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Pursuing Political Risk Insurance Coverage In 2017
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • February 15 2017

If 2016 is memorable as a year of immense political upheaval, 2017 may offer more of the same. Already, in the first months of 2017, significant


Which Plans are Subject to the DOL’s Final Rules for Disability Claims Procedures?
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2017

On December 19, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued final rules revising the claims procedures for ERISA plans that make


2016 FDA Year in Review: Food Edition
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2017

As the food industry prepares for a new year, we take a look back at the major developments of the past year. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration


En Banc Ninth Circuit Applies Ongoing Duty to Monitor Investments Standard in Tibble
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, recently held that plaintiffs’ breach of fiduciary duty claims were not barred by


Throwing the First Tomato - What Will 2017’s Food Fights Look Like?
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2017

Just weeks into the new Administration, perhaps the only certain thing is that there will be uncertainty as the Administration makes its mark and


Federal Circuit Holds a Business Method Claim Directed to a GUI to be Patent-Eligiblewill the PTO Agree?
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2017

It’s no secret the Federal Circuit and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) have been inconsistent when it comes to determining the


IRS Proposed Regulations Clarify the Definition of Tax “Dependent”
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2017

The IRS recently issued proposed regulations regarding the definition of “dependent” under the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”). The proposed


2016 California Labor and Employment Update
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2017

SB 3 will increase the state minimum wage to $15.00 per hour over the next six years. The bill sets two minimum wage rate hikes, depending on whether


Top Five SEC Disclosure Issues for E&P Companies’ 2016 Annual Reports; Get Your DUCs in Order
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2017

Comment letters issued in 2016 by the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to reporting E&P


New IRS Guidance Permits Use of Forfeitures to Fund Safe Harbor Contributions, QNECs, and QMACs
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2017

On January 18, 2017, the IRS published proposed amendments to regulations under Section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code, which would permit the