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Carey Olsen | October 2022

The concept of “natural capital” seeks to recognise the role of nature as an asset which is key to the sustained functioning of human social and economic activity. Examples of natural capital include clean air, water supply, plant life, animals, soil and minerals ...

The Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration have announced the various retirement plan benefit and employment tax limits for 2023. Certain limitations will not change for 2023 because they are not subject to annual adjustments.  However, limits tied a cost of living index have increased.    The limits for 2023, as compared to those in effect for 2022, are set forth below ...

Last Wednesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the CFPB's automatic funding structure violates the Constitution. Because the decision calls into question virtually all of the CFPB’s actions since its creation, it has wide-ranging potential implications for all financial services industries. Please join us for a lunch-time webinar as we unpack the Fifth Circuit’s decision and what it means for your business ...

Carey Olsen | October 2022

Contents Please click on the links below to jump to the relevant section: Cayman fund vehicles Cayman fund regulation Mutual Funds Act Private Funds Act Additional regulatory obligations Penalties Cayman fund vehicles The Cayman Islands has the following range of vehicles that are typically used as investment funds: Exempted company Segregated portfolio company Limited liability company Exempted limited partnership Unit trust Exempted companies and segregated portfol

Carey Olsen | October 2022

What is the ROE? The ROE is a UK wide register created through the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022, administered by the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales. A key aim of the legislation is to obtain and record details of property located anywhere in the UK held by overseas entities as well as to ascertain details of the beneficial owner(s) of such overseas entities ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | October 2022

In February of 2022, during his State of the Union Address, President Biden announced an action plan to improve the safety and quality of care in the nation’s nursing homes.[i] On October 21, 2022, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new requirements to help with oversight of facilities selected to the Special Focus Facilities (SFF) Program ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | October 2022

Recently, President Biden announced an executive order to pardon all federal marijuana possession charges. The President also urged governors to do the same at the state level saying, “Just as no one should be in a federal prison solely due to the possession of marijuana, no one should be in a local jail or state prison for that reason, either.”  While President Biden’s pardons signal a step toward overhauling U.S ...

Buchalter | October 2022

  A Campaign Contribution of More Than $250 Could Trigger Disqualification from Voting on the Donor’s Project for 12 Months Current Law In 1982, the California Legislature added Section 84308 to the Political Reform Act ...

International Business Machines Corp. v. Zillow Group, Inc. et al., Appeal No. 2021-2350 (Fed. Cir. 2022) In this week’s Case of the Week, the Federal Circuit affirmed a Rule 12(c) judgment on the pleadings that IBM’s U.S. Patent Nos. 9,158,789 (the ’789 patent) and 7,187,389 (the ’389 patent) are drawn to patent-ineligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101 ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | October 2022

On October 19, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released the “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster, replacing the “EEO is the Law” poster. The “Know Your Rights” poster provides updated guidance on federal anti-discrimination laws to applicants, employees, and employers.  Covered employers are required to prominently display the “Know Your Rights” poster at their worksites ...

Carey Olsen | October 2022

The Supreme Court's judgment is a landmark decision of significant importance in the arena of company law and directors' duties ...

Buchalter | October 2022

October 20, 2022 By: Gwenneth O’Hara and Samir Hafez On September 21, 2022 the California Energy Commission (CEC) issued its draft report of the Lithium Valley Commission, which includes 44 recommendations concerning the opportunities and challenges associated with the expansion of geothermal energy production and lithium extraction in the Salton Sea region ...

Female attorneys are leaving the practice of law. Although this isn’t a new problem, it’s a problem that has plagued the legal profession for decades. Many departures go unexplained and leave legal employers reeling. While answers may be hard to come by, I suggest that legal employers look to an unlikely source for information: TikTok. TikTok is a social media networking platform that allows users to post short-form videos ranging from 15 seconds to several minutes ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | October 2022

On October 17, 2022, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division 3, issued a decision in Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc. v. Superior Court holding that interrogatory responses containing a combination of unverified factual responses and objections only trigger the 45-day clock to bring a motion to compel when the responding party serves its subsequent verifications ...

On December 7, 2021, in Georgia v. Biden, Case No. 1:21-cv-163, a federal district court judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction enjoining enforcement of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors in all covered contracts in any state or territory of the United States. This injunction was nationwide applied to all federal contractors ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | October 2022

pMany development authorities and other economic or industrial development authorities in the State of Georgia (each, an “Authority”) offer “Economic Development and Incentive” programs for private companies which commit to make new capital investments that promote trade and commerce and provide new employment or retain existing employment ...

Lavery Lawyers | October 2022

In a recent Federal Court decision, Justice Fothergill dismissed AbbVie?s applications for judicial review of the following decisions of the Minister of Health (the ?Minister?): that JAMP was not a ?second person? for the purposes of s 5(1) of the PM(NOC) Regulations; and to issue NOCs to JAMP for its SIMLANDI Presentations. Background AbbVie's drug HUMIRA first received approval in Canada in 2004 as a 50 mg/mL concentration of adalimumab ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | October 2022

The Governor’s office has announced that the COVID State of Emergency will end on February 28, 2023. Absent a change in the Governor's plans, at that point, COVID-19 will no longer be a valid basis to hold emergency teleconference meetings pursuant to AB 361. Brown Act Teleconference Meetings The Brown Act allows an agency's governing board to use any type of teleconferencing in connection with any meeting ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | October 2022

This week, BNY Mellon (“Mellon”), the nation’s oldest bank, announced it was making good on its February 2021 plan to develop the infrastructure necessary to serve as custodian for digital assets. Mellon announced the launch of a proprietary crypto custody software developed in partnership with Fireblocks, a digital asset custody, transfer, and settlement platform. With its announcement, Mellon became the first large U.S ...

With the end of the year just around the corner, it’s a good time to reassess plans and action-items. When reviewing your year-end estate planning or business transition concerns, there are several things to contemplate and review, such as year-end gift giving and tax considerations. Below is a list of items we’ve identified that you might want to consider as you plan for the end of the year and future transitions ...

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