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|FERC ALJ Initial Decision Finds Manipulation in BP America, Inc., et al.|
Gregory K. Lawrence; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 19, 2015On May 15, 2014, FERC set a hearing to address whether BP violated FERC’s anti-manipulation rules and Section 4A of the NGA and to make certain factual findings regarding the application of the FERC’s Penalties Guidelines.1
|Tax Hedging Policies for Commodities Companies - How to Avoid an Expensive Foot Fault|
John Kaufmann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 19, 2015Unless they are in the business of placing bets on the price of oil or gold, commodities companies have to hedge price risk. Miners, drillers, pipeline operators, refiners - while commodity prices may affect their business, these taxpayers are in the business of providing a service, rather than...
|Tax Hedging Policies for Insurance Companies - How to Avoid an Expensive Foot Fault|
John Kaufmann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 19, 2015, previously published on August 19, 2015Insurance companies are in the business of assuming risk for a fee. Fire, casualty, medical expenses, catastrophic weather events, interest rate fluctuations, portfolio crashes - all of these may be insured. In order to insulate themselves from the risks that they assume, insurers buy protection at...
|California Locally Assessed Property Tax - 2015 Assessment Appeals|
Marvin A. Kirsner, Norman H. Lane, Bradley R. Marsh, Charles A. Simmons; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 19, 2015, previously published on August 18, 2015County Assessors across California believe that the property located in their counties is worth substantially more this year than it was last year. Each Assessor is required to prepare an annual assessment roll consisting of all taxable property in their county. In many counties, roll values...
|IRS Chief Counsel: CA Waiting Time Penalties Are Not Wages|
Koray J. Bulut, Bradley R. Marsh; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 18, 2015, previously published on August 17, 2015For years now, Section 203 of the California Labor Code has required employers to pay a penalty for willful failure to provide a departing employee with their final wages on their last day of employment (or within 72 hours for employee who suddenly quit). The amount of this penalty, often referred...
|A Recent FCC Order May Require Financial Institutions and Healthcare Providers to Put Robocalls to Wireless Phone Numbers on Hold|
Mitchell F. Brecher, Debra McGuire Mercer; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 14, 2015, previously published on August 13, 2015A recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Order issued July 10, 2015, (Robocall Order) clarifies several provisions in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) (47 U.S.C. § 227) and the FCC’s implementing regulations (47 C.F.R. § 64.1200). Those laws provide that an...
|Workers’ Compensation Legislation Advances in Illinois General Assembly|
Adam Braun, Fred E. Karlinsky; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 11, 2015, previously published on August 10, 2015As the Illinois General Assembly enters its third month of overtime session without a state budget for the fiscal year that started July 1, efforts to amend the workers’ compensation laws in Illinois remain at the forefront of the legislative agenda.
|Franchising in Cuba - The Next Frontier?|
Kara M. Bombach, Alan R. Greenfield, Jenine E. Hinkle; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015On Jan. 16, 2015, following an announcement made by President Obama on Dec. 17, 2014 of a plan to ease the U.S. trade embargo and restore diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (the Commerce Department) and the U.S....
|The Seventh Circuit Undercuts Prominent Defenses in Data Breach Lawsuits and Class Actions|
Francis A. Citera, Brett M. Doran; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 4, 2015With two recent decisions sure to please the plaintiff’s bar, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit landed a blow to defendants facing class action and data breach lawsuits. In the first decision, the Seventh Circuit ruled that data breach plaintiffs, who regularly bring suits as...
|FERC Assesses Penalties for Alleged No-Risk UTC Trading Against City Power and Its Founder|
Francesca Ciliberti-Ayres, Gregory K. Lawrence; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 5, 2015, previously published on July 30, 2015Earlier this month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an Order Assessing Civil Penalties against City Power Marketing, LLC (City Power) and its founder and sole owner, K. Stephen Tsingas (collectively, Respondents) for violating section 222 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) and...