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U.S., 14 Other Nations Sign OECD, Council of Europe Agreement on Cooperation in Tax Matters

May 28, 2010 in Daily Tax Report · Leave a Comment 

Fifteen countries, including the United States, May 27 signed an update to a 1988 multilateral pact on administrative cooperation in tax matters that aims to provide a legal framework for…

States Prepare to Implement Tailoring Rule for Greenhouse Gases, Foresee Challenges

States face daunting challenges in implementing greenhouse gas emissions controls for new and modified stationary sources, a representative of state and local air…

House Appropriations Bill Incorporates Loan Guarantees for Renewable, Nuclear Energy Technology

A supplemental appropriations bill unveiled in the House of Representatives May 26 would provide $180 million for loan guarantees to support development of renewable energy and…

The Impact of Recent Federal Circuit Decisions on Patent Term Extension

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently decided two cases, PhotoCure ASA v. Kappos, No. 2009-1393 (Fed. Cir. May 10, 2010) (80 PTCJ 56, 5/14/10), and Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Inc…

National Football League’s Exclusive Licensing is Concerted Action under Antitrust Law

The National Football League’s licensing of its teams’ logos and trademarks constitutes concerted action that is not categorically beyond Section 1 Sherman Act liability, and the legality of…

Google Sued over Collection of WiFi Data; Separate Court Issues Data Destruction Temporary Restraining Order

Google Inc. is facing mounting legal challenges after its recent admission that it collected location and content data from unsecured wireless computer networks while taking digital photographs for…

BNA INSIGHTS: Scrutiny on Payment Card Data Pass: Raising the Profile of Personal Information Sharing Among Marketers

Until now, this situation was fairly common: a consumer shops online, visiting an online marketing company’s website. The consumer decides to purchase, say, virus protection software from…

Boucher Draft to Regulate Business Use of Consumer Data Would Require Key Changes to Existing Privacy Policies, Attorneys Say

The vast majority of privacy policies that U.S. companies have posted on their websites would not pass muster under a draft legislative proposal that is being circulated by Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.), privacy attorneys told BNA…

BNA INSIGHTS: U.S. Authorities Possess Tools, Motivation to Continue to Push The Envelope in Investigating and Prosecuting Financial Crimes

The Department of Justice’s and Securities and Exchange Commission’s recent expansion of civil and criminal inquiries into a number of major Wall Street institutions portends more widespread…

Supreme Court Will Not Review Rulings on Work Product, Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act, Sanctions

The U.S. Supreme Court May 24 declined to review a controversial federal appeals court ruling concerning the scope of work-product protection for accountant work papers sought by…

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