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DOJ and FTC release a joint antitrust policy statement encouraging companies to share cyber threat information

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 11 2014

In a joint policy statement released on April 10, 2014, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) officially encouraged

IRS releases guidance on the treatment of same-sex spouses for retirement plan purposes

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 11 2014

On April 4, 2014, the IRS released Notice 2014-19, which provided new guidance on the application of the Windsor decision to qualified retirement

Court rules that FTC has authority to regulate corporate cybersecurity

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 9 2014

Beleaguered companies suffering from data breaches got more bad news when a federal judge held that the United States Federal Trade Commission (the

IRS issues guidance regarding improper payments from health FSAs

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 4 2014

On March 28, the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") released a Memorandum from the Office of the Chief Counsel of the IRS which addressed several

Supreme Court holds that severance payments are subject to FICA

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 4 2014

In rejecting the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled unanimously in favor of the IRS

San Antonio Court of Appeals upholds trade secret status of oil & gas prospect information

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 4 2014

Owners of oil and gas trade secrets can find comfort in a 2013 Texas appellate decision, Lamont v. Vaquillas Energy Lopeno Ltd., LLC, No

CFTC loosens requirements for swaps for utility special entities

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 4 2014

On March 21, 2014, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight ("Division") of the CFTC issued a no-action relief letter (the "2014

A desk guide to data protection and breach response - part 8

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 3 2014

During an investor conference call on Wednesday, February 26, Target CFO John Mulligan reported that the highest profile data breach of 2013 cost the

IRS suspends MLP qualifying income private letter rulings

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 3 2014

The Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") has temporarily suspended the issuance of private letter rulings on master limited partnership ("MLP"

SEC roundtable is latest sign of cybersecurity’s critical importance to businesses

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 28 2014

On March 26, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") hosted a roundtable to discuss cybersecurity. The roundtable focused on how