Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

40 Westminster Street Suite 1100
Providence, Rhode Island 02903–7104, United States

Contact: Laura Pedrick

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Reduce Filing Fees

Effective January 17, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is reducing filing fees for new U.S. trademark applications filed and processed electronically from $325 to $275 per class (and as low as $225 if certain strict…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

New Requirements Regarding Flood Insurance in Massachusetts

On July 23, 2014 , Governor Deval Patrick signed into law “An Act Further Regulating Flood Insurance”, effective November 20, 2014. Links to the Act and to “Frequently Asked Questions” prepared by the Massachusetts Division of…more
| Administrative Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Major Challenge to Federal Health Reform

Are Employers in the 34 States Without Exchanges Subject to Penalties? - Despite the fact that there is no longer any disagreement in the lower courts, the Supreme Court on Friday, November 7, 2014, made the unusual and…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance, Taxation

Massachusetts Voters Pass Mandatory Paid Sick Time - updated

Massachusetts Ballot Question 4 on mandatory sick leave passed. This change to the law makes Massachusetts one of only a few states that requires paid sick time. Under the law, employers with 11 or more employees are required…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Mandatory Paid Sick Time in Massachusetts?

As we prepare to go to the voting polls on November 4, one issue attracting attention from smaller employers is Ballot Question 4 on mandatory sick leave. This proposed change to the law would make Massachusetts one of only a…more
| Labor & Employment Law

New Massachusetts Guardianship Law

On January 1, 2015, the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJ) takes effect in Massachusetts…more
| Civil Procedure, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Asset Protection for Inherited IRAs

Owners of large retirement accounts may be lulled into complacency concerning the asset protection available to these special assets. The funds which you (and perhaps also your employer through a matching program) have…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

US Department of Labor to Aggressively Pursue Misclassification Matters

Employers have many ways of getting into trouble. We hope that after reading this you will avoid one of them; namely, misclassifying employees as independent contractors…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Harsh & Costly Lesson from Unilateral Use of E-Discovery Tools

As technological developments have greatly expanded the world of available information, the cost of harvesting electronically stored information (ESI) has risen exponentially. In recent years however, technology has also begun…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Health Reform News - September 2014

In a surprising reversal, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia yesterday granted request by the federal government to have its full 11-judge bench re-hear the case on whether the government, by…more
| Constitutional Law, Health, Taxation

Dueling Districts on Major Challenge to Federal Health Reform

Are Employers in States Without Exchanges Subject to Penalties? In two highly technical and comprehensive rulings out July 22, 2014, two federal districts came to opposite conclusions on a key remaining challenge to…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance, Taxation

New Statutory Elective Share for Surviving Spouses in Rhode Island

A surviving spouse’s rights and interests to assets of a deceased spouse have been clarified and expanded by a new spousal “elective share” statute in Rhode Island (R.I.G.L. § 33-28-1 et. seq.)…more
| Real Estate - Residential, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Bankruptcy Court Sheds Light on MA Homestead Protection of Downstream Trust Beneficiaries

Suppose the following: Title to a home is held by Trust A. The beneficiaries of Trust A are three natural persons and Trust B. Trust B holds a 25% beneficial interest in Trust A. The sole beneficiaries of Trust B are Mom and…more
| