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Anne Aikman-Scalese

New gTLDs – ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse Goes Live

Complaints regarding inadequate protection for trademark owners will apparently not stop the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") from launching its new unlimited gTLD (generic Top Level Domain) program …more

gTLD, ICANN, Trademark Clearinghouse, Trademarks

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Jeffrey Albright

NRDC and EEI Issue Joint Statement on Decoupling, Net Metering?

The Natural Resources Defense Council ??(“NRDC”) and the Edison Electric Institute?? (“EEI”) ?announced last week that they agree – in principle – that certain changes are needed to the rate ?structures of electric utilities…more

Clean Energy, Electricity, NRDC, Performance Incentives, Utilities Sector

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W. West Allen

Q&A with West Allen: The Lasting Damage to U.S. ?Courts due to the Government Shutdown

Last July, Lewis Roca Rothgerber attorney West Allen testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary ?Subcommittee on Bankruptcy and the Courts on the negative effects that automatic spending cuts, ?or budget sequestration, would…more

Federal Budget, Federal Judiciary, Funding, Government Shutdown, Sequestration

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Ann-Martha Andrews

Complete Versus Conflict Preemption In ERISA Cases

Both state and federal courts have original jurisdiction over ERISA benefits actions. See29 U.S.C. § 1132(e)(1), ERISA § 502(e)(1). But litigants (and defendants in particular) have historically preferred the federal courts,…more

Benefit Plan Sponsors, Employee Benefits, ERISA, Preemption

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Steve Bachmann

What Every Executive Should Know About Building a Patent Portfolio

Despite what you may have heard, patents continue to foster competition and innovation and are essential to success in technology driven markets. To operate successfully in these markets, in-house counsel, program managers,…more

C-Suite Executives, Patent Portfolios, Patents

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Emily Bayton

Universities Engage In A Battle Of The Birds

In 2001, after decades-long use of the full-bodied eagle design shown below (described by some as an “attack eagle”), the University of Southern Mississippi, or as its more commonly known Southern Miss, decided it was time to…more

Likelihood of Confusion, Logos, Trademarks

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Matt Bingham

Are Fracking Fluid Recipes Trade Secrets? Wyoming Supreme Court Sends Issue Back to District Court

In a unanimous opinion issued March 12, 2014, the Wyoming Supreme Court reversed and remanded a case concerning the confidentiality of the ingredients in fracking fluids. The decision keeps alive a challenge to the…more

Chemicals, Environmental Claims, Fracking, Trade Secrets

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Dana Brody-Brown

TTAB Signaling Scrutiny of Bona Fide Intent

On June 12, 2013, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) granted two motions for summary judgment based on lack of Applicant’s bona fide intent. In the first of these decisions, Pacific Poultry Company, Limited v…more

Intent, Summary Judgment, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Trademarks

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Michael Brown

Anti-Deficiency Protection Held Not to Extend to Vacant, Unimproved Residential Lots

In a recent opinion, the Arizona Court of Appeals held that borrowers who obtained a loan secured by a vacant, unimproved residential lot are not protected from a deficiency judgment following a non-judicial trustee’s sale of…more

Anti-Deficiency Provisions, Deficiency Judgments, Mortgages, Real Estate Market, Trustees

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Stephanie Buntin

CrackBerry Crackdown: Trademark Board Not a Fan of Fan-Created Nickname

Everybody knows somebody who seems physically unable to peel his eyes away from his smart phone screen for longer than two seconds, regardless of his visibly offended dinner company or the swerving and honking of oncoming…more

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Tom Campbell

NRDC and EEI Issue Joint Statement on Decoupling, Net Metering?

