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Adobe PDFProposed IRS Regulations May Trigger Tax on Phantom Gains for Many UPREIT Partners
Richard M. Petkun; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2014, previously published on March 2014
On January 30th, the IRS issued proposed regulations on bottom-dollar guarantees, igniting a firestorm of negative reaction from real estate investors. If these rules are adopted, many UPREIT partners will incur substantial tax on the paper gain associated with a negative capital account balance....

 

HTMLCFPB Turns Focus on Credit Reporting Industry
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2014, previously published on March 3, 2014
On February 27th, Director Richard Cordray spoke at the CFPB’s Consumer Advisory Board meeting in Washington, D.C. The Consumer Advisory Board, which is composed of experts in consumer protection, financial services, community development, fair lending, civil rights, and consumer financial...

 

HTMLSecond Circuit Reinforces Tough Predatory Pricing Pleading Standards—Can Anyone Properly Plead a Predatory Pricing Claim?
Gregory J. Casas; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014
The Supreme Court made it clear in its well-known Twombly decision in 2007 that “liberal pleading requirements of the Federal Rules do not negate the need to plead sufficient facts so that each element of an alleged antitrust violation can be identified.” “Factual allegations...

 

HTMLThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Recent Developments: February 17, 2014 - February 21, 2014
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014
Speaking at a Mortgage Bankers Association meeting on February 19th, CFPB Deputy Director Steven Antonakes made frank comments regarding the CFPB’s view of the current state of compliance by the mortgage servicing industry with the CFPB’s new servicing rules. Antonakes said that he...

 

HTMLThe First Vertical Monopoly Decision In China
Dawn (Dan) Zhang, Irene Zou; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014
On August 1, 2013, five years after the promulgation of the Anti-Monopoly Law of China in 2008, the Shanghai Higher People’s Court decided the country’s first vertical monopoly case. In China, vertical monopoly refers to a company’s control over different levels of the supply...

 

HTMLThe NLRB's New 'Quickie Election' Rules Imperil Employers' Ability to Maintain a Union-Free Workplace
Howard L. Mocerf; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014
On February 6th, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published new, proposed rules for conducting proceedings on petitions leading up to NLRB elections for employees to decide whether they want to be represented by a union. Most observers of the NLRB and those who regularly practice before...

 

HTMLPhiladelphia Law Creates New Employee Rights, Employer Obligations Concerning Pregnancy and Related Medical Conditions
Kelly Dobbs Bunting, Mariana Gaxiola, Christiana Lynn Schmitz; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2014, previously published on February 20, 2014
On January 20, 2014, the Philadelphia Mayor enacted an amendment to the City Code that requires the city employers “to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee for needs related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.” The provisions of the new City amendment...

 

HTMLStudent Loan Ombudsman Reports on Survey of Student Loan Servicers
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014
On February 3, 2014, the CFPB’s Student Loan Ombudsman, Rohit Chopra, wrote a letter summarizing the responses he received to a November 2013 request he issued to private student loan servicers in which he asked them to voluntarily describe their payment processing policies. The November...

 

HTMLState of Play-Is 2014 the Year of Internet Gaming?
Greenberg Traurig LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 10, 2014
Confounding the expectation of most observers, after the December 23, 2011 reversal by the Department of Justice (the DOJ) of its long-standing interpretation of the Federal Wire Act’s (18 U.S.C. § 1084) application to non-sports betting on the Internet, Internet gaming did not...

 

HTMLCFPB Takes First Step in HMDA Rulemaking
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014
On February 7th, the CFPB took a preliminary step toward initiating a rulemaking, authorized by the Dodd-Frank Act and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), which will increase the amount of data that financial regulators collect about the residential mortgage market. Specifically, the CFPB is...

 


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