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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...

 

HTMLCall Answered: Supreme Court to Decide if Offer of Judgment Moots TCPA Class Action and Scope of Gov’t Contractor Liability
Keith J. Barnett, Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, Phillip E. Stano; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 21, 2015
On May 18, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez,1 a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action. The case raises two related questions that are the source of frequent litigation and circuit conflict in class actions: (1) whether a Federal Rule of Civil...

 

HTMLWill the FCC Answer Calls to Clarify the TCPA?
Keith J. Barnett, Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Phillip E. Stano, Rocco E. Testani; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 9, 2015, previously published on April 9, 2015
We can now count an FCC Commissioner among those imploring the agency to act on the growing number of pending petitions asking for much needed clarification of regulations promulgated under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). On April 1, 2015, in his remarks before the Association of...

 

Adobe PDFBLM Issues First Federal Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing
Roshanda N. Cayette-Contreras, Lillian A. Forero, Catherine M. Krupka, Daniella Landers, Takcus C. Nesbit; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015
On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register the Final Rule on hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands. The Final Rule sets forth the first federal regulations of hydraulic fracturing and...

 


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