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Alston & Bird LLP

Discover the changes to discovery practices in the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules

USA - May 12 2015 On April 29, 2015, Chief Justice John Roberts of the U.S. Supreme Court transmitted letters to Congress formally tendering proposed Amendments to the

Nevada expands definition of personal information in data security statute

USA - May 19 2015 On May 13, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 179, which expands the definition of personal information for purposes of Nevada's

IRS to limit credits and refunds for withheld taxes to amounts deposited by withholding agents

USA - May 15 2015 In Notice 2015-10 (the "Notice"), the IRS announced that it and the Treasury will issue regulations to limit credits or refunds for certain

Indemnity for active negligence or willful misconduct now prohibited in California

USA - June 27 2013 Normally, a general contractor performs little or none of the work on a construction project with its own forces. Instead, subcontractors perform the

Visa updates Global Compromised Account Recovery Program

USA - May 18 2015 On May 14, 2015, Visa announced several updates to its Global Compromised Account Recovery Program ("GCAR"), which helps card issuers recover costs

Focus on transparency and culpable individuals: assistant attorney general Leslie Caldwell on corporate compliance, investigations, and enforcement

USA - May 26 2015 On April 17, 2015, Leslie Caldwell, assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, spoke at New York

North Dakota updates data breach law

USA - May 26 2015 North Dakota recently amended its data breach notification law to clarify that the obligation to notify individuals of a breach applies to any entity

Delaware Bankruptcy Court weighs in on limits to landlord’s lease rejection damages

USA - May 26 2015 In In re Filene’s Basement, LLC, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware considered the rejection damages a landlord claimant

Maryland’s partial tax credit scheme held unconstitutional in Wynne

USA - May 20 2015 On May 18, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne, 575 U.S. (2015), in a 5-4 decision, affirmed past

Scapegoats: how foreign taxpayers’ credits & refunds could be limited by withholding agents’ non-compliance

USA - May 19 2015 In Notice 2015-10 (the "Notice"), the IRS announced that it and the Treasury will issue regulations to limit credits or refunds for withholding taxes