The New Normal: Taking Responsibility for Your Vendors
On November 15, Freddie Mac issued Bulletin 2013-23, which withdraws recently announced fraud training requirements and describes various changes to other requirements. Citing the need to assess industry feedback, Fannie Mae...more
Many technology companies elect not to use their own employees to perform collateral functions such running the corporate cafeteria or performing security and maintenance functions. Instead, they contract with outside...more
In its recent judgment in Land Burgenland (Joined Cases C-214/12 P, C-215/12 P and C-223/12 P) the Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that State aid granted to an undertaking in the past must not be taken...more
The emergence of mid-size firms outside the major metropolitan areas as players in the Ediscovery market is coming. Clients who are tired of soaring document hosting and review costs associated with Big Data will appreciate...more
Munich-based partner Jörg Kirchner and NY-based partner Eli Hunt discuss four key ways that private equty transactions in European and the US tend to differ. Kirchner, a Global Co-chair of Latham & Watkins’ Corporate...more
Logtale Ltd.v. IKOR, Inc., 2013 WL 3967750 (N.D. Cal. July 31, 2013). In this misrepresentation case, the plaintiffs sought to compel the defendants to comply with a prior court order and compel production from a defendant...more
September 23rd is the HIPAA Omnibus Rule compliance deadline. The Rule expands the definition of Business Associates (BAs). Are you prepared?
Incorrect determinations lead to increased risk and potential liability for...more
The risks posed by third party relationships (vendors, suppliers, agents, distributors, resellers, etc.) are huge – and often unaddressed. Regulations continue to increase as businesses become more global, and more and more...more
Scott & Scott, LLP attorney, Brian Von Hatten, suggests companies considering outsourcing some of all of its technology needs should use a due diligence process to combat some of the risks inherent with outsourcing. Brian...more
A contractual dispute between an electronic health records (EHR) vendor and a federally qualified community health center based in Milwaukee over access to, possession of, control over electronic patient medical records...more
I am sure Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission lawyers sometimes sit back and marvel at the world they have helped create – Companies are devoting more resources to the due diligence process for screening...more
Anthony Pedeferri, et. al. v. Seidner Enterprises, et. al. -
Court of Appeal, Second District (May 15, 2013) -
Does a commercial vendor owe a duty of care to persons on or near the roadway who are injured as a...more
The Mayor’s Office of the City of Buffalo, NY (“City”) has confirmed that the “ban the box” ordinance passed by the City Common Council on May 28, 2013, has been enacted....more
Doctors better get used to government regulation. The Affordable Healthcare Act contains a lengthy complement of new laws and regulations. ...more
Individuals in the United States applying for visas to India should expect processing delays in the coming weeks and months as India transitions to a new visa services vendor....more
The Florida Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 2, a wide-ranging ethics law that could affect companies that do business with state agencies and local governments in Florida....more
Counterfeit goods seem to be everywhere, and efforts to police their ubiquitous existence often seem futile. However, a recent decision involving counterfeit Coach products should inspire those who host vendors of counterfeit...more
In This Issue:
Home Stretch to a PA Budget; PA to Project Vendor Overpayments In Some Audits; Township Business Privilege Tax Rejected; and Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds IFTA Liability.
Excerpt from Home...more
In this presentation:
- How Did We Get Here?
- Complying With Advertising & Marketing Laws
- Increased Enforcement Activity By Federal And State Regulators
- Compliance Tips
Please see full...more
In “Legally Blonde,” Reese Witherspoon’s hairdresser catches the eye of her crush, the sexy delivery driver. In spite of starting with an awkward misfire with the hairdresser smacking the delivery driver in the nose, the...more
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has performed a partial “about face” on the audit treatment of sales tax overpayments to vendors. Previously, taxpayers under audit could request credit in the audit for overpayments...more
Florida legislation that would have expanded the definition of a “mail order sale” has died in the Florida House Appropriations Committee. The legislation attempted to specifically include “Internet” sales within Florida’s...more
In This Issue:
- Single Charge for Investment Management Services Found Not Subject to New York Sales Tax.
- Remote Vendor Not “Doing Business” in New York.
- Nonresident Partner’s Loss from 2005...more
Phillips v. WellPoint, Inc., 2013 WL 2147560 (S.D. Ill. May 16, 2013).
In this taxation dispute, the defendants submitted $83,642.83 in costs for recovery under U.S.C. § 1920(4), alleging that costs from two ediscovery...more
On May 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. v. Canada. The decision considers whether the vendor of a forest tenure is required to include in its “proceeds of...more