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Jordan Abbot

Connecticut’s new personnel file law takes effect tomorrow: are you prepared?

Connecticut’s Public Act 13-176, An Act Concerning Employee Access to Personnel Files, goes into effect on October 1. The new law amends Connecticut’s employee personnel file law and changes employers’ obligations and the…more

Employee Rights, Penalties, Personnel Records, Right of Access

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Philip Amoa

Amendments to Delaware General Corporation Law Allow Delaware Corporations to Ratify Defective Corporate Acts

Effective April 1, 2014, the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”) has been amended to include new Sections 204 and 205 that will provide Delaware corporations with an avenue to cure certain defective corporate acts,…more

Corporate Governance, Defective Corporate Acts, Stocks

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Sami Asaad

Connecticut’s new personnel file law takes effect tomorrow: are you prepared?

Connecticut’s Public Act 13-176, An Act Concerning Employee Access to Personnel Files, goes into effect on October 1. The new law amends Connecticut’s employee personnel file law and changes employers’ obligations and the…more

Employee Rights, Penalties, Personnel Records, Right of Access

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Kristy Avino

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Deadline Looms: Here’s What Employers Need to Do

As the October 1, 2013, deadline for compliance with certain notification requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) approaches, employers are grappling with questions about their obligations…more

Affordable Care Act, COBRA, Deadlines, DOL, Employer Mandates

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Joseph Bartlett

SEC Releases Proposed Rules for Regulation A+ under the JOBS Act: A Promising and Innovative Route to Capital Formation for Young Companies

The SEC has released long-awaited proposed rules to implement Title IV of the JOBS Act, now known as Regulation A+. This regulation could bridge a difficult gap for small companies looking to raise capital. If your company has a…more

IPO, JOBS Act, Regulation A, SEC, Startups

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Steven Beckelman

When NJ Banks Are Liable For 3rd-Party Fiduciary Breach

Originally published in Law360, New York on January 29, 2013. Banks, broker/dealers and other financial institutions often are the subject of claims by noncustomer investors, businesses, and estate and trust…more

Bad Faith, Fiduciary Duty, Financial Institution Liability, Misappropriation, Nonliability Rule

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Howard Berkower

Amendments to Delaware General Corporation Law Allow Delaware Corporations to Ratify Defective Corporate Acts

Effective April 1, 2014, the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”) has been amended to include new Sections 204 and 205 that will provide Delaware corporations with an avenue to cure certain defective corporate acts,…more

Corporate Governance, Defective Corporate Acts, Stocks

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Scott H. Bernstein

Restrictions on the Sale or Transfer of Assets of Not-for-Profit Debtors

Originally published in the New Jersey Law Journal - Vol. 211 - No 5 Monday, February 4, 2013. In 2012, a number of not-for-profit entities, including religious institutions, filed for bankruptcy relief in New Jersey. While…more

Charitable Organizations, Debtors, Reorganizations, Transfer of Assets

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Sarah Biser

Ten things to do in the wake of this past weekend's severe winter weather

The recent severe winter weather left behind legal and financial problems even deeper than the snow. But it may also have presented you with resources for help that you weren't previously aware of. Businesses may wish to act on…more

Business Interruption, Construction Contracts, Natural Disasters, Property Insurance, Retirement Plan

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Jeannette Bond

SEC Releases Final Rule on Registration of Municipal Advisors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued its final rule regarding registration and oversight of municipal advisors pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Release 34-70462 addresses a…more

Dodd-Frank, Municipal Advisers, Registration, SEC

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Craig Bonnist

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Deadline Looms: Here’s What Employers Need to Do

As the October 1, 2013, deadline for compliance with certain notification requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) approaches, employers are grappling with questions about their obligations…more

Affordable Care Act, COBRA, Deadlines, DOL, Employer Mandates

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Timothy Borkowski

New Law Grants Two-Year Extension to Remedial Investigation Deadline for Qualifying Parties

