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On September 19, 2018, the House Ways and Means Committee wrote a letter to the IRS urging the IRS to “issue updated guidance, providing additional clarity for Taxpayers seeking to better understand and comply with their tax obligations when using...

The Ohio Bureau Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has launched a safety and security grant program for “Ohio public and private pre-kindergarten through 12th grade educational facilities” worth $4 million dollars....

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND TRADE - Dispute Resolution - WTO: The U.S. filed an objection against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for the $7 billion worth of retaliatory levies against U.S. exports to China (34 ITR 1242; 9/27/18)....

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FINCEN”) announced on November 15 that it has renewed and revised its Geographic Targeting Orders (“GTOs”) that require U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind legal entities...

Historically, inventors who assign a patent to a company or other entity have been barred from later challenging the patent’s validity under the doctrine of “assignor estoppel.” This common-law doctrine has been in place for years....

Does the Fair Debit Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) apply to non-judicial foreclosures? This is a question of enormous import to the mortgage servicing industry, as the FDCPA is a common subject for class action claims and further provides that an...

As most higher education administrators are aware, the U.S. Department of Education released an unofficial version of its new Title IX regulations on November 16. These proposed rules, if implemented, will constitute the first significant revision of...

AVIATION REGULATORY AND POLICY - Air Services Regulation: Council reaches agreement on amendment regarding wet-lease agreements with third countries - On 21 September 2018, the European Council agreed to an amendment of Regulation (EC) 1008/2008 on...

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued its final rule adopting changes to Regulation P, which governs the requirements for financial institutions to issue privacy notices to its customers....

Since at least July 2017, when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it expected initial coin offerings (ICOs) to either register under U.S. securities laws or qualify for an exemption, crypto-market participants have worried about...

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