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HTMLSupreme Court Upholds Implied Certification Theory
Felicia V. Manno, Mark L. Mattioli; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2016, previously published on June 20, 2016
On June 16 the Supreme Court of the United States issued a unanimous decision upholding a variation of the “implied certification” theory often used by Relators, especially in healthcare cases, as the basis for a False Claims Act (FCA) claim. Under an implied certification theory, the...

 

HTMLRecent Florida Supreme Court Decisions on Workers’ Compensation Could Lead to Higher Premiums
Hayden R. Dempsey, Leslie Y. Dughi, Richard J. Fidei, Fred E. Karlinsky, G. Celeste Lawrence; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2016, previously published on June 15, 2016
In two long-awaited decisions, the Florida Supreme Court declared several provisions of the state’s workers’ compensation statutes unconstitutional, weakening legislative reforms approved in 1994 and 2003 intended to curb the system’s growing costs and higher premiums for...

 

HTMLFinCEN Proposes New Rule to End North Korea’s Access to U.S. Financial System
Kara M. Bombach, Elana Broitman, Carl A. Fornaris; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2016, previously published on June 20, 2016
In the wake of North Korea’s nuclear tests that violated United Nations (UN) sanctions, on June 1, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released a Notice of Finding that concludes that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or...

 

HTMLWebsite Terms of Use Spawn Wave of Lawsuits Against Online Retailers Under New Jersey’s Truth-in-Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act
David Jay, Jason Kislin, Paige Nestel; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2016, previously published on June 21, 2016
Although New Jersey’s Truth-in-Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) was enacted over 30 years ago, there has been a dramatic spike in the statute’s popularity amongst plaintiff’s attorneys in recent months - leading to dozens of lawsuits, class actions, and threats...

 

HTMLSEC Adjusts Thresholds for ‘Qualified Client’ Status - Effective Aug. 15, 2016
Richard M. Cutshall; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2016, previously published on June 17, 2016
As it signaled its intent in May (notice available here), on June 14, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) issued an Order adjusting the net worth threshold for qualification as a “qualified client” under Rule 205-3 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as...

 

HTMLA Decent Proposal to Reform the Tax Treatment of Derivatives?
John Kaufmann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2016, previously published on June 10, 2016
At the American Bar Association midyear meeting in January of this year, two panelists who spoke about the straddle rules contained in Internal Revenue Code (Code) section 1092 were asked what they expected would happen to the straddle rules over the subsequent 10 years. One panelist said that she...

 

HTMLEU Network and Information Security Directive Expected to Enter into Force August 2016: Will Your EU Operations be Affected?
Ian C. Ballon, Viola Bensinger, Luke Dixon, Françoise Gilbert, Lori S. Nugent; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2016, previously published on June 20, 2016
The European Parliament is expected to adopt the Network and Information Security Directive (the NIS Directive) during its plenary session in early July, following which the NIS Directive should enter into force August 2016. Each EU Member State (Member State) will then have 21 months to implement...

 

HTMLFirst fines imposed in Germany on companies for still relying on Safe Harbor
Viola Bensinger, Carsten Kociok; Greenberg Traurig Germany, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2016, previously published on June 14, 2016
On June 6, 2016, the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection imposed fines on three internationally operating companies for still relying on Safe Harbor as the basis for their data transfers to the U.S.

 

HTMLThe 11th Circuit Finds the SEC’s Claim for Disgorgement Time-Barred, Thereby Creating a Circuit Split
David A. Coulson, Robert A. Horowitz, Jared R. Kessler; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2016, previously published on June 10, 2016
Creating a split with the United States Courts of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals recently determined that the five-year limitations period applicable to SEC enforcement actions bars not only civil monetary penalties, but also declaratory relief and disgorgement. See...

 

HTMLNew Rules Concerning the Correction of Errors in Assessment of Real Property Taxes Will Go Into Effect in NYC
Glenn Newman; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2016, previously published on June 14, 2016
On June 16, 2016, new Rules issued by the New York City Department of Finance (the Department) regarding the correction of errors concerning the assessment of real property taxes go into effect. Title 19 of the Rules of the City of New York was amended to add a new Chapter 53 authorizing the...

 


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