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HTML“Additional Insureds” Are Not Always Afforded Coverage for Defect Claims
Jack R. Dodson; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2014, previously published on February 24, 2014
If you thought that getting your company identified as an additional insured on your subcontractor’s insurance policy was sufficient to provide you with the same insurance coverage that the subcontractor is getting, think again. Depending on the policy language, the general contractor or...

 

HTMLClosing the Chapter 7 Loophole for High Income Debtors
Jamie W. Olinto, John T. Rogerson; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2014, previously published on February 20, 2014
Heralded by debtor’s attorneys as “a wonderful loophole” in the Bankruptcy Code, a debtor who has primarily business, rather than consumer, debts can qualify for a speedy Chapter 7 discharge despite a high earning capacity that would permit the debtor to repay some, or even all,...

 

HTMLCondominium Warranties Do Not Apply to some Florida Projects Built for Rental Housing
V. James Dickson; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2014, previously published on February 18, 2014
Florida’s Condominium Statutes provide unit owners with express statutory warranties from a Project Developer and Contractors that perform construction services. See F.S. 713.203. Such warranties have been the source of much litigation in Florida over construction defects. Many Developers...

 

HTMLObama Administration Further Delays Employer Mandate
Allison T. Jones; Adams Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2014, previously published on February 17, 2014
The Obama administration has partially delayed implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) “employer mandate” for a second time. The Treasury Department issued final regulations on February 10 giving medium-sized employers an extra year to become compliant with the employer...

 

HTMLBanking Bulletin: Regulators To Mandate Amendments To Tax Allocation Agreements
Richard L. Pearlman; Adams Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2014, previously published on January 23, 2014
On December 19, 2013, the Federal Reserve, OCC, and FDIC issued a Proposed Addendum to the Interagency Policy Statement on Income Tax Allocation in a Holding Company Structure. The agencies are currently soliciting comments, but we expect the Addendum to be adopted substantially as proposed.

 

HTMLBanking Bulletin: New Year Brings New Mortgage Regulations
Paul M. Phillips; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2014, previously published on January 13, 2014
The Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans (HPML) Appraisal Rule, part of Regulation Z, goes into effect on January 18th of this year. At that time, many lenders will begin using the exemption relating to “certain streamlined refinancings” in order to avoid the implications of the HPML Appraisal...

 

HTMLOSHA Releases New Tools For Hospital Safety
John D. Surma; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2014, previously published on January 16, 2014
Over the years, the US Department of Labor Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) has focused attention on healthcare workers and the safety issues they face in a variety of ways. In 1999 OSHA proposed implementation of an “ergonomics standard,” intended to...

 

HTMLBanking Bulletin: Regulators To Begin Evaluating Diversity Practices
Richard L. Pearlman; Adams Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 18, 2013, previously published on December 10, 2013
In late October, the primary Federal banking and financial industry regulators (Federal Reserve, SEC, CFPB, OCC, FDIC, and NCUA) issued a Proposed Interagency Policy Statement Establishing Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies. The...

 

HTMLVendor Management: Things Just Got Real...Again.
Paul M. Phillips; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2013, previously published on November 7, 2013
On October 30, 2013, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) released OCC Bulletin 2013-29, “Third-Party Relationships: Risk Management Guidance” (“Third-Party Guidance”). Whether your financial institution is regulated by the OCC or not, a detailed...

 

HTMLGetting Paid Just Changed for Contractors in Mississippi
M. Scott Jones, James J. McNamara; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2013, previously published on October 29, 2013
Owners and general contractors are applauding a recent decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Noatex Corp. v. King Construction, et al., Slip Op. 12-60385, Dkt. No. 00512403459 (5th Cir. Oct. 10, 2013). Subcontractors, on the other hand, lost one of their only options to ensure they...

 


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