The Natural Resources Defense Council ??(“NRDC”) and the Edison Electric Institute?? (“EEI”) ?announced last week that they agree – in principle – that certain changes are needed to the rate ?structures of electric utilities…more

Clean Energy, Electricity, NRDC, Performance Incentives, Utilities Sector

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Emily S. Cates

How to Build a Healthy Workforce

There are risks and benefits to workplace wellness programs. Are employers who eliminate junk food from the break room, offer classes on how to quit smoking, and dispense free flu shots doing enough to combat rising…more

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Tim Clausen

Nevada Finalizing Electric Rate Incentives to Attract New Businesses

Nevada Power Company (“Nevada Power”) and Sierra Pacific Power Company (“Sierra”) are seeking final approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (“PUCN”) to offer an Economic Development Rate Rider (“Rate Rider”) as…more

Economic Development, Energy, Incentives, Utilities Sector

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Howard Cole

CLIENT ALERT - Overly Broad "At-Will" Employment Disclaimers: The National Labor Relations Board's Latest Target

The National Labor Relations Board has been paying a great deal of attention to any type of employer activity that may conceivably have an effect on employee collective bargaining rights. The latest target for the National Labor…more

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Carla Consoli

Real World Implications of Forest Service’s New Process for Finalizing Records Of Decision

About a year ago, the Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) issued a final rule establishing a ?new and exclusive process for filing objections to certain proposed National Forest Service (“NFS”) ?projects and activities (78 Fed…more

Forest Service, NEPA, USDA

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Kenneth D'Alessandro

5 Common Intellectual Property Mistakes Made By Casinos (and Other Businesses)

Originally published in Northern Nevada Business Weekly. When it comes to intellectual property, casinos in general and Reno casinos in particular have much to protect. Yet surprisingly, casinos often fail in this area -…more

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Mark Davidson

Colorado PUC Sides with Colorado Natural Gas, Inc. and Grants 10.95% ROE in Rate Case

On October 16, 2013, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) upheld the September 3, 2013 decision by an Administrative Law Judge that approved a $3.8 million rate increase for Colorado Natural Gas, Inc. (CNG) in a…more

CPUC, Energy, Natural Gas

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Scott DeWald

JOBS Act Update: SEC Releases Proposed Rules for Eliminating Prohibition Against General Solicitation & Advertising in Rule 506 Offerings

On August 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released proposed rules for eliminating the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in offerings of securities under Rule 506. Congress…more

Advertising, General Solicitation, JOBS Act, SEC

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Thomas Dougherty, II

Favorable Winds Continue to Blow for TransWest Express Transmission Project

On March 24, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released its “California-Wyoming Grid Integration Study, Phase 1 – Economic Analysis” which examines the economics of new…more

DOE, Energy, Infrastructure, NREL, Transmission Lines

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Nathaniel Edwards

I Am… Other — How Trademark Owners Can Avoid Declaratory Judgments Actions

Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams recently filed a declaratory judgment suit in the Southern District of New York against will.i.am of the music group The Black Eyed Peas. will.i.am owns the trademarks I AM and WILL.I.AM for…more

Cease and Desist, Declaratory Judgments, Trademark Holders, Trademark Litigation, Trademark Policing

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Matthew H. Engle

CLIENT ALERT: HHS Announces More Than $1 Million Each In Penalties For HIPAA Security Rule Violations

Businesses subject to HIPAA rules should take note of recent penalties imposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”). Penalties of more than $1 million each were leveled as a result of Security Rule…more

Compliance, Data Protection, Healthcare Professionals, HHS, HIPAA

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E. Martín Enriquez

Implications of U.S. Sanctions Program on Intellectual Property Owners

To advance U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives, the U.S. maintains laws and regulations that impose economic sanctions against certain countries, individuals, and entities (the "U.S. Sanctions Program"). 31…more

Compliance, Copyright, Embargo, Enforcement, Foreign Policy

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Alastair Gamble

CLIENT ALERT - Overly Broad "At-Will" Employment Disclaimers: The National Labor Relations Board's Latest Target

The National Labor Relations Board has been paying a great deal of attention to any type of employer activity that may conceivably have an effect on employee collective bargaining rights. The latest target for the National Labor…more

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Sean Garrison

Getting Tangled in the Web of a Hybrid Royalty Clause

Frequently, parties enter into IP license agreements in which the licensor grants a license or other rights to a bundle of its intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, know-how, etc.) pertaining to…more

Breach of Contract, License Agreements, Marvel Comics, Patents, Royalties

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Abbe Goncharsky

CLIENT ALERT - Overly Broad "At-Will" Employment Disclaimers: The National Labor Relations Board's Latest Target

The National Labor Relations Board has been paying a great deal of attention to any type of employer activity that may conceivably have an effect on employee collective bargaining rights. The latest target for the National Labor…more

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Garrett Gordon

Client Alert - Washoe County Real Estate Update: Are You Paying Too Much for Property Taxes?

