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May 9, 2017

One step closer to safer children in Florida

One step closer to safer children in Florida Earlier this week, the Florida Senate Transportation Committee unanimously passed SB 518, which would require children between the ages of four and seven to be restrained in a booster seat while in a car.  This is a big step forward in keeping these children safer during an […]

Hubs
May 7, 2017

Impact of Reclassification on Pole Attachments

Impact of Reclassification on Pole Attachments The Order recognizes that the deployment of communications networks and broadband infrastructure depends heavily on access to utility poles on reasonable rates, terms and conditions. Accordingly, the Order declined to forebear from applying the federal Pole Attachment Act (Section 224), and associated FCC rules, with respect to providers of broadband […]

Shows
May 5, 2017

Washington Supreme Court Affirms Washington Federal v. Gentry and Confirms Lenders’ Right to Obtain Deficiency Judgments Against Guarantors Following Nonjudicial Foreclosure

Washington Supreme Court Affirms Washington Federal v. Gentry and Confirms Lenders’ Right to Obtain Deficiency Judgments Against Guarantors Following Nonjudicial Foreclosure The Washington Supreme Court issued an opinion today affirming the right of a lender to obtain a deficiency judgment against a commercial guarantor following a nonjudicial foreclosure. Divisions One and Two of the Washington […]

Opinions
May 3, 2017

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.23.16

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.23.16 We’ve got numbers for Bayer’s unsolicited bid to buy Monsanto—a cash offer of $62 billion, representing a 37% premium on Monsanto’s May 9 closing price – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg Once again, newly released documents are giving us a better idea of what was […]

Shows
May 2, 2017

Those Hiring Private Investigators Must Be Aware of Privilege and Privacy Legislation

Those Hiring Private Investigators Must Be Aware of Privilege and Privacy Legislation When a fraud is suspected, the litigator often turns to a private investigator to gather evidence about, and to use against, the fraudster. Retaining and instructing an investigator must be undertaken with extreme caution to avoid ultimately prejudicing the case against the wrongdoer. […]

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May 1, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Antitrust Protection for State Professional Boards

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Antitrust Protection for State Professional Boards In a 6-3 decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, the United States Supreme Court ruled today that state professional boards comprised of active professionals in the occupation the board regulates cannot invoke state-action antitrust immunity unless the board […]

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April 27, 2017

Alabama Issues Remote Sellers Use Tax Assessments, Newegg Inc. Appeals

Alabama Issues Remote Sellers Use Tax Assessments, Newegg Inc. Appeals Ever since Alabama’s new economic nexus regulation went into effect, litigation over its constitutionality has been expected given that Alabama Commissioner Julie Magee and Governor Bentley said as much when announcing it (Rule 810-6-2-.90.03, effective January 1, 2016).  It appears that they finally got their […]

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April 21, 2017

Tennessee Legislature Passes Legislation Changing Requirements for Coverage of Sinkhole Losses

Tennessee Legislature Passes Legislation Changing Requirements for Coverage of Sinkhole Losses The Tennessee Legislature recently reformed the law of sinkhole coverage and sinkhole losses in the State of Tennessee with legislation which became effective July 1, 2014. Under the prior Tennessee law, every insurer offering homeowners’ property insurance in the State of Tennessee was required […]

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April 15, 2017

Pennsylvania Holds Its First Ever Legislative Hearing on Internet Gaming

Pennsylvania Holds Its First Ever Legislative Hearing on Internet Gaming Pennsylvania legislators are beginning to explore a topic that, for them, was previously uncharted territory: the possibility of legalizing Internet gaming. In April 2013, Representative Tina Davis introduced a bill (HR 1235) that would empower the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to authorize licensed Pennsylvania casino […]

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