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HTMLSOLAS VGM Regulations for Containers Set to Go into Effect July 1
William C. Baldwin, R. Scott Jenkins; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 19, 2016, previously published on June 29, 2016
Effective July 1, 2016, a new amendment to Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations will require the declaration of the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of a packed container before the container can be loaded onto a vessel to which SOLAS applies. The incorrect declaration of cargo weight can lead to...

 

HTMLHigh Court Clarifies False Claims Act Ramifications for Government Contractors and Others
Stanley A. Millan, Chad V. Theriot; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 19, 2016, previously published on June 29, 2016
Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States, Ex. Rel. Julio Escobar, --- U.S. ---(June 16, 2016), handed down a significant interpretation of the False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §3729, et seq.) resolving conflicts among the federal circuit courts of appeal. This follow-up Alert emphasizes...

 

HTMLHigh Court Rules for Vets
Stanley A. Millan, Adam Stone; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 27, 2016
In Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States, --- v. ---, No. 14-916 (June 16, 2016), the Court unanimously ruled that under a 2006 statute (38 U.S.C. §8127(b)), the Department of Veterans Affairs ("VA") was obligated to restrict competition to only veteran-owned small business...

 

HTMLHigh Court Addresses Key False Claims Act Issues: Implied Certification Theory Upheld, but High Bar Set for Materiality Requirement
William W. Horton, Nadia M. de la Houssaye; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 21, 2016
In Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex. rel. Escobar (June 16, 2016), a unanimous Supreme Court handed down a significant interpretation of the False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §3729, et seq.), resolving conflicts among the federal circuit courts of appeal concerning the validity...

 

HTMLSEC Amends Form 10-K to Permit Inclusion of Summaries
Joan S. Guilfoyle; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 9, 2016
On June 1, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued an interim final rule amending Form 10-K (the annual report public companies must file with the SEC) to permit reporting companies, at their option, to include a summary of the information required by the Form 10-K in...

 

HTML5th Circuit Rules on Civil Penalties in Citizen Lawsuit Case
Stanley A. Millan; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 15, 2016
The Fifth Circuit in Environmental Texas Citizen Lobby, Incorporated; Sierra Club v. ExxonMobil Corporation, ---F.3rd--- (5th Cir. May 27, 2011), reversed and remanded a Clean Air Act citizen lawsuit (42 U.S.C. §7604) case on issues of ongoing or repeated air permit violations and assessment...

 

HTMLCurrent Expected Credit Losses Methodology
Craig N. Landrum; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 23, 2016
The Current Expected Credit Losses Methodology (CECL) for estimating allowances for credit losses, unlike poor Cecil the lion, lives. On June 16 after much contentious debate, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued ASU (No. 2016-13) Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326):...

 

HTMLHigh Court Opens Door Wider to Judicial Reviews of Many Corps Wetland Calls
Boyd A. Bryan, Stanley A. Millan; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on June 2, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court just announced in a long-awaited decision that an "approved" jurisdictional determination (JD) is a final agency action that is judicially reviewable. United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc., ---S.Ct. ---, No. 15-290 (May 31, 2016). This case means...

 

HTMLNew Minimum Salary Rule Holds Surprises for Employers - and They're Not All Bad
H. Mark Adams, Mary Margaret (Spell) LeBato; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on May 20, 2016
After more than two years of publicity and tremendous speculation surrounding what the new overtime regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") would look like after President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to "modernize and streamline" them, the final version of...

 

HTMLFASB Anticipates June Release for Credit Loss Standard; Community Banks Weigh In
Peter J. Rivas; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on May 26, 2016
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB or the Board) is set to release a final standard for loans and securities write-downs at the end of June. Before it releases its final amendments to U.S. GAAP, the Board will likely meet again to weigh the upcoming standard's costs and benefits.

 


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