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|Corporate & Regulatory Compliance: Are You Asking the Right Questions?|
Michael L. Aguirre, John Kaufmann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 2, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016Due to regulatory changes made in response to the financial crisis of 2008, market participants entering into over-the-counter derivative transactions and their associated agreements face a vastly different landscape than several years ago. Competing (and sometimes inconsistent) legal regimes...
|U.S. Supreme Court Holds that Unaccepted Offer to Settle Per Rule 68 Does Not Moot a Case|
James N. Boudreau, Christiana L. Signs; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 2, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016In a 6-3 opinion, the United States Supreme Court held yesterday that a defendant’s unaccepted Rule 68 offer of judgment for complete relief does not moot a case. See Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 577 U.S. --- (2016). Justice Bader Ginsburg, writing for the 6-3 majority, explained that...
|Iran Deal is Implemented: U.S. and EU Remove Nuclear-Related Sanctions on Iran|
Kara M. Bombach, Cyril T. Brennan, Sandra K. Jorgensen, Erik de Bie; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 2, 2016, previously published on January 18, 2016Jan. 16, 2016 marked “Implementation Day” of the Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the U.S. initiated the removal of its nuclear-related sanctions against Iran and the EU removed the majority of its existing Iran-related sanctions. The final precondition to...
|New HIPAA Guidance: What Covered Entities Need to Know About Individuals’ Right Under HIPAA to Access their Health Information|
Jeffrey S. Alberg, Eleanor (Miki) A. Kolton; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 20, 2016, previously published on January 14, 2016On Jan. 7, 2016, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released guidance clarifying individuals’ right to access their protected health information (PHI) maintained by or for their health care providers and health plans (covered entities) under...
|New Tax Legislation Enhances Investments in U.S. Real Estate and REITs|
Carl J. Riley, Alejandro Ruiz, Robert D. Simon, Jennifer H. Weiss; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 20, 2016, previously published on January 16, 2016Congress recently passed, and President Obama signed into law, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the Act), in connection with funding the federal government and extending the availability of a number of expiring tax provisions. Among the many tax law provisions included within...
|Excise Tax Refund Opportunity for Foreign Reinsurers for Retrocession Policies|
Richard J. Fidei, Fred E. Karlinsky, Marvin A. Kirsner; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 19, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016The IRS has decided to back off its position that the 1 percent excise tax is due on a policy of reinsurance where a foreign reinsurer reinsures a policy of reinsurance issued by another foreign reinsurer (referred to in the industry as a retrocession policy). Foreign reinsurers who have previously...
|Immigrant Investor Program (EB-5 Regional Center Program) Extended in Congressional Omnibus Appropriations|
Kate Kalmykov, Robert Y. Maples, Laura Foote Reiff, Matthew Virkstis; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 15, 2016, previously published on January 5, 2016Prior to adjournment, the U.S. Congress passed an Omnibus $1.1 trillion year-end spending bill which was signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 18, 2015. (P.L. 114-113).
|Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Guidance on Section 1332 Waivers for State Innovation, Comments Due|
Nancy E. Taylor; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 14, 2016, previously published on January 7, 2016Section 1332 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of the Treasury with the discretion to approve a state’s proposal to waive specific provisions of the ACA (State Innovation Waiver), provided the proposal...
|PHHPC Considers Revoking Operating Certificate of Ambulatory Surgery Center Over Low Medicaid and Charity Care Cases|
Francis J. Serbaroli; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 12, 2016, previously published on January 4, 2016A sometimes heated discussion at a recent meeting of New York’s Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) should be of interest to all ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) that are operating under a so-called “limited life” operating certificate and not providing enough care...
|While You Were Sleeping...New Highway Act Improves the Capital Raising On-Ramp|
Federico (Fed) Salinas, Jason T. Simon; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 11, 2016, previously published on December 30, 2015On Dec. 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, referred to as the “Fast Act,” a highway and transit project funding bill. Tucked into the last 45 pages of this 1,300 plus page bill are several significant modifications to the...