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HTMLAll Change Please? - New UK Competition Regime Comes Into Effect
Becket McGrath, Trupti Reddy; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014
After four years of preparation, the new UK competition regime comes fully into effect today (1 April). The most visible change is the creation of a new unitary competition authority, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). While the CMA was formally established six months ago, today marks its...

 

HTMLPace Picks Up on Congressional Consideration of Legislation Impacting Broadcast, Cable, and Satellite Industries
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 2014
On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee approved by voice vote an as-yet unnamed and unnumbered bill to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (“STELA”) and to make certain other...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Holds that Severance Payments Constitute Wages under FICA
Lori A. Basilico, Karl P. Fryzel, Rebecca Melaas; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
On March 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc. that severance payments made to employees who were involuntarily terminated are taxable as wages under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (“FICA”). United States v. Quality Stores,...

 

HTMLSEC Holds Cybersecurity Roundtable
Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) held a Cybersecurity Roundtable discussion in Washington, DC Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at which representatives from the government and private sector, including publicly held corporations, market exchanges, investment advisors, and...

 

HTMLInternational Insurance Relations (G) Committee Spring NAIC Meeting
Zachary N. Lerner; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014
The International Insurance Relations (G) Committee (the “Committee”) Spring NAIC Meeting focused primarily on providing updates to efforts made in the international sphere by the NAIC. Commissioner Consedine of Pennsylvania gave an update on the International Association of Insurance...

 

HTMLRector Report has NAIC Moving Forward on PBR
Zachary N. Lerner; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 25, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014
On February 17, 2014, the NAIC Principle-Based Reserving Implementation (EX) Task Force opened for comment a report by Rector & Associates, Inc. (the “Rector Report”) regarding reserve financing transactions. The Rector Report includes a recommendation of Rector & Associates,...

 

HTMLMarch 2014 Pooling Results in Lower SBIC Debenture Rate
Alan B. Roth, Tamer Tullgren; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2014, previously published on March 21, 2014
The March 2014 pooling of Small Business Investment Company (“SBIC”) debentures was priced at 3.191%. This most recent semi-annual pricing of SBIC debentures is a reduction from the September 2013 pooling, which was priced at 3.644%.

 

HTMLFCC Issues Decision on Cable Systems Pay-By-Phone Convenience Charges, Rates for “Basic-Only” Equipment Rates, and Unbundling of Service and Equipment Rates
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2014, previously published on March 2014
For the first time in several years, the Federal Communications Commission’s Media Bureau has issued a decision resolving a cable operator’s appeal of a local order regulating the cable operator’s rates. The appeal, which was brought by Comcast, addressed nearly identical rate...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Appeals Court Finds That Policyholder’s Misrepresentations Limit Coverage
Alexander G. Henlin; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 20, 2014, previously published on March 18, 2014
The Massachusetts Appeals Court has upheld a lower-court judgment severely limiting the amount of coverage available to a motor vehicle policyholder, writing that the policyholder’s failure to control who operated the car constituted a misrepresentation that invalidated coverage even in the...

 

HTMLSEC Announces Initiative for Self-Reporting Municipal Continuing Disclosure Non-Compliance
Richard A. Manley, Michael H. Meidinger, Walter J. St. Onge; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 20, 2014, previously published on March 2014
On March 10, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced a new self-reporting initiative for issuers and underwriters of municipal securities. The so-called Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative (the “MCDC Initiative”) offers potentially favorable...

 


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