The deadline to contest property taxes in Washoe County for the 2012-2013 fiscal year is January 17, 2012. It is no secret that over the past several years both commercial and residential property values in Washoe County,…more

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Zachary Gordon

CLIENT ALERT - Recent Changes to Online Privacy Laws in California

California Online Protection Act - The California Online Protection Act (the “Act”) requires a commercial Internet website or online service to conspicuously post a privacy policy on its website if it collects personally…more

Breach Notification Rule, CalOPPA, COPPA, Data Breach, Data Protection

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Alexandra Gormley

CLIENT ALERT - Overly Broad "At-Will" Employment Disclaimers: The National Labor Relations Board's Latest Target

The National Labor Relations Board has been paying a great deal of attention to any type of employer activity that may conceivably have an effect on employee collective bargaining rights. The latest target for the National Labor…more

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Todd Hale

CLIENT ALERT - Overly Broad "At-Will" Employment Disclaimers: The National Labor Relations Board's Latest Target

The National Labor Relations Board has been paying a great deal of attention to any type of employer activity that may conceivably have an effect on employee collective bargaining rights. The latest target for the National Labor…more

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Michael Hallam

Arizona Corporation Commission Recognizes Changing Landscape of Telecommunications

Over the past year, the Arizona Corporation Commission ("Commission") has begun to tailor certain of its regulations to more aptly fit the current landscape of the competitive telecommunications market. Although the changes…more

Filing Requirements, Performance Bonds, Telecommunications

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Georgia Hamann

CLIENT ALERT - Overly Broad "At-Will" Employment Disclaimers: The National Labor Relations Board's Latest Target

The National Labor Relations Board has been paying a great deal of attention to any type of employer activity that may conceivably have an effect on employee collective bargaining rights. The latest target for the National Labor…more

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Gregory Y. Harris

CLIENT ALERT: HHS Announces More Than $1 Million Each In Penalties For HIPAA Security Rule Violations

Businesses subject to HIPAA rules should take note of recent penalties imposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”). Penalties of more than $1 million each were leveled as a result of Security Rule…more

Compliance, Data Protection, Healthcare Professionals, HHS, HIPAA

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Von Heinz

What to Consider When Facing a Legal Malpractice Claim

As attorneys, we tend to focus on how to avoid being sued by a client in the first place. After all, the lawyer’s role is to protect the client’s interests and to take the actions necessary to secure this objective. No lawyer…more

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Alexandra Horne

Poor Quality is No Defense to Trademark Infringement

On May 31, 2013, the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Indiana ruled in favor of Plaintiffs Coach, Inc. and Coach Services, Inc. ("Coach") and against Defendants The Treasure Box, Heather Hiatt and Michael Hiatt on…more

Affirmative Defenses, Counterfeiting, Infringement, Trademarks

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Nickolas Jensen

JOBS Act Update: SEC Releases Proposed Rules for Eliminating Prohibition Against General Solicitation & Advertising in Rule 506 Offerings

On August 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released proposed rules for eliminating the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in offerings of securities under Rule 506. Congress…more

Advertising, General Solicitation, JOBS Act, SEC

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John Krieger

CLIENT ALERT - Recent Changes to Online Privacy Laws in California

California Online Protection Act - The California Online Protection Act (the “Act”) requires a commercial Internet website or online service to conspicuously post a privacy policy on its website if it collects personally…more

Breach Notification Rule, CalOPPA, COPPA, Data Breach, Data Protection

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Erin Langenwalter

CLIENT ALERT - Overly Broad "At-Will" Employment Disclaimers: The National Labor Relations Board's Latest Target

The National Labor Relations Board has been paying a great deal of attention to any type of employer activity that may conceivably have an effect on employee collective bargaining rights. The latest target for the National Labor…more

