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HTMLTCPA Hot Issues: Is the Scope of Consent Unlimited?
Keith J. Barnett, Thomas M. Byrne, Ellen M. Dunn, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014
What constitutes valid consent under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act? A hot issue in TCPA litigation is the scope of consent necessary to place automated calls to consumers where the consumer has provided a cell phone number to a company in connection with a specific transaction or...

 

HTMLDirectional Driller’s Employee’s Claims Against Lease Owner And Drilling Contractor Defeated On Summary Judgment
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014
The Texas owner of a North Dakota oil and gas lease contracted with a drilling company to provide a drilling rig and drilling services (the “drilling contractor”), and also contracted with another company to perform directional drilling services (the “directional driller”)....

 

HTMLToyota Motor Credit Corp. "Moving Forward" in New Jersey Tax Court
Sahang-Hee Hahn, Pilar Mata; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014
The New Jersey Tax Court ruled for Toyota Motor Credit Corp. on three issues for New Jersey Corporate Business Tax purposes. Specifically, the court upheld the taxpayer’s gain calculation method using an upwardly adjusted federal tax basis; upheld the taxpayer’s departure from federal...

 

HTMLSubcontractor’s Insurer Owes Duty To Defend Contractor For Liability Suits Arising From Fatal Fireworks Explosion
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
Company A had a contract with the federal government to destroy seized fireworks and hired Company B to actually destroy them. While Company B was in the process of destroying the fireworks, an explosion occurred that killed five Company B employees. Multiple liability suits followed. Company...

 

HTMLIndiana Loosens Its Utility Belt: Prepaid Phones and Phone Service Subject to Utility Receipts Tax
Stephen A. Burroughs, Prentiss Willson; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 29, 2014
Indiana’s Department Revenue determined that the sale of prepaid phone cards and prepaid cell phones are “telecommunication services” subject to Indiana’s Utility Receipts Tax (URT). The URT is an income tax imposed upon the receipts a taxpayer receives from the sale of...

 

HTMLCleaning House: Virginia Denies Manufacturing Exemption for Cleaning Products
Andrew D. Appleby, Kathryn E. Pittman; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
The Virginia Tax Commissioner determined that an ink manufacturer’s purchase of cleaning chemicals did not qualify for the industrial manufacturing exemption from sales and use tax. To avoid color contamination, the taxpayer had to regularly clean the equipment used to produce the ink with...

 

HTMLThe SEC Tackles Technicality
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
Recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hiring and statements by the SEC staff suggest an uptick in its use of administrative proceedings. In June 2014, the SEC added two Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) to its staff. In addition, the SEC staff recently made statements indicating that they...

 

HTMLLNG Limited Finalizes Acquisition of Bear Head LNG Project Site in Nova Scotia
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
LNG Limited (LNGL) announced that it has finalized its acquisition of Bear Head LNG Corporation, which owns an industrial site in Richmond County, Nova Scotia on which LNGL intends to develop an initial 4 million tonnes per annum LNG export project with potential for future expansion. According to...

 

HTMLWill Petition Flow Through, Too? Texas Comptroller Seeks Review on Subcontractor Payments for Franchise Tax Purposes
Stephanie T. Do, Timothy A. Gustafson; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014
The Texas Comptroller has filed a reply supporting its petition for review to the Texas Supreme Court in Titan Transp., LP v. Combs, 433 S.W.3d 625 (Tex. App. 3rd 2014). The taxpayer in Titan was in the business of hauling, delivering and depositing aggregate at construction sites, providing its...

 

HTMLBrand-Name Drug Manufacturer Liable For Personal Injuries Caused By Generic Drugs Manufactured By Different Company In Alabama
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
The Supreme Court of Alabama held last week that under Alabama law, a brand-name drug company can be held liable for fraud or misrepresentation based on statements made in connection with the manufacture of a brand-name prescription drug by a plaintiff claiming physical injury cause by a generic...

 


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