Balch & Bingham LLP

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1901 Sixth Avenue North
Suite 1500
Birmingham, AL 35203-4642, United States
Phone: (205) 251-8100
Fax: (205) 226-8799
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
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  • D.C.
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  • Mississippi
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Association Health Plans … Someday … Maybe

The October 12, 2017 “Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States” gets things rolling, but this ball will have to roll up hill for months before it can roll downhill. Here’s why. The…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law

ACA Transgender Accommodation Mandate?

Readers will recall our surprise that so much of the rule-making under ACA § 1557 addressed transgender issues. We now have decisions from two federal district courts taking polar opposite positions on whether § 1557 prohibits…more
 /  Civil Rights, Health

Lenders Beware: Overdraft Policies May Spur CFPB Litigation

The CFPB is aggressively litigating overdraft issues, which means lenders should proactively review their overdraft policies to avoid the specter of costly litigation with the CFPB. For example, in Consumer Financial Protection…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

“Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter”

That’s the title of a web page that employers may find helpful upon receipt of an IRS communication asserting liability for employer mandate taxes under Code § 4980H. It should have an official notice (“CP”) or letter (“LTR”)…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

I May Have Been Affected by the Equifax Breach: Now What Do I Do?

If you’ve seen the news, you’re probably aware that Equifax announced last week that hackers had breached some of its website application software, potentially affecting the sensitive personal information of approximately…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Go for Launch in 10, 9, 8 …

Does the IRS expect to publish more information about the employer shared responsibility payment procedures? Yes. The IRS expects to publish guidance of general applicability describing the employer shared responsibility…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Bivens v. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. – 11th Circuit Confirms Right of Servicers to Designate in a Reasonable Manner a Distinct Address and Department to Respond to QWR’s

On August 17, 2017, the Eleventh Circuit issued an opinion in Steven Bivens v. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. (No. 16-15119), holding that a borrower must send requests for information to a mortgage servicer’s designated…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

SEC Publishes Cybersecurity Risk Alert

On August 7 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), through its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE), published a Risk Alert summarizing observations on how broker dealers, investment…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Securities Law

Parties Litigating Arbitrability Should Consider Procedural Rules in the Federal Arbitration Act

Lenders who move to compel arbitration should always consider the complex interplay between the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Arbitration Act. In Ryan D. Burch v. P.J. Cheese, Inc., 861 F.3d 1338 (2017), the…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Labor & Employment Law

Eleventh Circuit Allows Partial Revocation of Consent under TCPA with Class and Contractual Consent Implications

Last week, in Schweitzer v. Comenity Bank, the Eleventh Circuit held that a consumer can partially revoke consent to be called under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Schweitzer gave her cell phone number when…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

“Hello? Chicken Little Here. Sky’s falling.”

We don’t blame you for hearing that whenever someone warns of employer mandate taxes coming your way.  Nevertheless, we’re donning the chicken suit once again to keep you aware.  This time, we’ll keep it short and mainly quote…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Senate Introduces the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 for Government-Acquired IoT Devices

On August 1, 2017, the Senate introduced the “Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017”, which aims to bolster the security of government-acquired IoT devices. Sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA), Cory…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

When (and How) the Roll Is Called Up Yonder (Part II)

The Senate’s finest hours were not those spent in July 26, 2017 health care policy debate, which resumed July 27 at 10:00 am EDT. The bipartisan demagoguery did not diminish, but some Senators on each side rose above that fray…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

When (and How) the Roll Is Called Up Yonder (Part I)

Senate floor activity has made this the ACA’s biggest news week not involving Justice Roberts, but whatever news you have read, rest assured that it wasn’t really that simple. Let us preach on it. Shortly after noon EDT on…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

Defendants Should Consider Personal Jurisdiction Defense Following Supreme Court Decision, Especially When the Claims of Out-of-State Plaintiffs Are Joined with Those of In-State Plaintiffs

A recent Supreme Court decision may allow defendants to avoid lawsuits in distant courts that have little or no connection to the lawsuit, especially in cases (such as mass actions) where the claims of out-of-state plaintiffs…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Products Liability
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