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|San Francisco Gross Receipts Tax|
G. Michelle Ferreira, Marvin A. Kirsner, Bradley R. Marsh, Alejandro Ruiz; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 17, 2014, previously published on January 17, 2014In November 2012, San Francisco voters passed Proposition E, The Gross Receipts Tax and Business Registration Fees Ordinance (the Gross Receipts Tax). The changes went into effect on January 1, 2014, and it is important to be aware of the new tax and how it will affect your business. The measure is...
|U.S. District Court in Atlanta Rules against the SEC in an Insider Trading Case, Describing the SEC's Evidence as 'Overreaching' and 'Self-Serving'|
Kathryn S. Gostinger, Terry R. Weiss; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 17, 2014, previously published on January 16, 2014The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lost an insider trading case last week in federal court in the Northern District of Georgia. SEC v. Ladislav “Larry” Schvacho, 1:12-cv-02557-WSD (N.D. Ga. 2013). The SEC alleged that Defendant, a retired engineer from Cisco, Larry...
|Prepare Now for Foreign Talent Acquisition: H-1B Cap Demand Projected to Reach Five-Year High|
Ian R. Macdonald; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2014, previously published on January 14, 2014U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will start accepting new H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2015 on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. As such, employers must start identifying current and future employees who will need to be sponsored for new H-1B petitions as soon as possible, as it is likely...
|California's OEHHA Adds New Chemical to Proposition 65 List, Setting up Product Manufacturers/Distributors as Targets to Eager Plaintiffs' Bar|
Monica Baumann, David P. Callet, James Mattesich; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2014, previously published on January 14, 2014The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that it will add diisononyl phthalate (DINP) to the list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (widely known as Proposition 65). DINP...
|California's Fiscal Outlook 2014-2015 — A Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity or Headache?|
Thomas L. Sheehy; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 15, 2014, previously published on January 13, 2014Just three years after taking office and inheriting a $26.6 billion budget deficit, Governor Brown now has a projected general fund SURPLUS of more than $5 billion. It may be more, depending on how you count it, and the amount of cash received between now and May, when the economic forecast and...
|Significant Financial Reform Passed by the Mexican Congress|
Juan Manuel González Bernal, Hugo López Coll, Luis Octavio Núñez, Arturo Pérez-Estrada; Greenberg Traurig, S.C.;
January 14, 2014, previously published on January 10, 2014This GT Alert describes some of the most relevant aspects of the financial reform published in the Mexican Federal Official Gazette on January 10, 2014 (the “2014 Financial Reform”).
|EPA Formally Recognizes ASTM E1527-13 as Compliant with CERCLA's All Appropriate Inquiry Rule|
Kyle R. Johnson, Stephen C. Jones, Paul R. McIntyre; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 10, 2014, previously published on January 8, 2014On December 30, 2013, the U.S. EPA formally recognized a new standard (ASTM Standard E1527-13) to demonstrate compliance with the All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) Rule when conducting Phase I environmental site assessments. The new Standard is the first significant revision to the ASTM Phase I...
|FTC Announces Several New Initiatives to Target Deceptive Advertising Claims for 'Fad' Weight-Loss Product|
Justin J. Prochnow; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 10, 2014, previously published on January 8, 2014On Tuesday, January 7, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a press conference to announce “Operation Failed Resolution,” a new initiative as part of the FTC’s ongoing effort to combat misleading claims for products promoting easy weight loss and slimmer bodies. The FTC...
|'Natural' Target of False Advertising Class Action Escapes Liability|
Ed Chansky; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 8, 2014, previously published on January 7, 2014A recent decision in the Central District of California marks a victory for a company using the term “natural” to advertise its shampoo and lotion products. Balser v. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., CV 13-05604-R, December 18, 2013 (dismissing complaint with prejudice).
|California Court of Appeal Rules that State Law Claims for Alleged Misuse of the Term 'Organic' on Food Products Are Preempted by Federal Law|
Angela Diesch, Mark D. Kemple; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 7, 2014, previously published on December 31, 2013In a case of first impression, and with enormous national implications for the food industry, on December 23, 2013, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, ruled that state law consumer actions challenging certified organic growers’ labeling of food products as...