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May 1, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Antitrust Protection for State Professional Boards

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Antitrust Protection for State Professional Boards In a 6-3 decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, the United States Supreme Court ruled today that state professional boards comprised of active professionals in the occupation the board regulates cannot invoke state-action antitrust immunity unless the board […]

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April 27, 2017

Alabama Issues Remote Sellers Use Tax Assessments, Newegg Inc. Appeals

Alabama Issues Remote Sellers Use Tax Assessments, Newegg Inc. Appeals Ever since Alabama’s new economic nexus regulation went into effect, litigation over its constitutionality has been expected given that Alabama Commissioner Julie Magee and Governor Bentley said as much when announcing it (Rule 810-6-2-.90.03, effective January 1, 2016).  It appears that they finally got their […]

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April 21, 2017

Tennessee Legislature Passes Legislation Changing Requirements for Coverage of Sinkhole Losses

Tennessee Legislature Passes Legislation Changing Requirements for Coverage of Sinkhole Losses The Tennessee Legislature recently reformed the law of sinkhole coverage and sinkhole losses in the State of Tennessee with legislation which became effective July 1, 2014. Under the prior Tennessee law, every insurer offering homeowners’ property insurance in the State of Tennessee was required […]

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April 15, 2017

Pennsylvania Holds Its First Ever Legislative Hearing on Internet Gaming

Pennsylvania Holds Its First Ever Legislative Hearing on Internet Gaming Pennsylvania legislators are beginning to explore a topic that, for them, was previously uncharted territory: the possibility of legalizing Internet gaming. In April 2013, Representative Tina Davis introduced a bill (HR 1235) that would empower the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to authorize licensed Pennsylvania casino […]

Opinions
April 13, 2017

Legal Forms

Legal Forms On October 29, 2015, CMS issued its Final Rule setting forth waivers of the application of the physician self-referral law (the Stark law), the Federal anti-kickback statute (AKS), and the civil monetary penalties (CMP) law provision relating to beneficiary inducements, to specified accountable care organizations (ACOs) arrangements under section 1899 of the Social […]

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April 8, 2017

Alert: US Government Issues Administrative Subpoena to Huawei Technologies

Alert: US Government Issues Administrative Subpoena to Huawei Technologies According to recent news reports, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a subpoena in April to Huawei Technologies Co. (“Huawei”), one of the world’s largest telecommunications equipment companies, for information regarding Huawei’s direct and indirect exports and re-exports of US technology […]

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April 7, 2017

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights – July 2015 #4

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights – July 2015 #4 CMS offers a special enrollment period for HealthCare.gov enrollees whose incomes were miscalculated due to system error; California Marketplace announces two new insurers; and Connecticut’s budget reduces eligibility levels for Medicaid parents. FEDERAL WAIVER ACTIVITY: CMS Announces New Fast Track Review for 1115 Waiver Extensions […]

Opinions
April 5, 2017

CFPB Updates – March 2015

CFPB Updates – March 2015 CFPB Report Claims Arbitration “Less Beneficial To Consumers” than Individual or Class Litigation, Foreshadows Attempt to Impose Restrictions in Future On March 10, Director Richard Cordray of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau” or “CFPB”) presided over a Field Hearing on Pre-Dispute Arbitration Clauses, discussing what he described as the […]

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April 5, 2017

Privacy Policies Going Digital: The CFPB’s Final Rule Ditches Requirement to Distribute Annual Paper Copies

Privacy Policies Going Digital: The CFPB’s Final Rule Ditches Requirement to Distribute Annual Paper Copies On October 20, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced that it had finalized a rule that alters the way that financial institutions provide privacy policies to their customers. Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (“GLBA”), financial institutions are […]

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