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Rhode Island Usury: Interest By Any Other Name Is Still Interest

In LaBonte v. New England Development R.I., LLC et al., No 12-328, the Rhode Island Supreme Court recently clarified the state’s usury law by holding that a fee could be included in the calculation of interest even though it was…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Estate Planning Pitfall: You don’t have a buy-sell agreement for your business

Without a well-designed, properly funded buy-sell agreement, an owner’s death can have a negative effect on the surviving owners. A buy-sell agreement requires (or permits) the company or the remaining owners to buy the interest…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

When is the optimal time to begin receiving Social Security?

When to begin receiving Social Security benefits depends on each person’s individual circumstances. This article shows how to determine a breakeven point — the age at which the dollar value of more (but smaller) payments roughly…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

International estate planning 101

Many traditional estate planning strategies are based on the assumption that everyone involved is a U.S. citizen. But for those couples with a noncitizen spouse, special rules apply that require additional planning. This article…more
| International Law & Trade, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Adapting to the times: Estate planning focus shifts to income taxes

As the gift and estate tax exemption has significantly increased, and the estate tax rate decreased, individual income tax and capital gains tax rates have increased. This means that those who expect to have little or no estate…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Insight on Estate Planning - June/July 2014

In This Issue: - Adapting to the times: Estate planning focus shifts to income taxes - International estate planning 101 - When is the optimal time to begin receiving Social Security? - Estate…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Rapid Changes in Standards for Fees in IP Disputes

Background of Attorney’s Fees in Patent Disputes - Old Patent Act Standard – The Patent Act by its express terms permits a prevailing party, whether a plaintiff-patentee or defendant-competitor, to recover its attorney’s…more
| Civil Remedies, Business Torts, Intellectual Property

Summary Update On The Law Of Chapter 93a

Standards Governing Business Claims Under 93A ¦ Higher standard applies for business plaintiffs. More decisions confirm that a business plaintiff must make a higher showing of defendant wrongdoing in order to…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts, Intellectual Property

Lawyers and Social Media: Ethical Considerations, Problems and Pitfalls

Social media provides an extraordinary means not only to communicate and share information, but also to obtain information that may lead to incriminating, exculpatory and impeachment evidence for use in discovery and at trial. …more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law

Fast Five: Rhode Island Appellate Practice - April 2014 (2)

1. NOTICES OF APPEAL MUST BE FILED WITHIN 20 DAYS. As a general matter, a notice of appeal must be filed within 20 days of “the date of the entry of the judgment, order, or decree appealed from.” R.I. Sup. Ct. R. App. P…more
| Civil Procedure

The Affordable Care Act - Understanding The Employer Mandate: An Overview

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Affordable Care Act”) was enacted by Congress and signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010. The Affordable Care Act is a 2,409 page statute regulating virtually every…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

Estate Planning Pitfall: Your documents are hard to find

No matter how much time is invested in designing an estate plan, one’s efforts will be for naught if his or her family can’t find essential documents in case of death or incapacitation. This article offers several tips for…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

A family bank professionalizes intrafamily lending

Too often, people lend money to family members with little planning and regard for potential unintended consequences. But a “family bank” can enhance the benefits of intrafamily loans, while minimizing the risks. A family bank…more
| Finance & Banking, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

ABCs of HSAs: Learn how an HSA can benefit your estate plan

One health care arrangement that has been soaring in popularity in recent years has been the pairing of a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA). The good news is that not only is an HSA a viable…more
| Health, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Boosting your estate planning power: How to “supercharge” a credit shelter trust

While high estate tax exemption amounts combined with portability of exemptions between spouses has reduced the effectiveness of credit shelter trusts in some cases, they continue to offer significant benefits, particularly for…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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