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In IRS Notice 2014-19 and accompanying FAQs, the IRS issued long-awaited guidance addressing the treatment of same-sex spouses under qualified retirement plans.
A recent Southern District of New York decision considered coverage for a policyholder’s losses caused by ConEd’s Bowling Green Network outage.
The US Supreme Court’s decision in a campaign finance case frees individual political donors to contribute to an unlimited number of federal campaigns and committees.
Over the past few years, the FTC has provided guidance regarding mobile platforms and app providers’ practices of collecting data about consumers’ locations through their mobile devices.
US president Barack Obama has issued an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors and subcontractors under certain contracts.
The OFCCP has issued expansive new regulations requiring government contractors to undertake greater efforts to employ veterans and individuals with disabilities.
A contractor suing the government for breaching ‘good faith and fair dealing’ need not show that the conduct was ‘specifically targeted’ to reappropriate the contractor’s benefits under the subject contract.
Class certification properly denied where individual questions predominated under California’s telephone recording statutes
The California Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed a trial court ruling denying class certification in a lawsuit filed under California’s Invasion of Privacy Act.
There are many proponents of having complex insurance disputes resolved in London under English law.
English law on oral contracts has remained essentially unchanged for hundreds of years. Oral contracts most certainly exist, and they are certainly enforceable.
The Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 does not preclude class action lawsuits asserting state law claims in connection with the notorious Ponzi scheme.
While companies own assets with millions of dollars of embedded software, few companies are maximising their property tax savings through the embedded software exemption.
The Ninth Circuit has held that state and local governments lack the power to tax permanent improvements built on non-reservation land that is held in trust by the federal government.
The IRS has provided administrative guidance to the federal historic tax credit industry in the aftermath of the Third Circuit’s decision in Historic Boardwalk Hall LLC v Commissioner.
The DC Circuit has upheld the FAA’s 2012 determination of no hazard, clearing the construction of the 130-wind turbine Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound.
A US court has held that Argentinian plaintiffs could not sue a German car maker in California for human rights violations allegedly committed in Argentina.
The government can suspend ‘affiliates’ of a suspended contractor, even though there is no allegation that the affiliates themselves had done anything wrong.
A recent decision from an appellate court in Pennsylvania is good news for policyholders who manufacture products.
This decision may prove valuable to policyholders in their disputes over deductibles.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published its ‘Arbitration Study Preliminary Results’, mandated by section 1028(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act.