Business News Digest- September 2011

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Venable attorneys produce periodic alerts and newsletters covering a variety of topics and practice areas. For your convenience, we have assembled below a collection of the latest alerts and newsletters from August 2011. To view the full text of an article, please click on the title of the piece.

*2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative – August Update!

On February 8, 2011, the IRS Commissioner announced a second offshore voluntary disclosure initiative (the “2011 OVDI”) for U.S. taxpayers who still have unreported foreign accounts.

*A Nonprofit’s Guide to Properly Characterizing Workers as Employees, Interns and Volunteers

For many nonprofits, the savings that come from not paying wages, benefits and taxes provide a great incentive to classify workers as interns or volunteers.

*Advertising Law News and Analysis - August 4, 2011

News:

- FDA Delivers Rude Awakening to "Lazy Larry" Brownies

- FTC Sees Massive Jump in Robocalling Complaints

Analysis:

- Fake Apple Stores Highlight Importance of Anti-Counterfeiting Strategies

- Brand Owners Must Decide How to React to .xxx Before October 28, 2011

*Advertising Law News and Analysis - August 11, 2011

News:

- Mavrix Photo Ruling Says Significant Online Activity Sufficient to Justify California Suits Against Non-Resident Companies

- ICANN Rebuffs ANA's Call to Cancel Unlimited Top-Level Domains

- Consumer Union Says T-Mobiles "Direct Carrier Billing" Service Lacks Sufficient Consumer Protections

Analysis:

- Dukes a Hazard for Consumer Class Actions?

- Brand Owners Must Decide How to React to .xxx Before October 28, 2011

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