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July 28, 2011
On July 26, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted rules implementing Section 939A of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”).
July 22, 2011
Earlier today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the SEC’s highly controversial proxy access rule, holding that the SEC acted “arbitrarily and capriciously” in adopting the rule by not properly evaluating the impact on companies and failed to provide sufficient data showing how the rule would improve board performance and increase shareholder value through the election of dissident nominees. For more information, read the client alert.
July 22, 2011
The first three weeks of July 2011 saw a flurry of reports, federal rulemaking and other activities all related to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  In this client alert we highlight a few of the recent actions by banking regulatory agencies, including:
  • the CFPB going live,
  • interchange fees,
  • the payment of interest on business demand deposits,
  • credit scores and risk-based pricing notices,
  • credit scores and adverse adction notices, and
  • additional protections for servicemembers.
July 15, 2011

Marc Lieberman, a partner in the Scottsdale office of Kutak Rock LLP, has published "The Forgotten Founder," which appears in the July/August 2011 edition of Arizona Attorney.

July 15, 2011
Kutak Rock attorney Jad T. Davis authored an article in the July-August 2011 issue of Constructor titled "The Coming Storm―EPA Should Devise a Stormwater Program That Gives Contractors More Geographical Flexibility." 
July 8, 2011
Riley and McDaniel's article was published in the July/August 2011 edition of The Banking Law Journal.
July 5, 2011

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“PPACA”) UPDATED Claim, Appeal, and External Review Procedures

June 29, 2011

On June 23, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued proposed regulations regarding the performance-based compensation exception under Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) Section 162(m).

June 17, 2011

Beginning in 2011, the annual election period for Medicare Part D coverage starts on October 15 and concludes on December 7. This change was part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“PPACA”) and requires employers to update and distribute their creditable coverage notices one month earlier than in past years.

June 1, 2011
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