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David M. Aafedt

Final Rules Issued on Information Reporting for Employers and Insurers Under the ACA

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service published Final Rules to implement the information reporting provisions for insurers and certain employers under the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), which…more

Affordable Care Act, Employer Mandates, Healthcare, Pay or Play, Shared Responsibility Rule

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Derek Allen

Capturing Tiger Woods at The Masters

My second favorite golf major, The Masters, starts tomorrow in Augusta, Georgia. And as much as I dislike its history of racism, misogyny, and banning an announcer because he used the terms “bikini-waxed” and “body bags” during…more

Fair Use, First Amendment, Tiger Woods

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Steve Baird

Why “Hours of Energy Now”?

Tim, after shopping at Costco over the weekend, the reason why the 5-Hour Energy folks seem so interested in owning “Hours of Energy Now” became more apparent..…more

5-Hour Energy, Brand, Trademarks

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Daniel Beck

Bank Held in Contempt for Failing to Return Collateral Repossessed Before Bankruptcy

Most lenders know that a bank cannot repossess collateral after a borrower files bankruptcy unless the bank first obtains relief from the automatic stay. But can a bank retain collateral that it repossessed before the…more

Automatic Stay, Collateral, Contempt, Repossess

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Tiffany Blofield

UPDATE: Trademark Dispute Over TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Continues to Fly

The lawsuit that we told you about regarding a dispute over the trademark rights to the use of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD continues. See link below. The defendant Monroe County Heritage Museum brought a motion to dismiss. The Court…more

Trademark Litigation, Trademarks

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Christopher Camardello

Bank Held in Contempt for Failing to Return Collateral Repossessed Before Bankruptcy

Most lenders know that a bank cannot repossess collateral after a borrower files bankruptcy unless the bank first obtains relief from the automatic stay. But can a bank retain collateral that it repossessed before the…more

Automatic Stay, Collateral, Contempt, Repossess

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Tammera R. Diehm

April filing deadlines for State and Federal PACs and Independent Expenditure Committees

Most people think of April 15th as the tax filing deadline but two important campaign reports are also due next week. Minnesota political committees, political funds, independent expenditure committees and independent…more

FEC, Filing Deadlines, PACs

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Martha Engel

It’s a Mouse World After All

Deadmau5 (\’ded-mau's\; a.k.a. Joel Zimmerman) is a popular house music artist who performs wearing a mouse-like head covering called the mau5head. On Twitter he calls himself an “Event Driven Marketing specialist,” so I…more

Brand, Disney, Music

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Christianna Finnern

Final Rules Issued on Information Reporting for Employers and Insurers Under the ACA

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service published Final Rules to implement the information reporting provisions for insurers and certain employers under the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), which…more

Affordable Care Act, Employer Mandates, Healthcare, Pay or Play, Shared Responsibility Rule

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Reid Golden

Asserting a Tribal Sovereign Immunity Defense, Even Where the Tribe has Contractually Waived its Immunity

The doctrine of sovereign immunity acts as a powerful protection for any sovereign entity. By prohibiting the courts from adjudicating whether or not the sovereign party breached a contract, committed a tort, or otherwise…more

Sovereign Immunity, Tribal Governments, Waivers

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Karen Ciegler Hansen

The Modern Family and the Modern Estate

Practitioners Need to be Aware of Changing Trends - The removal of the estate and gift tax curtain is exposing what was always clients’ true concern: how to provide for the ultimate well-being of their families. No longer…more

Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Gift Tax

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Thomas J. Hanson

The Minnesota Legislature recessed around dinnertime on Thursday, April 10 and will reconvene at noon on Tuesday, April 22.

Before departing for their planned Easter/Passover break, the House and Senate pushed through a number of bills in a flurry of activity. Unusually short committee deadlines drove this process. These deadlines were: March 21 for…more

Deadlines, Legislative Agendas, State Budgets, State Taxes

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Norman Jones III

Winthrop & Weinstine Summary of Revenue Procedure 2014-12

Scope of the Guidance & General Information - 1. Application of the Guidance is limited to allocations of HTC from Buildings that are placed in service on or after December 30, 2013. 2. This means the Guidance does…more

Income Taxes, Net Investment Income, Safe Harbors, State Taxes, Tax Credits

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John Knapp

April filing deadlines for State and Federal PACs and Independent Expenditure Committees

Most people think of April 15th as the tax filing deadline but two important campaign reports are also due next week. Minnesota political committees, political funds, independent expenditure committees and independent…more

FEC, Filing Deadlines, PACs

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Jeffrey Koerselman

Winthrop & Weinstine Summary of Revenue Procedure 2014-12

Scope of the Guidance & General Information - 1. Application of the Guidance is limited to allocations of HTC from Buildings that are placed in service on or after December 30, 2013. 2. This means the Guidance does…more

Income Taxes, Net Investment Income, Safe Harbors, State Taxes, Tax Credits

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Ben Kwan

The “Civil War” With No Opposition – Notice of Allowance to Oregon for Football Rivalry

Work brought me to Harrisburg, Pa. during the first part of this week. Two colleagues and I finished with our business early Wednesday, so we took in the sights at the National Civil War Museum, which sits atop a marvelous hill…more

Football, Trademarks, USPTO

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Kristopher (Tip) Lee

Bank Held in Contempt for Failing to Return Collateral Repossessed Before Bankruptcy