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Adam Laxalt

For Nevada GOP Caucus, Lessons of '64 and '76 Don't Apply

Today, Nevada will host a crucial Republican presidential caucus. Which candidate should conservatives support to ensure the conservative movement and its principles continue to lead the Grand Old Party in 2013? In 1964,…more

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Darren Lemieux

How to Avoid Accidentally Writing a Contract in Indelible Digital Ink

Business Dealings in a Digital Age In our digital age, more and more business transactions are being conducted electronically. Generally speaking, this makes doing business much easier and more convenient; but in some…more

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Glenn J. Light

Nevada Update: Regulation of Internet Poker, Part 2

In our prior article, “Nevada Update: Regulation of Internet Poker,” published in the August edition of CEM, we examined the recently enacted Nevada regulations governing Internet gaming, as well as the first interactive gaming…more

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Scott MacTaggart

JOBS Act Update: SEC Releases Proposed Rules for Eliminating Prohibition Against General Solicitation & Advertising in Rule 506 Offerings

On August 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released proposed rules for eliminating the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in offerings of securities under Rule 506. Congress…more

Advertising, General Solicitation, JOBS Act, SEC

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Donald G. Martin

Are You Paying Too Much For Property Taxes?

It is no secret that over the past several years both commercial and residential property values in Clark County, Nevada have plummeted, and in some places, continue to fall. Recently, values have increased in certain areas of…more

Property Tax

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John Masterson

Will Fracking Recipes Remain Secret?

Wyoming was first in the nation with requiring oilfield service companies to submit the ingredients in fracking fluids to a governmental agency – the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (Commission). In the interest of…more

Fracking, Oil & Gas, Public Records, Trade Secrets

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Michael McCue

CLIENT ALERT: The Supreme Court and the Law of Nature Exclusion

In its March 20, 2012 opinion in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Labs, Inc., the Supreme Court unanimously invalidated Prometheus’ patent claims based on the “law of nature exclusion,” explaining that routine,…more

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David McGimpsey

Are Fracking Fluid Recipes Trade Secrets? Wyoming Supreme Court Sends Issue Back to District Court

In a unanimous opinion issued March 12, 2014, the Wyoming Supreme Court reversed and remanded a case concerning the confidentiality of the ingredients in fracking fluids. The decision keeps alive a challenge to the…more

Chemicals, Environmental Claims, Fracking, Trade Secrets

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Kade D. Miller

CLIENT ALERT - Recent Changes to Online Privacy Laws in California

California Online Protection Act - The California Online Protection Act (the “Act”) requires a commercial Internet website or online service to conspicuously post a privacy policy on its website if it collects personally…more

Breach Notification Rule, CalOPPA, COPPA, Data Breach, Data Protection

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Thomas Morgan

Raising Capital - What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You

Nine Common Myths about Private Offerings - A cash infusion is all that’s needed to fund the final stage of development for the next killer product and be first to market. From there, competitors will scatter to the…more

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Myles Morrison

A Checklist for Commercial Landlords: What to Do Before Tenants Default

Originally Published in Commercial Executive Magazine. The last few years have been a challenging time for commercial property owners in Arizona. According to CBRE MarketView, the metropolitan Phoenix retail vacancy rate…more

Commercial Leases, Default, Landlords, Tenants

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Eric Nelson

Wyoming Again Takes the Lead in Fracking Regulation

Wyoming has once again taken the lead in the regulation of hydraulic fracturing, or as it is commonly referred to as "fracking". In response to Governor Matt Mead's Energy Strategy, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation…more

Energy, Fracking, Fracking Bans, Natural Gas, Oil & Gas

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Linda Norcross

3 Trademark Tips for Entrepreneurs

If you’re just launching a new business, there are a few things you need to consider before getting too far along in the name game. Sure, you may have come up with what may well be the most brilliant brand in existence. Ever…more

Entrepreneurs, Registration, Trademarks, USPTO

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Shane Olafson

Federal Circuit Clarifies Standard for Recovery of eDiscovery Costs

As many recent litigants know, the costs of eDiscovery can be enormous. Therefore, the ability to recover those costs can have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line – from tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars. In a…more

