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Lessons Learned – The Importance Of Governance And Regulatory Oversight In Storing Crypto Assets
Quadriga, Canada's largest cryptocurrency exchange, is unable to gain access to about $145 million (USD) of bitcoin and other digital assets following the sudden death of Gerald Cotten, its co-founder and CEO...
United States
12 Feb 2019
Federal Court Denies SEC Injunction In Blockvest ICO
On November 28, 2018, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California denied the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) request for a preliminary injunction against Defendants Blockvest.
United States
5 Dec 2018
SEC In First Enforcement Action Against Token Exchange
On November 8, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") settled its first case against an unregistered cryptocurrency exchange.
United States
14 Nov 2018
"Not So Fast!" District Court Orders Divestiture Of Assets In Private Clayton Act Case Six Years After DOJ Clears Deal
Increasingly, the antitrust agencies have been challenging unreported transactions post-closing under the Clayton Act ...
United States
25 Oct 2018
President Signs Federal Tax Bill into Law – What You Need to Know Before the End of 2017
On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law H.R. 1, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." The Act, which the House and Senate both passed two days earlier, heralds the most expansive and significant tax legislation enacted in the United States since 1986.
United States
27 Dec 2017
IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Affecting Valuations Of Family-Owned Companies
On August 2, 2016, the IRS released Proposed Regulations under section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 ("Code").
United States
22 Aug 2016
Los Angeles Targets Trustee To Clean-Up Housing Mess
The People of the State of California and The City of Los Angeles (collectively, the "Plaintiff") are seeking to hold Deutsche Bank National Trust Company and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee under hundreds of mortgaged-backed securitizations (collectively, the "Trustee"), liable for reparations on thousand of homes in the LA County area.
United States
5 Aug 2011
Foreign Account Tax Compliance: Witholding and Information Reporting Requirements on 'Withholdable Payments' to Foreign Entities
The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (the "HIRE Act"), signed into law this past March, includes certain foreign account tax compliance provisions designed to combat offshore tax evasion through increased tax withholding and information reporting obligations with respect to "withholdable payments" made to certain foreign entities (the "FATC Provisions").
United States
29 Jun 2010
FinCEN Issues New Guidance on Anti-Money Laundering Program Requirements for Foreign Agents and Foreign Counterparts
On December 8, 2004, the U.S. Department of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") issued interpretive Guidance requiring Money Services Businesses that use overseas agents to move funds in and out of the United States to establish, as part of their anti-money laundering procedures, appropriate measures to address the risks of money laundering and terrorism financing posed by relationships with foreign parties. Businesses are expected to be fully compliant with this Guidanc
United States
11 Mar 2005
Drawing the Line: National Security Hurdles to Foreign Investment in the United States
The United States has long served as a favorite destination for foreign investors. While U.S. national security concerns have been raised from time to time, such considerations seldom have served as a major impediment to foreign investment. In a post-9/11 world, however, national security considerations will continue to play an increasingly prominent role in terms of how the U.S. government views inbound foreign investment. Certain critical sectors, such as defense, telecommunications, energy, t
United States
7 Mar 2005
Exporting Without Importing a Headache: An Application of the U.S. Export Regulations to The Financial Services Industry
Just as it is essential for financial services institutions and other business entities to have internal systems in place to meet their employment law and tax obligations, they also must implement comprehensive programs to ensure compliance with United States export, anti-boycott, anti-money laundering, and sanctions laws. These complex international regulatory schemes demand that companies have a thorough understanding of these requirements so that no transaction is conducted contrary to these
United States
9 Feb 2005
U.S. Supreme Court Holds That ERISA Preempts State Law Claims Against HMOs
On June 21, 2004, the U.S. Supreme Court held that ERISA preempts state law claims against health maintenance organizations ("HMOs") for denial of health care coverage. This ruling, which is widely perceived as a significant victory for the managed care industry, is the latest round in a long-running struggle by health plan participants to impose additional liabilities on managed care organizations for denying benefits.
United States
25 Jun 2004
HHS Agencies Issue Industry Guidance on Hospital Discounts
On February 19, 2004, two branches of the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") – the Office of Inspector General (the "OIG") and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") – issued guidance to the hospital industry concerning the provision of discounts to uninsured and underinsured patients
United States
22 Apr 2004
New York Ruling Creates New Cause of Action Based on Pharmacy’s Fiduciary Duty to Protect Patient Privacy
The most significant aspect of the ruling is the court’s creation of a new fiduciary duty for pharmacies and pharmacists to protect patient privacy, even in the absence of a specific law creating such a duty or a written agreement between the parties
United States
13 Apr 2004
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