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Judge Alice M. Batchelder endeavors to limit via a dissenting opinion the damage one federal appellate court has surely done to...

The foundation of the federal appellate court’s holding in JPMorgan Chase Bank v. Winget (6th Cir., 2022) is the false premise that an inter vivos trust under which its settlor has reserved a right of revocation (hereinafter...more

Thomas Fox - Compliance Evangelist

Popcorn and Compliance - Leadership Lessons from Dr. Frankenstein

In this episode of Popcorn and Compliance, I am exploring one movie each week from the classic Universal monster movies 1930s to mine it for leadership and compliance lessons this month. For this first entry in this short...more

Thomas Fox - Compliance Evangelist

Daily Compliance News - October 01, 2022 - The Simply Staggering Edition

In today’s edition of Daily Compliance News: 1. FINRA spells out AML penalties. (WSJ) 2. McKinsey and ex-partner added to the corruption case in South Africa. (Bloomberg) 3. Somebody needs to be fired. (ESPN) 4....more

Sullivan & Worcester

SCOTUS to Consider Meaning of WOTUS in Upcoming Term

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In its upcoming term, the US Supreme Court will once again consider the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), a key term in the Clean Water Act (CWA), and its application to wetlands. The case, Sackett v....more

Morgan Lewis - Power & Pipes

FERC Compliance: Lessons Learned from CFTC Orders on Recordkeeping and Supervision Violations

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued orders on September 27, 2022, filing and settling charges against various affiliates of financial institutions for failing to maintain, preserve, or produce records that...more

Hogan Lovells

Hong Kong Competition Commission brings first court case on resale price maintenance

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For the first time since the Competition Ordinance came into effect, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC) has commenced court proceedings against a supplier for resale price maintenance as a contravention of the First...more

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"But We Were Just Negotiating:" Understanding When A String Of Communications (Even Emails) May Establish a Binding Contract

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Techlaw: Parties negotiating the terms of a deal must understand when the negotiating stops and a binding contract has been created, even if there is only a string of emails....more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

SawStop Holding LLC v. Vidal (Fed. Cir. 2022)

Earlier this month, the Federal Circuit affirmed the grant of summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, finding that the USPTO did not...more

Hogan Lovells

IAEA projects growth for nuclear due to climate and energy security needs; IEA projects same

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On September 26, 2022, the International Atomic Energy Agency (“IAEA”) published its annual projections on nuclear power growth, predicting a substantial increase in nuclear generating capacity due to increased concerns about...more

Morgan Lewis

Taking Cover: Leveraging Insurance to Recover from Severe Weather

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For business owners affected by Hurricanes Ian and Fiona and other extreme weather events and their aftermath, it is important, amid immediate concerns of public safety and restoring operations, to take timely steps to...more

Woodruff Sawyer

SPAC Liquidations and Extensions Create D&O Insurance Riddles: Part 2

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For a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that has not completed a business combination but is approaching its deadline for finding a suitable target, two questions loom large: do we extend or liquidate?...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Constituency Statutes: The Overlooked Predecessor to the ESG Movement

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ESG—environmental, social, and governance—has been the new hot topic for the last several years. Yet companies are still trying to come to grips with what it means and how they can address these varying and often competing...more

Morgan Lewis

Evolving Laws and Litigation Post–Dobbs: The State of Reproductive Rights as of September 29

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Recent developments reinforce the importance of state litigation to reproductive rights post-Dobbs. In Indiana, a court blocked enforcement of the state’s new abortion prohibition, finding that the ban could contravene rights...more

McAfee & Taft

Current climate and trends for bank overdraft fees

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“Opt-in or opt-out?” That is the question all banks should ask customers regarding overdraft services. If a customer opts-in, the bank allows a transaction that would overdraw an account (subjecting the customer to an...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Orrick’s 2022 State Attorney General Election Preview - September 2022

It will be a busy election year in 2022 for state Attorneys General (AGs) with races in 31 of the 43 states with elected AGs, including the District of Columbia (which we count among the states in this report). The Orrick...more

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

USCIS Extends Automatic Green Card Validity to 24 Months for Green Card Renewals | Registration for 2024 Diversity Visa (Green...

Effective Sept. 26, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) automatically extended the validity of Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) to 24 months for lawful permanent residents who file Form...more

Hogan Lovells

Weitere Entlastungen für Mitarbeitende und Unternehmen durch das dritte Entlastungspaket

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Am 3. September 2022 hat der Koalitionsausschuss ein 3. Entlastungspaket zur Sicherung einer bezahlbaren Energieversorgung und zur Stärkung der Einkommen angekündigt, das auch Maßnahmen für Arbeitnehmer*innen enthält. Das...more

Morgan Lewis

Uk to Repeal Off-payroll Working (Ir35) Rules

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The UK government’s “Growth Plan” (or “mini-budget”), delivered on 23 September, announced that the recent changes to the United Kingdom’s off-payroll working rules will be repealed with effect from April 2023....more

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Investigations Newsletter: COVID-19 Fraud Update: DOJ Prosecutes More than 150 Defendants, 95 Criminal Cases

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COVID-19 Fraud Update: DOJ Prosecutes More than 150 Defendants, 95 Criminal Cases - Since the inception of the CARES Act, DOJ’s Fraud Section has prosecuted over 150 defendants in over 95 criminal cases. The Fraud Section...more

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Domain Name News: September 2022

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This is the September edition of Anchovy News. Here you will find articles concerning ICANN, the domain name industry and the recuperation of domain names across the globe. In this issue we cover...more

Proskauer Rose LLP

Del. Bankruptcy Rulings Instruct on Creditors' Rights to Sue

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Creditors of distressed businesses are often frustrated by shareholder- controlled boards when directors pursue strategies that appear to be designed to benefit shareholders at the creditors' expense. In these...more

Holland & Hart - The Benefits Dial

The Times They Are A-Changin’…IRS Provides Further Retirement Plan Amendment Deadline Relief

The IRS has picked up where it left off last month with additional retirement plan amendment deadline extensions. As you may recall from our August 5, 2022 blog post, Time Is On My Side: Some Retirement Plan Amendment...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

D.C.’s New Restrictive Non-Compete Law Goes Into Effect October 1, 2022

This past July, the Council of the District of Columbia amended its statutory requirements for Universal Paid Leave through the Universal Paid Leave Emergency Amendment Act of 2022 (the “Act”). The amendments made to the D.C....more

Snell & Wilmer

CalSavers Program Expanding for Small Employers

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On August 26, 2022, the Governor of California signed Senate Bill No. 1126 (“S.B. 1126”) into law, amending California’s CalSavers Retirement Savings Program (“CalSavers”). In general terms, CalSavers automatically enrolls...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Midterm General Election Update

Key Takeaways: Midterm general elections will be held November 8, 2022. At the state level, there are 36 gubernatorial races and 88 legislative chambers in 46 states holding elections in 2022....more

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