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HTMLTexas Supreme Court Petitioned To Review Allegedly Improper Characterization of Life Settlements as Securities
Drinker Biddle Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 26, 2013, previously published on November 20, 2013
In the ongoing debate regarding whether investments in life settlements constitute securities, Trinity Settlement Services, LLC (Trinity) recently filed a Petition for Review in the Supreme Court of Texas, in which Trinity seeks guidance following the dismissal of Trinity’s declaratory...

 

HTMLPractical Tips for “Bring Your Own Devices” (BYOD) Policies and Practices
Cheryl D. Orr; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 26, 2013, previously published on November 19, 2013
The Issue: What do employers need to do to minimize risks (privacy, security, safety and wage and hour) caused by use of personal smart phones and tablets in the workplace?

 

HTMLSEC Announces First Deferred-Prosecution Agreement with an Individual
Mary P. Hansen; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 26, 2013, previously published on November 21, 2013
On November 12, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it had entered into a Deferred-Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Scott Herckis, a former hedge fund administrator, for his role in an allegedly fraudulent scheme involving Heppelwhite Fund, LP, a Connecticut-based hedge...

 

HTMLUse It or Lose It: New IRS Guidance Permits Carryover for Health FSAs
Heather B. Abrigo, Dawn E. Sellstrom; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 26, 2013, previously published on November 21, 2013
The IRS has relaxed the rule that any amounts remaining at the end of a plan year in a health flexible spending account (health FSA) must be forfeited. But whether cafeteria plans should be amended to include this new provision is a question plan sponsors should consider carefully.

 

HTMLNew AAA/ICDR Optional Appellate Arbitration Rules - Questions Abound
Michael P. Daly, Andrew P. Foster, D. Alicia Hickok, Carol F. Trevey; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 19, 2013, previously published on November 13, 2013
On November 1, 2013, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and its international branch, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), introduced new Optional Appellate Arbitration Rules. As the title indicates, the new “Optional” Appellate Rules only apply where the...

 

HTMLU.S. Government Decides to Continue Duties for Five More Years on Welded Steel Pipe from China
Richard P. Ferrin, Douglas J. Heffner, Eric (Rick) L. Johnson, William Silverman; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2013, previously published on November 8, 2013
Yesterday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) unanimously determined that revocation of the existing antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from the People’s Republic of China would result in continuation or recurrence of...

 

HTMLReigning in Reckless Regulators
Jason P. Gosselin, Timothy J. O'Driscoll, Stephen A. Serfass; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2013, previously published on November 7, 2013
The battle between regulators and life insurers over unclaimed property continues to rage in California. Last week, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans sued California’s Controller, John Chiang. While at least two other insurers have alleged that Chiang’s demands exceed his authority under...

 

HTMLSenate Approves Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Bill
Todd N. Hutchison, Paul H. Saint-Antoine, Ronald A. Sarachan; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2013, previously published on November 7, 2013
Earlier this week, the Senate approved an anti-retaliation bill aimed at protecting whistleblowers that report or participate in investigations of violations of antitrust law. The proposed language of Senate Bill 42, or the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2013 (CAARA), has the potential...

 

HTMLLawsuit Regarding Alleged Fraudulent Life Settlement Scheme
Drinker Biddle Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 6, 2013, previously published on October 31, 2013
Who: Plaintiffs: Windsor Property and Surety, LLC and WCM Direct, LLC

 

HTMLRecent Amendments Offer Treats to Those Tired of Rule 45’s Tricks
Michael P. Daly, David A. Solomon; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2013, previously published on October 31, 2013
Attorneys wishing to serve a federal subpoena have historically had to navigate a complex web of rules regarding issuance, service and compliance that were either confusing or amusing, depending on one’s point of view. Indeed, the Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure recently...

 


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