Dickinson Wright

Glendale City Council Softens Stance on Tohono O’Odham Casino

After years of losses in court and an estimated $3 million in legal fees, the Glendale, Arizona City Council appeared to ease its opposition to the location of an Indian casino in Glendale within the Phoenix metropolitan area…more

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IRS Issues Additional Guidance On The Treatment Of Same-Sex Spouses For...

IRS Notice 2014-19 provides long-awaited guidance on the application of the decision in United States v. Windsor to retirement plans qualified under Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) Section 401(a). For tax-qualification purposes,…more

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ACA, HIPAA, COBRA and HSA Penalties: What Do They Mean?

What do all of these acronyms stand for and why do employers and human resource professionals care? These acronyms stand for statutory requirements which apply to employer-provided health plans and stiff penalties can apply for…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

Municipal Law and Finance: Personal Property Tax Reform

Personal Property Tax Reform Background - Grand Rapids city leaders in cooperation with leaders from Ottawa and Kent Counties, Wyoming, and the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council worked with the Lieutenant Governor’s…more

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Casino Location Impacts Long-Term Success

Location, location, location is a well-established mantra in the real estate business. Tribal casinos are not exempt – particularly in California, where tribal casinos are a dominating influence in the state’s gaming industry…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Indigenous Peoples

The Academic Laboratory Exception

Part One: Determining Eligibility - The federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, usually referred to as “RCRA”, governs the storage and disposal of hazardous waste, including hazardous medical waste. In addition to…more

| Education, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Gaming Legal News - March 2014 • Volume 7, Number 8

In This Issue: - CASINO LOCATION IMPACTS LONG-TERM SUCCESS: Location, location, location is a well-established mantra in the real estate business. Tribal casinos are not exempt – particularly in California, where…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use,...

Windows XP Use May Violate HIPAA Starting April 8, 2014

If you use Windows XP on April 8, you will be easily susceptible to cyber-attacks and violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”)…more

| Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Preparing For A Digital Armageddon

We are under attack. Whether it is cyber-theft, cyber-terrorism, or cyber warfare, critical systems that generate and distribute electricity on the grid, control commercial aircraft in flight, process bank and credit …more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science,...

A Woman’s Work: Blazing the Trail

On March 26, 1930, the first female United States Supreme Court Justice was born. Today is her eighty-fourth birthday. Sandra Day O’Connor was born into a ranching family in her native Arizona. It is easy to imagine her refusing…more

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