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American Quarter Horse Association Rule Against Registration of Cloned Horses Found Not To Violate Sherman Act

A Matsushita “Quick Look” Analysis Demonstrates that While Plausible, No Evidence Supports An Actionable Conspiracy or Monopoly. Abraham & Veneklasen Joint Venture et al. v. Am. Quarter Horse Ass’n, 776 F.3d 321 (5th Cir....more

Weekly Update Newsletter - March 2015 #4

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - DoD Issues Interim Rule to Amend DFARS: Use of Military Construction Funds (DFARS Case 2015-D006) - The Department of Defense (DoD) issued an interim rule to amend the Defense Federal...more

Congressional Proposals for Nonprofit Tax Breaks and Extenders

In February, the House of Representatives passed several tax bills and the Senate Finance Committee approved several tax bills that, if ultimately enacted, would impact tax-exempt organizations....more

Frequently Asked Questions on the U.S. Government’s National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

On February 12, the U.S. Department of State released a set of “Frequently Asked Questions” (“FAQs”) with regard to the U.S. Government’s efforts to develop a National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct. The plan is...more

End of 2014 Tax Law Changes

ABLE Accounts: A new law titled “Achieving a Better Life Experience” (ABLE) allows the establishment of tax-free accounts that can be used to save for disability-related expenses. ABLE accounts can be created by individuals...more

McAfee & Taft AgLINC - Fall 2013: Syndication: A viable option for ownership of breeding stock

The syndication of stallions rose in popularity several years ago as a result of available tax benefits and the practical benefit of common ownership of a valuable animal used for breeding. While most of the tax benefits from...more

October’s key changes in employment law

Nicholas Jew, a Partner in our Birmingham office comments: One of the less welcome employment law reforms implemented by the Coalition government has been the decision to do away with the practice that new employment law is...more

Can Our Association Do That? FCA Adopts New Rule for Farm Credit Subsidiaries

The Farm Credit Administration has adopted a new final rule governing the ownership and use of unincorporated business entities (UBEs) by Farm Credit System institutions. It applies to investments by System institutions in...more

United States Supreme Court Victory for St. Louis-Based Monsanto

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion, has held in favor of Monsanto on a patent infringement suit arising from the St. Louis-based company's Roundup Ready soybean seeds. Monsanto invented and patented a genetic...more

California Court of Appeal Recognizes That Wide Discretion Granted to a Board of Directors Under the Business Judgment Rule May Be...

In Scheenstra v. California Dairies, Inc., No. F062768, ___ Cal. Rptr. 3d ___, 2013 WL 363148 (Cal. App. 5th Dist. Jan. 30, 2013), the California Court of Appeal, Fifth District, affirmed the judgment of the California...more

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Now Available In Michigan

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering federal economic injury disaster loans in eight Michigan counties that had excessive rain last August....more

“An Intentionally Tough Law”: Employment Rights Lost by “Responsibly Connected” Individuals When Their PACA-Licensed Companies...

The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act of 1930 (“PACA”)1 is deservedly renowned for its provisions creating a statutory trust on sold perishable commodities, and the products and revenues thereof. See 7 U.S.C. §499e. The...more

Consequences of Late Payment in Commercial Transactions under the Turkish Commercial Code

This article aims to summarize Article 1530 of the Turkish Commercial Code implementing Directive 2011/7/EC into Turkish commercial law and providing consequences of late payment in commercial transactions....more

Russia's Accession to the WTO: Benefits and Risks

On August 22, 2012, the World Trade Organization welcomed Russia as its 156th member. As a result, Russia will lower its tariffs on imports of goods across all sectors of the economy and will reduce trade barriers. This will...more

Does Your Farm or Agri-Business Need To File a Certificate of Assumed Name?

Many farms and agribusinesses operate as a DBA (“doing business as”) or an “assumed name.” Many businesses in the state of New York, including those involved in the food and agriculture industry, are not properly registered....more

The Hacienda Luisita Corporate Give-Away http://y.ahoo.it/wIxM92

The Hacienda Luisita Corporate Give-Away http://y.ahoo.it/wIxM92 Atty. Elpidio V. Peria The Hacienda Luisita Corporate Give-Away: How The Supreme Court Tried to Dispense Social Justice While Condemning Landless Farmers to...more

Feds Using Forfeiture Laws in Aggressive Employer Audit Campaign

Federal authorities have begun using forfeiture statutes against businesses employing illegal aliens and undocumented workers....more

ICE Steps Up Its Aggressive Employer Audit Campaign: The Use of Forfeiture Laws to Seize the Assets of Businesses Employing...

Federal authorities have begun using forfeiture statutes against businesses that employ illegal aliens and undocumented workers...more

Climate policy in Australia under a new government

A summmary and business implications analysis of climate policy and carbon pricing after the 2010 Australian Federal election....more

Gas & Oil Addendum

All, I am in the business of facilitating Gas & Oil negotiations, lease and addendum drafting and litigation. As my G&O practice grows each day, along with the industry itself, I find myself always increasing the protective...more

General Partnership Agreements for Cattle Producers

This article discusses general partnership agreements for cattle producers....more

Agritourism: Legal considerations

Article speaks of legal considerations that should be take into account by farmers and ranchers thinking of expanding their current business into agritourism or agri-entertainment. ...more

Starting a Virtual Winery

SO WE HAVE DECIDED to start our own winery. Now a bunch of lawyers getting together for a common purpose, outside of the practice of law, never produces good results, e.g., Congress. However, we are confident that, as...more

Visas for Seasonal or Temporary Workers

US Immigration Laws offer visas available for seasonal or temporary workers. These visas are usually mostly used by US Companies, hotels, restaurants, farms, and any other sort of business entity with a seasonal or temporary...more

How Lula Is Making Brazil into a New America and a World Power

In 2006, we prepared a paper, initially published at site www.brazzil.com. We outlined the way we then perceived deep changes in a short term in Brazil and made a prediction on the evolution of Brazil in several...more

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