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On July 29, 2022, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued an advisory and fact sheet, (collectively, the “FDIC Crypto Guidance”) to address concerns regarding consumer confusion arising from crypto assets offered by, through, or in connection with insured banks.
On Aug. 15, 2022, a federal court in the Central District of California authorized the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to serve a John Doe summons on OX Labs Inc. d/b/a SFOX and its subsidiaries (collectively, SFOX).
We’ve previously written about the rise in NFT litigation in the United States. Not surprisingly, the global interest in this new genre of cryptographic assets has occasioned an inevitable increase in disputes involving NFTs in other parts of the world.
The New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) made clear last week that crypto companies can be held accountable for allegedly failing to comply with anti-money laundering (“AML”) / Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) regulations.
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) of the Senate Agricultural Committee have formally proposed a new bill to regulate the digital asset market
On July 21, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a civil enforcement action alleging that from at least June 2021 to April 2022, the three named defendants orchestrated and perpetrated an insider trading scheme amassing over $1.1 million in illicit gains from crypto asset trading.
The hype surrounding NFTs appears to be gradually cooling down amid the slowdown in NFT markets and the recent crypto price dip.
On July 20, 2022, the Connecticut Department of Banking (the “Department”) issued a Consumer and Industry Advisory on Money Transmission (the “Advisory”).
On July 21, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced insider trading allegations against three defendants related to the trading of crypto assets, in what U.S. Attorney Damian Williams heralded as the “first ever insider trading case involving cryptocurrency markets.”
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its five-year strategic plan (Strategic Plan) for 2022 - 2026, laying out four major goals:
Most employment-based permanent residency applications require the applicant to go through the PERM labor certification process where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) certifies that there are not sufficient U.S. workers able, available, and qualified to fill a position.
On May 18, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, a case that presented the Court with an opportunity to bring clarity to the often highly subjective standards lower courts apply when deciding the issue of fair use of visual works of art under copyright law.
It is more important than ever that employers understand the serious long-term, non-monetary consequences of settling or accepting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations.
A new Washington law regulating employers’ use of production quotas or production standards for employees working at warehouse distribution centers (House Bill 1762) will go into effect on July 1, 2024.
As a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA), Congress passed new exceptions to the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law) and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) allowing certain healthcare entities to provide mental health or behavioral health improvement and/or maintenance programs to physicians and other clinicians.
On May 17, 2023, the Texas Senate approved Senate Bill No. 14 (SB 14), prohibiting physicians from providing gender-affirming medical care to minors experiencing gender dysphoria (distress that results from having one’s gender identity not match one’s sex assigned at birth).
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