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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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April 13, 2017

Legal Forms

Legal Forms On October 29, 2015, CMS issued its Final Rule setting forth waivers of the application of the physician self-referral law (the Stark law), the Federal anti-kickback statute (AKS), and the civil monetary penalties (CMP) law provision relating to beneficiary inducements, to specified accountable care organizations (ACOs) arrangements under section 1899 of the Social […]

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April 8, 2017

Alert: US Government Issues Administrative Subpoena to Huawei Technologies

Alert: US Government Issues Administrative Subpoena to Huawei Technologies According to recent news reports, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a subpoena in April to Huawei Technologies Co. (“Huawei”), one of the world’s largest telecommunications equipment companies, for information regarding Huawei’s direct and indirect exports and re-exports of US technology […]

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