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|Supreme Court Allows Class-Wide Arbitration in Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter|
Michael P. Daly, Richard M. Haggerty; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
June 14, 2013, previously published on June 11, 2013Emphasizing the limited nature of review allowed by Section 10 of the Federal Arbitration Act, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously upheld an arbitrator’s decision to allow class-wide arbitration where the parties had delegated the interpretation of their agreement to the...
|IRA Rollover Services and Responsibility of Plan Sponsors|
Bruce L. Ashton, Fred Reish; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
June 6, 2013, previously published on June 2013The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report that raises serious issues about how participant rollovers are being handled. The report also suggests that plan sponsors and committees, in their roles as ERISA fiduciaries, may have duties regarding rollovers they have never...
|Supreme Court Decides To Hear Applicability of Sarbanes-Oxley’s Whistleblower Protections|
Daniel E. Brewer, Scott Coffina, Mary P. Hansen; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
June 5, 2013, previously published on June 3, 2013The Supreme Court recently granted certiorari to decide whether the whistleblower protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), 18 U.S.C. § 1514A, extend to employees of privately held contractors or subcontractors of a public company. The case, Lawson v. FMR, LLC, is of particular import to...
|FCC Revises Foreign Ownership Rules - More Changes on the Way?|
Lee G. Petro; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
May 31, 2013, previously published on May 28, 2013FCC has released new streamlined rules to permit the expedited review of foreign investment in common carrier and aeronautical radio licenses. If Commissioner Pai has his way, these changes to the FCC’s rules and policies may foreshadow further relaxation of the foreign ownership restrictions...
|Overhaul of FCC Experimental Licensing Rules|
Lee G. Petro; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
May 31, 2013, previously published on May 29, 2013In an attempt to bring clarity to its current experimental licensing rules and policies, and to expand the opportunities for manufacturers and research organizations to bring new products to the market expeditiously, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has created three new types of...
|The FCC Declares Telemarketing by Proxy May Subject Sellers to Vicarious Liability|
Patrick R. McFadden, Laura H. Phillips; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
May 22, 2013, previously published on May 17, 2013The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on May 9, 2013, released a Declaratory Ruling addressing disputed aspects of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), a statute that regulates the marketing of goods and services by telephone in the U.S. The FCC adopted certain rules...
|OIG Issues Updated Bulletin on Exclusions from Federal Health Care Programs|
Anna Schwamlein Howard, Jeremy Shapiro-Barr, Douglas B. Swill; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
May 17, 2013, previously published on May 16, 2013On May 8, 2013, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued an updated bulletin titled, “Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs.” The updated bulletin replaces the...
|Beware of ICE!|
Jerrold J. Wohlgemuth; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
May 6, 2013, previously published on May 1, 2013The Department of Homeland Security has issued new and revised I-9 Forms that employers must begin using on May 7 for all new hires. Failure to properly complete and retain the new forms can result in substantial fines and penalties. With immigration being a hot issue in Washington, we should...
|SEC Announces First Non-Prosecution Agreement Involving FCPA Violations|
Mary P. Hansen; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
April 29, 2013, previously published on April 26, 2013On April 22, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it had entered into a Non-Prosecution Agreement (NPA) with Ralph Lauren Corporation under which the company agreed to disgorge approximately $700,000 in connection with certain unlawful payments made by a foreign subsidiary...
|DOJ Antitrust Division Announces Two Key Changes to its “Carve Out” Policy for Corporate Plea Agreements|
Nicholas S. Feltham, Ronald A. Sarachan; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
April 25, 2013, previously published on April 19, 2013On April 12, 2013, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division announced two key changes to its “carve out” policy for individuals employed by corporations entering criminal antitrust plea agreements. These changes were announced in a written statement from Assistant Attorney...