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South (SC): Federal Arbitration Act provision in agreement found unenforceable because agreement involved intrastate commerce
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2012

The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) evidences a congressional policy to encourage arbitration, and although parties are free to agree that state arbitration law applies, the state law may be pre-empted by the FAA if the transaction involves interstate commerce


Will $3 million fracking verdict open the wells?
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2014

This week a Texas jury awarded nearly $3 million to landowners who claimed that a nearby gas well, which had been hydraulically fractured


REIT real property regulation proposed
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2014

Prop. Reg. Section 1.856-10 will define real property that will satisfy the income and asset requirements for REITs. It will replace Reg. Section 1


Proposed city wide sign ordinance
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2013

On March 5, 2013, the Planning and Land Management (PLUM) Committee issued a report on the actions taken at the January 22, 2013, meeting on the


Quimby fee adjustment
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2013

Effective, March 1, 2013, new Quimby fees will take effect. Obtain a copy of the fee schedule at lacity


There’s no escaping death: West Virginia Supreme Court holds that death triggers dormancy period
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2015

On June 16, 2015, in State ex rel. Perdue v. Nationwide Life Insurance Company, et al., the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia held that under


Class action round-up - fall 2014
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2014

A class of industrial purchasers of polyurethane products brought suit against Dow Chemical Company for fixing the prices of those products. After


REIT’s real property
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2015

After an extended delay, the IRS released the letter ruling that likely was issued to Iron Mountain on its conversion to REIT status. The ruling


The Delaware secretary of state promulgates important unclaimed property VDA guidance
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2012

On July 11, 2012, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed Senate Bill 258 (S. 258) into law, thereby granting the Secretary of State (as opposed to the State Escheator) a limited three-year window to enter into voluntary disclosure agreements (VDAs) with holders of unclaimed property (the “New VDA Program”


REIT conversions
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2013

LTR 201314002 has caused quite a buzz in the investment community. Stock pickers want to know how far the envelope can be pushed on the definition of