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|U.S. Merger Control - FTC Announces Revised HSR Filing Thresholds for 2014|
Thomas F. Bush, Joseph A. Farside, Edward F. Glynn, Stephen P. Murphy; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 24, 2014, previously published on January 21, 2014The United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has revised the filing thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR Act”) for 2014. The 2014 thresholds will apply to transactions that will close after a date to be determined in late...
|UK Competition Commission Issues Timely Reminders of Extensive Remedy Powers|
Becket McGrath; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 24, 2014, previously published on January 2014The United Kingdom’s Competition Commission (CC) is unusual among competition authorities, in that it is able to subject entire markets to an in-depth review, in circumstances where there is no suggestion that market participants have acted in a way that would infringe general competition...
|Texas High Court Rules That Contractor Does Not “Assume Liability” When Agreeing To Perform Work In Good & Workmanlike Manner|
Alexander G. Henlin; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 24, 2014, previously published on January 22, 2014This past Friday, the Texas Supreme Court gave general liability insurers pointed guidance about what constitutes an “assumption of liability” for purposes of a contractual liability exclusion. Declaring that a contractor that agrees to construct a project in a good and workmanlike...
|UK: BIBA Manifesto 2014 Highlights Cost of Brokers' Regulation in the UK|
Jane Elphick; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 24, 2014, previously published on January 21, 2014The British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) has launched its 2014 Manifesto in UK Parliament. BIBA addresses its campaigning issues in three ways: delivering for consumers; businesses; and the insurance industry.
|D.C. Circuit Strikes Down Net Neutrality Rules, Affirms FCC Has Limited Authority to Regulate Broadband|
Seth A. Davidson, Craig A. Gilley, Arthur H. Harding, Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 17, 2014, previously published on January 2014On January 14, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down most of the FCC’s net neutrality rules (see Edwards Wildman Client Advisory, October 11, 2011 - Controversial Net Neutrality Rules Set to Go Into Effect on November 20). In ruling on a lawsuit brought by Verizon, the court vacated...
Jonny McDonald, Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
|New Year, New Requirements for Consumer Web Sites and Mobile Apps|
Jesse M. Brody, Alan L. Friel; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 15, 2014, previously published on January 2014 There are a myriad of new, and not-so-new, privacy and consumer protection laws that impose requirements on web site and mobile app operators. For instance, if you do business with California consumers, certain specific notices are required. The California Attorney General is stepping up...
|UK: English Court of Appeal Interprets Bermuda Form Policy Subject to English Law|
Russell Anderson; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 14, 2014, previously published on January 10, 2014The Court of Appeal in AstraZeneca Insurance Company Ltd v XL Insurance (Bermuda) Ltd & ACE Bermuda Insurance Ltd  EWCA Civ 1660 has dismissed the claimant’s appeal against the decision at first instance.
|January 2014 Update on Federal Budget Sequestration Affecting Build America and Other Direct Pay Bonds|
Joe E. Forrester, Christie Lombard Martin, Antonio D. Martini; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 10, 2014, previously published on January 2014On December 26, 2013, President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, a “top line” budget package for federal fiscal years 2014 and 2015. While the enactment restores a federal budgeting process that has been on hiatus for a number of years and offers a framework for...
|Colombia: New Rules Applicable to Foreign Insurers|
William Slaiding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
January 10, 2014, previously published on January 7, 2014On 6 December 2013, the Colombian Ministry of Finance and Public Credit issued Decree No. 2838 of 2013 (the “Decree”), amending Decree No. 2555 of 2010, regarding the rules applicable to foreign banks and insurance companies in Colombia. The Decree sets out specific provisions for...