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HTMLThe High Cost of Whistleblowing
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
In a number of recent posts, we have highlighted the SEC’s whistleblower program, which offers awards of 10%-30% of the money collected where a whistleblower provides high-quality, original information that results in an SEC enforcement action with sanctions exceeding $1 million.

 

HTMLSupreme Court Seems Likely to Adopt Reasonable Basis Standard for Section 11 Claims Concerning Statements of Opinion in Registration Statements
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
If Monday’s oral argument in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund is a reliable indicator, it seems likely that the Court will adopt the “reasonable basis” standard advocated by the Solicitor General’s Office and the SEC for claims...

 

HTMLThree Observations From the SEC’s Settlements with Thirteen Municipal Dealers Over Below-Denomination Sales of Puerto Rico Bonds
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
On November 3, 2014, the SEC announced settlements with thirteen different registered municipal securities dealers in connection with sales of non-investment grade bonds issued by Puerto Rico in 2014.

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act-Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 7: IRS Puts the Kibosh on Health Plans that Fail to Cover Hospital or Physician Services
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 10th, 2014
In a previous post, we described an Affordable Care Act compliance strategy—referred to commercially as a “minimum value plan” or “MVP”—that involves an offer of group health plan coverage that, while similar in most respects to traditional major medical...

 

HTMLIRS Provides Increased Flexibility on Management Contracts for Tax-Exempt Bond-Financed Property
Maxwell D. Solet; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
On October 24, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2014-67 (the “Notice”), which provides important guidance and increased flexibility for issuers and conduit borrowers of tax-exempt bonds regarding contracting with private parties in a manner that avoids “private...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Seems Likely to Adopt Reasonable Basis Standard for Section 11 Claims Concerning Statements of Opinion in Registration Statements
A. W. "Chip" Phinney; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
If Monday’s oral argument in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund is a reliable indicator, it seems likely that the Court will adopt the “reasonable basis” standard advocated by the Solicitor General’s Office and the SEC for claims...

 

HTMLIt’s a Material IP World: Trademarks, Copyrights, Design Patents and Fabric Designs
Susan Neuberger Weller; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 5th, 2014
Fabric design is a creative art form that has existed for thousands of years. Although the methods for creating such designs have evolved, the purpose and function of such designs has not changed as significantly. Fabric designs are used for purely ornamental and decorative purposes, for purposes...

 

HTMLSEC Introduces "Control Person" Liability as Enforcement Action Weapon in Claim Against Municipal Officer for Misleading Bond Offering Document
Leonard Weiser-Varon; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently settled the first securities fraud charges brought against a municipal official alleging "control person" status under the federal securities laws. The SEC’s settlement with the former mayor of the city of Allen Park, Michigan...

 

HTMLElectronically Signing USPTO Papers: There’s a Rule for That
Christina Sperry; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 20, 2014
Ten years ago, on September 21, 2004, the USPTO implemented the portion of the 21st Century Strategic Plan permitting the use of electronic or mechanical signatures, called “S-signatures,” on papers filed at the USPTO. Now a largely routine practice, the rule at 37 C.F.R. 1.4 governing...

 

HTMLPresident Obama Announces Extended Visas for China/US Travel
Danielle Lifrieri; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
Arriving for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit on November 10, President Obama announced the conclusion of a reciprocal deal with China that will see both countries extend the length of the multiple-entry visitor visas available to citizens visiting the other country.

 


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