Publication - 02/28/2012

Congress Gives the Green Light to Incentive Auctions

Telecommunications Alert

On February 17, both the House and the Senate passed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. Among other things, the Act provides for the extension of the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits and prevents cuts in Medicare physician payment rates. To help offset the cost of the Act, the legislation includes significant spectrum provisions centered around preparations and details of a future auction of spectrum currently held by broadcast television licensees to other users, likely including commercial wireless carriers. This process is ultimately expected to raise billions of dollars for the Treasury, while also helping to fund the creation of a nationwide public safety broadband network for emergency first responders, another subject of the Act.

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Socially Responsible Investing in ERISA Plans: The Legal Perspective

Institutional Investor: Foundation & Endowment Money Management
Bruce L. Ashton

Institutional Investor: Foundation & Endowment Money Management

IRS Denies Tax Exemption to Commercial ACO

Health Care Insight
Matthew Amodeo, Taylor Romigh Harrison, Linda S. Moroney, T.J. Sullivan

On April 8, 2016, the IRS released a final adverse exemption determination with respect to an accountable care organization (ACO) formed by an unnamed nonprofit health care system.

Section 201 Safeguard Petition Filed Against Primary Aluminum Could Impact Sourcing

Client Alert
Richard P. Ferrin, Douglas J. Heffner

On April 18, the United Steelworkers union filed a Section 201 “safeguards” petition regarding primary, unwrought aluminum. This case could impact purchasers of primary, unwrought aluminum (such as billets, hollow billets, ingots, sows, and tees) from non-U.S. sources by increasing the prices of these products, decreasing availability, or both.

Donald Trump’s Major Antitrust Encounters

The Antitrust Source
Robert A. Skitol

In the article, Bob attempts to predict how Donald Trump would shape his antitrust enforcement program based on three previous antirust cases he had been involved with in the past.

The Impact of Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law

Foodsurance
Patrick Harrington, Sandra K. Jones

On July 1, 2016, a new food labeling requirement for products made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will go into effect in Vermont. It’s the first law of its kind in the country.