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FTC Green Marketing Guides

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced the release of revised “Green Guides” on October 1, 2012. The Green Guides are intended to help marketers avoid making misleading environmental claims. The Green Guides are...more

Retroactive Revival Of Liability By Legislation

The US Supreme Court sometimes makes news by refusing to hear cases, not by taking them. That was certainly the case on May 29, 2012 when the Supreme Court declined to hear a case in which Minnesota’s high court upheld state...more

Sifting Through The Ashes: Who Owns The Assets Of A Former Redevelopment Agency And Related Title Concerns By Brian D. Shaffer*

I. INTRODUCTION - In California Redevelopment Assn. v. Matosantos, 53 Cal. 4th 231, 135 Cal. Rptr. 3d 683, 267 P.3d 580 (2011) (“Matosantos”), the California Supreme Court confirmed the death of redevelopment agencies...more

Amendment to Tarion Addendum: More Disclosure for Condo Purchasers

The Ontario government just enacted amendments to the regulations to the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. Included in the amendments are new Tarion Addendum forms which are available for use effective July 1, 2012 and...more

New York State Sales Tax Update

New York's Department of Taxation and Finance has adopted a policy providing limited relief for certain individuals assessed as responsible persons on behalf of limited liability companies or limited partnerships....more

The Year 2010 In Review: Contractor Licensing

This article is the second in a series summarizing construction law developments for 2010. 1. Loranger v. Jones, 184 Cal. App. 4th 847 (3d Dist. May 2010) Jones, a licensed contractor, had a workers' compensation...more

Unlicensed Contractor & his partnership take a hit (Law Note)

Imagine being told that you will not be paid for a house you constructed pursuant to a contract with homeowners. And imagine that the reason for not getting paid had to do with whether or not you signed a contract “on behalf...more

Contractors - Accounts Receivables Management Process 2011

1/17/2011 Improving Contractors Accounts Receivable Management Nearly every contractor must deal with clients who pay late or not at all. All clients expect prompt and professional services, but they do not always meet...more

Brussels Brief - November 16, 2010

Executives Fined Personally for Leading a Cartel in the Netherlands On 4 November 2010 the Dutch Competition Authority (known by its Dutch acronym “NMa”) sent a strong signal to any high-ranking company officials who...more

Patrick McKillen -v- NAMA - High Court - Dellway Investments Ltd and others -v- National Asset Management Agency Ireland.pdf

Patrick McKillen -v- NAMA - High Court - Dellway Investments Ltd and others -v- National Asset Management Agency Ireland.pdf

The court's task was to interpret the NAMA Act 2009 (National Asset Management Agency Act 2009), apply the Act to the facts of Mr McKillen's case and to determine whether the Act, as so interpreted, was within the bounds of...more

LLC Contractor License Bill Moves One Step Forward

A lot of bills didn’t make it out of the legislature by the August 31 deadline. However, SB 392 (Florez) was one of the fortunate few to make it to enrollment. Please see full article below for more information. ...more

Unnecessary Government Spending: Courthouse Restorations

Government Tax & Spend: Sometimes it’s not only beauty that’s in the eye of the beholder, but historical significance, as well. That’s how a proposal to restore the elaborate Medina County Courthouse in Hondo ended up in...more

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