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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

What proof is necessary to validate a subcontractor back charge?

USA - February 5 2009 Across the board, there are not a lot of court decisions that get into the details of many of the typical problems that are seen on a troubled construction project

Reporting thefts and losses of controlled substances for providers and pharmacies

USA - September 28 2012 Under the Controlled Substances Act, every person who manufactures, distributes, dispenses, imports or exports a controlled substance is required to register with the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA

Final FATCA regulations are finally here

USA - February 15 2013 On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Treasury and the IRS issued long-awaited final regulations under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA

Contractor obtains quantum meruit award despite written contract

USA - June 20 2012 Questions frequently arise as to the proper measure of damages for the breach of a construction contract, and whether it is appropriate to seek the recovery of quantum meruit damages when a written contract exists

Managing the employment relationship in Georgia

USA - January 8 2016 A structured guide to country specific laws, misclassification and contracts in Georgia

Hiring and wage & hour law in Georgia

USA - October 21 2015 A structured guide to background checks, hiring and wage & hour law in Georgia

Five questions curious minds want to know about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran

Iran, USA - August 17 2015 U.S. and non-U.S. companies and financial institutions are struggling to understand the implications for their business if and when sanctions on Iran

IRS announces rules on transfers to foreign partnerships

USA - August 17 2015 On August 6, 2015, the IRS issued Notice 2015-54 (the Notice), describing regulations under Section 721(c) meant to ensure that gain is recognized

Important developments on overpayment liability under the False Claims Act

USA - August 12 2015 On August 3, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NewYork issued the first judicial opinion interpreting the Affordable Care