This is an important legal development for any company that is cleaning up an old contaminated site in New Jersey and requires more time to complete the remedial investigation. …more

Department of Environmental Protection, Discharge of Pollutants, Environmental Policies, Hazardous Substances, Investigations

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John Brescher

IRS Issues Guidance on Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage Under Tax-Qualified Retirement Plans

On April 4, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2014-19 providing guidance on the application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor (“Windsor”) to tax-qualified retirement plans (such as…more

401k, DOMA, IRS, Qualified Retirement Plans, Retirement Plan

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David Broderick

SEC Releases Proposed Rules for Regulation A+ under the JOBS Act: A Promising and Innovative Route to Capital Formation for Young Companies

The SEC has released long-awaited proposed rules to implement Title IV of the JOBS Act, now known as Regulation A+. This regulation could bridge a difficult gap for small companies looking to raise capital. If your company has a…more

IPO, JOBS Act, Regulation A, SEC, Startups

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Todd Brower

Health Law Insights Newsletter

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for compliance with the two-midnight rule through September 30, 2014. The rule provides that if an inpatient stay crosses two midnights, the admission…more

CMS, Healthcare, Healthcare Reform, MACs, Medicare

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Kevin Brown

IRS Issues Guidance on Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage Under Tax-Qualified Retirement Plans

On April 4, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2014-19 providing guidance on the application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor (“Windsor”) to tax-qualified retirement plans (such as…more

401k, DOMA, IRS, Qualified Retirement Plans, Retirement Plan

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James Coffey

7 Key Roles of a Successful Startup CEO

In your experience, what’s the most important role that a startup CEO should fulfill? That’s the question we put recently to JD Supra contributors, many of whom have spent years working with successful entrepreneurs in various…more

Business Formation, CEOs, Legal Perspectives, Startups

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Stephanie Cohen

Chinese Government Decision May Help Brands Protect Themselves

Anyone trying to stop Chinese counterfeiters learns almost immediately that most of the information that would ordinarily identify China-based owners of a URL or website is false. That makes it costly or impossible to identify…more

Brand, China, Counterfeiting, Internet, ISPs

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Patrick Collins

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Deadline Looms: Here’s What Employers Need to Do

As the October 1, 2013, deadline for compliance with certain notification requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) approaches, employers are grappling with questions about their obligations…more

Affordable Care Act, COBRA, Deadlines, DOL, Employer Mandates

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Thomas Collins

SEC Releases Final Rule on Registration of Municipal Advisors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued its final rule regarding registration and oversight of municipal advisors pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Release 34-70462 addresses a…more

Dodd-Frank, Municipal Advisers, Registration, SEC

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Paula Cruz Cedillo

New Rules Assist Federal Small Business Subcontractors

Both prime contractors and small business subcontractors should pay attention to new rules designed to encourage small business subcontracting and influence the administration and content of those contracts. The first, which…more

Accelerated Payments, Contract Drafting, Contractors, SBA, Small Business

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Mark Daniele

IRS Issues Guidance on Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage Under Tax-Qualified Retirement Plans

On April 4, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2014-19 providing guidance on the application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor (“Windsor”) to tax-qualified retirement plans (such as…more

401k, DOMA, IRS, Qualified Retirement Plans, Retirement Plan

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Thomas Doherty

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Deadline Looms: Here’s What Employers Need to Do

As the October 1, 2013, deadline for compliance with certain notification requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) approaches, employers are grappling with questions about their obligations…more

Affordable Care Act, COBRA, Deadlines, DOL, Employer Mandates

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J. Wylie Donald

Executory Forward SREC Contracts - What Exactly Does This Mean?

