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|What Gets Posted Can Come Down: Where Florida’s Revenge Porn Ban Falls Short, Other Tools Exist|
John K. Londot, Michael H. Moody; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 14, 2015, previously published on September 11, 2015On Oct. 1, 2015, nonconsensual posting of nude photos of another - so called “revenge porn” - will become illegal in Florida. This summer, Florida became the 16th state to criminalize the practice when Governor Rick Scott conducted a ceremonial bill signing for the new law, which makes...
|‘Made in USA’ Claims California Removes its Elevated Standard|
Ed Chansky, Francis A. Citera, Erica Okerberg; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 14, 2015, previously published on September 11, 2015In January 2015, we reported that California’s law on advertising “Made in USA” claims, Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17533.7, had been interpreted as imposing a stricter standard than guidelines adopted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on the same issue. Specifically,...
|What Every Fund Manager Wants to Know about the ECI Rules (But is Afraid to Ask)|
Greenberg Traurig LLP;
September 9, 2015, previously published on September 2015Short of a tornado or a cataclysmic earthquake obliterating midtown Manhattan or Greenwich, CT, there is little that offshore fund managers fear more than the specter of their funds’ being treated as engaged in a United States trade or business. This fear is well-grounded; the incremental tax...
|New rules governing communications with certain Mexican government officials|
Nicolas Borda, Hugo López Coll, Hector D. Sanchez Fernandez; Greenberg Traurig, S.C.;
September 8, 2015, previously published on September 8, 2015This GT Alert provides information regarding the publication of the General Guidelines for government officials that participate in government contracts and issuance of licenses, permits, authorizations and concessions.
|Get Ready for Even Quicker ‘Quickie’ Elections - NLRB Abandons Requirement for Signed Authorization Cards|
Justin F. Keith, Todd D. Wozniak; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 4, 2015, previously published on September 3, 2015As we’ve previously reported, on April 14, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) implemented new union election rules (Election Rules), which made significant changes to the Board’s procedures for processing election petitions, holding hearings, and conducting...
|NLRB Expands Joint Employer Standard in Browning-Ferris Decision|
Jamie R. Adams, Charles S. Birenbaum; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015Recently, the National Labor Relations Board made sweeping changes to its “joint employer” standard, announcing a new test that will surely lead to more findings of joint employment relationships under the National Labor Relations Act. Under the new standard announced in Browning-Ferris...
|Uncertainty Continues for the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Reporting Regime After D.C. Circuit Confirms First Amendment Violation|
Barbara A. Jones; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015On August 18, 2015, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in a 2-1 decision upheld its April 2014 ruling in National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), et al., v. Securities and Exchange Commission, et al., that certain portions of the disclosure requirements...
|Eleventh Circuit: Enhanced TILA Disclosure and Remedies Not Applicable to UCC Article 9 Fixture Filers, As No Security Interest Created in Consumers’ Homes|
Murray B. Silverstein, Jonathan S. Tannen; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015The Eleventh Circuit recently ruled that fixture filings do not expose lenders to the enhanced disclosure requirements or remedies of the federal Truth in Lending Act (TILA), holding that a security interest in goods-even if the goods are deemed fixtures-does not extend to consumers’ homes.
|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...