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By Marjorie Glover, David Gallai, Patricia Silberman
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service recently issued interim guidance regarding reporting and withholding requirements under 409A for 2007.
By Marjorie Glover, David Gallai
The Department of Labor has issued final regulations on Qualified Default Investment Alternatives ("QDIAs") under participant-directed individual account plans (such as 401(k) plans). As you may recall, the Pension Protection Act of 2006 made a number of changes to the laws governing pension and 401(k) plans.
By David Wallace, Nicholas Booke
In past issues, we have discussed the growing use of nanotechnology in a wide array of consumer, medical, food and industrial products. Among other things, we’ve noted that the incorporation of nanoparticles — which may be as small as several molecules — into such products has led to expressions of concern by scientists and regulators about the safety of such novel substances, particularly when used in products intended for human consumption.
On October 31, 2007, a U.S. District Court issued a Temporary Restraining Order ("TRO") stopping the U.S. Patent Office from implementing a series of new rules that would have drastically changed the patent application process on November 1, 2007. For additional detail regarding the new rules, please view our recent client alert.
This notice summarizes the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) rules changes that were published on August 21, 2007 and that will become effective on November 1, 2007. In many instances, aspects of the new rules apply retroactively.
By William D'Amico, David Blonder
On October 15, 2007, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a complaint in U.S. District Court to obtain $550,000 in civil penalties against Iconix Brand Group Inc. ("Iconix") for violating premerger notification requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Notification Act, Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. § 18a, as amended.
By Marjorie Glover, David Gallai
Yesterday, in response to a letter submitted by 92 prominent law firms, including Chadbourne & Parke LLP, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service issued additional transitional relief under Internal Revenue Code Section 409A.
By Marjorie Glover, David Gallai
Yesterday, in response to a number of requests by practitioners and other interested parties, including a letter submitted by Chadbourne & Parke LLP and nearly 100 other law firms, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service extended the deadline for complying with Internal Revenue Code Section 409A to the end of 2008.
By Marjorie Glover, David Gallai
Yesterday, in response to a letter submitted by 92 prominent law firms, including Chadbourne & Parke LLP, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service issued additional transitional relief under Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. The transitional relief provides an extra year (until the end of 2008) for companies to bring their nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements into documentary compliance with 409A.
By William D'Amico, David Blonder
On August 30, 2007, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, enacted its antitrust law, literally translated "Anti-Monopoly Law (the Law)." The Law, which will take effect on August 1, 2008, is comprehensive in scope. Because some of its key provisions are open to multiple interpretations, it remains to be seen how it will be implemented and interpreted in practice
By William D'Amico, David Blonder
On September 4, 2007, the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Cascade Health Solutions (f/k/a McKenzie-Willamette Hospital) v. PeaceHealth1, ruling that bundled discounts violate antitrust law only if the discounts results in below-cost pricing.
By David Blonder, Stelio Tellis
On October 9, 2007, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal filed a state law antitrust complaint against Guy Carpenter, an international reinsurance intermediary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. and Excess Reinsurance Company, for whom Guy Carpenter acts as a general manager, alleging a series of conspiracies within the reinsurance industry to fix prices and output, foreclose competitors from access to markets, and allocate markets to eliminate competition for the purpose o
By David Wallace, Philip Pfeffer
As previously reported, see "In Re" Products Liability at 13 (July 2006), a federal trial judge in Georgia ruled in March of last year that beryllium sensitivity is not a compensable injury under Georgia law.
By Laura Friedrich, Gerard Citera
On July 11, 2007, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously adopted a measure designed to curb fraudulent conduct by investment advisers with respect to "pooled investment vehicles" including hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds.
By William D'Amico, David Blonder, Robert Schwinger
On June 28, 2007, adding another chapter to this term’s pro-business antitrust rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court in Leegin Creative Leather Products v. PSKS, Inc. 2007 WL 1835892 (Jun. 28, 2007) overruled the almost 100-year old precedent established in Dr. Miles Medical Co. v. John D. Park & Sons Co., 220 U.S. 373 (1911) (Dr. Miles), which held that it was per se illegal under Section 1 of the Sherman Act for a manufacturer and a retailer to agree on resale prices that the retailer would charge.
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