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|New York Regulation Expected to Reduce Level-Term Life Insurance Reserves by a Third|
Amber S. Mills; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 14, 2014In a letter addressed to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (the “DFS”), said the DFS will be issuing a regulation in the coming weeks that is expected to reduce the amount of reserves...
|The UK Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme Launched on 7 April 2014 - Will It have Any Impact on the Cyber-Security Landscape?|
Jonny McDonald, Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 14, 2014The Scheme (in its own words) “identifies the security controls that organisations must have in place within their IT system in order to have confidence that they are beginning to mitigate the risk from internet-based threats”. Moreover, “all organisations are free to implement it...
|The United States Begins Move Towards Transparency on Beneficial Ownership|
Antonio Suarez-Martinez; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 14, 2014The White House has publicised a legislative proposal as part of the President’s budget to help law enforcement investigate the use of shell companies for unlawful purposes including money laundering. The purpose of the legislation is to allow the Inland Revenue Service to share beneficial...
|The United States Restricts Trade with Russia|
John C. Fusco; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 10, 2014In response to the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine, the United States has imposed various trade sanctions, export license restrictions, asset freezes and visa restrictions against designated persons and industry groups, including high ranking Russian and Ukrainian officials. Throughout the month of...
|Court Finds FTC Has Section 5 Unfairness Authority To Bring Enforcement Action Against Hotel Chain Victimized By Cyber Intrusion|
Edward F. Glynn, Lisa S. Simmons; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014In a closely watched case of first impression, New Jersey federal judge Esther Salas has issued a ruling sustaining the FTC’s enforcement complaint alleging Wyndham Hotels Group violated both the deception and the unfairness prongs of Section 5(a) (15 U.S.C. § 45(a))* in connection with...
|U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bill to Redefine Full-Time Employee Under the Affordable Care Act|
Lori A. Basilico; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 2014Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill that would change the definition of a full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”).
|DOL Issues Proposed Amendment Requiring a Summary Guide for Section 408(b)(2) Disclosures|
Lori A. Basilico; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 2014The Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a proposed amendment to the final regulations under Section 408(b)(2) of ERISA (the “Fee Disclosure Regulations”). The Fee Disclosure Regulations require that covered service providers to 401(k) plans and other ERISA covered retirement...
|French Law Grants French Data Protection Authority New Powers to Conduct Remote Inspections Online|
Jane Elphick, Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 8, 2014, previously published on April 3, 2014A new French consumer law (No. 2014-344), passed on March 17, 2014 has granted the French Data Protection Authority (Commission Nationale de l’Information et des Libertés (CNIL)) the ability to conduct remote inspections online.
|FCC Adopts Rule Limiting Joint Retransmission Consent Negotiations; Initiates Further Rulemaking on Repeal of Cable Blackout Rules|
Seth A. Davidson, Craig A. Gilley, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 8, 2014, previously published on April 2014On Monday, March 31, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted unanimously to amend its “good faith negotiation” rules to prohibit the joint negotiation of retransmission consent by two or more stations that are among the four most highly rated stations in a market and are...
|HHS Releases HIPAA Security Risk Assessment APP|
Leslie J. Levinson, Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on April 2014On March 28, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released a tool designed to help guide small and medium sized health care providers through the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) security risk assessment...