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First Commandment of Government Contractors: Thou shalt do thy homework

Because of the complexity of the Government’s procurements, the dollar amounts involved, and the chaos that unfortunately governs a contractor’s life, smart executives develop habits and rules by which they survive. One of those…more
| Government Contracting

Coast Guard issues final rule to charge vessel documentation renewal fees

In the August 12, 2014 Federal Register, the Coast Guard issued a final rule entitled “Vessel Documentation Renewal Fees." Currently there is no charge for renewals of endorsements; however, as of November 10, 2014, the Coast…more
| Maritime Law, Transportation

7 important lessons from past FCC contest cases

The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau has brought a number of cases against broadcasters who conduct or advertise a contest on air. These cases range from failure to accurately disclose the end date for a sweepstakes, to a station’s…more
| Communications & Media Law

Illinois defines metrics for medical cannabis applicants

Cannabis industry hopefuls in Illinois are poised to begin the application process after the three state agencies administering Illinois’ medical marijuana law released long-awaited metrics on Aug. 8…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Finance & Banking, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Health

Duke, Hershey, and Winston: Who gets to trademark a famous name?

Common sense tells you that you can always use your own name. But under trademark law, that’s not always true. Three recent cases illustrate this conundrum, which plays a major role in many Internet marketing and domain name…more
| Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property

Creditors: Delete a discharged debt from a credit report or face possible liability

A typical lender is often managing tens of thousands of accounts of all different types and in various states of financial health. So what happens when a lender, for whatever reason, fails to update credit reporting agencies…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

The FCC’s contest regulations: A primer

Our recent post about the possibility that the Federal Communications Commission will no longer require broadcasters to disclose contest rules in their advertisements brought several questions from readers. Most of the questions…more
| Communications & Media Law

Congress Investigates Intercollegiate Athletics: Are You Ready?

Recently the United States Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing entitled Promoting the Well-Being and Academic Success of College Athletes. The hearing’s purpose was to examine whether the…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Education

Understanding Triple Net Leases

There is a thriving niche in commercial real estate for what are commonly called “triple net leased properties.” These transactions most commonly involve fast food restaurants, convenience stores or some other franchise-type…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Who owns your domain names?

Asking who owns your domain name is not as silly a question as you might think. And it is one that needs more attention from many businesses. Many small businesses, in particular, treat ownership of their Internet domain names…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

OIG issues special fraud alert on laboratory payments to referring physicians

On June 25, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) released a Special Fraud Alert addressing Laboratory Payments to Referring Physicians…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

SCOTUS Roundup: How were patent trolls affected?

While much of the attention this year has fallen on Congress and its now failed attempts to pass patent law reform, the U.S. Supreme Court may have quietly provided significant ammunition to those trying to curb abusive patent…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

NLRB atypically 'gets it right' in latest ruling on social media

One of the topics from our recent “Eye on Workplace Privacy” seminar was the focus on how the NLRB has been dealing with employer handbook and social media policies. In that segment, we highlighted how the NLRB at times has…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Poker runs are finally legal in Illinois

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed into law the Poker Run law, which ended a two-year crusade to make it easier to use poker runs to raise money for charities…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law

Recent Employee Benefits Developments

Amending Retirement Plans to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Plan sponsors need to review retirement plan documents and operations to determine whether changes are needed in response to last year's Supreme Court decision in U.S. v…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation
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