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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 […]

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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 […]

Hubs
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 […]

Hubs
April 5, 2017

Not All Recapitalizations Are Tax-Free

Not All Recapitalizations Are Tax-Free Code Section 368(a)(1)(E) generally allows a corporation to rejigger its debt and equity structure and then swap old interests for new interests with its stock and security holders, with no gain or loss to the current owners. A recent Legal Advice by Field Attorneys demonstrates an important limit to such […]

Opinions
April 1, 2017

Bipartisan Senate Legislation Introduced To Address Campus Sexual Assaults

Bipartisan Senate Legislation Introduced To Address Campus Sexual Assaults Yesterday, eight U.S. senators introduced the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, a bill that proposes to amend the Higher Education Act and the Clery Act to include new requirements for addressing sexual violence on campus, as well as financial penalties for noncompliance. This bill represents the […]

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April 1, 2017

Energy Technology Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News – July 2014

Energy Technology Connections: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News – July 2014 In This Edition: – Leaders in the News – Washington Update – Event Highlights – Innovator Profile – Energy Navigator – Upcoming Events – Excerpt from Leaders in the News: Congratulations to Aspen Aerogels, a Massachusetts-based energy efficiency firm that designs and […]

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March 31, 2017

EU/Swiss-U.S. Safe Harbor: More Scrutiny by the FTC?

EU/Swiss-U.S. Safe Harbor: More Scrutiny by the FTC? On May 29, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced the approval of the final orders for two U.S. companies, TES Franchising, LLC (“TES”) and American International Mailing, Inc. (“AIM”), settling complaints that the companies had engaged in deceptive trade practices in violation of Section 5 of […]

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