed Likely to Raise the Discount Rate at Month End

In remarks to The Executives Club in Chicago this morning, Fed Chair Janet Yellen signaled the next interest rate increase. “At our meeting [of the Open Market Committee] later this month, the committee will evaluate whether...more

Continuing to Adjust Penalties: The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (“2015 Act”) became law in November 2015. The stated purpose of the 2015 Act is “to improve the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - Class Action Against Lending Club and WebBank Headed to Defeat - On Monday, January 31, 2017, a federal district court in the Southern District of New York granted a motion to...more

Reserving Claims in Latin America

by Zelle LLP on

Determining reserve amounts can be a daunting task. The process can be affected by various obstructing factors. Here are a few items that may affect the determination and posting of reserves for Latin American losses. ...more

U.S. CFTC Enforcement Considerations for 2017

by Reed Smith on

Change is in the air and the political landscape may significantly affect the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s enforcement agenda. Last month, Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo rose to the position of Acting...more

The OCC Publishes Final Rule Adjusting Civil Money Penalties for Inflation

On January 27, 2017, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC“) published a final rule amending its rules of practice and procedure for national banks and in adjudicatory proceedings for federal savings...more

Regulatory Freeze Notwithstanding, Trump Administration Increases Health Fraud CMPs

by Reed Smith on

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is once again applying an inflation increase to maximum civil monetary penalty (CMP) amounts for HHS agencies and programs – less than five months after the last inflation...more

Quarterly Investment Update - 4th Quarter 2016

by Perkins Coie on

ECONOMIC REVIEW AND OUTLOOK - In this past year we were reminded again to expect the unexpected: The well-established political classes in the U.K., the U.S. and Italy learned that democracy was their Achilles’ heel, and...more

Federal Reserve Board Announces Finalized Rule Adjusting the Board’s Maximum Civil Money Penalties

On January 18, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board announced that it was adjusting its maximum civil money penalty limits, pursuant to federal law, to accommodate for inflation....more

Weekly Update Newsletter - January 2017 #3

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - Recognition of Tribal Organizations for Representation of VA Claimants - The Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) is amending its regulations concerning recognition of certain national,...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

On the heels of Deutsche Bank’s $7.2 billion deal, Credit Suisse has finalized the terms of its own MBS-related settlement. The Swiss bank will pay $5.3 billion to resolve claims that it misled investors about the standards...more

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