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Over the last decade, courts around the country have been asked to decide whether ERISA preempts state slayer statutes – state laws that prohibit a murderer from collecting benefits as the beneficiary of the victim’s estate or as the surviving spouse...

Second Circuit Revisits The Extraterritorial Reach of the FCPA - The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) was designed to make it unlawful for certain classes of persons and entities to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in...

Recent shareholder suits show a heightened scrutiny of routine proxy disclosures in order to challenge non-employee director compensation. Plaintiffs’ attorneys are focusing on non-employee director compensation and compensation plans, particularly...

In our February 13, 2019 blog post, “HIMSS19 Kicks-Off Addressing Leading Topics in Healthcare Information Technology,” we reported on the buzz that emerged from the first two days of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s...

On January 31, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a proposed rule to fundamentally change the system for negotiating drug prices under Medicare Part D and, potentially, for other government and...

The first full documentary on the fall of film mogul Harvey Weinstein premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and it can provide employers with an important reminder about the need to rid workplaces of sexual harassment and gender...

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini analyzed a defendant’s second appeal to vacate an insider trading conviction. On the direct appeal, the individual raised multiple evidentiary issues, but did not challenge the jury instructions. On second...

Yesterday, Judge Paul Diamond dismissed climate litigation brought by the Clean Air Council and two minor plaintiffs. Like the Juliana case in Oregon, the plaintiffs argued that the government had violated the their rights by failing to take robust...

It can’t be overstated. The legal services business is experiencing dramatic change. For law firms as institutions, it is obvious because more work than ever before is brought in-house by clients, and alternative service providers are rushing into...

As automotive suppliers begin work on their 2018 tax returns and implement plans for their capital expenditures in 2019, suppliers should look at a potential tax credit to help offset the costs of tooling: the Research and Development Tax Credit...

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