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November 21, 2014

Kutak Rock attorney Matthew Sgnilek authored an article, “From Holiday Cheer To Lawsuit Jeer: How To Minimize Office Holiday Party Liability Risks,” for HRWebAdvisor on Nov. 20, 2014.

November 20, 2014

Delaware courts continue to recognize potential liability against officers, directors and the investors that appoint them.

November 19, 2014
November 15, 2014
CMS extends November 15 deadline for "contributing entities" to submit their 2014 enrollment counts for the transitional reinsurance program contributions.
November 14, 2014

Kutak Rock attorneys Mariza McKee and Robert Ahrenholz co-authored an article, “EB-5 Regulation D Offerings and the Impact of New SEC Interpretations Regarding Accredited Investors,” for the October 2014 issue of the IIUSA Regional Center Business Journal.

November 7, 2014
The Supreme Court of Delaware recently held, in answering a question certified to it by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, that a termination statement authorized to be filed by the secured party becomes effective to terminate the related financing statement regardless of the secured party’s actual intent regarding the filing. Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Motors Liquidation Company v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, 2014 WL 5305937 (Del. Supr. Oct. 17, 2014) (General Motors). The case presents the difficult issue of whether or when a lender can rely on the UCC record and, in particular, the effectiveness of a filed UCC termination statement.

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November 5, 2014
An interesting case on securities accounts from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania addressed the issue of whether a creditor’s perfected security interest in a securities account remained perfected in sub-accounts that were created post-closing. In re GEM Refrigerator Co., 512 B.R. 194 (Bankr. E.D. Pa. 2014).
November 3, 2014
Late Friday afternoon (October 31, 2014), the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will not be enforcing the regulations relating to unique health plan identifiers (HPIDs) until further notice. The enforcement delay applies to all HIPAA-covered entities, including health plans.
October 29, 2014

California is now the second state in the country to pass a statewide paid sick leave law. The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act (the “Act”) requires nearly every employer in the state to provide its employees with one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 24 hours per year. The Act’s benefit entitlement provision takes effect July 1, 2015, although some provisions arguably take effect sooner.

October 24, 2014

It has been a while since the SEC moved forward with any rulemaking under the Dodd-Frank Act. In fact, the last action taken by the SEC was in December 2013 when it approved amendments to Nasdaq listing rules relating to compensation committee independence. Nothing has happened since then. The SEC’s previous rulemaking schedule indicated some action would be taken by the end of October 2014.

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