What happens to the payment for a solar renewable energy credit (SREC) when the payor closes its doors? Maryland citizens are finding out the hard way. The promises made to some of them are turning up empty…more

Energy Tax Incentives, Solar Energy, SREC, Tax Credits

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Gary Duescher

SEC Releases Final Rule on Registration of Municipal Advisors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued its final rule regarding registration and oversight of municipal advisors pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Release 34-70462 addresses a…more

Dodd-Frank, Municipal Advisers, Registration, SEC

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Edward Fanning

The Admissibility of Opinions Contained in Public Records

The outcome of civil litigation often hinges upon the ability of litigants to rely upon or exclude public records and reports and, in particular, opinions contained in them. Federal Rule of Evidence 803(8) (“Rule 803(8)” or…more

Admissibility, Daubert Standards, Evidence, Hearsay, Public Records

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Clement Farley

Restrictions on the Sale or Transfer of Assets of Not-for-Profit Debtors

Originally published in the New Jersey Law Journal - Vol. 211 - No 5 Monday, February 4, 2013. In 2012, a number of not-for-profit entities, including religious institutions, filed for bankruptcy relief in New Jersey. While…more

Charitable Organizations, Debtors, Reorganizations, Transfer of Assets

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Susan Feeney

New Jersey Property Tax Appeal Time

It is property tax appeal season in New Jersey. If you own or lease commercial, residential and/or investment property in New Jersey, now is the time to review whether you should file a 2013 appeal…more

Appeals, Property Tax, Tax Assessment

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Frank Ferruggia

New Jersey Property Tax Appeal Time

It is property tax appeal season in New Jersey. If you own or lease commercial, residential and/or investment property in New Jersey, now is the time to review whether you should file a 2013 appeal…more

Appeals, Property Tax, Tax Assessment

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Thomas Finn

New Rules Assist Federal Small Business Subcontractors

Both prime contractors and small business subcontractors should pay attention to new rules designed to encourage small business subcontracting and influence the administration and content of those contracts. The first, which…more

Accelerated Payments, Contract Drafting, Contractors, SBA, Small Business

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Lawrence Finnell

IRS Issues Guidance on Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage Under Tax-Qualified Retirement Plans

On April 4, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2014-19 providing guidance on the application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor (“Windsor”) to tax-qualified retirement plans (such as…more

401k, DOMA, IRS, Qualified Retirement Plans, Retirement Plan

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Mitchell Fishberg

Connecticut’s new personnel file law takes effect tomorrow: are you prepared?

Connecticut’s Public Act 13-176, An Act Concerning Employee Access to Personnel Files, goes into effect on October 1. The new law amends Connecticut’s employee personnel file law and changes employers’ obligations and the…more

Employee Rights, Penalties, Personnel Records, Right of Access

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Kelly Gallagher

Connecticut’s new personnel file law takes effect tomorrow: are you prepared?

Connecticut’s Public Act 13-176, An Act Concerning Employee Access to Personnel Files, goes into effect on October 1. The new law amends Connecticut’s employee personnel file law and changes employers’ obligations and the…more

Employee Rights, Penalties, Personnel Records, Right of Access

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Thomas Goodwin

Reach of New Jersey Franchise Practices Act Continues to Expand

On March 13, 2013, the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, in Strassle v. Bimbo Foods Bakeries Distrib., Inc., No. 12-3313 (Mar. 13, 2013), held that a distribution agreement may be subject to the New Jersey…more

Distribution Rules, Distributors, Franchise Agreements, Franchises

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Ira Gottlieb

Ten things to do in the wake of this past weekend's severe winter weather

The recent severe winter weather left behind legal and financial problems even deeper than the snow. But it may also have presented you with resources for help that you weren't previously aware of. Businesses may wish to act on…more

Business Interruption, Construction Contracts, Natural Disasters, Property Insurance, Retirement Plan

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Theodore Grannatt

SEC Releases Proposed Rules for Regulation A+ under the JOBS Act: A Promising and Innovative Route to Capital Formation for Young Companies

The SEC has released long-awaited proposed rules to implement Title IV of the JOBS Act, now known as Regulation A+. This regulation could bridge a difficult gap for small companies looking to raise capital. If your company has a…more

