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Can You Shrink a Wisconsin Condominium Project?
Many of us in commercial real estate feel that the recession is over, and thank heaven for that. However, in some ways we are still reacting to the... Read More >
How to Improve Your Lead Conversions Rate: The Process
At the Rainmaker Institute, we have established a working process for lead conversion that is being used successfully by thousands of attorneys... Read More >
French Supreme Administrative Court Rules on the Procedure for Returning Artwork
After World War II, works of art suspected of having been stolen by the Nazis were listed on a special registry called the Musées... Read More >
Daddy Dearest?: Some Considerations Concerning Paid Parental Leave for Fathers i
Recently I had a conversation with my father about his options for parental leave when I was born (1979). As a new father myself, I was curious what... Read More >
Products Liability Cases Often Involve Complicated Issues, Such as When Competin
Because many automotive manufacturers or parts suppliers reside in or do business in Michigan, products liability cases arising from car accidents... Read More >
NIST Vetting Guidance Valuable for Health Care Organizations Seeking to Use Th
The mobile app and wearables market in health care is booming, most recently evidenced by Apple’s entry into the market with its ... Read More >
Global App Review Finds 85% of Apps Have Privacy Shortcomings
In May 2014, the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (“GPEN”) performed its second Global Privacy Sweep, in which 26 privacy enforcement... Read More >
DOS Visa Office Provides Update on EB-2 India Visa Demand and Priority Date Cuto
New updates and projections regarding demand in the employment-based second preference immigrant visa category for individuals chargeable to India... Read More >
Federal Trade Commission, FTC
On Monday, the FTC hosted a public workshop on the topic of big data and discrimination entitled,... Read More >
Variety of Pills in Separate Containers
On September 9, 2014, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published a rule pertaining to... Read More >
Hand Holding Money
Many litigants are unfamiliar with the process that must be followed after a judgment awarding... Read More >
Department of Justice
On Wednesday, during a speech before the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund conference in... Read More >

Federal Court News

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The Delaware Court of Chancery recently addressed the pleading standard for claims against disinterested directors arising out of transactions involving a controlling stockholder, where the...

Internal Revenue Service, IRS

A recent response by the Internal Revenue Service Chief Counsel (CCA) to an inquiry from one of its field office agents addressed the question of whether management fees earned by an investment manager...

Keith Brodie, Labor Attorney, Barnes and Thornburg Law Firm

The Summary of NLRB decisions for the week of September 8-12, 2014, is now available on the ...

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is currently considering a proposal to allow amendments to the identifications of goods/services in a trademark registration because of technological changes in how the goods/services...

Apple Inc. v. Virnetx, Inc.: Denying Institution and Motion for Joinder IPR2014-

Takeaway: Joinder of two or more proceedings, such as the five proceedings in the instant case, for inter partes review is discretionary.

In its ...

State Court News

Mark L. Farley, Enviornmental Workplace Safety, Attorney, Katten Law Firm

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has proposed a new Process Safety Management standard for oil refineries (the "Refinery PSM Standard"). The proposal, which is a precursor to formal notice and...

Many of us in commercial real estate feel that the recession is over, and thank heaven for that. However, in some ways we are still reacting to the complications the recession worked on our business, and we need to have a clear...

Michael S Arnold, Employment Attorney, Mintz Levin Law Firm

“As we have pointed out, in the absence of a statute to the contrary, parties are free to contractually limit the time within which an action may be brought, as long as the contractual time is reasonable and does not...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

UK Insider Dealers Ordered to Pay Confiscation Orders in Excess of the Profits G
by: Neil Robson of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

On September 15, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a press release in which...

Article 29 Working Party of European Privacy Regulators Meets To Discuss The Rig
by: Jeff Kosseff of Covington & Burling LLP

Yesterday, the Article 29 Working Party group of European privacy regulators released a short ...