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|A Subtle Snare of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act for Businesses Indirectly Supporting International Terrorism|
Peter J. Anderson, Mary Beth Martinez, W. Scott Sorrels, Ronald W. Zdrojeski; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
October 25, 2016, previously published on October 24, 2016While countless news outlets have reported the recent Congressional override of President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), few have given much thought to the more nuanced consequences that JASTA could have on private businesses. While the primary goal of...
|CFPB Single-Director Structure Unconstitutional: CFPB Director Now Serves at President’s Will|
Thomas M. Byrne, Matt Gatewood, Kymberly Kochis, Lewis S. Wiener; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
October 14, 2016, previously published on October 14, 2016A divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled October 11, 2016, that the current structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is unconstitutional. The court concluded that an independent agency such as the CFPB cannot have a single director...
|When Outside Compliance Monitors May Be a Blessing: Companies Subjected to Corporate Integrity Agreements May Be Undone by Rogue Employees|
Peter J. Anderson, Sarah Q. Chaudhry, W. Scott Sorrels, Yvonne M. Williams-Wass, Ronald W. Zdrojeski; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
October 12, 2016, previously published on October 11, 2016Companies face ever-increasing pressures to implement mechanisms designed to prevent or effectively address employee malfeasance. (We’ve previously addressed the increased prevalence of companies terminating employees who refuse to cooperate with investigations undertaken in response to...
|Generating Steam Heat: Materials and Labor Used to Build Power Plant Exempt From Florida Sales Tax|
Jonathan A. Feldman, Michael J. Kerman; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
October 6, 2016, previously published on October 6, 2016The Florida Department of Revenue advised that certain materials and labor a taxpayer plans to use to construct a combined heating and power plant will be exempt from Florida sales and use tax. The plant will produce electricity for sale. Florida exempts purchases of machinery and equipment...
|Going Au Naturel: New York Federal Judge’s Recent Decision Represents the Increasing Class Action Litigation Risks of “Natural” Product Labels|
Melissa A. Conrad-Alam, Ann G. Fort, Gregory S. Kaufman, Ronald W. Zdrojeski; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
October 4, 2016, previously published on October 4, 2016In today’s competitive food and beverage industry, product labeling plays a significant role in marketing. Labels touting a product’s “natural” ingredients or health benefits allow manufacturers to charge a premium for their product and capture market share. Natural product...
|Empty Miles, Empty Factor? Texas Comptroller Clarifies "Empty Miles" Treatment in Transportation Apportionment Factor|
Timothy A. Gustafson, Chelsea E. Marmor; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
October 3, 2016, previously published on October 4, 2016The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts issued a franchise tax letter clarifying that “total mileage” for purposes of computing the Texas special apportionment formula for transportation receipts may either include or exclude “empty miles” provided symmetry is maintained...
|Kentucky Court of Appeals Finds Retroactive Statute Constitutional|
Andrew D. Appleby, Chelsea E. Marmor; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
October 3, 2016, previously published on October 3, 2016The Kentucky Court of Appeals held that a Kentucky statute, which retroactively reduced vendors’ 1% deduction of the sales tax collected and remitted to Kentucky to $1,500 in any monthly reporting period, did not violate the Kentucky Constitution. Wal-Mart argued that the statute violated the...
|NY DFS Announces Proposal for Cybersecurity Rules for Financial Services Companies|
Mark D. Herlach, John S. Pruitt, Stephen E. Roth, Cynthia R. Shoss, Phillip E. Stano; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
September 22, 2016, previously published on September 22, 2016On September 13, 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal by the New York Department of Financial Services (the DFS) of a rule that establishes cybersecurity requirements for financial services companies regulated by the DFS (the NY Regulation). The NY Regulation is the culmination...
|SEC Adopts Changes to Form ADV and Books and Records Rules|
Eric A. Arnold, Clifford E. Kirsch, Michael B. Koffler, Susan S. Krawczyk, Holly H. Smith; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
September 19, 2016, previously published on September 19, 2016On August 25, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) adopted amendments to Form ADV Part 1 that will require SEC-registered investment advisers to provide a significant amount of new information.1 The SEC adopted these amendments to Form ADV to improve the depth and quality of information...
|NAIC Report: 2016 Summer National Meeting|
B. Scott Burton, Ling Ling, Michael R. Nelson, John S. Pruitt, Cynthia R. Shoss; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
September 7, 2016, previously published on September 7, 2016The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held its 2016 Summer National Meeting from August 26 through August 29 in San Diego, California.