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  • July 14, 2020

    Final IRS Rules On REIT Dividends Create Statutory Conflict

    The Internal Revenue Service's recent regulations, which confirm that real estate investment trust payouts to regulated investment company shareholders qualify for preferred tax treatment but are silent on publicly traded partnership income, conflict with the statute and congressional intent, says Andrew Howlett at Miller & Chevalier.

  • July 14, 2020

    3 Ways High Court's Liu V. SEC Ruling Curtails FTC Authority

    The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in Liu v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission limited the Federal Trade Commission's authority in important ways, and the court's eventual decision in FTC v. Credit Bureau Center could prevent the regulator from seeking disgorgement or restitution altogether, say attorneys at Sidley.

  • July 14, 2020

    HHS Discrimination Rule Conflicts With LGBTQ Bias Ruling

    A new rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services scaling back nondiscrimination regulations raises compliance questions for health providers, especially in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent broad interpretation of "on the basis of sex," say attorneys at Reed Smith.

  • July 14, 2020 Ruling May Help Generic Hashtag Mark Owners

    If brand owners can show that consumers perceive a generic term combined with a hashtag as source-identifying, the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision — that "" marks are not automatically unregistrable as trademarks — may just give refused hashtag marks new life, say Paul Thomas and Patricia Cotton at Pillsbury.

  • July 14, 2020

    Employer Considerations After Justices' LGBTQ Rights Ruling

    In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling that Title VII protects LGBTQ workers in Bostock v. Clayton County, companies should review employment policies for compliance, update diversity and inclusion mission statements, and consider several questions about the opinion’s potential reach, say attorneys at Blank Rome.

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