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Recent Publications

Final Regulations Will Affect Default Risk for Borrowers with Pension Plans
Authors: Peter J. Hunt, Jessica Lutrin

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (the PBGC) has adopted final regulations relieving certain sponsors of defined benefit pension plans from the obligation to report certain events that signal an increase in the plan’s financial risk. The final regulations also revise many existing reportable event waivers. In recognition of the significant effect that pension liabilities can have on creditworthiness, many credit agreements refer to unwaived reportable events when defining the events of default.

California Updates Conformity to Internal Revenue Code, Provides Large Corporate Understatement Penalty Relief
Author: Michael J. Cataldo

Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 154 on September 30, 2015, updating California’s general conformity to the Internal Revenue Code and providing three new exceptions to the imposition of the Large Corporate Understatement Penalty.

With Safe Harbor now “Invalid,” Companies Must Change Data Practices
Authors: Rafi Azim-Khan, Mercedes K. Tunstall, Steven P. Farmer, Andrew Caplan, Kelley D. Bledsoe

Europe’s top court ruled that U.S. companies relying upon the “Safe Harbor Framework” data sharing regime to maintain information regarding EU citizens is “invalid.” This means that any company relying upon the Safe Harbor Framework, and any U.S. company holding EU citizen data in the U.S., urgently needs to review and reform how such data is transferred and stored to avoid the risk of fines. Status quo is not an option.

September 2015
FCC Enforcement Monitor
Authors: Scott R. Flick, Jessica T. Nyman


  • FCC Admonishes TV Station Licensees for Violating Commercial Limits in Children’s Programming
  • Telecommunications Provider Agrees to $1.175 Million Payment to Resolve Investigation of 911 Call Failures
  • Pirate Radio Operator’s Repeated Disregard for the Rules Results in $15,000 Proposed Fine

September 2015
2015 Third Quarter Children’s Television Programming Documentation
Authors: Lauren Lynch Flick, Scott R. Flick

The next Children’s Television Programming Report must be filed with the FCC and placed in stations’ public inspection files by October 10, 2015, reflecting programming aired during the months of July, August, and September 2015.

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