IPO, JOBS Act, Regulation A, SEC, Startups

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Catherine Gray

New Rules Assist Federal Small Business Subcontractors

Both prime contractors and small business subcontractors should pay attention to new rules designed to encourage small business subcontracting and influence the administration and content of those contracts. The first, which…more

Accelerated Payments, Contract Drafting, Contractors, SBA, Small Business

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Richard Green

Retailers Beware: Common Credit Card and Marketing Data Collection Practices Could Violate Law

Already home to one of the toughest data protection laws in the country, Massachusetts now joins California in having expansive protections for data exchanged during a credit card transaction…more

Credit Cards, Data Collection, Marketing, Retailers, ZIP Codes

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Jonathan Guest

SEC Releases Proposed Rules for Regulation A+ under the JOBS Act: A Promising and Innovative Route to Capital Formation for Young Companies

The SEC has released long-awaited proposed rules to implement Title IV of the JOBS Act, now known as Regulation A+. This regulation could bridge a difficult gap for small companies looking to raise capital. If your company has a…more

IPO, JOBS Act, Regulation A, SEC, Startups

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Amy Haberman

Connecticut’s new personnel file law takes effect tomorrow: are you prepared?

Connecticut’s Public Act 13-176, An Act Concerning Employee Access to Personnel Files, goes into effect on October 1. The new law amends Connecticut’s employee personnel file law and changes employers’ obligations and the…more

Employee Rights, Penalties, Personnel Records, Right of Access

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Zlatko Hadzismajlovic

New Rules Assist Federal Small Business Subcontractors

Both prime contractors and small business subcontractors should pay attention to new rules designed to encourage small business subcontracting and influence the administration and content of those contracts. The first, which…more

Accelerated Payments, Contract Drafting, Contractors, SBA, Small Business

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Richard Hernandez

FTC Expands Scope of Hart-Scott-Rodino Reporting Rules for Pharmaceutical Patent Rights Transfers

The Federal Trade Commission has broadened the rules dictating when pharmaceutical companies must report a transfer of exclusive patent rights to the U.S. Department of Justice and FTC for antitrust review and approval. Under…more

FTC, Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, Patents, Pharmaceutical, Transfers

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David Himelfarb

New Rules Assist Federal Small Business Subcontractors

Both prime contractors and small business subcontractors should pay attention to new rules designed to encourage small business subcontracting and influence the administration and content of those contracts. The first, which…more

Accelerated Payments, Contract Drafting, Contractors, SBA, Small Business

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Michael Horn

SEC Releases Proposed Rules for Regulation A+ under the JOBS Act: A Promising and Innovative Route to Capital Formation for Young Companies

The SEC has released long-awaited proposed rules to implement Title IV of the JOBS Act, now known as Regulation A+. This regulation could bridge a difficult gap for small companies looking to raise capital. If your company has a…more

IPO, JOBS Act, Regulation A, SEC, Startups

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Joel Horowitz

IRS Issues Guidance on Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage Under Tax-Qualified Retirement Plans

On April 4, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2014-19 providing guidance on the application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor (“Windsor”) to tax-qualified retirement plans (such as…more

401k, DOMA, IRS, Qualified Retirement Plans, Retirement Plan

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Benjamin Hron

What Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Crowdfunding Before They Raise Money

What's the one thing entrepreneurs and small business owners need to know about crowdfunding before they raise money? For a JD Supra Perspective, that’s the question we put to experts writing on this matter. Here’s what we heard…more

Crowdfunding, Legal Perspectives, Regulation D, Startups

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Tiffany Hubbard

Connecticut’s new personnel file law takes effect tomorrow: are you prepared?

