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OIG Issues New Advisory Opinion Regarding Investment in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

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Last week, OIG considered a proposed investment by a health system, a management company, and certain surgeons in an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). OIG advised that the proposed arrangement would generate prohibited...more

Dechert LLP

Does Section 546(e) Bar Foreign Law Avoidance Actions in Chapter 15?

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Turns out, it depends on who you ask. Judge Bernstein said no. Recently, Judge Glenn said yes, but only for causes of action that resemble actual fraudulent transfers. It is unusual for the bankruptcy judges in Manhattan to...more

Goodwin

Luxembourg: New Rule Disallowing Deduction On Payments To EU Non-cooperative Countries

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Luxembourg has introduced new legislation disallowing the deduction of interest and royalties owed by Luxembourg corporate taxpayers to associated enterprises established in a jurisdiction included in Annex I of the European...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - Left Coast Appeals

This Week at the Ninth: Preemption, New and Old

This week, the Ninth Circuit resolves a novel preemption challenge to California’s CalSavers retirement scheme, and revisits a well-tread preemption question on Nevada homeowner’s association liens.  HOWARD JARVIS...more

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

What to Know about the Paycheck Protection Program, Round Two – First Draw PPP Loans - Update #4

Unpacking the Economic Aid Act and American Rescue Plan Act: Consolidated First Draw PPP Interim Final Rule, New First Draw PPP Loans, and Increases to First Draw PPP Loans - On January 6, 2021, the Small Business...more

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Legislating for LIBOR’s cessation

On April 6, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State Legislature’s Senate Bill 297B/Assembly Bill 164B (the New York LIBOR Legislation), strengthening the groundwork for the forthcoming...more

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

10 Things to Know about Second Draw PPP Loans as Updated for the Economic Aid Act and the ARP Act - Update #5

On January 6, 2021, the Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) and the Department of Treasury released an Interim Final Rule called “Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Second Draw Loans” (“Second...more

Rivkin Radler LLP

OIG Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion On Hospital/Physician Joint Venture ASC

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In a recent advisory opinion, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) concluded that certain investments by a health system, manager and physicians in an ambulatory surgery center...more

Proskauer - Corporate Defense and Disputes

Failure to Cruise Past the Pleading Requirements in the Norwegian Cruise Lines Securities Class Action

On April 10, 2021, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida dismissed a securities class action complaint against Norwegian Cruise Lines (“NCL”) relating to the company’s disclosures made as the...more

Dechert LLP

A Recent Ruling that Shari’a Compliant Investment Agreements Do Not Qualify for Safe Harbor Treatment May Have Broader...

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In a first, the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in the Arcapita Bank case had to decide whether Shari’a compliant investment agreements, providing for Murabaha and Wakala transactions, qualify for the...more

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

No harm, no foul: IRS guidance provides path to claim PPP-related deductions for taxpayers who followed its earlier - but now...

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued Revenue Procedure 2021-20 (Revenue Procedure), providing guidance for taxpayers who received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans in 2020 but did not deduct all of their...more

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

South Carolina Enacts COVID-19 Liability Safe Harbor Act

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, Governor McMaster signed into law the COVID-19 Liability Safe Harbor Act. South Carolina became the 23rd state to pass similar legislation and many others are considering it. We have previously...more

Sullivan & Worcester

Latest Proposed Regulations Provide Needed Guidance on the Working Capital Safe Harbor

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Nestled within the new proposed regulations issued by the IRS on April 12 (the "Proposed Regulations") that mainly address foreign investors is needed relief for current Opportunity Zone projects....more

Latham & Watkins LLP

The Return of the Token Safe Harbor

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SEC Commissioner Peirce has revived and refreshed her proposed three-year safe harbor for qualifying token projects, but some unresolved ambiguities remain. US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Hester...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Weekly IRS Roundup April 19 – April 23, 2021

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Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of April 19, 2021 – April 23, 2021... April 19, 2021: The IRS issued a news release announcing the...more

Burr & Forman

Department of Treasury Releases Proposed Regulations Offering Pandemic Relief to Qualified Opportunity Zone Businesses

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On April 14, 2021, the Department of Treasury (“Treasury”) released proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”) that, if adopted, would allow flexibility for qualified opportunity zone businesses (“QOZBs”) to revise or...more

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

IRS Issues Safe Harbor Regarding Deductibility of Certain Eligible Expenses Paid or Incurred in 2020 by Taxpayers that Received...

If you filed your 2020 tax return prior to December 27, 2020 when the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “CAA”) was enacted and therefore did not deduct certain expenses due to your Paycheck Protection Program...more

McGlinchey Stafford

IRS Provides Safe Harbor To Deduct Certain 2020 PPP Related Expenses In 2021

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Before enactment of the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act on December 27, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service took the position that taxpayers could not deduct expenses paid with proceeds of a forgiven PPP loan. By passage...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Court Injunction Hints at Prop 65 Relief for Acrylamide in Foods

In the latest of a string of potentially ground-altering developments under California’s Proposition 65, a federal judge has temporarily enjoined plaintiffs from initiating new cases alleging failure to warn for foods and...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

The House of Representatives Passes a Safe Harbor for Insurance Industry Participants Working With Cannabis Businesses

On April 19, 2021, the SAFE Banking Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives, this time with a bipartisan vote of 321-101. The bill will move to the Senate where the Senate-filed bill enjoys bipartisan support with 32...more

Proskauer - Health Care Law Brief

Developments Regarding Commission-Based Compensation Arrangements with Independent Contractors

A recent Fourth Circuit decision, United States v. Mallory (988 F.3d 730), upheld damages and penalties for more than $100 million for violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute (42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b(b)) (the “AKS”) and the...more

MoFo Life Sciences

Is 2021 The Value-Based And Shared Savings Revolution?

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By now you are likely aware of the new safe harbor provisions of the federal anti-kickback statute (AKS), which the U.S. Office of Inspector General (OIG) finalized as of January 19, 2021. Among other changes to the AKS...more

Bilzin Sumberg

To Register or Not to Register: A Common Soliloquy in the Digital Gold Rush

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Developers of digital tokens can find themselves in an existential crisis.  Security or not a security? Commodity or not a commodity?  To register or not to register?  Bitcoin, Ethereum, Aave, and the like are...more

Greenberg Glusker LLP

The Ever-Shifting Landscape of Prop 65 Acrylamide Regulation

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It has thus far been a noteworthy year for acrylamide, a Proposition 65-listed substance that naturally forms in the cooking and heating of many plant-based foods. Both the courts and the California Office of Environmental...more

Alston & Bird

2021 Developments in State Cybersecurity Safe Harbor Laws

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Only four months in and 2021 has already been a big year for state cybersecurity safe harbor legislation. Two states, Utah and Connecticut, have recently enacted or introduced a breach litigation safe harbor to incentivize...more

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