IRS Proposes Update and Streamlining of Public Approval Under TEFRA


The Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) and The U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury”) proposed regulations on September 28, 2017 to update and streamline the public approval requirement applicable to tax-exempt private activity bonds issued by State and local governments (the “Proposed Regulations”) as imposed under the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (“TEFRA Notice”).
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Check it Twice! A Helpful Reminder to Drafters of UCC-1s


For a creditor, the difference between a perfected and unperfected security interest can mean the difference between full repayment and receiving mere pennies on the dollar (or nothing) in a bankruptcy.
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Feeling Discouraged About Immigration?


Feeling Discouraged About Immigration? You are not alone.
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U.S. District Court Strikes Down DOL’s Overtime Rule


On August 31, 2017, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant in Plano, Texas abrogated the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) regulations with respect to overtime pay (the “Overtime Rule”).
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The Uncertain Future of LIBOR


Each business day, shortly before 12:00 p.m. London time, the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, is published.
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What Were They Smoking? Massachusetts Supreme Court Becomes First State Court to Find Employers Must Accommodate Use of Medical Marijuana


As the number of states legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes has steadily grown, employers have been anxiously asking whether they are required to accommodate the use of medical marijuana if the use is related to an employee’s disability.
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Sustainable Investment Products


Green Bonds and Social Impact Bonds are examples of sustainable investment products.
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Who is a Whistleblower? The Supreme Court Will Give the Final Word


Next term the Supreme Court hopefully will provide an answer to the hotly debated question whether the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-retaliation provision (Section 21F) protects only those whistleblowers who report violations to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), or if the protections extend to those who report concerns internally.
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Intellectual Property Litigation Financing


IP litigation is expensive and risky.
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Lessons for Employers in FLSA Collective Action Strategy from the Service Industry


One of the most common types of litigation facing employers is the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) collective action.
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