Connecticut’s Public Act 13-176, An Act Concerning Employee Access to Personnel Files, goes into effect on October 1. The new law amends Connecticut’s employee personnel file law and changes employers’ obligations and the…more

Employee Rights, Penalties, Personnel Records, Right of Access

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Nicholas Insua

The Connecticut Supreme Court, in a Case of First Impression, Holds Negligent Construction Insured Under General Liability Policy

In Capstone Building Corp. v. American Motorists Insurance Co., 67 A.3d 961 (Conn. 2013), the Supreme Court of Connecticut held, in a case of first impression, that commercial general liability insurance policies may cover…more

Commercial General Liability Policies, Construction Defects, Construction Disputes, Negligent Construction

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Natalya Johnson

Restrictions on the Sale or Transfer of Assets of Not-for-Profit Debtors

Originally published in the New Jersey Law Journal - Vol. 211 - No 5 Monday, February 4, 2013. In 2012, a number of not-for-profit entities, including religious institutions, filed for bankruptcy relief in New Jersey. While…more

Charitable Organizations, Debtors, Reorganizations, Transfer of Assets

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David Kane

The Connecticut Supreme Court, in a Case of First Impression, Holds Negligent Construction Insured Under General Liability Policy

In Capstone Building Corp. v. American Motorists Insurance Co., 67 A.3d 961 (Conn. 2013), the Supreme Court of Connecticut held, in a case of first impression, that commercial general liability insurance policies may cover…more

Commercial General Liability Policies, Construction Defects, Construction Disputes, Negligent Construction

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Daniel Kelly

New Rules Assist Federal Small Business Subcontractors

Both prime contractors and small business subcontractors should pay attention to new rules designed to encourage small business subcontracting and influence the administration and content of those contracts. The first, which…more

Accelerated Payments, Contract Drafting, Contractors, SBA, Small Business

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Laura Kelly

2013 Estate Planning Update

As 2012 drew to a close, your estate planning attorney's attention was diverted from the ball drop in Times Square to whether Congress would drop the ball with respect to the fiscal cliff. Congress, however, passed the American…more

American Taxpayer Relief Act, Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Fiscal Cliff, Generation-Skipping Transfer

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Michael Kelly

In Issuing Executive Order No. 41, Governor Markell Rejects Any Need To Choose Between Mitigating Climate Change And Supporting Economic Growth

On September 12, Governor Jack Markell issued Executive Order No. 41, “Preparing Delaware for Emerging Climate Impacts and Seizing Economic Opportunities from Reducing Emissions.” In many climate change discussions there exists…more

Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Economic Development, Environmental Policies, Executive Orders

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Jane Kimball

IRS Issues Guidance on Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage Under Tax-Qualified Retirement Plans

On April 4, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2014-19 providing guidance on the application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor (“Windsor”) to tax-qualified retirement plans (such as…more

401k, DOMA, IRS, Qualified Retirement Plans, Retirement Plan

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Scott Kobler

Health Law Insights Newsletter

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for compliance with the two-midnight rule through September 30, 2014. The rule provides that if an inpatient stay crosses two midnights, the admission…more

CMS, Healthcare, Healthcare Reform, MACs, Medicare

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Alan Kornstein

Ten things to do in the wake of this past weekend's severe winter weather

The recent severe winter weather left behind legal and financial problems even deeper than the snow. But it may also have presented you with resources for help that you weren't previously aware of. Businesses may wish to act on…more

Business Interruption, Construction Contracts, Natural Disasters, Property Insurance, Retirement Plan

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David Kott

The Admissibility of Opinions Contained in Public Records

The outcome of civil litigation often hinges upon the ability of litigants to rely upon or exclude public records and reports and, in particular, opinions contained in them. Federal Rule of Evidence 803(8) (“Rule 803(8)” or…more

Admissibility, Daubert Standards, Evidence, Hearsay, Public Records

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Barbara Kroncke-Moore

SEC Releases Final Rule on Registration of Municipal Advisors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued its final rule regarding registration and oversight of municipal advisors pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Release 34-70462 addresses a…more

