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|U.S. Court of Appeals Decision Sets Parameters on Attorney-Client Privilege in Relation to Government Contracting|
John D. Altenburg, Philip H. Cohen; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated a District Court decision that placed at risk sensitive, attorney-client privileged communications related to internal investigations concerning the work of government contractors. On June 27th, in In re Kellogg Brown...
|New EU Ecolabel Criteria for Bed Mattresses|
Hans Urlus; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014On June 23, 2014, the European Commission adopted a decision establishing new ecological criteria for awarding the EU Ecolabel certification for bed mattresses (Decision).
|Supreme Court Modifies Class Certification Procedure in Securities Fraud Class Actions|
Pamela G. Smith; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014On June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its second decision in the long-running securities fraud class action against Halliburton (Halliburton II). In the parties’ second appearance before the Court, Halliburton sought the reversal of the “fraud on the market” rebuttable...
|New Jersey Redefines Permissible Types of Pay-to-Play Skill Contests|
Ed Chansky, Erica Okerberg; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014New Jersey recently amended its law on skill contests. The new law defines the types of skill contests where a payment can be required to enter. This change could affect operators of video game tournaments, fantasy sports leagues, or other competitions historically viewed as skill-based (and...
|The CFPB Adds Mobile Financial Services to its Contact List; Providers of Such Services Should Be Prepared to Answer the Call|
Brett M. Kitt; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014In an attempt to understand and position itself to respond to technological innovations that are occurring in the consumer financial services market, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued a public request for information regarding the use by consumers of mobile electronic...
|The 2014 Voluntary Disclosure Program: Important Changes for the Still Non-Compliant Taxpayer with Foreign Accounts|
Seth J. Entin, G. Michelle Ferreira, Courtney A. Hopley; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014On June 18, 2014, the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), John Koskinen, announced significant changes to the IRS’s offshore voluntary disclosure program (referred to as the “2014 OVDP”). The changes to the program are described in this Alert. The changes are...
|The Supreme Court Declares a Recess for Recess Appointments|
Justin F. Keith, Laura Metcoff Klaus, Mark E. Solomons; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the closely-watched NLRB v. Noel Canning case, challenging President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. In a unanimous opinion, the Supreme Court held that the President’s appointments to the NLRB were...
|CFPB Enters Consent Order with National Bank Regarding Alleged Mortgage Servicing Misconduct|
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014On June 17th, the CFPB, along with Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and attorneys general in 49 states and the District of Columbia, filed a proposed consent order in federal court that would resolve allegations of mortgage servicing misconduct at a...
|Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Ballot Question on Gaming Repeal to Proceed|
H. Hamilton Hackney, Laura McAllister Cox, Christopher H. Milton, Martha A. Sabol, Jamey L. Tesler; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014In a widely anticipated ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (SJC), the State’s highest court, issued a unanimous decision on June 24, 2014 requiring the Attorney General to certify for the November ballot a petition seeking to prohibit casino and slots gambling and abolish...
|Alabama is No Sweet Home for Vacating Arbitration Awards|
Terry R. Weiss; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014Applying federal law, the Alabama Supreme Court has joined in the chorus of other courts that have stressed the high burden imposed on parties who seek to vacate arbitration awards, especially when those attempts appear to be a re-litigation of the merits or include bases that are outside of the...