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Tax-i for Captives: The IRS recently announced an increased effort to curb what it sees as widespread abusive applications of so-called ‘micro’ captives. The industry should expect and prepare for heightened IRS scrutiny of micro captives over the coming years. 
Tax-i for captives. Although the IRS is bent on combatting perceived abuses of micro captives, the US government would be better served treating the cause rather than the symptom, say Richard Euliss and Whitney Fore of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt. Though in the midst of a stifling budget and ...
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It's all about that base: Claim against fat loss supplement maker fails for lack of ascertainability. [Offices: Miami, Orlando] 
Adam Karhu bought a dietary supplement called VPX Meltdown Fat Incinerator (“Meltdown”) in reliance on advertising by Vital Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“VPX”) that Meltdown would result in fat loss. Concerned that Meltdown did not in fact result in loss of girth “in all the right places,”1 if at all, Karhu filed a class action suit in …
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Having it both ways: does the SEC’s Enforcement Division Guidance on Forum Selection do anything more than foreshadow increased use of administrative proceedings? http://bit.ly/1dAdxKf [Office: Tampa]
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Must the "maker" of a false statement have "ultimate authority" over that statement to be subject to liability for securities fraud? The Eleventh Circuit Interprets Janus in SEC v. Big Apple Consulting. http://bit.ly/1HzmBIJ [Office: Tampa] 
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Download our mobile app and easily search and save attorney contacts, get directions to our offices, and keep up with legal news and trends... available for Apple and Android platforms. http://bit.ly/1FiaOB1 
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Can you make your offer of proof (also referred to as a proffer) at the end of the trial, as opposed to the time when the witness would have given the testimony? http://bit.ly/1JQbEG6 [Office: Tampa] 
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Subpoenas for information related to California subscribers raise special concerns for wireless providers and other telecommunications providers. http://bit.ly/1baTboy [Office: Miami/WPB]
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The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, citing its “duty” to construe statutes, not isolated provisions. This alert provides an overview of how the justices reached their landmark decision. http://www.cfjblaw.com/king-v-burwell-no-death-spirals/
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It's 'game over' for video game fans alleging a case of 'Aliens' bait-and-switch... http://bit.ly/1FRJlEB [Office: Miami]
Two video game enthusiasts brought a consumer class action suit against Sega of America, Inc. (“Sega”) and Gearbox Software, LLC (“Gearbox”) for their alleged disappointment in the quality of the video game “Aliens: Colonial Marines”(“ACM”).  ACM was marketed as “the canon sequel” to the film Aliens, the 1986 classic blockbuster in which Bill Paxton’s character famously …
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A new client calls and hires you to uphold on appeal the splendid order its trial counsel obtained in its favor. You eagerly read the order but quickly realize, to your horror, that the trial judge got it wrong. What should you do? http://bit.ly/1dyugNR [Office: Tampa]
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In the Wall Street Journal: In 2014, 66% of U.S. companies had some form of arbitration clause for employees, customers, or both. A significant share of arbitration agreements also prohibit employees from joining class actions, which can be especially complex and expensive for employers. Last year 43% of companies barred employees from joining class action, up from 16% in 2012. http://on.wsj.com/1He6ccM 
The U.S. arm of German pharmaceuticals firm Boehringer Ingelheim recently barred employees from receiving sales commissions if they didn't agree to pursue complaints against the company in arbitration, rather than in court.
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Overstock.com is venturing into unexplored legal territory by seeking SEC approval for the issuance of digital securities... http://bit.ly/1FZHuOD  [Office: Miami] 
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Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is a leading provider of legal and consultative services to a broad spectrum of business clients.
Introduction
With locations in the major business centers throughout Florida, California, Georgia, New York, Washington, D.C., and Connecticut, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt provides clients with access to nearly 400 attorneys and government consultants. 

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt serves business clients in key industries across the country and around the globe. Through our core practices, we help our clients grow their businesses and protect their vital interests.

Our national and international litigation teams are well equipped to handle the most complex business trials, arbitrations, and appeals. We have developed especially deep experience in the defense of class actions and mass actions, white collar representation, high-stakes business litigation, and government investigations. We have tried more than 1,500 cases to judgment or verdict and defended several hundred class actions across the country. We are one of only a handful of firms that have actually tried major class action cases. In the life insurance and financial product liability areas, alone, our financial services industry attorneys have handled more than 300 class actions.

The cases we handle cut across every subject area, including consumer and business fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act enforcement, contracts, shareholder disputes, antitrust, insurance, securities, products liability, construction, real estate, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, labor and employment, intellectual property, health care, telecommunications, energy, constitutional claims, international and domestic arbitration, and federal and state governmental disputes.

Our firm also advises clients on sophisticated business transactions across a range of issues and industries. With a strong presence in Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., and Miami, we offer focused guidance on domestic and international matters and handle a wide variety of transactions for clients throughout the country and internationally. We counsel them on matters related to mergers and acquisitions, securities, tax planning, and ERISA, and provide state regulatory counseling to clients in the life insurance and financial services sectors, the energy sector, and other key industries.

We also cater to high-growth clients, including technology-based companies, advising them on capital formation, debt financing, corporate governance and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance and disclosures, tax planning, and cyber-security concerns. Additionally, we offer our business clients the guidance they need to identify and protect their tangible and intangible assets, including intellectual property, and to manage their immigration and labor and employment issues. We also handle all phases of real property site acquisition and disposition, financing, permitting, and development.

Our government consultants have extensive expertise dealing with federal and state regulators, legislative bodies, and executive agencies on a wide range of issues, including insurance and tort reform, health care, financial regulation, government investigations, and enforcement actions.

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt practices law in California through Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, LLP. This website contains much information in the form of articles of general applicability or intended as educational and introductory to various areas of the law or legal issues. NONE IS LEGAL ADVICE APPLICABLE TO YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION. NO LAWYER-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED BY VISITING THIS WEBSITE AND REVIEWING ANY MATERIAL ON IT. YOU ARE NOT JUSTIFIED IN RELYING ON ANY ARTICLE IN MAKING A DECISION ABOUT A SPECIFIC SITUATION; RATHER, YOU SHOULD CONSULT COMPETENT COUNSEL FOR LEGAL ADVICE OR REPRESENTATION.

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Under some interpretations of the legal ethics rules, some material in this website should be considered advertising. This website constitutes a 'communication' as defined in Rule 1-400(A) of the California Rules of Professional Conduct in that it is a message made by and on behalf of lawyers at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, LLP, who are members of the State Bar of California concerning the availability for professional employment of those members and their law firm. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon the information included on this website. Before you decide to hire a lawyer, please ask us to send you written information about our qualifications and experience. 

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Carlton Fields Jorden Burt ranks among the top law firms in the nation for diversity by the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, which rates businesses according to their treatment of LGBT employees, consumers, and investors, and the Vault Guide to the Top Law Firms. The firm was recognized by corporate counsel as a client service leader in the 14th annual BTI Client Service A-Team 2015 report, and ranks among the top 20 percent for delivering better client service to the world's largest clients. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is recognized among the best in the Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers, and the firm's attorneys are recognized by their peers in The Best Lawyers in America. To view all our awards, visit www.CFJBLaw.com/accolades/.
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