April 16, 2013

SEC Approves NMS Plan to Implement Tick Size Pilot for Small Cap Stocks

SEC Approves NMS Plan to Implement Tick Size Pilot for Small Cap Stocks In June 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) issued an order directing the national securities exchanges and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (collectively, the “Participants”) to act jointly in developing and filing with the Commission a national market system […]

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April 15, 2013

Harley-Davidson Booze Coming Soon?

Harley-Davidson Booze Coming Soon? With the 74th Anniversary of the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally less than a week away, it seemed like a good time to check in on recent Harley-Davidson trademark activity at the USPTO. As it turns out, a very interesting intent-to-use trademark application was filed just two weeks ago, seeking federal registration of the […]

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April 15, 2013

Implications of Final Regulations Under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(r)

Implications of Final Regulations Under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(r) The Internal Revenue Service replaced proposed regulations under Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) with final regulations in late 2014 (the “Final Regulations”). As enacted in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Code Section 501(r) mandates the implementation of specific policies […]

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April 15, 2013

Weekly Update Newsletter – September 2014 #4

Weekly Update Newsletter – September 2014 #4 GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Audit Report 14-18: Evaluation of Select 8(a) Business Development and HUBZone Contract Awards The Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued Evaluation Report 14-18, Evaluation of Select 8(a) Business Development and HUBZone Contract Awards, on September 24, 2014.  The evaluation identified over $400 million in contract actions […]

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April 15, 2013

Data Privacy and Security Considerations in M&A Transactions

Data Privacy and Security Considerations in M&A Transactions By some estimates, cybercrime costs the global economy $445 billion annually. If cybercrime were a single country, this dollar amount would place it within the world’s top 30 countries in terms of gross domestic product, and cybercrime would be the largest business in the world in terms […]

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April 13, 2013

Down Stream from Aereo: FilmOn Pulled by Different Legal Currents

Down Stream from Aereo: FilmOn Pulled by Different Legal Currents Last year in American Broad. Cos., Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., the Supreme Court dealt a significant victory to the broadcast industry when it concluded that Aereo’s online streaming services infringed the broadcasters’ copyrighted works.  The crux of the case was whether Aereo publicly performed the […]

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April 13, 2013

Corporate Bribery: Successful Prosecutions in the United Kingdom

Corporate Bribery: Successful Prosecutions in the United Kingdom In a busy week for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the United Kingdom’s antibribery prosecutor, it has announced its first-ever deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) for bribery offences and the first guilty plea under the U.K. Bribery Act (UKBA). Both matters involved the application of the much heralded, […]

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April 13, 2013

A Month in UK Employment Law – April 2016

A Month in UK Employment Law – April 2016 News & Legislation Update Gender Pay Gap Reporting Draft Regulations published The first draft of regulations requiring any employer in the UK with at least 250 employees to publish information about the difference in pay between men and women was published in February 2016. Although subject […]

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April 13, 2013

First Circuit Rules on Borrower’s Challenge to Foreclosure under Massachusetts Law

First Circuit Rules on Borrower’s Challenge to Foreclosure under Massachusetts Law Continuing a trend of rejecting challenges to foreclosure by Massachusetts borrowers, the First Circuit affirmed dismissal of a complaint alleging several commonly made arguments in foreclosure litigation. After defaulting, the borrower’s home was foreclosed upon. The borrower filed suit alleging wrongful foreclosure, slander of title […]

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April 12, 2013

USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing of H-1B Extensions

USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing of H-1B Extensions The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is suspending premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions between May 26, 2015 and July 27, 2015. The sudden announcement stated that USCIS will suspend premium processing for these applications to allow for the timely adjudication of […]

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