Document Productions, Legal Costs, Metadata, Recovery Laws, Request For Information

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Randy Papetti

Arizona Local Counsel Information

Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP has prepared this document to inform counsel we work with who are outside of Arizona about certain recurring issues that they should be aware of when litigating here. The document obviously is not…more

Apportionment, Attorney's Fees, Community Property, Disclosure Requirements, Expert Witness

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Melanie Pate

CLIENT ALERT - Overly Broad "At-Will" Employment Disclaimers: The National Labor Relations Board's Latest Target

The National Labor Relations Board has been paying a great deal of attention to any type of employer activity that may conceivably have an effect on employee collective bargaining rights. The latest target for the National Labor…more

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Mark Patton

JOBS Act Update: SEC Releases Proposed Rules for Eliminating Prohibition Against General Solicitation & Advertising in Rule 506 Offerings

On August 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released proposed rules for eliminating the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in offerings of securities under Rule 506. Congress…more

Advertising, General Solicitation, JOBS Act, SEC

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Tam Pham

Is This Patentable?

One of the questions most often asked of patent attorneys is: “Is this patentable?” Such a question may apply to the questioner’s own invention or to the purported invention of another. While it may appear to be a simple…more

Patent Applications, Patent-Eligible Subject Matter, Patents

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Brian Pollock

What to Consider When Facing a Legal Malpractice Claim

As attorneys, we tend to focus on how to avoid being sued by a client in the first place. After all, the lawyer’s role is to protect the client’s interests and to take the actions necessary to secure this objective. No lawyer…more

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Jason Porter

Complete Versus Conflict Preemption In ERISA Cases

Both state and federal courts have original jurisdiction over ERISA benefits actions. See29 U.S.C. § 1132(e)(1), ERISA § 502(e)(1). But litigants (and defendants in particular) have historically preferred the federal courts,…more

Benefit Plan Sponsors, Employee Benefits, ERISA, Preemption

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Brent Rasmussen

CLS Bank v. Alice Corp.: Divided Federal Circuit Panel Evidences Fundamental Disagreement Over How to Determine Patent Eligibility Under Section 101

The topic of what constitutes patentable subject matter under section 101 of the Patent Act has received a lot of attention leading up to and following the Supreme Court's decision in Bilski v. Kappos, 130 S. Ct. 3218 (2010)…more

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E. Leif Reid

Client Alert - Washoe County Real Estate Update: Are You Paying Too Much for Property Taxes?

The deadline to contest property taxes in Washoe County for the 2012-2013 fiscal year is January 17, 2012. It is no secret that over the past several years both commercial and residential property values in Washoe County,…more

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Karl F. Rutledge

CLIENT ALERT - Recent Changes to Online Privacy Laws in California

California Online Protection Act - The California Online Protection Act (the “Act”) requires a commercial Internet website or online service to conspicuously post a privacy policy on its website if it collects personally…more

Breach Notification Rule, CalOPPA, COPPA, Data Breach, Data Protection

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Bruce Samuels

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: ‘Authorization’ in Flux and the Ninth Circuit Dilemma

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (‘‘CFAA’’) was passed by Congress in 1984 to address the unauthorized access and use of computers and computer networks. Although the CFAA is primarily a criminal statute, the 1994 amendment to…more

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Lew Schorr

JOBS Act Update: SEC Releases Proposed Rules for Eliminating Prohibition Against General Solicitation & Advertising in Rule 506 Offerings

On August 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released proposed rules for eliminating the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in offerings of securities under Rule 506. Congress…more

Advertising, General Solicitation, JOBS Act, SEC

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Mary Ellen Simonson

CLIENT ALERT - Overly Broad "At-Will" Employment Disclaimers: The National Labor Relations Board's Latest Target

The National Labor Relations Board has been paying a great deal of attention to any type of employer activity that may conceivably have an effect on employee collective bargaining rights. The latest target for the National Labor…more

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Jeffrey Sklar

Anti-Deficiency Protection Held Not to Extend to Vacant, Unimproved Residential Lots

