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Monday, September 16th, 2019

  Although scheduled to end on Friday, September 13th, the California State Legislature was not able to conclude its business for the term until early Saturday morning. A protestor dropped blood onto the senate floor on Friday afternoon, necessitating an…

Monday, September 9th, 2019

New Institutional Accountability Regulations Borrower Rights and Financial Responsibility Requirements September 9, 2019 Contact: Roger Swartzwelder rswartzwelder@maynardcooper.com (205) 254-1993 On August 30, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) announced final regulations amending the Borrower Defense to Repayment (“BDR”) regulations…

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Maynard Cooper’s Sasha Rao, Chair of the IP Practice, has received a series of awards in 2019 recognizing her leadership in the national intellectual property community.  In January the National Law Journal featured Sasha in their special edition, “Trailblazers: Intellectual…

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

As reported by Reuters on April 17, 2019, federal district court judge in New Jersey granted our client Askeladden’s motion to dismiss and entered an Order dismissing all of the fraud, civil RICO, business tort and other claims that plaintiff…

Monday, June 17th, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed amendments to the financial disclosure requirements included in SEC Regulation S-X (Reg. S-X) for acquisitions and disposals of businesses by public companies. The amendments[1] are intended to reduce both the complexity of…

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

On June 11, 2019, Governor Kay Ivey signed legislation removing Alabama from the ranks of States without an “equal-pay-for-equal-work” law. The Alabama Act: Prohibits sex-based and race-based wage discrimination against employees who perform equal work within the same establishment.  The…

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Introduction: Act No. 2019-94, the Alabama Business Corporation Law of 2019, was signed into law by Governor Ivey on May 1, 2019.  It constitutes a complete restatement of the Alabama Business Corporation Law, with several changes to the existing law,…

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Authors: Jon Mills and Jim Pickle “I’m selling my business (which I’m very excited about), but how will my sale proceeds be taxed?” We hear this question a fair amount after the initial excitement of selling a business wears off and a…

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia struck down major portions of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rules regarding Association Health Plans (“AHPs”). The final AHP rules expand the definition of “employer” under ERISA by providing…

Friday, March 8th, 2019

After years of debate and waiting, the USDOL has issued its newly-proposed overtime rules. The USDOL has released a rule that, if adopted, will set a minimum salary for the OT exemption at $679 per week or annually at $35,308…