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|UPDATE:U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Invalidated by European Court of Justice|
Ian C. Ballon, Viola Bensinger, Luke Dixon, Françoise Gilbert, Radboud Ribbert; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 19, 2015, previously published on October 6, 2015On Oct. 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) released its final judgment on the closely-watched U.S.-EU Safe Harbor (Safe Harbor) case, ruling that national Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) in the European Union (EU) retain the right to investigate complaints relating to the Safe Harbor...
|NYC Board of Health Amends Health Code to Require High Sodium Warning|
Justin J. Prochnow, Nancy E. Taylor; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
October 1, 2015, previously published on September 2015On Sept. 9, 2015, the New York City Board of Health voted unanimously to amend the Health Code to require restaurants located in New York City that are part of a chain of 15 or more restaurants to display a warning for food items with high sodium contents. The effective date for compliance is Dec....
|Court Holds Late Re-Payments To Medicare Or Medicaid Trigger False Claims Act Penalties|
Francis J. Serbaroli; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 28, 2015Most health care providers are familiar with the False Claims Act (FCA) and its draconian penalties for improper Medicare and Medicaid claims. The FCA though actually is a two-edged sword and either edge potentially can be extremely costly. The first edge is well-known: file a claim that turns out...
|Singapore International Arbitration Centre Releases New Model Clause|
David Baron, George Qi, Adam Rooney, Thomas R. Snider; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 25, 2015, previously published on September 22, 2015The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), one of the leading Asian international arbitral institutions, recently released a revised model arbitration clause. The revisions harmonize the new model clause with SIAC’s former model clause for contracts involving parties from China in...
|OCIE Issues New Cybersecurity Risk Alert|
Richard M. Cutshall; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 24, 2015, previously published on September 21, 2015As evidenced by releases from various Divisions within the SEC, including the Division of Investment Management’s Guidance Update No. 2015-02 released in April of this year, issues of cybersecurity continue to be a focus of the SEC. The most recent example of this focus came earlier this week...
|U.S. Allows Additional Trade and Business with Cuba|
Kara M. Bombach, Yosbel A. Ibarra, Sandra K. Jorgensen; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 24, 2015, previously published on September 22, 2015On Sept. 21, 2015, the U.S. Government further amended the existing Cuba-related regulations to allow for certain additional types of travel and the establishment of physical business premises in Cuba. The amendments also remove certain restrictions on remittances, financial transactions, and...
|HHS New Litigation Group Focuses on Civil Monetary Penalties, Exclusions|
Michael J. Cherniga, Thad Houston, Carolyn McNiven; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 24, 2015, previously published on September 2015On June 30th, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the creation of a new group of up to 10 attorneys entirely focused on seeking Civil Monetary Penalties (CMPs) and the exclusion from Medicare and Medicaid of health care...
|IRS Proposes Rules for Tax on Gifts From Expatriates|
Lawrence H. Heller, Norman H. Lane; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 24, 2015, previously published on September 21, 2015On Sept.9, 2015, the IRS issued long-awaited guidance on the 2008 legislation relating to gifts to United States persons made by former U.S. citizens and long-term residents who expatriate on or after June 17, 2008, and are classified as “covered expatriates.” The guidance came in...
|Tax Treatment of Certain Outbound Transfers|
Pallav Raghuvanshi, Mary F. Voce; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 21, 2015, previously published on September 18, 2015The IRS has recently issued proposed regulations with respect to transfers of “foreign goodwill and going concern value” by U.S. persons to foreign corporations in a non-recognition transaction under Internal Revenue Code (Code) section 367. The IRS cited significant policy concerns...
|Order Grants Federal Contractors 7 Sick Days a Year|
Johnine P. Barnes, Jonathan M. Young; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 21, 2015, previously published on September 16, 2015On Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order (the “Order”) that requires federal contractors to grant at least seven days of annual paid sick leave to their employees. The Order gives an estimated 300,000 federal contractors new access to paid sick leave.