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One U.S. Bank Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1611, United States
Phone: 314-552-6000
Fax: 314-552-7000
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100+ Attorneys

New partnership audit rules can apply to partnerships, LLCs with only a few partners, members

Effective in 2018, changes in partnership audit rules may apply the following (and other) consequences to partnerships (including LLCs taxed as such)..…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

FDA’s Health Software PreCert program to fast-track innovation

Digital information has taken over our day-to-day lives, and the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to recognize that this includes many aspects of our health care as well. This is clearly demonstrated by the…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Update: Court finds transformative nature of alleged infringing work can’t be decided by side-by-side comparison

Adding an Instagram border and a few “gobbledygook” notations to an original photograph is not transformative as a matter of law. In an update to our post on a case filed last year, a federal court in New York recently denied…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

7 things you should know about sweepstakes and contests in employee incentive programs

Four years ago, I wrote an article for this blog about creating in-house incentive contests. Since that time we have seen a considerable increase in the number of incentive programs that we have been asked to prepare for…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

The Grinch that stole fair use?

Since the Supreme Court’s 1994 Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music landmark decision, courts have expanded fair use protection. While not a license to take liberally from another work, the fair use test has often tilted in favor of the…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

Client alert: New law may significantly impact international trade

The President signed into law the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (“CAATSA”) on August 2, 2017, which could have a significant impact on international trade. CAATSA targets three countries with new…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Military Law

9th Circuit rejects argument that ‘No Added Sugar’ means ‘healthy’

The relationship between “added sugar” and adverse health outcomes has been a subject of debate. When the FDA proposed adding a line for “added sugar” to the nutrition labels on packaged food (a requirement that has gone into…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Products Liability

Key issues in negotiating financeable ground leases

Ground leases are generally long-term leases of property entered into between a property owner and tenant where the tenant leases land and subsequently constructs a building or other improvements on that land. Since ground…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Private family trust companies authorized under new Missouri law

The new Missouri Family Trust Company Act allows families to establish their own family-owned and -controlled private trust companies, which can hire banks and public trust companies to assist with investment and management…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Four hot mid-year topics in California employment law

As California sizzles under scorching temperatures, state and local governments have turned up the heat on employers. Employers should be aware of and make sure they are in compliance with important legislative changes effective…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Sultry Lady Liberty leads Postal Service astray

Beware sultry-looking ladies. That’s one of the lessons from the recent court decision sending a copyright case against the United States Postal Service to trial, but there are more. The decision can serve as a teaching tool…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property

Participants who roll their pension benefits into IRAs do not ‘receive’ them

Metropolitan Life lost a case in the 5th Circuit on July 18, 2017, that probably surprised MetLife and may surprise you. The case is Thomason v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., 2017 WL 3049528 (5th Cir. July 18, 2017), and you may want to…more
 /  Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Shoring up the PBGC’s Insurance Program for Multiemployer Plans

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) provides insurance for benefits provided under two types of private sector defined benefit plans; single employer plans and collectively bargained plans that are maintained by more…more
 /  Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Escobar case limits False Claims Act liability for providers

Health care providers, as government contractors, must make certain representations of fact when submitting claims for government program reimbursement, such as Medicare. Sometimes through no fault of the contractor, such…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Government Contracting, Health

Study highlights prevalence of counterfeit and fraudulent goods online

Beneath the partisan rhetoric over “fake news” lies an important reality: Fraudulent practices thrive online — not just in news, but also in offerings of goods and services. Fake online stories, like the PizzaGate story, gain…more
 /  Business Torts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection
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