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HTMLFinal Treasury Regulations Explain Listed
Jeremiah Coder, Barbara T. Kaplan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 2, 2015
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations effective March 31, 2015 that clarify what steps must be taken to ensure that a taxpayer’s assessment period closes for tax years in which a listed transaction occurred.

 

HTMLCourt Holds that ‘Supremacy Clause’ Does Not Create a Private Right of Action to Enforce the Provisions of Medicaid
Robert P. Charrow; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015
On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, Inc., No. 14-15 (U.S. March 31, 2015), the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that private parties do not have the right under the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause to sue states over low Medicaid reimbursement rates. Plaintiffs...

 

HTMLRecent DOJ and Regulatory Actions Against Smaller Institutions Suggest That Community Banks Should Continue to Carefully Consider BSA/AML Risks
Jared E. Dwyer, Carl A. Fornaris; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015
On March 31, 2015, the National Credit Union Administration liquidated North Dade Community Development Federal Credit Union of Miami Gardens, Florida. In its press release, the NCUA reported that North Dade was liquidated because the “credit union had violated various provisions of its...

 

HTMLCuba to Be Removed from U.S. State Sponsors of Terrorism List
Kara M. Bombach, Cyril T. Brennan, Sandra K. Jorgensen, Renee A. Latour; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015
On April 14, 2015, President Obama announced the removal of Cuba from the State Department’s list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT) and formally submitted the statutorily required delisting notification to Congress. Cuba has been designated an SSOT since March 1, 1982. Removing Cuba from...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Decision Impacts Strategic Decision Making for Trademark Enforcement
Daniel I. Schloss; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held that, in some cases, decisions made by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office can preclude courts from addressing the same issue decided by the TTAB. The case is B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries,...

 

HTMLThe NLRB’s New ‘Quickie’ Election Rules Take Effect Despite Pending Court Challenges
Justin F. Keith, Terence P. McCourt, Howard L. Mocerf; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015
On April 14, 2015 the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new union election rules (Election Rules) went into effect. As discussed in a prior GT Alert, the NLRB adopted the new rules by a 3-2 vote with the two Republican NLRB members dissenting. As outlined below, the Election Rules make...

 

HTMLCFPB Outlines Payday Loan Rule
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015
The CFPB held a field hearing on payday lending March 26 in Richmond, Va., where it announced the details of the payday loan rule that it is considering proposing. Although the outline of the rule provided by the CFPB is not a formal notice of proposed rulemaking, it is referred to in this Alert as...

 

HTMLCFPB Enforcement Action Against Collection Agency and Its Service Providers
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015
On April 8, the CFPB announced that it had sued a debt collection agency, its individual owners, and its service providers in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Consumer Financial...

 

HTMLExpansion of New York State’s Lobbying Law Enacted
Mark F. Glaser, Joshua L. Oppenheimer; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015
New York State’s 2015-2016 enacted budget includes a variety of changes to the State’s ethics laws, mainly pertaining to disclosure obligations for public officials who maintain outside employment and penalties for failing to comply, as well as pension forfeiture for officials convicted...

 

HTMLSEC Reminds the Fund Industry that Gifts May Violate the 1940 Act, Not Just the Code of Ethics
Richard M. Cutshall, Arthur Don; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015
Late last month, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management released Guidance Update No. 2015-01 (February 2015), reminding the investment management community of the potential conflicts of interest that arise when the personnel of an investment adviser to a registered...

 


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