Dodd-Frank, Municipal Advisers, Registration, SEC

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Lanny Kurzweil

AAI Rules Amended Under CERCLA – Focus on Vapor and Records Review

Effective December 30, 2013, the EPA acted to amend the standards and practices for conducting all appropriate inquiries (“AAI”) to embrace an update to ASTM International standards, and to expressly bring vapor issues to the…more

ASTM, CERCLA, Environmental Policies, EPA, Vapor Intrusion

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Harley Lewin

Bitcoin Does Not Need a Ban, It Needs Enlightened Regulation

If an outright ban of Bitcoin is not the correct approach, what is? More to the point, what does Bitcoin (and virtual currency in general) need to for legitimacy?…more

Bitcoins, Legal Perspectives, Virtual Currency

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John Lombard

2013 Estate Planning Update

As 2012 drew to a close, your estate planning attorney's attention was diverted from the ball drop in Times Square to whether Congress would drop the ball with respect to the fiscal cliff. Congress, however, passed the American…more

American Taxpayer Relief Act, Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Fiscal Cliff, Generation-Skipping Transfer

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David Ludgin

2013 Estate Planning Update

As 2012 drew to a close, your estate planning attorney's attention was diverted from the ball drop in Times Square to whether Congress would drop the ball with respect to the fiscal cliff. Congress, however, passed the American…more

American Taxpayer Relief Act, Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Fiscal Cliff, Generation-Skipping Transfer

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John Mallin

Tax Appeals in Connecticut: Know When to File

The deadline for appealing local property taxes in Connecticut is approaching. If you are considering appealing local property taxes this year, the following is a general explanation of Connecticut’s appeal procedure and…more

Filing Requirements, Property Tax, Tax Appeals, Tax Liability

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Dana Mark

2013 Estate Planning Update

As 2012 drew to a close, your estate planning attorney's attention was diverted from the ball drop in Times Square to whether Congress would drop the ball with respect to the fiscal cliff. Congress, however, passed the American…more

American Taxpayer Relief Act, Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Fiscal Cliff, Generation-Skipping Transfer

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Christopher Mayer

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Deadline Looms: Here’s What Employers Need to Do

As the October 1, 2013, deadline for compliance with certain notification requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) approaches, employers are grappling with questions about their obligations…more

Affordable Care Act, COBRA, Deadlines, DOL, Employer Mandates

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John McKelway

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Deadline Looms: Here’s What Employers Need to Do

As the October 1, 2013, deadline for compliance with certain notification requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) approaches, employers are grappling with questions about their obligations…more

Affordable Care Act, COBRA, Deadlines, DOL, Employer Mandates

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Marshall McLean

New York Green Bank Opens for Business

The New York Green Bank has issued an RFP for developers, energy service companies, owner/operators and equipment manufacturers—as well as private-sector capital providers, including financial institutions or other third-party…more

Clean Energy, Green Banks, Renewable Energy

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Robert Mintz

New Rules Assist Federal Small Business Subcontractors

Both prime contractors and small business subcontractors should pay attention to new rules designed to encourage small business subcontracting and influence the administration and content of those contracts. The first, which…more

Accelerated Payments, Contract Drafting, Contractors, SBA, Small Business

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Pamela Moore

Connecticut’s new personnel file law takes effect tomorrow: are you prepared?

Connecticut’s Public Act 13-176, An Act Concerning Employee Access to Personnel Files, goes into effect on October 1. The new law amends Connecticut’s employee personnel file law and changes employers’ obligations and the…more

Employee Rights, Penalties, Personnel Records, Right of Access

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Richard Nolan

SEC Releases Final Rule on Registration of Municipal Advisors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued its final rule regarding registration and oversight of municipal advisors pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Release 34-70462 addresses a…more

Dodd-Frank, Municipal Advisers, Registration, SEC

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William O'Shaughnessy

Supreme Court Raises the Bar to Class Certification

The United States Supreme Court has continued to raise the bar on class certification by requiring that plaintiffs be able to prove damages on a class-wide basis. In Comcast Corporation v. Behrend, a putative class alleged that…more

