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What follows are several “lessons learned” from recent cases where courts either slashed class counsel’s fee request or rejected a proposed settlement altogether due to inappropriate fee terms.
June 25, 2015
Publications
A recent U.S. Tax Court decision limits the extent a life insurance policy owner can direct the policy’s investments. Our Federal Tax Group looks into what the ruling means for practitioners facing this difficult issue.
August 3, 2015
Advisories
A bankruptcy court ruling provides greater certainty to investors in securitized vehicles worried their investments would be upset by a bankruptcy. Our Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Group examines the nuances of this unique case and looks at the new wrinkle that may overturn it.
August 3, 2015
Advisories
Recent heightened scrutiny of certain employer scheduling practices may be a sign of an impending dramatic change in the way employers schedule their employees’ shifts.
August 3, 2015
Publications
Litigants in bankruptcy courts must carefully consider their strategies in deciding whether to consent to entry of final rulings by the bankruptcy court judge. Consent may have significant consequences for, among other things, the speed of resolution and the standards on appeal, and the full consequences of the rulings discussed herein remain to be decided.
August 2015
Publications
Our Securities Litigation Group examines this classic battle of the experts in the latest chapter of the Halliburton class action certification saga.
July 31, 2015
Advisories
We provide the following guidance for environmental managers and in-house counsel faced with conducting an internal investigation into serious environmental violations. Following these tips will help a company minimize risks during the course of the investigation and in any follow-up interaction with the EPA or state agencies.
July 29, 2015
Publications
This article focuses on the issues and developments—through the lens of recent lawsuit filings and court opinions—in order to provide employers and their counsel with practical guidance for shoring up their FCRA compliance efforts.
July 28, 2015
Publications
The following is the A&B Healthcare Week In Review for the week ending July 24, 2015.
July 24, 2015
Publications
In the nearly 25 years since Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, its provisions restricting medical examinations and inquiries have garnered relatively little attention—until recently, Ashley Gillihan and Molly Jones of Alston & Bird LLP say in this BNA Insights article. The authors explore the history of enforcement of the ADA provisions related to wellness programs, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s proposed wellness program regulations, and the intersection between the ADA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Affordable Care Act in relation to the proposed regulations.
July 24, 2015
Publications
The Georgia Court of Appeals gives comfort to the many charities that rent a portion of their property to for-profit groups to further their own missions. Our State & Local Tax Group takes a closer look at the decision.
July 21, 2015
Advisories
Our Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Group examines the implications of a Delaware bankruptcy court ruling allowing a debtor to sidestep making a make-whole payment.
July 21, 2015
Advisories
The following is the A&B Healthcare Week In Review for the week ending July 17, 2015.
July 17, 2015
Publications
A new safety rule for seasonal and decorative lights went into effect on June 3, 2015. Under the new rule, the CPSC is able to more readily stop shipments of nonconforming decorative lights at U.S. ports on entry and obtain recalls for hazardous lights that have been sold.
July 17, 2015
Publications
Our International Trade & Regulatory Group highlights the key U.S. sanctions relief commitments and implementation dates associated with the finalization of the Iran nuclear agreement.
July 16, 2015
Advisories
Our International Tax Group examines recent proposals by Treasury to address corporate inversions, base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) and other issues in the U.S. Model income tax treaty.
July 15, 2015
Advisories
Despite the potential detrimental effects of the Department of Labor’s new proposed rule on overtime pay, our Labor & Employment Group sees opportunities for employers.
July 13, 2015
Advisories
Our Health Care Group updates their overview of new reimbursement policies and key issues from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the wake of recently issued regulations following the FDA’s approval of the first biosimilar in the U.S.
July 10, 2015
Advisories
The following is the A&B Healthcare Week In Review for the week ending July 10, 2015.
July 10, 2015
Publications
Our Securities Law and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Groups offer a Q&A on the SEC’s new proposed clawback rules under Dodd-Frank.
July 9, 2015
Advisories