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HTMLPlanned Parenthood Ruling Deepens Current Split in the Circuits Regarding the Level of Specificity Required in FCA Cases
Victoria H. Buter, Edward M. Fox, Thomas J. Kenny; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 16, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014
In the recent case of United States ex rel. Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, No. 13 1654, 2014 WL 4251603 (8th Cir. Aug. 29, 2014), the Eighth Circuit deepened the current split in the circuits regarding the level of specificity required in a False Claim Act (FCA) case, making it...

 

Adobe PDFConfidential Non-Disclosure Agreement (“CNDA”) Negotiation Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions
Mitch Woolery; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 20, 2014
CNDAs are becoming more heavily negotiated in mergers and acquisitions. Based on our recent deals, we have listed some considerations to assist in your CNDA negotiations. We have identified considerations as either “sell-side” or “buy-side,” and have included some example...

 

HTMLDefined Benefit Plan Sponsors Must Take Immediate Action
Alfred B. Fowler, Shira B. McKinlay, Juliana Reno, John E. Schembari, Michelle M. Ueding; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2014, previously published on August 15, 2014
Last Friday, the President signed the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (“HATFA”) into law. HATFA extends the interest rate smoothing provisions applicable to defined benefit pension plans that were originally found in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act...

 

HTMLNew EEOC Guidelines Protect Pregnant Employees
Brett M. Wendt, Nancy A. Wood; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014
On July 14, 2014, the EEOC issued new enforcement guidelines regarding the PDA and ADAAA.

 

HTMLIRS Provides Additional Information on 409A Audit Initiative; Other 409A Matters
Alfred B. Fowler, Peter C. Langdon, Juliana Reno, John E. Schembari, Michelle M. Ueding; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014
In May, the IRS announced that it had launched an audit initiative (the Initiative) to gauge compliance with the rules for nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Section 409A. Yesterday, we participated in a national conference with the IRS where IRS...

 

HTMLProtecting the Attorney-Client Privilege in an Internal Investigation
Nathan J. Allen; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 2, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014
On June 27, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia confirmed a company’s rights to conduct an internal investigation that is protected by the attorney-client privilege. This decision has attracted national attention.

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court Upholds Undocumented Immigrants’ Right to Relief Under State’s Labor and Employment Laws
Jordan J. Ford; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 1, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014
Last week, the California Supreme Court addressed whether undocumented immigrants may pursue state law claims of discrimination against their employers. In Salas v. Sierra Chemical, the court held that California Senate Bill 1818, which provides state law protections and remedies to all California...

 

HTMLWrit Alleges California Department of Public Health Failed to Comply With Mandatory Statutory Duties When It Set MCL for Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water
Tiffany Keith Ackley, Jad T. Davis; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently set an Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 10ppb (parts per billion) for hexavalent chromium in drinking water. This MCL is the most stringent in the nation, and is much lower than what the latest research shows is needed to protect public...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Sets the Stage for Future Challenges with Pair of Labor-Related Rulings
Ashley Welch Hudson, Scott Jackson, Alan L. Rupe; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
With its term coming to a close, the Supreme Court has issued a pair of important opinions that set the stage for change in the labor and employment arena. The two cases - National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, No. 12-1281, and Harris v. Quinn, No. 11-681 - have the potential to shake up...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Limits Reach of Contraceptive Mandate
Alfred B. Fowler, Peter C. Langdon, Juliana Reno, John E. Schembari, Michelle M. Ueding; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, closely-held for-profit corporations are not required to pay for contraceptives if doing so would violate the corporation’s sincerely held religious beliefs. Below, we discuss the major parts of the...

 


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