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April 28, 2013

DHS to Publish Proposed Rule Providing for Work Authorization for H-4 Spouses

DHS to Publish Proposed Rule Providing for Work Authorization for H-4 Spouses The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it will soon publish several proposed rules that will make the United States more attractive to talented foreign entrepreneurs and other high-skilled immigrants who will contribute substantially to the U.S. economy, create jobs, and […]

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April 25, 2013

Trump Goes A Rockin’: Neil Young Comes A Knockin’

Trump Goes A Rockin’: Neil Young Comes A Knockin’ Donald Trump, the New York real estate mogul and self-proclaimed business genius, just kicked off his campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination at Trump Tower in Manhattan to the tune of Neil Young’s Rockin’ In The Free World. Risky business, Mr. Trump. Just recently, musical artists […]

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April 22, 2013

Georgia Provides Guidance on Variable Annuity Sales Disclosures

Georgia Provides Guidance on Variable Annuity Sales Disclosures On March 19, the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner (the “Department”) issued Bulletin 15-EX-1 (the “Bulletin”) to clarify Georgia’s required variable annuity sales disclosures. This guidance follows the Department’s recent amendments to Georgia’s Annuity and Deposit Fund Disclosure Regulation, Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. […]

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April 19, 2013

The USPTO Glossary Pilot Program

The USPTO Glossary Pilot Program On March 24, 2014 the USPTO announced a Glossary Pilot Program following one of the White House’s recommendations aimed at improving clarity and increasing the quality of patents. In view of our last blog post, the Glossary Pilot Program provides an opportunity for Applicants in some of the USPTO Technology Centers […]

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April 15, 2013

Harley-Davidson Booze Coming Soon?

Harley-Davidson Booze Coming Soon? With the 74th Anniversary of the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally less than a week away, it seemed like a good time to check in on recent Harley-Davidson trademark activity at the USPTO. As it turns out, a very interesting intent-to-use trademark application was filed just two weeks ago, seeking federal registration of the […]

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April 15, 2013

Data Privacy and Security Considerations in M&A Transactions

Data Privacy and Security Considerations in M&A Transactions By some estimates, cybercrime costs the global economy $445 billion annually. If cybercrime were a single country, this dollar amount would place it within the world’s top 30 countries in terms of gross domestic product, and cybercrime would be the largest business in the world in terms […]

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April 15, 2013

Implications of Final Regulations Under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(r)

Implications of Final Regulations Under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(r) The Internal Revenue Service replaced proposed regulations under Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) with final regulations in late 2014 (the “Final Regulations”). As enacted in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Code Section 501(r) mandates the implementation of specific policies […]

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April 9, 2013

Send a non-compete demand letter – buy yourself a lawsuit?

Send a non-compete demand letter – buy yourself a lawsuit? When employers seek injunctive relief to enforce a restrictive covenant, nearly every judge begins the injunctive hearing with the same question: What efforts did you make to resolve this matter? Judges encourage settlement; they encourage compromise. Even if such compromise is not possible, they want […]

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April 8, 2013

Where Have You Gone Dennis Kozlowski? Third Circuit Dismisses Tyco Employee’s Whistleblower Claim Over Excessive Corporate Spending

Where Have You Gone Dennis Kozlowski? Third Circuit Dismisses Tyco Employee’s Whistleblower Claim Over Excessive Corporate Spending On February 2, 2016, the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a long-running SOX whistleblower suit filed by Jeffrey Wiest, a former accounts payable manager for Tyco Electronics. The decision is the first in which the Third Circuit […]

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April 8, 2013

The Panama Papers: addressing the consequences

The Panama Papers: addressing the consequences Approximately 11.5 million internal documents were leaked to media organizations around the world that reveal the operations of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.  The law firm’s leaked files (popularly known as the Panama Papers) show that Mossack Fonseca worked with more than 14,000 banks, law firms and companies […]

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