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HTMLThe SemCrude Bankruptcy: Commodity Traders Prevail Against Related Fraud and U.C.C. Claims
Cheryl I. Aaron, Travis Cole McCullough, Mark D. Sherrill; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2015, previously published on August 24, 2015
In 2008, SemCrude, L.P. and related entities (collectively, SemCrude or the Debtors) filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. In connection with the SemCrude bankruptcy, a dispute arose between dozens of oil producers (the Producers) that sold oil to...

 

HTMLA Band-Aid Remedy?: New TCPA Rules for the Healthcare Industry
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, Rocco E. Testani, Lewis S. Wiener; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2015, previously published on August 12, 2015
Companies in the healthcare industry, along with virtually every consumer-facing business, are adjusting to the impacts of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) July 10, 2015 Order resolving more than 20 petitions seeking clarification of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)....

 

HTMLFERC Five-Year Review of Oil Pipeline Rate Indexation
Jacob Dweck, Paul F. Forshay, Meghan R. Gruebner; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2015, previously published on August 4, 2015
On June 30, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) that proposed an adjustment to the annual indexation formula for oil pipeline rates. The NOI sought comments on a proposed indexation range between the producer price index for finished goods (PPI-FG) +...

 

HTMLRoom for Sale: Rent-to-Own Is a Retail Trade Under the Texas Franchise Tax
Madison J. Barnett, Olga Jane Goldberg; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 3, 2015, previously published on July 31, 2015
The Texas Court of Appeals ruled that Rent-A-Center is primarily engaged in retail trade and thus qualifies for the lower 0.5% franchise tax rate available to retailers and wholesalers. The Comptroller argued that the rent-to-own business is a rental service rather than the sale of merchandise in a...

 

HTMLCall (Un) Answered (the Second Ring): FCC Issues Sweeping Package of Declaratory Rulings on TCPA Petitions
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, Phillip E. Stano, Rocco E. Testani; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015
In some of its most comprehensive guidance published in years, resolving more than 20 petitions requesting clarification of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on July 10 published a 138-page Declaratory Ruling and Order. Given the opportunity...

 

HTMLFERC Confirms Distribution Cooperatives Must Purchase QF Output
Peter A. Fozzard, Daniel E. Frank, Dorothy Black Franzoni, Jay Holloway, Daniella Landers; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 29, 2015, previously published on June 29, 2015
A distribution cooperative must purchase the electrical output made available to it by a qualifying facility (QF), notwithstanding restrictions in the cooperative’s all-requirements contract with its generation and transmission supplier (G&T) on third-party contracts. In a recent order, the...

 

HTMLMaster Limited Partnerships: Proposed Tax Regulations Scale Back Activities Giving Rise to Qualifying Income
Benjamin G. Clark, Catherine M. Krupka, David T. McIndoe, Daniel R. McKeithen, David A. Roby; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 25, 2015, previously published on June 24, 2015
The Treasury Department (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (Service) have issued proposed tax regulations (Proposed Regulations) that provide guidance on, and significantly scale back, the types of activities relating to minerals and natural resources that generate “qualifying...

 

HTMLCall Answered (The First Ring): FCC Issues Sweeping Package of Declaration Rulings on TCPA Petitions
Keith J. Barnett, Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, Phillip E. Stano; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2015, previously published on June 18, 2015
In its most significant action on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) since its revised TCPA rules took effect in late 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a package of declaratory rulings resolving almost two dozen petitions seeking clarification on TCPA issues....

 

HTMLBetter Out than In: Texas Court Upholds Property Tax Assessment on Stored Natural Gas
Open Weaver Banks, Olga Jane Goldberg; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 1, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015
A Texas court ruled that natural gas stored in an underground reservoir is subject to property tax, whether or not the gas is in interstate commerce. Without actually deciding whether the natural gas was in interstate commerce, the Houston Court of Appeals (1st District) held that tax on the stored...

 

HTMLPlease Hold, Someone Will Be With You Shortly: FCC Action on Pending TCPA Petitions Expected Soon
Keith J. Barnett, Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, Phillip E. Stano; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 1, 2015, previously published on May 29, 2015
Following on the heels of FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly’s stinging comments imploring the agency to address a backlog of petitions requesting clarification of its Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) regulations, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced on May 27 that he is...

 


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