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HTMLSEC Adopts Rules and Guidance on Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Activities
Luke B. Falgoust; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
On June 25, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") adopted the first of a series of rules and guidance on cross-border security-based swap activities for market participants. The rules and guidance explain when a cross-border transaction must be counted toward the...

 

HTMLIssuance of Guidance for Banks with HELOCs Nearing End-of-Draw Period
Craig N. Landrum; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014
In anticipation of some home equity lines of credit ("HELOC") borrowers having difficulty meeting higher payments resulting from principal amortization or interest rate reset or renewing existing loans due to changes in financial circumstances or property values, the federal financial...

 

HTMLCertain Quarterbarges No Longer Considered "Vessels" for Purposes of the Jones Act
Stephen H. Clement; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
It's been nearly a year and a half since the Supreme Court redefined the term "vessel" in Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach and the practical effects of that decision are beginning to appear in recent case law. In Lozman, the Court held that in order to determine whether an "artificial...

 

HTMLEmployer May Be Shielded from Claims for Attorney's Fees Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act ("LHWCA") Upon Payment of Any Amount of Compensation to Claimant
Matthew S. Lejeune; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
The LHWCA is a no-fault compensation scheme under which an employer is required to pay medical and disability benefits to an employee for work-related injuries and illnesses without considering the fault of either party. In exchange for these guaranteed benefits, the employer is immune from tort...

 

HTMLPermanent Municipal Advisor Registration Rules Effective July 1, 2014
J. Andrew Gipson; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
Following a five-month temporary stay, the Securities and Exchange Commission's permanent municipal advisor registration rules will take effect July 1, 2014. A number of banks (or separately identifiable departments or divisions) providing municipal advice may be required to register as municipal...

 

Adobe PDFFederal Contractor Minimum Wage Hike Imminent
Jennifer L. Anderson, Mary Margaret S. LeBato; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 2014
Last week, the Secretary of Labor announced a new proposed rule raising the minimum wage for workers on federal service and construction contracts to $10.10 an hour . This implements Executiv e Order 13658 ("EO") that was announced in February and is another move in Presid ent Obama's...

 

Adobe PDFNew Legislation Expands Jurisdiction of Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals
Jesse R. Adams, Andre B. Burvant, Matthew A. Mantle, Justin B. Stone; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 2014
On June 12, 2014, Governor Jindal signed into law HB 863 , which expands the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals (the "BTA") and changes a number of state and loca l tax procedures; most importantly, those regarding appeals of assessments and refund claim denials. The...

 

HTMLFederal Banking Regulators Issue Confirmatory Guidance on Tax Refund Ownership
Peter J. Rivas; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014
On June 13, 2014, federal banking regulators issued final supplemental guidance on income tax allocation agreements involving holding companies and insured depository institutions. Regulators sought to eliminate confusion among holding companies, depository institutions and their affiliates...

 

HTMLPentagon Expected to Expand Applicability of the Military Lending Act
George A. LeMaistre; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014
Pentagon officials are preparing revised regulations to expand the consumer protections provided to military personnel and their dependents under the Military Lending Act ("MLA").

 

HTMLRegulatory Round-Up on Cybersecurity
Katharine F. Musso; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014
Financial regulators continue to sound the alarm about cybersecurity. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council ("FFIEC") conducted a cybersecurity webinar on May 7, 2014, targeted at senior management of community banks. The FFIEC noted that attacks on smaller institutions...

 


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