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HTMLThe FTC’s Continuing Focus on Trade Associations
John J. Elliott; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015
Trade Associations, by their nature, are inviting targets for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and private antitrust plaintiffs alike. Just since August 2014, six associations have entered settlement agreements with the FTC. Those agreements, and in particular, the two entered into Dec. 23, 2014...

 

HTMLCourt Voids Labor Department’s Overtime Requirement and Narrowing of the 'Companionship' Exemption
Jerrold F. Goldberg; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015
In two forcefully-worded opinions by Judge Richard J. Leon, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Dec. 22, 2014, and Jan. 14, 2015, struck down a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that would have required third party employers of employees engaged in companionship services...

 

HTMLCFPB Issues Report on Reverse Mortgages
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015
On Feb. 9, the CFPB issued a report on consumer complaints regarding reverse mortgages. A reverse mortgage, which is only available to people above a certain age, is a particular type of home mortgage loan that permits older homeowners to access the equity in their homes. Repayment of the loan is...

 

HTMLNew Dutch Arbitration Act
Hans Urlus; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015
On Jan 1, 2015, the revised Dutch Arbitration Act (Act) entered into force, replacing the 1986 version of the Act. The new Act is intended to make the Netherlands’ commercial arbitration procedures more attractive to international parties, as well as improve the national arbitration system by...

 

HTMLFitting Cloned Horses Through the Eye of American Needle - Fifth Circuit Raises Doubts About Organizations Capable of Conspiring With Their Members
Gregory J. Casas, Alan W. Hersh; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015
In American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League,1 the Supreme Court addressed whether a sports organization is capable of conspiring with its members to restrain trade within the meaning of Section 1 of the Sherman Act. The case involved a clothing manufacturer who sued the National Football...

 

HTMLAntitrust Damages in Civil Actions: Will the New Directive Open the Floodgates?
Teresa Charatjan, Hans Urlus; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015
On Dec. 26, 2014, the Directive 2014/104/EU on certain rules governing actions for damages under national law for infringements of the competition law provisions of the Member States and of the European Union entered into force (Directive). The Directive’s principal purpose is to harmonize...

 

HTMLEnforcement of European Competition Law by the NCAs and More Particularly by the ACM
Teresa Charatjan, Hans Urlus; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015
National competition authorities (NCAs) are responsible for the national enforcement of (both national and European) competition law. Regulation 1/2003 empowered NCAs (and also national courts) to apply all aspects of European competition law, reducing some of the European Commission’s burden...

 

HTMLNinth Circuit Rules That Major League Baseball Remains Exempt from Antitrust Laws
Irving Scher; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court has said that the doctrine of stare decisis reflects a “policy judgment that in most matters it is more important” that a “rule of law be settled than that it be settled right,” and that the static nature of settled law usually is strongest when the...

 

HTMLIRS Makes Blanket Disallowance of Employment Tax Refund Claims Involving Severance Payments
Jeremiah Coder, Barbara T. Kaplan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015
On the heels of a government-favorable ruling last year by the U.S. Supreme Court, the IRS announced on February 10, 2015 that it intends to disallow completely all pending refund claims submitted by taxpayers involving employment taxes arising in connection with employee severance payments. This...

 

HTMLNew York Amends its UCC, but Problems Remain
G. Ray Warner; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 20, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015
After years of failing to revise its Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), New York finally adopted modern versions of UCC Articles 1, 7 and 9 in a bill signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in late December 2014. See 2014 Sess. Law News of N.Y. Ch. 505 (A. 9933) (McKinney’s). The new Article 9 amendments...

 


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