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U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Finds that Student Who Was Abused Multiple Times by Fellow Students Was Entitled to Multiple Per-Claim Limits Because Each Assault Was a Separate “Claim”.In Essex Insurance Co. v. Doe, No. 06-7163, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 94 (D.C. Cir. Jan ...

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | January 2013

On January 17, 2013, the Treasury Department ("Treasury") and the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued final regulations with respect to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA"). The legislation applies to payments to foreign financial institutions ("FFIs") and nonfinancial foreign entities ("NFFEs"). In general, FATCA requires certain persons making payments to FFIs and NFFEs to withhold 30 percent of any payment (a "Withholdable Payment") consisting of either (1) U.S ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | November 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) is a free-trade agreement among Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and the United States (the “TPP Members”). While, as reported, an agreement on the TPP was reached on October 5, 2015, each of the TPP Members must still enact the TPP. On November 5, 2015, the full text of the TPP trade agreement was released to the public for the first time ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | November 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP is a free-trade agreement among the members: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and the United States.On Nov. 5, the full text of the TPP trade agreement was released to the public for the first time. While, as reported, an agreement on the TPP was reached Oct. 5, each of the members must still enact it.An important component is the chapter on investments, which protects investors ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | September 2015

As the US diplomatic relationship with Cuba continues on itspath of normalization and the possibility for increased economic opportunitiesfor US companies with the island increase with the potential further looseningof restrictions prohibiting engaging in business in Cuba, US businesses lookingat the Cuban market have begun taking steps to register their trademarks inCuba ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | August 2013

BackgroundFollowing much anticipation on the part of health care industry members, CMS released its long-awaited final rule on the Physician Payment Sunshine Act in February 2013, supplying clarification and guidance on new financial disclosure requirements governing pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. The rule includes extensive and potentially time-consuming mandates for drug and device companies, including reporting of annual payments to physicians and teaching hospitals ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | November 2012

In late October 2012, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris began sending letters to approximately 100 mobile app operators, informing them that they are not in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”) ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | January 2021

Coming to Grips with Hospital Price Transparency – DC Circuit Rejects American Hospital Association’s Effort to Invalidate Price Transparency Requirements Rule Since 2010, Section 2718(e) of the Public Health Service Act has required hospitals to establish and publish annually “a list of the hospital’s standard charges for items and services provided by the hospital ...

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