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This article surveys recent developments in employee benefits law from fall 2013 through fall 2014.
Winter 2015
Publications
Last month, the CPSC and the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against a nationwide retailer of arts and crafts supplies in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, seeking both a civil penalty and a permanent injunction. The complaint alleges that the defendant knowingly violated the reporting requirement of the Consumer Product Safety Act in connection with glass vases that shattered in consumers’ hands.
May 27, 2015
Publications
Not all insider guarantors are insulated from preference liability. Our Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Group explains how the Ninth Circuit determined if there is a bona fide basis for a waiver.
May 27, 2015
Advisories
Is it time or money? Our Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Group breaks down a bankruptcy court’s ruling on how claims flowing from the termination of leases in bankruptcy are calculated.
May 26, 2015
Advisories
The peace of mind enjoyed by E-Rate service providers following the Fifth Circuit’s decision that the False Claims Act does not apply to the E-Rate program may be fleeting. A case pending in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, U.S. ex. rel. Todd Heath v. Wisconsin Bell Inc., is poised to challenge the Fifth Circuit’s ruling, and the possibility of a circuit split is looming.
May 22, 2015
Publications
The U.S. Supreme Court re-affirms the dormant Commerce Clause in Comptroller v. Wynne and dismantles Maryland’s tax scheme. Our State & Local Tax Group clarifies what the ruling means for interstate commerce and the internal consistency test.
May 20, 2015
Advisories
Software patents have always been expensive but potentially valuable investments for a business; however, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank (2014) has brought this value into question. Since the decision, patentees, attorneys and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) personnel alike have been left confused and uncertain about the effects of Alice on patents.
May 20, 2015
Publications
Employers commonly obtain criminal background checks or credit checks when deciding whether to hire an applicant or promote a current employee. Unfortunately, it is also common for employers to overlook the fact that, in most circumstances, the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and various state and local laws impose specific, technical requirements that employers must follow.
May 19, 2015
Publications
“The Internal Consistency Problem in Vodafone,” State Tax Today, May 19, 2015.
May 19, 2015
Publications

The Alston & Bird Government Contracts Review highlights recent trends and developments in the government contracts industry. In this issue:

  • Fourth Circuit embraces the implied certification theory under the FCA
  • Another bid protest upheld: Agencies must live within their means and prioritize their options
  • E-rate service providers holding their breath ahead of FCA ruling

    ...and more!
May 2015
Publications
In Notice 2015-10, the IRS announced that it and the Treasury will issue regulations to limit credits or refunds for certain withholding taxes to the amount actually deposited by withholding agents.
May 19, 2015
Publications
The following is the A&B Healthcare Week In Review for the week ending May 15, 2015.
May 15, 2015
Publications
Our International Tax Group explains how forthcoming IRS and Treasury regulations will penalize taxpayers for the failures of withholding agents and how a new Letter Ruling will affect look-through rules under the passive foreign investment company regime.
May 15, 2015
Advisories
Our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and Labor & Employment Groups explain how the EEOC’s proposed rules conflict and dovetail with ADA and HIPAA rules for companies’ wellness programs.
May 12, 2015
Advisories
In considering the law developed under the Federal Arbitration Act for guidance, the Court relied on previous precedent set by the Second, Fourth, Fifth and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals of the United States. In doing so, the Court concluded that the benefit received by the non-signatory was indirect, rather than direct, because it could not be traced directly to the agreement containing the arbitration clause.
May 12, 2015
Publications
You may need to be concerned about your business associate’s HIPAA compliance. The HIPAA violations of your business associates can negatively affect you in some circumstances.
May 11, 2015
Publications
Our Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources Group breaks down the California State Water Board’s emergency regulations for businesses and water suppliers in response to the governor’s historic executive order requiring a 25% reduction in potable water use.
May 11, 2015
Advisories
The following is the A&B Healthcare Week In Review for the week ending May 8, 2015.
May 8, 2015
Publications
The USPTO’s final rules implementing the Hague Agreement go into effect May 13, 2015. Our Intellectual Property Group discusses the changes to come, the challenges presented by the Hague system and strategies for securing global industrial design protection in the new era.
May 6, 2015
Advisories
Bob Sullivan, co-chair of the firm's Finance Group, discusses crowdfunding and how it affects the lending community and commercial real estate financing.
May 5, 2015
Interviews