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  • Blog: Global Capital Markets LitigationRMBS Cases Seeking $3.7 Billion Dismissed for Lack of StandingPosted on April 18, 2017 by Amiad Kushner and Alexander L. Strohmeyer
    On Wednesday, April 12, Justice Ramos of the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court dismissed with prejudice four lawsuits filed by Royal Park Investments SA/NV (“Royal Park”).  The lawsuits alleged fraud and negligent misrepresentation with respect to residential mortgage-backed securities (“RMBS”) sold to Fortis NV/SA (“Fortis”) – formerly an independent Belgian bank that … Continue Reading
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  • Blog: Exempt Org Resource - Nonprofit Law BlogIRS Announces End Date for 403(b) Remedial AmendmentsPosted on April 18, 2017 by
    Many tax exempt employers sponsor Section 403(b) retirement plans to help their employees save money for retirement. A 403(b) plan offers the ability for an employee to make pre-tax contributions to the plan (similar to the way a 401(k) plan operates) and such contributions can be invested and are not subject to tax until the [...]
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  • Blog: INGOTS: Raw Thoughts and Unpolished IdeasBusiness Model and Computer Program Will Soon be Patentable in ChinaPosted on March 30, 2017 by Spilman Administrator
    We recently received an informational white paper from our agents in China, Lynn Wang and Zhou Jiaxin at NTD Intellectual Property, with news about a change to make software and business methods patentable as long as certain conditions are met. … Continue reading →
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  • Blog: Panama - International Business & Financial CenterU.S. Emerging as ‘Leading’ Tax, Secrecy Haven, EU Report SaysPosted on March 14, 2017 by adegracia
    From International Tax Trust Bloomberg BNA’s Premier International Tax offering for the news and guidance to navigate the complex tax treaty networks and business regulations. By Joe Kirwin March 8th, 2017 The U.S. is emerging as a “leading tax and secrecy haven for rich foreigners” because of its resistance to global tax disclosure standards and the array of tax-free facilities [...]
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  • Blog: SerendIPity: Intellectual Property Law BlogSupreme Court’s Ruling on Damages Creates Uncertain Future for Design PatentsPosted on December 21, 2016 by Matthew T. Hays
    In an opinion handed down on December 6th, 2016, the Supreme Court continued its tradition of unanimously overruling the Federal Circuit while chipping away at the power of patents. While the decision itself was brief and uncomplicated, it characteristically left the most difficult questions to be debated in the lower courts. Read More › Tags:
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  • Blog: LEXOTERICA: A PHILIPPINE BLAWGJune 2014 Philippine Supreme Court Decisions on Commercial LawPosted on July 3, 2014 by Hector M. de Leon Jr.
    Here are select June 2014 ruling of the Supreme Court of the Philippines on commercial law: Corporations; capacity to sue  … Continue reading →
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