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|A New Era of US-EU Safe Harbor Scrutiny by the FTC? FTC Reaches Consent Agreements with 12 Different Safe Harbor Certified Companies|
David L. Anderson, Ari Z. Moskowitz, Mark E. Schreiber; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
February 6, 2014, previously published on February 3, 2014Recently announced FTC actions are a signal of renewed focus and enhanced enforcement by the FTC on companies which have pledged to adhere to Safe Harbor obligations. Some see this as a response by the FTC to EU pressures arising from the NSA disclosures and attempts to eliminate or re-align the...
|The "Municipal Advisor Rules" - Why Municipal Bond Market Participants Should Care|
Mark-David Adams, Antonio D. Martini; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 30, 2014On July 1, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) will begin enforcing its final rules (the “SEC Final Rule”) relative to the registration of municipal advisors. The SEC Final Rule is a result of the requirements of Section 975 of the Title IX of the...
|Material Adverse Change|
Theodore H. Cominos, Rod J. Cowper, Arzum Gunalcin, Cristina Proca; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 2014The recent dramatic decline in the value of the Turkish Lira (the Turkish currency has lost about 10 percent since mid-December) as well as the substantial increase in interest rates (the Turkish Central Bank ramped up interest rates on 28 January, a measure which has already shown some positive...
|Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure|
Stephen J. MacGillivray, Raymond M. Ripple; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 2013Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - the procedural rules that govern the life of a case in the federal trial courts - are on the horizon. On June 3, 2013, the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (the “Standing Committee”) approved for publication a report...
|Nintendo Judgment Puts UsedSoft Back in the PC Box|
Nicholas C.A. Bolter, Gareth Dickson; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 31, 2014, previously published on January 2013There was excitement and consternation is roughly equal measure when the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled in UsedSoft v. Oracle that developers could not use copyright to prevent the resale of “second-hand” copies of software downloaded from the Internet. The Court came...
|Investment Funds May Face New Reporting Obligations for Cross-Border Debt or Short-Term Equity Holdings|
Meaghan L. Sanders, Heather M. Stone; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 31, 2014, previously published on January 2014The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently expanded to investment funds the requirement to report certain cross-border claims, liabilities or short-term securities holdings on Treasury International Capital Form B (“Form B Reports”). “Investment Funds” include private...
|Comment and Reply Comment Deadlines Set Regarding FCC’s Proposed Elimination of Sports Blackout Rules|
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding, Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 31, 2014, previously published on January 24, 2014As announced last month, the Federal Communications Commission is proposing to eliminate its “sports blackout rules,” which allow sports teams to demand that cable systems and DBS providers black out imported distant broadcast signals when they are presenting a live telecast of a local...
|Marijuana and the Workplace: A Potpourri of Conflicting Laws for Employers|
Nathanael Nichols, Timothy P. Van Dyck; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 27, 2014, previously published on January 21, 201420 states and the District of Columbia have decriminalized possession of marijuana for medical use, and for recreational use as well in Washington and Colorado. However, federal law still lists marijuana as a Schedule I drug, with no legal use. This uncertain regulatory scheme places employers in...
|The Effectiveness of Confiscation of Criminal Assets- An Alternative View|
James Maton, Antonio Suarez-Martinez; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 24, 2014, previously published on January 22, 2014Former Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Tristram Hicks has written an interesting response to the National Audit Office’s highly disparaging report on the UK’s confiscation regime published on 17 December 2013. Amongst other positions relevant to recovery of the proceeds of...
|Yara Fined $48.5 Million After Cross Border Bribery Investigation|
Annie Clarke, Antonio Suarez-Martinez; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 24, 2014, previously published on January 21, 2014Norwegian fertiliser firm Yara has been fined US$48.5 million after a cross-border bribery investigation by Økokrim, Norway’s financial crime investigation unit. The fine is the biggest lodged in Norway against a Norwegian company and far exceeds the previous record of US$2.9 million...