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HTMLFlorida Legislature Relaxes Agency Licensing Requirements for Broker-Dealer Branch Offices Selling Insurance Products but Creates New Disclosure Requirements for Surrenders
Eric A. Arnold, Clifford E. Kirsch, Michael B. Koffler, Susan S. Krawczyk, Holly H. Smith; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
Under current Florida insurance laws, branch offices of broker-dealers selling insurance products in Florida are required to either “license” or “register” as agency branches (in addition to satisfying insurance producer licensing requirements). However, Florida recently...

 

HTMLDOL Requests Information on Brokerage Windows in Defined Contribution Plans
Brenna M. Clark, Adam B. Cohen, Andrea M. Gehman, Michael A. Hepburn, Paul R. Lang; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014
On August 20, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a request for information (RFI) about the use of brokerage windows, self-directed brokerage accounts, and similar arrangements in participant-directed defined contribution plans, as part of a process to determine whether further...

 

HTMLSecond Circuit Rejects Extraterritorial Application of Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Provision
Thomas R. Bundy, Peter N. Farley, Patricia A. Gorham, Cheryl L. Haas, Cynthia M. Krus; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 18, 2014
On August 14, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit became the first U.S. appellate court to weigh in on the extraterritorial application of the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. In Liu v. Siemens, A.G., the Second...

 

HTMLFinCEN Customer Due Diligence Rule Proposal
Eric A. Arnold, Clifford E. Kirsch, Michael B. Koffler, Susan S. Krawczyk, Yasho Lahiri; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 19, 2014
On July 30, 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued proposed rules (the “Proposed Rules”) to clarify and strengthen customer due diligence requirements for banks, securities broker-dealers, mutual funds, and futures...

 

HTMLCalifornia's "Doing Business" Standard Requires Neither Any "Doing" Nor Any "Business" in California
Stephen A. Burroughs, Pilar Mata; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) issued a legal ruling determining that it will attribute the business activities of a multiple-member limited liability company classified as a partnership for tax purposes (LLC) to its members when determining whether such members are “doing...

 

HTMLBNSF Railway to Increase Coal Shipments to Dairyland Facility
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
BNSF Railway has pledged to increase shipments of coal to the Genoa facility of Dairyland Power Cooperative. Dairyland is confident that the increased shipments will allow its Genoa facility to continue operating through the winter. The increase is due to pressure from the federal Surface...

 

HTMLJudge Rules County Zoning Exemptions Granted for Cove Point LNG Terminal Are Invalid
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
The Associated Press (AP) and Southern Maryland News (SoMdNews) report that a judge has ruled that zoning exemptions granted by Calvert County Commissioners for the Dominion Cove Point LNG terminal are invalid. According to the SoMdNews report, Judge James Salmon ruled that “the exemptions...

 

HTMLProposed Regulatory Changes Spark Concerns for New Mexico Coop
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014
Jemez Mountain Electrical Coop is concerned about proposed changes to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) regulations. BIA states that the revised regulations would update and streamline the process of obtaining rights-of-way on Native American land, but Jemez Mountain believes the modified process...

 

HTMLRailroad Worker’s Retaliation Claims For Refusing To Fabricate Safety Violations Proceed To Jury
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
The anti-retaliation provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act are fairly recent additions to the statute and contain, on their face, a lighter causation standard than other employment retaliation statutes. They provide that a “railroad carrier ... may not discharge, demote, suspend,...

 

HTMLUtility Officials Claim New EPA Rule May Cause Shutdown of Arkansas Power Plants
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
Utility officials from Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) and Entergy Arkansas told an Arkansas legislative panel that the new EPA carbon emissions rule could cause the shutdown of at least two power plants in the state. After hearing the testimony of the officials, the House and...

 


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