In a recent opinion, the Arizona Court of Appeals held that borrowers who obtained a loan secured by a vacant, unimproved residential lot are not protected from a deficiency judgment following a non-judicial trustee’s sale of…more

Anti-Deficiency Provisions, Deficiency Judgments, Mortgages, Real Estate Market, Trustees

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Colby Springer

CLIENT ALERT: The Supreme Court and the Law of Nature Exclusion

In its March 20, 2012 opinion in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Labs, Inc., the Supreme Court unanimously invalidated Prometheus’ patent claims based on the “law of nature exclusion,” explaining that routine,…more

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Matthew Sweger

JOBS Act Update: SEC Releases Proposed Rules for Eliminating Prohibition Against General Solicitation & Advertising in Rule 506 Offerings

On August 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released proposed rules for eliminating the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in offerings of securities under Rule 506. Congress…more

Advertising, General Solicitation, JOBS Act, SEC

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J. Henk Taylor

CLIENT ALERT: Adherence to 90-Day Rule Crucial For Lenders Seeking Deficiency Judgments

Filing Timely Lawsuit Protects Lenders When Arbitration Fails - Lenders holding loans secured by deeds of trust against real estate in Arizona are likely aware of their limited window of opportunity to seek a deficiency…more

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Caryn S. Tijsseling

How to Build a Healthy Workforce

There are risks and benefits to workplace wellness programs. Are employers who eliminate junk food from the break room, offer classes on how to quit smoking, and dispense free flu shots doing enough to combat rising…more

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Samantha Updegraff

Patent Rights in Renewable Energy Government Contracts: The Basics

Patents are often a company’s most important asset. Thus, when a company is contracting with the federal government, the contractor has to proceed with caution to avoid loss of patent rights. Government contracts can include…more

Federal Contractors, Patents, Renewable Energy

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Cindy Villanueva

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: ‘Authorization’ in Flux and the Ninth Circuit Dilemma

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (‘‘CFAA’’) was passed by Congress in 1984 to address the unauthorized access and use of computers and computer networks. Although the CFAA is primarily a criminal statute, the 1994 amendment to…more

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Milton Wagner

Anti-Deficiency Protection Held Not to Extend to Vacant, Unimproved Residential Lots

In a recent opinion, the Arizona Court of Appeals held that borrowers who obtained a loan secured by a vacant, unimproved residential lot are not protected from a deficiency judgment following a non-judicial trustee’s sale of…more

Anti-Deficiency Provisions, Deficiency Judgments, Mortgages, Real Estate Market, Trustees

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Dan Waite

How to Avoid Accidentally Writing a Contract in Indelible Digital Ink

Business Dealings in a Digital Age In our digital age, more and more business transactions are being conducted electronically. Generally speaking, this makes doing business much easier and more convenient; but in some…more

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Chantel Walker

CLIENT ALERT - Overly Broad "At-Will" Employment Disclaimers: The National Labor Relations Board's Latest Target

The National Labor Relations Board has been paying a great deal of attention to any type of employer activity that may conceivably have an effect on employee collective bargaining rights. The latest target for the National Labor…more

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Jon Weiss

Arizona Local Counsel Information

Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP has prepared this document to inform counsel we work with who are outside of Arizona about certain recurring issues that they should be aware of when litigating here. The document obviously is not…more

Apportionment, Attorney's Fees, Community Property, Disclosure Requirements, Expert Witness

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Nikkya Williams

Felications On The Anniversary Of Your Natal Date

How many times have you sung “Happy Birthday” in your life? Or heard it sung? Now, have you ever wondered whether you (or the hundreds of millions of other people who sing the song) are infringing someone’s copyright in the…more

Copyright, Infringement, Music, Public Domain, The Copyright Act

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Jeffrey Wutzke

CLIENT ALERT: Mandatory Disclosure of Past Energy Use when Selling, Leasing or Financing Property in California

California has instituted a new and unusual requirement that obligates virtually all commercial landowners to disclose a property’s past energy use to potential buyers, tenants and lenders. Any person or company owning property…more

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