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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The SEC is blocking the proposed sale of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to a group of Chinese investors based on “unresolved questions” over the “proposed ownership structure and concerns for the regulatory agency’s ability...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Nordstrom’s doing what it can to fight the seemingly inevitable decline of many retailers in the face of online competition. The family-run company has been revamping stores, amassing e-commerce companies, and launching new...more

DOL Increases Civil Penalty Amounts (Again)

by Baker Donelson on

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor announced increases in the civil penalty amounts that may be imposed on employers under several federal employment laws. On January 2, 2018, the DOL rolled out increases to the civil...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Mr. Dow’s wild ride ended on an upswing yesterday, with the DJIA adding back nearly 600 points and the three primary US indices up between 1.7 and 2.3%....more

CFPB and Other Federal Agencies Adjust Civil Money Penalties for Inflation

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The CFPB recently issued a final rule to adjust for inflation the civil penalties within its jurisdiction. The adjustments are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 which, pursuant to the...more

PA Updates Inflation-Adjusted Definition of “Base Figure” for 2018

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities (the Department) updated its definition of “base figure” in the Loan Interest and Protection Law to account for adjustments due to inflation for the 2018 calendar year....more

Civil Money Penalties: Notice Adjusting Civil Money Penalties for 2018

On January 16, 2018, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced that it had finalized its rule about maximum civil money penalties. This action was taken in response to a law that directed federal agencies to...more

Federal Reserve Board Announces It Has Finalized a Rule Adjusting the Board’s Maximum Civil Money Penalties

On January 12, 2018, the Federal Reserve Board announced that it had finalized its rule about maximum civil money penalties. This action was taken in response to a law that directed federal agencies to change their limits...more

OSHA Civil Penalties On the Rise Again

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

As of January 2, 2018, civil penalties for workplace safety and health violations issued by federal OSHA increased again by 2% across the board. Although a 2% increase does not shock the system, this increase is part of a...more

A New Year, Another OSHA Update

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

OSHA had an active 2017. Now that we have rung in the new year, let's talk about how those changes are impacting employers in 2018. Reporting - Employers obligated to post OSHA Form 300A summaries should begin preparing...more

What’s on the minds of fund managers in 2018?

Fund managers examine the 2018 outlook in a series of interviews with Lipper Alpha Insight on topics ranging from emerging markets to interest rate expectations and inflation. During the course of 2017, Jake Moeller, Head of...more

MSHA Penalties Increased For 2018

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act), on January 2, 2018 the U.S....more

President Trump Signs Tax Reform Bill into Law

On December 15, 2017, the House and Senate conference committee agreed on the terms of the final tax reform bill, previously referred to as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”), which was subsequently approved by both...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

China has put the kibosh on micro-lending, a move that has cut short not just the consumer loans themselves but the giant asset-backed securities market—a $37 billion industry in China last year alone. The new curbs have had...more

OSHA Civil Penalties Going Up Again – Adopts 2018 Maximums

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The DOL has published its 2018 OSHA civil penalties. We had blogged previously about the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2017 adjustments to the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for OSHA violations....more

BREAKING NEWS: Congress Sends Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to President Trump’s Desk for Signing

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has been passed by both houses of Congress and is now set to be signed into law by President Trump. The vote was 224-201 in the House with all the Democrats joined by twelve Republicans voting...more

SBA Increases Administrative Fees

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On Nov. 13, 2017, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published a new final rule that will increase licensing and examination fees for small business investment company (SBIC) applicants. This is the first time the SBA...more

Salary-Threshold Autopilot Still Possible

by Fisher Phillips on

A BloombergBNA report suggests that the U.S. Department of Labor is seriously considering retaining the Obama Administration's procedure (or something like it) for automatic "updates" to the compensation thresholds specified...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

As retailers do all they can to fight the e-commerce wave, some bricks-and-mortar shops are experimenting with a rather counterintuitive strategy: smaller spaces and a showroom-style approach....more

CFPB/Fed/OCC increase exemption thresholds for appraisal requirement, Regs Z and M

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB, Fed, and OCC have published notices in the Federal Register announcing that they are increasing three exemption thresholds that are subject to annual inflation adjustments. Effective January 1, 2018 through...more

Estate Planning Inflation Adjustments for Tax Year 2018 & 2017-2018 Priority Guidance Plan

by Williams Mullen on

Many estate planning provisions of the Internal Revenue Code contain brackets, exemptions, exclusions, deductions, or other figures that the IRS adjusts annually for inflation. Every year around this time, the IRS releases...more

What you should know about estate and gift tax 2018 inflation adjustments

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The IRS has announced the 2018 inflation adjustments for many tax provisions, including exemptions for estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes and the annual exclusion amount for gifts. The 2018 estate and gift...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Goldman’s deal-making advising is sputtering a bit these days, so Lloyd and the gang are working on generating some of those deals themselves through a new Innovations Lab internal venture....more

CMS Corrects Sunshine Act CMP Regulations due to Inflation Adjustment Error

by Reed Smith on

CMS has just corrected an error in a 2016 rulemaking that inadvertently called for a 10-fold increase in certain “Sunshine Act” civil monetary penalties (CMPs). Under section 1128G of the Social Security Act, applicable...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

As expected, the Fed left interest rates at current levels yesterday, though it hinted at another December rate hike and officially unveiled the start of its bond wind-down next month....more

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