Class Action, Class Certification, Comcast, Comcast v. Behrend, Damages

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Jean Patterson

New Jersey’s General Statute of Limitations Now a Defense to Spill Act Claims for Contribution

The New Jersey Appellate Division just ruled that the general six-year statute of limitations for property damage claims applies to a private claim for contribution brought under the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control…more

Department of Environmental Protection, Environmental Remediation Costs, Equitable Tolling, Oil & Gas, Property Damage

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Glenn Prives

Health Law Insights Newsletter

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for compliance with the two-midnight rule through September 30, 2014. The rule provides that if an inpatient stay crosses two midnights, the admission…more

CMS, Healthcare, Healthcare Reform, MACs, Medicare

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Kevin Quinn

SEC Releases Final Rule on Registration of Municipal Advisors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued its final rule regarding registration and oversight of municipal advisors pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Release 34-70462 addresses a…more

Dodd-Frank, Municipal Advisers, Registration, SEC

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David Reif

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Arbitration Waivers

If you use arbitration clauses to protect your company against class actions, you can breathe a little easier. The U.S. Supreme Court held last week that class action arbitration waiver provisions are enforceable -- even where…more

American Express, American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant, Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Class Action

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Robert Rubin

Ten things to do in the wake of this past weekend's severe winter weather

The recent severe winter weather left behind legal and financial problems even deeper than the snow. But it may also have presented you with resources for help that you weren't previously aware of. Businesses may wish to act on…more

Business Interruption, Construction Contracts, Natural Disasters, Property Insurance, Retirement Plan

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Joseph Ruccio, III

New Rules Assist Federal Small Business Subcontractors

Both prime contractors and small business subcontractors should pay attention to new rules designed to encourage small business subcontracting and influence the administration and content of those contracts. The first, which…more

Accelerated Payments, Contract Drafting, Contractors, SBA, Small Business

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Adam Saravay

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Deadline Looms: Here’s What Employers Need to Do

As the October 1, 2013, deadline for compliance with certain notification requirements mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) approaches, employers are grappling with questions about their obligations…more

Affordable Care Act, COBRA, Deadlines, DOL, Employer Mandates

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Jacqueline Shanes

SEC Releases Final Rule on Registration of Municipal Advisors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued its final rule regarding registration and oversight of municipal advisors pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Release 34-70462 addresses a…more

Dodd-Frank, Municipal Advisers, Registration, SEC

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Elizabeth Smith

Connecticut’s new personnel file law takes effect tomorrow: are you prepared?

Connecticut’s Public Act 13-176, An Act Concerning Employee Access to Personnel Files, goes into effect on October 1. The new law amends Connecticut’s employee personnel file law and changes employers’ obligations and the…more

Employee Rights, Penalties, Personnel Records, Right of Access

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Shawn Smith

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Arbitration Waivers

If you use arbitration clauses to protect your company against class actions, you can breathe a little easier. The U.S. Supreme Court held last week that class action arbitration waiver provisions are enforceable -- even where…more

American Express, American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant, Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Class Action

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Eleanor Thompson

Final Rules Implementing Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Provide Transition Relief for 2015

The ACA Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions require an employer with at least 50 full-time employees (including full-time equivalent employees) to offer health coverage to its full-time (30 hours per week) employees (and…more

Affordable Care Act, Delays, Employee Benefits, Employer Mandates, Healthcare

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Jameson Tweedie

In Issuing Executive Order No. 41, Governor Markell Rejects Any Need To Choose Between Mitigating Climate Change And Supporting Economic Growth

On September 12, Governor Jack Markell issued Executive Order No. 41, “Preparing Delaware for Emerging Climate Impacts and Seizing Economic Opportunities from Reducing Emissions.” In many climate change discussions there exists…more

Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Economic Development, Environmental Policies, Executive Orders

