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Spotlight on Mississippi: Domestic Asset Protection Trust Legislation

Mississippi recently became the 16th state to pass legislation permitting the creation of domestic asset protection trusts. The new law was effective July 1, 2014. Under the new Mississippi Act, a domestic asset…more
| Family Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

The New China and Your Company's Intellectual Property

The Chinese economy has changed dramatically in the past two, five, and even 20 years, but its intellectual property (IP) laws have only very recently developed to somewhat better deal with the new reality. The new Chinese…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

New York and Colorado Confirm Local Governments' Rights to Ban Fracking

On Monday, June 30, the highest courts in both New York and Colorado confirmed local municipalities' rights to regulate land use within their jurisdictions. The New York State Court of Appeals upheld two towns' bans on shale gas…more
| Conflict of Laws, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

It’s Not Rocket Science: Taking the Steps Necessary to Avoid Costly Sanctions Violations

The $963 million settlement OFAC recently reached with French banking giant BNP Paribas SA (BNP) was both the largest OFAC settlement to date and represents only a small fraction of the nearly $9 billion in total fines imposed…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

A Day At The Beach: Fifth Circuit Rejects Expansive Situs Definition For LHWCA Comp In BP Beach Cleaning Case

The Fifth Circuit recently reversed, per curiam, a district court decision finding that a contract worker cleaning oiled beaches near Grand Isle, Louisiana, in the wake of the 2010 Macondo oil spill qualified as a longshoreman…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation, Insurance, Maritime Law

Key Operating & Equipment, Inc. v. Hegar Case Study

On June 20, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court held that an oil and gas production company, Key Operating & Equipment, Inc. (“Key”), had the right of access on an adjacent tract of land that is part of a pooled drilling unit. Key…more
| Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Residential

Exporters Pushing Back On Threats of Further Sanctions on Russia

Until recently, American trade associations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers have made their opposition to the imposition of further sanctions on Russia known to the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Supreme Court Finds NLRB Recess Appointments Invalid

In a highly anticipated decision, NLRB v. Noel Canning, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held yesterday that three of President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were invalid because they…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

HUD Helps Clear Confusion in Loans to the Long Term Care Industry

Overview - New Guidance from HUD. By now, long term care project owners are very aware of the advantages of HUD-insured financing. However, HUD's program policies continue to challenge some providers who own and/or operate…more
| Finance & Banking, Health, Real Estate - Commercial

Long Term Care Providers Take Note: The Top Five Employment Law Mistakes to Avoid

Americans love top ten lists. In that love-for-lists spirit, and in an effort to be informative, we list below the top five employment law mistakes that long term care employers need to avoid. 1. Implementing a No-Fault…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Managing Regulatory Risk in Nursing Home-Hospice Arrangements

Challenges of Nursing Home-Hospice Arrangements. As a nursing home resident's life expectation sunsets, transfer of the resident from the restorative care of a skilled nursing facility (SNF) to the palliative care of a hospice…more
| Health

Act Imposes New Information Security and Management Requirements on All Florida Businesses

On June 20, 2014, and in the wake of several high profile data breaches, Governor Rick L. Scott signed into law the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (FIPA), which will replace Florida's existing data breach…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The World Is Your Oyster!

Trade issues have not been front and center for the last several years. However, today I saw a bright light. I have been watching trade matters in Washington since the late 1980s. In some ways not that much has changed…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Supreme Court Affirms Computerizing Fundamental Economic Practice Too Abstract To Be Patentable

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd v. CLS Bank International unanimously continued its recent trend of finding certain patent claims too abstract to be patentable. The patents in question contained…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

EEOC Cracks Down on Employer English-Only Rules

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed suit against Wisconsin Plastics Inc., accusing the manufacturer of discriminating against its workers on the basis of national origin. The suit centers on the 2012…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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