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|General Overview of Mexico's New Federal Competition Law|
Bertha Alicia Ordaz-Avilés; Greenberg Traurig, S.C.;
May 9, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014This GT Alert provides a general overview of a bill passed by the Mexican House of Deputies, with the previous approval of the Senate, to issue a new Federal Competition Law (the Federal Competition Law) as well as to amend and add certain articles to the Federal Criminal Code on competition...
|SEC Remains Divided Over Conflict Minerals Rules; CorpFin Issues Guidance on Compliance|
Barbara A. Jones; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 8, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014On April 29, 2014 Keith F. Higgins, the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance (CorpFin) at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), issued a policy statement making it clear that, barring further action by the courts or the SEC itself, CorpFin would not suspend compliance with the...
|Comprehensive Tax Reform Proposal Puts Carried Interest Back on the Table|
Noam Lipshitz, John F. Prusiecki, Alejandro Ruiz; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 8, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014On February 26, 2014, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) introduced a discussion draft of the Tax Reform Act of 2014 (the Act) as an attempt to move forward with the most comprehensive revision of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) since 1986. Many commentators are highly...
|New York State OMIG Releases 2014-2015 Work Plan|
Michael A. Berlin, Carla E. Hogan, Francis J. Serbaroli; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 8, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014The New York State Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) recently released its State Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Work Plan (Work Plan) covering April 1, 2014, through March 31, 2015. It provides a roadmap for OMIG’s eighth year of operations, incorporates federal and state changes to the...
|Supreme Court Sets Standards for Attorneys Fees Under The Patent Act|
Scott J. Bornstein, Justin A. MacLean; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 6, 2014, previously published on May 2, 2014On April 29, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decisions in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. and Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management Systems, Inc. regarding the governing standards for awarding attorney’s fees under the Patent Act. Petitioners in the Octane...
|The Office of Inspector General Issues Multiple Guidance on Incentives|
Carla E. Hogan, Eric A. Scalzo; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 30, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014The Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has offered additional opinions regarding arrangements that use incentives, nixing one and blessing the second.
|Governor of Massachusetts Proposes the Elimination of Non-Competition Agreements in Massachusetts|
Justin F. Keith, Michael E. Pastore, Jamey L. Tesler, David G. Thomas; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 17, 2014On April 10, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick unveiled legislation to prohibit Massachusetts companies from requiring employees to sign non-competition agreements as a condition of their employment. This proposal is part of a greater economic development bill entitled An Act to Promote Growth and...
|Social Media Photo Contest Draws FTC Attention: Endorsement/Testimonial Guidelines Apply|
Ed Chansky; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 16, 2014The FTC recently conducted an investigation of shoe manufacturer Cole Haan's "Wandering Sole" photo contest. The investigation focused on compliance with FTC guidelines requiring disclosure of material connections between an advertiser and consumers who offer testimonials or endorsements...
|CFPB Issues Annual Complaint Report|
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014On March 31st, the CFPB issued its Consumer Response Annual Report. According to the Report, which reviews the complaints received by the CFPB during the 2013 calendar year, the CFPB received 163,700 complaints—an 80 percent increase over 2012. The Report summarizes the complaints by category...
|Federal Appeals Court Holds SEC Conflict Minerals Rules Violate Free Speech|
Barbara A. Jones, Ira N. Rosner, Elliot H. Scherker; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014On April 14, 2014, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in an opinion authored by Senior Circuit Judge Randolph, held in National Association of Manufacturers, et al. v. Securities and Exchange Commission, et al. (Case No. 13-5252), that portions of the...