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This article surveys recent developments in employee benefits law from fall 2013 through fall 2014.
Winter 2015
Publications
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp v. CLS Bank has reshaped the legal landscape of patentable subject matter under Section 101 of the Patent Act. Ten months after that decision, the long-term effects are starting to emerge.
April 23, 2015
Publications
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced in February that it had entered into a settlement agreement with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. to resolve claims that Goodyear violated the books and records provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The allegations involved bribes paid by two of the company’s African subsidiaries.
April 22, 2015
Publications
The ultimate implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Stern v. Marshall decision continue to unfold. But one implication is clear: bankruptcy courts are increasingly deciding state law claims by issuing proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law for the district court’s final review.
April 22, 2015
Publications
Our Securities Litigation Group explains how public companies can again take comfort in SEC no-action letters after the Third Circuit strikes down a lower court’s ruling allowing a shareholder proposal in a proxy statement.
April 22, 2015
Advisories
Our Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources Group explains how the Ninth Circuit has given district courts discretion in determining how to credit settlements in CERCLA cases.
April 20, 2015
Advisories
The following is the A&B Healthcare Week In Review for the week ending April 17, 2015.
April 17, 2015
Publications
Our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group explains how the Department of Labor’s proposed rules would significantly expand the universe of financial service professionals subject to fiduciary duties and prohibited transaction rules.
April 17, 2015
Advisories
On March 26, 2015, the CPSC held the second of three webinars addressing the CPSC’s planned electronic filing of certificates pilot program. The webinar addressed both answers to previously identified issues with the program and questions to be investigated and addressed in the third seminar, held on April 9, 2015.
April 16, 2015
Publications
Time-barred? Our International Tax Group explains why protective refund claims may help taxpayers avoid issues with the convoluted procedural rules of foreign tax credits.
April 15, 2015
Advisories
The Eighth Circuit’s ruling that jurisdictional determinations issued under the Clean Water Act are subject to immediate judicial review will have wide repercussions for regulated industries. Our Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources Group provides context for what comes next.
April 14, 2015
Advisories
Our Unclaimed Property Group examines West Virginia Supreme Court arguments on the appropriate standards to be applied to the disposition of life insurance proceeds. Do life insurance companies’ actions violate the state’s unclaimed property laws and breach their statutory duty of good faith?
April 10, 2015
Advisories
Over the course of the past several years, most in-house litigators for consumer-financing businesses likely have heard the warnings that they should beware the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
April 10, 2015
Publications
The following is the A&B Healthcare Week In Review for the week ending April 10, 2015.
April 10, 2015
Publications
Our Securities Law Group provides a Q&A on the Securities & Exchange Commission’s final rule on Regulation A+ that facilitates smaller companies’ access to capital.
April 10, 2015
Advisories
“Viewing Recent Prepaid Card Policy Changes from an Unclaimed Property Perspective,” Bloomberg BNA, April 10, 2015.
April 10, 2015
Publications
Cars and class actions seem to go together like fastness and furiousness, robots and disguises and Lightning McQueen and Mater. Even the 1991 film Class Action revolved around a fictional car-related mass tort case. But, in the wake of AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion and American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant, class arbitration waivers are often enforced, slamming the brakes on many putative consumer class actions before they get over the starting line.
April 9, 2015
Publications
With the Sixth Circuit’s majority opinion, ERISA administrators, employers and insurers can breathe a sigh of relief. The majority’s opinion follows the general rule that a § 502(a)(3) claim is not available in the typical ERISA benefits case because § 502(a)(2)(B) already provides an express remedy.
April 8, 2015
Publications
We sat down with Jessica Corley, partner and chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation Group, to discuss her recent ranking as a BTI “Client Service All-Star MVP,” trends in securities litigation and how privacy and data security concerns are affecting securities litigation.
April 7, 2015
Interviews