Hall & Wilcox expands national insurance and litigation practice with new appointment

Leading independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox has expanded its national insurance and litigation capabilities following the appointment of Special Counsel Vicky Kossaris, who joined the firm on 3 December.

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FDA Reexamining Communication Practices with Investigational New Drug Sponsors

On November 19, 2018, the FDA submitted a proposal to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a review that will assess current communication practices between FDA review staff and Investigational New Drug (IND) sponsors.  The FDA has contracted with Eastern Research Group (ERG) to determine whether the current mode of communication between these parties needs to be adapted moving forward.  Depending on the results of this review, communication practices and requirements could be altered, which might have an effect on the IND application process. Possible modifications might occur that could assist in removing communication bottlenecks hindering approval timelines.

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Will Brexit affect the validity of a contractual English law clause?

The national law, which governs a commercial contract and will be applied in the event that parties end up in a dispute over their obligations, is currently determined under the rules of the Regulation (EC) No 593/2008. Known as the Rome I Regulation, its rules stipulate that the courts of all EU member states will recognise and enforce whatever the commercial parties have agreed in respect of applicable laws. It is not uncommon that contract litigation pending in an English court will be decided in line with the rules of foreign laws, if that is what the parties have agreed. Most international trade contracts will contain a series of clauses. Will the existing options be affected by Brexit, and how will Brexit impact on future contracts?

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Talking Tax – Issue 145

Time limits for claiming input tax or fuel tax credit: open for consultation

In brief

The ATO’s new Draft Miscellaneous Taxation Ruling MT 2018/D1 (Draft Ruling) outlines the Commissioner of Taxation’s (Commissioner) view on time limits applying to the entitlement to claim an input tax or fuel tax credit. The Draft Ruling is open for consultation until 25 January 2019.

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Tier 1 (Investor) visa suspended for ‘new’ applicants from midnight tonight

In a shocking move the Home Office have announced, without prior consultation or notice, that the Tier 1 (Investor) visa route will be suspended from midnight tonight until further notice, providing less than 24 hours’ notice of their plans. There was initial confusion as to whether the suspension took effect from tonight or Friday night, but it has since been indicated that no applications will be accepted after midnight today.

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The Supreme Court of Utah gave taxpayers a sweet victory recently in Utah State Tax Commission v. See’s Candies.

The Supreme Court of Utah gave taxpayers a sweet victory recently in Utah State Tax Commission v. See’s Candies.  In See’s Candies, the Utah State Tax Commission challenged an arrangement between two wholly owned subsidiaries of Berkshire Hathaway that provided Utah corporate franchise tax benefits. The Utah Supreme Court, however, ultimately ruled in favor of the taxpayer, See’s Candies.

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DOL Releases New Guidance on Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers – Employment Law This Week

Featured on Employment Law This Week:  The Department of Labor (“DOL”) rolls back the 80/20 rule.

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Early Christmas present for Michigan Employers: Earned Sick time Act overhauled and wage hike delayed

The Michigan legislature just gave employers an early Christmas present by scaling back on the terms of broadly-worded minimum wage and earned sick time laws that started out as citizen-initiated ballot proposals.

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New York City Sets Minimum Wage for Independent Contractors of Ride-Hailing Companies

On December 4, 2018, New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (“TLC”) voted to require ride-hailing companies operating in New York City to compensate its drivers who are treated as independent contractors, and not employees, on a per-minute and –mile payment formula, which will result in a $17.22 per hour wage floor.

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FDA Reexamining Communication Practices with Investigational New Drug Sponsors

On November 19, 2018, the FDA submitted a proposal to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a review that will assess current communication practices between FDA review staff and Investigational New Drug (IND) sponsors.  The FDA has contracted with Eastern Research Group (ERG) to determine whether the current mode of communication between these parties needs to be adapted moving forward.  Depending on the results of this review, communication practices and requirements could be altered, which might have an effect on the IND application process. Possible modifications might occur that could assist in removing communication bottlenecks hindering approval timelines.

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