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HTMLFirst-ever Tax Treaty and Protocol Between the United States and Vietnam Signed
Hope P. Krebs, Oliver Massmann; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015
On 7 July 2015, the United States and Vietnam signed an income tax treaty and protocol (the "DTA"), the first ever between the two countries. This is yet another significant step toward further increasing trade relations between the two countries. Though signed, the DTA will not become...

 

HTMLNAIC Summer 2015 Meeting: ORSA and Confidentiality
Alice T. Kane, Hugh T. McCormick; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 27, 2015
The Summer 2015 Meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (the “NAIC”), which concluded on August 18, saw further developments on issues that Duane Morris has been following. This Alert discusses the controversy over confidentiality of the details of the reports...

 

HTMLThird Circuit Confirms FTC Authority to Regulate Cybersecurity Practices Under Unfairness Prong of FTC Act
Sandra A. Jeskie; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 25, 2015
In a long-awaited ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., the Third Circuit rejected Wyndham’s argument that the FTC has no authority to regulate its cybersecurity practices under the unfairness prong of the FTC Act and that businesses are not entitled to notice of the...

 

HTMLPostsecondary Institutions Subject to the New Federal "Gainful Employment" Rule Have Until July 31, 2015, to Complete Reporting of Data to U.S. Department of Education
Katherine D. Brodie, Michelle Hon Donovan; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 27, 2015
The end of this month marks the first significant deadline for Title IV (federal student financial aid program) participating institutions of higher education under the U.S. Department of Education's Gainful Employment (GE) rule that went into effect on July 1, 2015. Institutions offering one or...

 

HTMLDepartment of Labor Addresses Employee Misclassification in Recent Guidance
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 20, 2015
On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor's Division of Wage and Hour issued guidance aimed at curtailing the misclassification of employees as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The sweeping conclusion at the heart of the DOL's guidance is that "most...

 

HTMLLandmark Agreement on Iran's Nuclear Program Reached Under Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
Brian S. Goldstein; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015
On July 14, 2015, the United States Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that although the United States and other negotiating parties reached an agreement under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with the goal of ensuring that Iran's nuclear...

 

HTMLRussia Takes Steps to Implement Import Substitution Plan for Software
Maxim A. Voltchenko; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015
On June 16, 2015, the Russian Duma-the lower house of the Russian parliament-approved Legislative Bill No. 764677 in a third (and likely final) reading, taking another step forward on an import substitution strategy for software used in Russia.[1] Earlier this year on April 1, 2015, the Ministry of...

 

HTMLBureau of Industry and Security Amends EAR Implementing Removal of Cuba's Designation as State Sponsor of Terrorism
Brian S. Goldstein; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015, previously published on July 23, 2015
On July 22, 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, amended its Export Administration Regulations (EAR) implementing the elimination of the "State Sponsor of Terrorism" designation as applied to Cuba. The amendments also remove "AT"...

 

HTMLA.P. Shah Committee Recommends MAT Relief for Foreign Portfolio Investors
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2015, previously published on August 24, 2015
Since we published our Duane Morris Alert on 19 June 2015 reviewing the Indian Government’s applicability of minimum alternate tax (MAT) on foreign portfolio investors (FPIs), the A.P. Shah committee has recommended to the Finance Ministry that MAT should not be imposed on FPIs for the period...

 

HTMLADA Website Cases Filed in Federal Court in Pittsburgh, with More Likely to Follow
J. Colin Knisely; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2015, previously published on August 24, 2015
In the past three weeks, Pittsburgh-based law firm, Carlson Lynch, which was responsible for filing hundreds of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ATM class action lawsuits nationwide, has filed four ADA website lawsuits in federal district court in Pittsburgh. One of the lawsuits was filed...

 


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