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HTMLSenate Likely to Address Higher Education Bills Next Week
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on March 18, 2016
Next week, the Massachusetts Senate is likely to address legislation that will have an impact on higher education institutions in Massachusetts, their students and financial institutions extending loans to such students. These bills are among the first substantial pieces of legislation in the area...

 

HTMLYou Can Lead a Horse to Water, But You Can’t Call it an Airplane: Supreme Court Oral Arguments Suggest Puerto Rico’s Recovery Act May Recover
William W. Kannel, Leonard Weiser-Varon; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on March 24, 2016
A few thoughts on Tuesday’s oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the litigation over whether Puerto Rico’s Public Corporations Debt Enforcement and Recovery Act, an insolvency statute for certain of its government instrumentalities, is void, as the lower federal courts held,...

 

HTMLA Look Beyond the Madness ¿ Revisiting The Standing Of And Protections For Student-Athletes (Employment Matters)
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on March 24, 2016
This is the first installment of a series regarding legal issues affecting college athletics that Employment Matters will run during this year’s NCAA basketball tournament.

 

HTMLMore Money, More Problems? - The Rise of Compensation and Expectations for College Coaches (Employment Matters)
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on March 28, 2016
This is the second installment of a series regarding legal issues affecting college athletics that Employment Matters will run during this year’s NCAA basketball tournament.

 

HTMLMassachusetts Senate Passes 3 Higher Education Bills
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on March 30, 2016
As an update to our recent post, the Massachusetts Senate took action on several important pieces of legislation that relate to higher education institutions and their students. Below is a brief summary of the activity that occurred during the passage of these bills.

 

HTMLStatutory Liens vs. Consensual Liens: Why it Matters and When it may Not
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on March 18, 2016
While secured creditors are entitled to special rights in bankruptcy, those rights may differ depending on whether creditors have a statutory or consensual lien on their collateral. This is primarily because section 552(a) of the Bankruptcy Code provides, in part, that “property acquired by...

 

HTMLFTC Settles Monopolization Charges Stemming from Contract Exclusivity Terms Used by First-to-Market Medical Polymer Maker
Farrah Short, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016
The mere possession of monopoly power does not violate federal antitrust laws. The laws only address the anticompetitive acquisition, maintenance, or abuse of that power. The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) entered into a consent agreement this week, settling charges that a medical...

 

HTMLNational Retailer Settles FTC Native Advertising Complaint
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2016, previously published on March 26, 2016
The potential pitfalls of native advertising were on display this month at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The agency reported that national retailer Lord & Taylor settled with it on charges that the company improperly paid for native advertisements. Lord & Taylor allegedly did not...

 

HTMLIs it Debt or is it Not? Proposed Treasury Regulations Would Significantly Change Debt vs. Equity Analysis
Sohail Itani, Abraham A. Reshtick; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016
Earlier this month, the IRS and Treasury Department proposed new Treasury regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”) under Section 385 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Proposed Regulations would significantly modify the tax analysis concerning the treatment of certain related-party...

 

HTMLMark Your Calendars: BPA Prop 65 Warnings Required as of May 11, 2016; Styrene Also Added to the Prop 65 List
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016
Earlier this month, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) issued a Notice of Emergency Action to allow temporary use of a standard point-of-sale warning message for bisphenol A (“BPA”) exposures from canned and bottled foods and...

 


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