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Recent Developments In Utah Condemnation Law (2012)

In This Issue: - Utah Department of Transportation v. FPA West Point, et al., 2012 UT 79 (Utah Nov. 20, 2012) - Utah Department of Transportation v. Admiral Beverage Corporation, et al., 275 P.3d 208 (Utah 2011) -…more

Condemnation, Damages, Department of Transportation, Fair Market Value, Fifth Amendment

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Twelve Communities in Western Mass. on Board for Muni Broadband Project

This country was founded upon communities in New England helping themselves instead of relying on others to fix their problems, said Blair Levin, Gig.U executive director, speaking to us on municipal broadband projects. So it’s…more

Broadband, Municipalities, Rural Development, Telecommunications

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Revisit employment policies in light of Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling

Since December 2013, when the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah concluded that Utah’s definition of marriage as the union between only a man and a woman was unconstitutional, the validity of same-sex marriage has been…more

COBRA, Employee Benefits, FMLA, Joint Tax Returns, Same-Sex Marriage

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Utah’s New Domestic Asset Protection Statute Makes State a Top Choice to Shield Assets

A new Utah law taking effect May 14, 2013 will provide some of the strongest options in the country for those looking to shield assets from creditors or predatory litigation. The Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT) is a…more

Asset Protection, Creditors, Domestic Asset Protection Statute, New Legislation, Spendthrift Trusts

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Amicus briefs shape intellectual property law

Amicus briefs have become an established part of sophisticated litigation strategy - As the value of intellectual property rights has skyrocketed, the law governing ownership and enforcement of those rights has grown in…more

Corporate Counsel, Definiteness, Litigation Strategies, Patent Infringement, Patent Litigation

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Post-grant proceedings after the America Invents Act

The America Invents Act (AIA) was passed several years ago. One of the biggest changes it made to the patent landscape was the options for modifying a patent after it was granted by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Prior to…more

America Invents Act, Inter Partes Reexamination, Inter Partes Review Proceedings, Modification, Patents

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Utah Employment Law Letter - March 2013: Employment Contracts - Alert! Time to reexamine your disclaimer statements

Originally published in the Utah Employment Law Letter - March 2013. The Utah Court of Appeals recently overturned a trial court’s decision to dismiss a former employee’s claims without a trial, finding that the employer’s…more

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Amicus briefs shape intellectual property law

Amicus briefs have become an established part of sophisticated litigation strategy - As the value of intellectual property rights has skyrocketed, the law governing ownership and enforcement of those rights has grown in…more

Corporate Counsel, Definiteness, Litigation Strategies, Patent Infringement, Patent Litigation

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Recent trends involving the L-1 Visa category for intra-company transferees

This article is the second in a two-part series involving the L-1 visa category for intra-company transferees. The previous article provided an overview of the L-1 visa category and suggested strategies to maximize its use in…more

Administrative Appeals, Employee Transfers, Foreign Entities, L-1, L-1 Visas

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Utah Employment Law Letter - September 2013: TERMINATION : ‘Grandma’s Feather Bed’: Court puts feather tester’s claims to sleep

It was nine feet high and six feet wide, soft as a downy chick. It was made from the feathers of forty ‘leven geese Took a whole bolt of cloth for the tick. So goes the popular song written and performed by the late John…more

ADEA, Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Act, Termination, Title VII

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Do dropped channels mean you can drop your satellite contract?

Salt Lake City — (KUTV) Ted Hansgen is not shy about which is his favorite 24-hour news network channel. "I spend a lot of time watching Fox News," he said. So when Ted was propositioned to switch TV providers this…more

Contract Disputes, Dish Network, Fox Television Stations, Telecommunications, Television Service Providers

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Trademark due diligence in M&A: The steps everyone overlooks

These 13 straightforward pointers can guide your due diligence in relation to trademarks - Lists of assets are a key part of merger and acquisition transactions. When those assets include patents, the transaction…more

Acquisitions, Corporate Counsel, Due Diligence, IP License, Mergers

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What does "will be insured" actually mean?

Balancing obligations to provide health and life insurance benefits to retirees with other legitimate business needs can be tricky. Although retirees depend on the benefits, employers may need to modify benefit plans for…more

ADEA, Age Discrimination, Class Action, Embarq, Employee Benefits

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Utah Procurement Code: A Road Map for Better Purchasing

No doubt your charter school is a careful steward of taxpayer funds and always gets the best deal on everything it buys. Right? Well now you have an even better "tool" to make sure you are getting the best deal possible. Utah's…more

Charter Schools, Illegal Gratuities, Kickbacks, Procurement Guidelines, Real Estate Market

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Reviewing Franchising and Business Opportunity Fundamentals

After creating a successful business model, expansion becomes the next natural step. But such growth usually requires the involvement of third parties, especially if resources are limited. There are several ways to expand your…more

Business Opportunity Laws, Disclosure Requirements, Franchises, Franchisors, FTC

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Recent changes to employing foreign workers

This month, we take a survey of recent changes affecting employers’ ability to attract and retain foreign workers. L-1B visa denials According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) data released under a…more

DHS, DOL, Foreign Workers, Green Cards, H-1B

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