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Appeals Court Opinion Changes Conflict Minerals Rules Compliance Landscape

On Monday, April 14, 2014, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (the DC Circuit) struck down part of the federal rules requiring publicly traded companies to report on their use of “conflict minerals,”…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Energy & Utilities,...

New SEC Guidance Provides Answers on Conflict Minerals Disclosures

As the deadline approaches for publicly traded U.S. companies to file new conflict minerals reports, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued new guidance designed to help companies prepare the mandatory reports…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, International Law &...

Do you understand the new Medicare surtax?

Here are six simple rules for individual taxpayers to remember - Beginning with tax year 2013, certain individuals, trusts, and estates may be subject to a 3.8% surtax under Section 1411 of the Internal Revenue Code…more

| Taxation

College Athletes are Deemed “Employees” and May Form Unions

Ruling could impact both private and publicly-held institutions - On March 26, 2014 NLRB Regional Director Peter Sung Ohr found the Northwestern University football players who held scholarships are “employees” and may…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Senate Bill 477: Could There be Changes to Teacher Planning Periods?

Senate Bill No. 477 completed legislation, and as of the date of this Dinsmore & Shohl Education Law Practice Group Alert, the Bill is awaiting the signature of the Governor. The Bill, among other things, relates to the daily…more

| Education, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

New Legislation to “Ban LEED” Highlights Concerns about LEED v4

In recent weeks, multiple news sources have reported that the Ohio Senate voted to “ban LEED” when it passed Concurrent Resolution Number 25 (“SCR 25”). However, a closer look at SCR 25 reveals that it does not actually ban…more

| Construction Law, Environmental Law

West Virginia Bankruptcy Courts Split on When Foreclosure Sale is Final

Lenders that exercise their rights to foreclose upon collateral are often met with a bankruptcy filing near or shortly after the date of sale. Obviously, if a lender learns of a bankruptcy prior to the foreclosure, the sale…more

| Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate -...

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