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Tracking Tax Reform: Comparison of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as Passed by the House and Approved by the Senate Finance Committee

On November 16, the House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “House Bill”) by a 227-205 vote. Also on November 16, members of the Senate Finance Committee voted 14-12 to approve their own tax bill (the “Senate Plan”). The…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

National Flood Insurance Program Gets One Step Closer to Renewal

This week, the 21st Century Flood Reform Act (H.R. 2874) passed the House of Representatives and is now headed to the Senate. H.R. 2874 would renew the National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”) for an additional 5 years beyond…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Insurance

NAIC Co-Hosts Webinar on Wearable Devices

On Monday, November 13, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, in conjunction with the Center for Insurance Policy and Research and The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, presented a webinar entitled…more
 /  Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Changes to Illinois Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act Become Law

The Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act, which requires insurers to periodically match their policies, annuity contracts, and retained asset accounts against the United States Social Security Administration’s Death Master File…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Insurance

Podcast Episode 11 - Damaging Clauses with Professor Maureen "Molly" Brady [Audio]

Locke Lord LLP’s Eminent Domain team hosts an original podcast series. In Episode 11, Professor Molly Brady from the University of Virginia joins us to discuss damaging clauses and her recent law review article. She has done…more
 /  Construction Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

DMCA Designated Agent Directory Goes Digital

The deadline is fast approaching. A reminder to all service providers that the Copyright Office is transitioning to a permanent, online only DMCA registration procedure. If you have a designated Copyright Agent on file at the…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

NAIC Working Group Exposes Proposed Revisions to Life and Health Guaranty Association Model Act

On October 27, the NAIC Model Law (E) Working Group released an exposure draft of its proposed revisions to the Life and Health Guaranty Association Model Act (#520), intended to address the financial challenges of Long Term…more
 /  Health, Insurance

Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA): A Checklist for Defendants

The rising tide of litigation under Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) shows no sign of ebbing anytime soon. No industry is immune, and here’s what companies should consider if they’ve been named as a defendant…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Texas Voters Ratify Amendment to Texas Constitution’s Home-Equity Lending Provisions

On November 7, 2016, Texas voters passed Proposition 2, which amends several familiar requirements for home-equity loans under Article XVI, Section 50 of the Texas Constitution, and which bids adieu to the old adage: “once a…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Summary of the Impact of the Proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on State and Local Bonds

On November 2, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Bill”) was introduced in the United States House of Representatives and is currently before the House Ways and Means Committee. The Bill proposes both direct and indirect…more
 /  Taxation

Forward Vision: New York’s Cybersecurity Regulation Imposes a Series of Deadlines

New York’s cybersecurity regulation that went into effect in March has far reaching implications. The first transition date for implementation of several requirements of the state’s Department of Financial Services regulation…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and MLPs

On November 2, the House Ways and Means Committee released the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”). The Act is over 400 pages and was accompanied by a section-by-section summary that itself reached 82 pages. The Act is aimed at…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

GDPR - The Great Data Protection Revolution Less than 200 Days to Go

In less than 200 days, on 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) goes live. It is the biggest change to European data protection law in over 20 years, and will have a major impact on businesses across…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

October 2017 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

There were newsworthy developments in a number of cases in the area of independent contractor misclassification during the month of October. Those cases were brought against companies in an array of different industries…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Process Step Order Cannot Save Claim with Conventional Manufacturing Steps From Obviousness

On October 26, 2017, the Federal Circuit, in a split decision, upheld the invalidity of the asserted claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,486,150 (“the ’150 patent”) as obvious under 35 U.S.C. § 103. See Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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