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Five unclaimed property issues that resist easy answers
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2013

States continue to actively enforce their unclaimed propertycustodial escheat laws through audit initiatives (typically involving contract audit


Fifth Circuit to weigh whether requests for reimbursement under e-rate actionable under FCA
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2014

In March, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear argument in an appeal that questions whether requests for reimbursement under the federal


Uniform Unclaimed Property Act may literally be “reformed” if drafting effort is successful
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2014

On February 21-22, 2014, the Uniform Law Commission's (ULC) Drafting Committee assigned to engage in a rewrite of the 1995 Uniform Unclaimed Property


Canadian auto workers reach cost-cutting agreement with GM-Canada; GM faces exchange offer deadline and potential bankruptcy
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Canada
  • May 25 2009

Following Friday's announcement of a tentative cost-cutting deal between General Motors of Canada Limited (GM-Canada) and the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union, this evening, the CAW announced that members working at GM-Canada in Oshawa, Windsor, St. Catharines and Woodstock, Ontario have voted overwhelmingly, ratifying the deal by 86 in favor of the new collective agreement


Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso addresses the state of the Japanese economy amidst the financial crisis
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Japan
  • January 30 2009

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Taro Aso, in his opening address to the 171st session of the Diet, stated that "the present crisis demonstrates the limitations of the structures now in place now that our economy has globalised to an extent far beyond expectations"


Trade secret protection in revised “Safer Consumer Products Regulations”
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2013

On January 29, 2013, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released a revised version of its regulations to regulate consumer


Securities and Exchange Commission proposes new rule for CEO pay ratio disclosure
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2013

On September 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") held an open meeting at which it proposed a new rule on Chief Executive


Economic substance doctrine defense plan
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2011

Corporations have become very concerned about “best practices” and “risk management” in the wake of the Enron scandal and enhanced enforcement rules of government agencies and auditing rules of accountants


President Obama creates Economic Recovery Advisory Board
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2009

Today, President Barack Obama signed an executive order establishing the new Economic Recovery Advisory Board to provide a diverse and independent voice to the President as he formulates and implements his plans for economic recovery, essentially "additional eyes and ears" on economic issues


Congress close to reaching an agreement on $790 billion fiscal stimulus bill
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2009

Yesterday, House and Senate conferees appeared to have reached an agreement on a $789 billion fiscal stimulus bill known as the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” (ARRA), however, the House Committee on Appropriations today indicated that "a scheduled House-Senate conference committee meeting on the stimulus bill was cancelled by House Democrat leaders this afternoon" due to several outstanding provisions in the bill that have yet to be negotiated