In Granger v. Christus Health Central Louisiana d/b/a Christus St. Francis Cabrini, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that medical staff bylaws are a contract between the hospital and a the medical staff member…more
Trade secrets can be some of the most valuable assets a company has and it is important put procedures in place to safeguard this information. The Uniform Trade Secrets Act, adhered to by a majority of states, defines trade…more
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court’s decision, coupled with the Homeowner Assistance Settlement Act, is welcome news to the title industry and mortgage lenders throughout Pennsylvania. On September 25, 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme…more
The costs of litigation have risen dramatically in the past 10 to 20 years. Many factors contribute to that rise, including expanded discovery processes, the proliferation of electronic data storage, and the costs associated…more
Dr. Keith Kull sued Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in federal court alleging that the university denied him tenure and fired him because he was male. The collective bargaining agreement provided that tenure-track…more
The six agencies which make up the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (“FFIEC”) have issued a joint statement cautioning financial institutions and their technology service providers regarding Microsoft’s…more
In July, the government announced a one year postponement of the requirement for large employers to offer healthcare coverage to their full-time employees or risk paying a penalty. However, some of the transition rules that…more
A former Ph.D. student sued the University of Michigan and several faculty members after the university removed him from the Ph.D. program. Joseph Dean Vigil failed to complete his dissertation and Ph.D. requirements within the…more
Generally, the owners, officers and employees of a corporation or limited liability company are not personally liable for the actions or conduct of their companies. However, a recent decision by the United States District Court…more
In August, the Office of Inspector General issued a report on L-1 visas that will undoubtedly affect the future availability and adjudication process of such visas in the future. The L-1 visa category is used by multi-national…more
A variety of standardized contracts exist for construction projects. The most widely used form agreements are published by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Association of General Contractors (AGC) and the…more
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Kindergarten Students Subject to Compulsory Attendance Requirements Upon Enrollment:
After obtaining custody of her twin daughters, Jennifer Ann Kerstetter enrolled them in the kindergarten…more
For most entrepreneurs, their retirement plan is to sell the business and use the proceeds to fund their retirement life style. They don’t want to hear that their business isn’t salable.
Our increasingly mobile society has forced estate planning to go international, too. You might have international estate issues:
? You have dual citizenship (US and another country)
? You are a non-U.S…more
If you are a female business owner, you may be certified or are considering obtaining certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise.
The basic qualifications for WBE certification include..…more
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