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Michele Vaillant

SEC Releases Proposed Rules for Regulation A+ under the JOBS Act: A Promising and Innovative Route to Capital Formation for Young Companies

The SEC has released long-awaited proposed rules to implement Title IV of the JOBS Act, now known as Regulation A+. This regulation could bridge a difficult gap for small companies looking to raise capital. If your company has a…more

IPO, JOBS Act, Regulation A, SEC, Startups

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Bonnie Vanzler

New Rules Assist Federal Small Business Subcontractors

Both prime contractors and small business subcontractors should pay attention to new rules designed to encourage small business subcontracting and influence the administration and content of those contracts. The first, which…more

Accelerated Payments, Contract Drafting, Contractors, SBA, Small Business

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Mark Villanueva

Valid and Enforceable: Delaware Corporation Bylaws With Forum Selection Clauses

The Delaware Court of Chancery, in Boilermakers Local 154 Retirement Fund v. Chevron Corporation, C.A. No. 7220-CS (Del. Ch. June 25, 2013), has ruled that forum selection bylaws, bylaws providing for litigation to be in a…more

Bylaws, Forum, Forum Selection Clause, Forum Shopping, Jurisdiction

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Richard Vitarelli

Connecticut’s new personnel file law takes effect tomorrow: are you prepared?

Connecticut’s Public Act 13-176, An Act Concerning Employee Access to Personnel Files, goes into effect on October 1. The new law amends Connecticut’s employee personnel file law and changes employers’ obligations and the…more

Employee Rights, Penalties, Personnel Records, Right of Access

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Richard Voigt

Connecticut’s new personnel file law takes effect tomorrow: are you prepared?

Connecticut’s Public Act 13-176, An Act Concerning Employee Access to Personnel Files, goes into effect on October 1. The new law amends Connecticut’s employee personnel file law and changes employers’ obligations and the…more

Employee Rights, Penalties, Personnel Records, Right of Access

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Steven Weisman

The Heartbleed Lesson for All Companies? Manage the Risk...

Threats to data privacy are not going away, but establishing appropriate security measures up-front, performing regular stress-tests on a security system, putting in place procedures to address a data breach and implementing…more

Cyber Insurance, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Encryption, First Glance

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Adam Wendell

SEC Releases Final Rule on Registration of Municipal Advisors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued its final rule regarding registration and oversight of municipal advisors pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Release 34-70462 addresses a…more

Dodd-Frank, Municipal Advisers, Registration, SEC

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Eric Watt Wiechmann

Supreme Court Raises the Bar to Class Certification

The United States Supreme Court has continued to raise the bar on class certification by requiring that plaintiffs be able to prove damages on a class-wide basis. In Comcast Corporation v. Behrend, a putative class alleged that…more

Class Action, Class Certification, Comcast, Comcast v. Behrend, Damages

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Joanne Wilcomes

Reach of New Jersey Franchise Practices Act Continues to Expand

On March 13, 2013, the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, in Strassle v. Bimbo Foods Bakeries Distrib., Inc., No. 12-3313 (Mar. 13, 2013), held that a distribution agreement may be subject to the New Jersey…more

Distribution Rules, Distributors, Franchise Agreements, Franchises

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David Woronov

SEC Releases Proposed Rules for Regulation A+ under the JOBS Act: A Promising and Innovative Route to Capital Formation for Young Companies

The SEC has released long-awaited proposed rules to implement Title IV of the JOBS Act, now known as Regulation A+. This regulation could bridge a difficult gap for small companies looking to raise capital. If your company has a…more

IPO, JOBS Act, Regulation A, SEC, Startups

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Daniel Zazzali

New Jersey Property Tax Appeal Time

It is property tax appeal season in New Jersey. If you own or lease commercial, residential and/or investment property in New Jersey, now is the time to review whether you should file a 2013 appeal…more

Appeals, Property Tax, Tax Assessment

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