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|Senate Approves Bill to Extend "Doc Fix" and Delay ICD-10|
Leslie J. Levinson, Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on April 2014On March 31, 2014, the Senate passed legislation to extend the current Medicare physician pay rates by 12 months. The approval came just in time to avoid the scheduled 24 percent cut under Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (“SGR”) formula. Congress has not been able to...
|CJEU Rules Blocking Injunctions against ISPs are Acceptable and Do Not Need to Specify Particular Blocking Measures to be Implemented|
Ellen Hughes-Jones, Akash Sachdeva; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 2014The CJEU last week ruled on the subject of blocking injunctions addressed to internet service providers (“ISPs”), requiring them to prevent access to certain websites in the interest of preventing copyright infringement (or infringement of associated IP rights).
|Pace Picks Up on Congressional Consideration of Legislation Impacting Broadcast, Cable, and Satellite Industries|
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 2014On 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...
|International Insurance Relations (G) Committee Spring NAIC Meeting|
Zachary N. Lerner; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014The 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...
|Supreme Court Holds that Severance Payments Constitute Wages under FICA|
Lori A. Basilico, Karl P. Fryzel, Rebecca Melaas; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014On 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,...
|All Change Please? - New UK Competition Regime Comes Into Effect|
Becket McGrath, Trupti Reddy; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 1, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014After 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...
|SEC Holds Cybersecurity Roundtable|
Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014The 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...
|The Continued Fight Against Impunity in Guatemala|
Ajita Shah; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) recently received a €4m boost from the European Union (EU) when the EU and the United Nations in Guatemala signed a cooperation agreement worth €4m or 44 million Guatemalan Quetzales to support the work of the CICIG.
|Rector Report has NAIC Moving Forward on PBR|
Zachary N. Lerner; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
March 25, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014On 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,...
|March 2014 Pooling Results in Lower SBIC Debenture Rate|
Alan B. Roth, Tamer Tullgren; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
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%.