Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

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1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309-4528, United States
Phone: 404.815.6500
Fax: 404.815.6555
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400+ Attorneys

Parens Patriae Representative Suits by State AGs: Parental Help with Strings Attached

Parens patriae is a Latin term which literally means “parent of the fatherland.” In parens patriae actions, a state sues on behalf of its citizens. The rights of the states to do this was first established in 1900 in Louisiana…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure

2018 Benefit Limits

Retirement Plan Limits - The IRS updated very few of the retirement plan limits effective for the plan year that begins on or after January 1, 2018. Social Security Tax and Wage Base - For calendar year 2018, the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

SoFi Withdraws U.S. Banking Application

We previously reported on Social Finance, Inc.’s application for an industrial loan company (ILC) charter. That is now over, at least for the time being. On Friday, October 13, the online lender announced it is withdrawing its…more
 /  Finance & Banking

New California Law Requires Small Employers to Provide Unpaid Baby-Bonding Leave

On October 12, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the New Parent Leave Act, a law that will require employers with 20-49 employees to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected parental leave to eligible…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

3 Key Takeaways: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Trends in 2017

Kilpatrick Townsend partner Adria Perez recently presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Georgia Chapter about key 2017 trends concerning the enforcement of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) against…more
 /  Business Organizations, International Law & Trade

Ninth Circuit: Rule 23(F)’S Interlocutory Appeal Deadline Is Not Jurisdictional – Equitable Exceptions Apply To Extend The Deadline

Under Federal Rule 23(f), parties have 14 days to petition for interlocutory review of an order granting or denying class certification. The federal appellate courts of appeals construe this deadline as “procedural” rather than…more
 /  Civil Procedure

California Enacts Law Barring Pre-Employment Inquiries About Salary History

On October 12, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law a statute that prohibits employers from seeking salary-history information, including compensation and benefits information, about an applicant for…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Regulation S-K Amendments Promise FAST Relief for Advisers and Funds

On October 11, 2017, the SEC issued a Proposed Rule to modernize and simplify disclosure requirements in Regulation S-K. The Proposed Rule, authorized by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (the “FAST Act”), is…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Hurricane Relief Legislation for Retirement Plans

We addressed hurricane relief for retirement plans offered by the IRS and other agencies in previous blog posts While the IRS relief allows for easier access to retirement funds on account of losses due to the recent hurricanes,…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Proposal to Change from Quarterly to Annual Periodic Reporting

This post is not about a recent development or practice tip. It is a “trial balloon” to test, in a public forum, my outlier but serious proposal that has haunted me for almost 20 years. I began a fairly long article about it in…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

CFPB Makes Accommodations for Certain Fintech Products in Final Small Dollar Lending Rule

On October 5, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) released its long-anticipated final rule on small-dollar lending, which covers payday, vehicle title, and certain high-cost installment loans. Along with…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Key Takeaways From the CFPB’s Final Rule On Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans

On October 5, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) released its long-anticipated final rule on small dollar lending, which covers payday, vehicle title, and certain high-cost installment loans. The final…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

DOL Adopts 90-Day Delay for Disability Regulations

New disability claims procedures were scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2018. In a notice to be published in the Federal Register on October 12th, the DOL will provide for a 90-day delay to examine the burdens of the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

HIPAA Electronic Certification Rules Withdrawn

Proposed rules issued January 2, 2014 would have required certain health plans (including self-insured health plans) to certify compliance with three of the HIPAA rules relating to electronic transactions. These certification…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

An Object Insurance Coverage Lesson For Class Action Defendants: Don’t Put The Cart Before The Horse

Where a defendant’s insured litigation risk exceeds the defendant’s assets, insurance drives the outcome of settlement negotiations, as naturally it’s the horse that pulls the cart, and not vice versa. The Eighth Circuit’s…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance
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