Most lenders know that a bank cannot repossess collateral after a borrower files bankruptcy unless the bank first obtains relief from the automatic stay. But can a bank retain collateral that it repossessed before the…more

Automatic Stay, Collateral, Contempt, Repossess

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Brent Lorentz

Dick’s Matters

Every now and then I see an advertising campaign that really takes me by surprise and compels me to gush over it publicly. While I suppose there is no particular recipe for the campaigns that really draw me in, I have noticed a…more

Advertising, Dick's Sporting Goods

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Paul Markwardt

Winthrop & Weinstine Summary of Revenue Procedure 2014-12

Scope of the Guidance & General Information - 1. Application of the Guidance is limited to allocations of HTC from Buildings that are placed in service on or after December 30, 2013. 2. This means the Guidance does…more

Income Taxes, Net Investment Income, Safe Harbors, State Taxes, Tax Credits

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John Nolde

Winthrop & Weinstine Summary of Revenue Procedure 2014-12

Scope of the Guidance & General Information - 1. Application of the Guidance is limited to allocations of HTC from Buildings that are placed in service on or after December 30, 2013. 2. This means the Guidance does…more

Income Taxes, Net Investment Income, Safe Harbors, State Taxes, Tax Credits

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Jon Peterson

Winthrop & Weinstine Summary of Revenue Procedure 2014-12

Scope of the Guidance & General Information - 1. Application of the Guidance is limited to allocations of HTC from Buildings that are placed in service on or after December 30, 2013. 2. This means the Guidance does…more

Income Taxes, Net Investment Income, Safe Harbors, State Taxes, Tax Credits

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Laura Pfeiffer

Updated Form I-9

Beginning May 7, 2013, all employers must begin using the new Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, with a revision date of March 8, 2013. Employers who fail to use this new form beginning on May 7, 2013, may be subject…more

Eligibility, Forms, Hiring & Firing, I-9, Verification Requirements

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Mark Pihart

Updated Form I-9

Beginning May 7, 2013, all employers must begin using the new Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, with a revision date of March 8, 2013. Employers who fail to use this new form beginning on May 7, 2013, may be subject…more

Eligibility, Forms, Hiring & Firing, I-9, Verification Requirements

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Michael Rosow

Bank Held in Contempt for Failing to Return Collateral Repossessed Before Bankruptcy

Most lenders know that a bank cannot repossess collateral after a borrower files bankruptcy unless the bank first obtains relief from the automatic stay. But can a bank retain collateral that it repossessed before the…more

Automatic Stay, Collateral, Contempt, Repossess

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Jacob Sellers

Bank Held in Contempt for Failing to Return Collateral Repossessed Before Bankruptcy

Most lenders know that a bank cannot repossess collateral after a borrower files bankruptcy unless the bank first obtains relief from the automatic stay. But can a bank retain collateral that it repossessed before the…more

Automatic Stay, Collateral, Contempt, Repossess

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Anjali Shankar

Crushing the Competition

The first time I head the phrase “Candy Crush,” I remember thinking it was something edible. In actuality, Candy Crush (also known as “Candy Crush Saga”) is a game developed by the developer King.com, Ltd. (King) for Facebook…more

Trademark Bullying, Trademarks

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Tim Sitzmann

Hours of Energy, But No Trademark Registration

The energy drink businesses is big, big business. From Red Bull and Monster to that strange 35 ounce purple can that you saw in a gas station once, consumers love energy drinks. Along with Red Bull and Monster, 5-Hour Energy is…more

5-Hour Energy, Registration, Trademarks

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John Stern

Winthrop & Weinstine Summary of Revenue Procedure 2014-12

Scope of the Guidance & General Information - 1. Application of the Guidance is limited to allocations of HTC from Buildings that are placed in service on or after December 30, 2013. 2. This means the Guidance does…more

Income Taxes, Net Investment Income, Safe Harbors, State Taxes, Tax Credits

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Jeffrey R. Stone

Protecting Non-Functional Product Design Features Through The Entire Life Cycle: From Conception to Grave

IP protection for product designs is typically found in a combination of one or more of the following protective mechanisms..…more

Design Patent, Patents, Trade Dress, Trade Secrets, USPTO

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Eric Swanson

Dan Lipschultz Appointed to Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

On January 7, Minnesota Governor Dayton announced the appointment of Dan Lipschultz to a six year term to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. The Commission oversees a huge sector of the state economy, including the…more

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

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Todd Urness

Winthrop & Weinstine Summary of Revenue Procedure 2014-12

Scope of the Guidance & General Information - 1. Application of the Guidance is limited to allocations of HTC from Buildings that are placed in service on or after December 30, 2013. 2. This means the Guidance does…more

Income Taxes, Net Investment Income, Safe Harbors, State Taxes, Tax Credits

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Brad Walz

U.S. Government Issues Cybersecurity Standards

The U.S. government released a final version of standards intended to help companies better defend against cyber attacks. The question remains whether the private sector will voluntarily adopt these measures. The standards…more

Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Framework, NIST

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Christine M. Zimmer

Minnesota Elections Update

Candidates released their fundraising numbers for 2013. On the DFL side, incumbent Governor Mark Dayton raised just over $1 million in 2013 with $470,000 of that in the last quarter. Not surprising anyone, businessman Scott…more

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