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|U.S. Treasury Releases More Workable Proposed Regulations on ‘Issue Price’ for Municipal Bonds|
Linda L. D'Onofrio, Vanessa Albert Lowry; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 30, 2015On June 24, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) published in the Federal Register new proposed regulations (the New Proposed Regulations) under Section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code) amending the definition of “issue price” (issue price)...
|The IRS’s Proposed ABLE Regulations: Obstacles to Launching State Programs, and Potential Solutions|
Leonard Weiser-Varon; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 29, 2015The IRS’s recently-published proposed regulations for Section 529A qualified ABLE programs have taken some wind out of the sails of state program administrators and potential program managers who had hoped for regulations that hewed closer to the requirements in effect for qualified tuition...
|Hedge Funds Seek Greek Opportunity|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
June 29, 2015, previously published on June 26, 2015The WSJ recently published an article noting that some hedge funds have found trading opportunities in the midst of the Greek government-debt crisis.
|IRS Revamps Proposed Issue Price Definition for Municipal Bonds|
Christie L. Martin, Maxwell D. Solet; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
June 25, 2015, previously published on June 23, 2015Treasury and IRS today announced a decision to withdraw the much-criticized portion of the notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on September 16, 2013 (the “2013 Proposed Regulations”) related to the definition of issue price for tax-advantaged obligations and...
|FTC Clarifies That a Manufacturer-Provided Warranty Cannot Deceptively Imply That Using an Unauthorized Part Will Void the Warranty|
Edwin J. Broecker, Edward J. Halper, Peter S. Nealis; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 12, 2015The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (15 USC 2301, et seq.) (the “Act”) governs consumer product warranties and requires manufacturers and sellers to provide detailed information about the warranty coverage of consumer products. A “consumer product” is broadly defined under the...
|Proposed Bonds to Encourage Public Private Partnerships And Improve Infrastructure|
Ashley N. Wicks; Butler Snow LLP;
June 23, 2015, previously published on June 18, 2015The nation’s infrastructure is in need of dire repair. On February 2, 2015, to encourage private investments in infrastructure through public-private partnerships (“P3s”) and as part of his 2016 proposed budget, President Barack Obama presented the concept of qualified private...
|Second Circuit Holds Application of State Usury Laws to Third-Party Debt Purchasers Not Preempted by National Bank Act|
Nathan Bull, Scott A. Cammarn, Michael S. Gambro, Stuart N. Goldstein, Jordan M. Schwartz; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
June 23, 2015, previously published on June 8, 2015On May 22, 2015, in Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC1 (“Madden”), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the application of state usury laws to third-party assignees is not preempted by the National Bank Act (the “NBA”) but rather such assignees...
|NextDecade Obtains Additional Funding for Rio Grande LNG Terminal|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
June 23, 2015, previously published on June 22, 2015NextDecade, LLC (NextDecade) announced that Valinor Management, L.P. and Halcyon Energy Investors, L.P. have joined certain funds managed by York Capital Management Global Advisors, LLC and its affiliates in providing NextDecade with an additional US$85 million in order to take the proposed Rio...
|Supreme Court Holds That Orders Denying Plan Confirmation Are Not Final for Appellate Purposes|
Ingrid Bagby, Mark C. Ellenberg, Casey John Servais, Christopher J. Updike; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
June 16, 2015, previously published on May 21, 2015On May 4, 2015, a unanimous United States Supreme Court in Bullard v. Blue Hills, 135 S. Ct. 1686 (2015), resolved a long-standing circuit court split by holding that a bankruptcy court’s order denying confirmation of a debtor’s proposed bankruptcy plan is not a “final”...
|July Budget - Issues Potentially Relevant To Legacy Income|
Charlie Tee; Withers Bergman LLP;
June 16, 2015, previously published on June 11, 2015The Budget and second Finance Bill may include some of the measures announced by the previous government, but not included in the Finance Act 2015. A key point of interest for legacy officers is a possible review of deeds of variation, which received much press scrutiny in the run up to the...