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Indemnity for active negligence or willful misconduct now prohibited in California

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?

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.

Accounting for earnouts under financing agreements

June 11 2014 An earnout, also known as “contingent consideration” in accounting parlance, is a contractual provision in an acquisition agreement that adds a…

Reporting thefts and losses of controlled substances for providers and pharmacies

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).

AIG announces Q4 and year-end results

February 28 2010 On Friday, American International Group, Inc. (AIG) released its results for the fourth quarter and full year 2009.

Investor-State Arbitration and the ‘Next Generation’ of Investment Treaties

April 30 2020 What is the future of investor-state arbitration? In recent years, observers have questioned whether investor-state arbitration will or…

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

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

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

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…

New proposals from California Governor: will CEQA be fixed? Or will it get more complex and unwieldy?

August 12 2015 The California Governor's Office is seeking input on their proposals to update the CEQA Guidelines by October 12, 2015. They have released a…