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HTMLCoops Poised to Use Solar Power
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
Bob Gibson, vice president of education and communication for the Solar Electric Power Association, spoke recently at the G&T Communicators Summer Conference held at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) headquarters. Gibson discussed options that utilities, including coops,...

 

HTMLMTC Speaks with Potential Transfer Pricing Vendors
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
On June 25, the Arm’s Length Adjustment Services Advisory Group (the Group) of the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) met via teleconference to continue the process of developing a multistate arm’s length pricing adjustment service. States participating in the meeting included Alabama,...

 

HTMLAlice v. CLS Bank: U.S. Supreme Court Revisits Subject Matter Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
Christopher J. Chan, Malvern (Griff) U. Griffin, Brian H. Tompkins; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
On June 19, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Alice Corporation. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International. et al., a high-profile patent case involving the scope of patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. In a unanimous decision, the Court affirmed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal...

 

HTMLRepatriation Holiday in the Driver’s Seat?
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.) are in negotiations on a one-time repatriation “holiday,” which would allow U.S. corporations to repatriate foreign earnings at a special reduced rate. No proposal has formally been released, but reports on the negotiations say...

 

HTMLTennessee "Volunteers" Taxpayer for Alternative Apportionment
Andrew D. Appleby, Stephen Burroughs; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
The Tennessee Court of Appeals held that the Commissioner had the authority to require Vodafone, a wireless communications provider, to use an alternative apportionment method for Tennessee franchise and excise tax purposes. Vodafone used Tennessee’s statutory cost-of-performance (COP) method...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Federal Court Grants Judgment on The Pleadings on Rail Yard Employee’s Negligence Claim, Allows Fela Claim to Proceed
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
An employee of a company that provides intermodal services at rail yards was severely injured while unlocking boxcars and subsequently filed suit against his employer and others seeking damages under the Federal Employment Liability Act (“FELA”) and for common law negligence. His...

 

HTMLFourth Circuit Holds it Lacks Jurisdiction to Review District Court Remand Order in Fela Case in Spite of LHWCA Defense
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
A railroad employee working as a control operator and brakeman at a terminal created to load coal from rail cars onto ocean-bound vessels was injured and awarded benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA”) after tripping on coal dust and debris that...

 

HTMLHigh Court Hands Down Mixed Decision on EPA’s Power
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Clean Air Act when it expanded two permitting programs to include carbon dioxide emissions, and that the EPA misinterpreted the Clean Air Act when it concluded that a source’s greenhouse gas emissions can...

 

HTMLHouse to Vote on Amended LNG Export Bill Next Week
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
Early next week, the House of Representative is expected to vote on H.R. 6, a bill that intends to expedite U.S. LNG exports to World Trade Organization countries. Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) announced an amendment that he and Rep. Gene Green (D-Tex.) have proposed, which would require the US...

 

HTMLPrior Incident Evidence Held Inadmissible in Heater Manufacturing Defect Case in Illinois Federal Court
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
On a camping trip in 2010, a father was killed and his son seriously injured after the “bulk mount” propane radiant heater they were using released a deadly amount of carbon monoxide. The heater was a large commercial heater, designed to operate off of a 20-pound or larger propane tank,...

 


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