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To Err is Human, But the Tipsy Coachman Rule Can Get the Trial Judge Home

To Err is Human, But the Tipsy Coachman Rule Can Get the Trial Judge Home

September 13, 2018

Florida intermediate appellate courts are error-correcting courts. We all know that. So when does a Florida appellate court not correct error?

SEC Regulation Best Interest: Charting a Course for Securities and Annuity Sales

SEC Regulation Best Interest: Charting a Course for Securities and Annuity Sales

September 5, 2018

In June, we circulated our fifth article on the continuing saga regarding the standard of conduct for sales of securities and annuities — and the efforts of federal and state regulators to impose new conditions on the existing standards. Our earlier articles focused on the potential for regulatory and litigation issues arising under the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule adopted in 2016, which was struck down by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Emergency Doctors Sue Anthem in Federal Court for Restrictive Emergency Room Policy

Emergency Doctors Sue Anthem in Federal Court for Restrictive Emergency Room Policy

August 27, 2018

On July 17, 2018, American College of Emergency Physicians and the Medical Association of Georgia filed a lawsuit against Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia on behalf of emergency physicians to force the health insurer to rescind its current policies that allow it to deny coverage of emergency room care when certain diagnoses are resolutely indicated.

23 Attorneys General Challenge FCC Ruling on Net Neutrality

23 Attorneys General Challenge FCC Ruling on Net Neutrality

August 27, 2018

On June 11, the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order, and Order, 33 FCC Rcd. 311 (2018) (the “Order”) took effect.

Clients and Lawyers Have Choices

Clients and Lawyers Have Choices

August 10, 2018

Clients and lawyers are moving to firms that are “large enough” to handle sophisticated, challenging engagements but lean enough to provide superior client service and greater value.

Application of Section 199A to Domestic Taxpayers Engaged in U.S. and Foreign Business Operations

Application of Section 199A to Domestic Taxpayers Engaged in U.S. and Foreign Business Operations

August 1, 2018

The new Section 199A deduction has the potential to provide owners of tax flow-through businesses operating in the U.S. and abroad with a significant benefit.

Classified: The Class Action Blog Editor

Classified: The Class Action Blog Editor

August 1, 2018

Classified: The Class Action Blog is focused on the latest class action developments and trends, including news, key cases, and strategies.

Although Largely Deflated, IUL Illustration Statute Lawsuit Rolls On

Although Largely Deflated, IUL Illustration Statute Lawsuit Rolls On

July 27, 2018

Almost a year ago, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that an alleged violation of California’s illustration statutes could serve as a predicate for liability under the California Unfair Competition Law.

In the Duty of Care Race, the NAIC Is in the Chase with New Proposed Revisions to Its Annuity Suitability Model

In the Duty of Care Race, the NAIC Is in the Chase with New Proposed Revisions to Its Annuity Suitability Model

July 27, 2018

On July 24, in preparation for its August 4 meeting at the NAIC 2018 Summer National Meeting, the Annuity Suitability (A) Working Group released a working draft of proposed revisions to the Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation (#275). This alert discusses the significant proposed changes, comments, and suggestions for discussion at the Summer National Meeting.

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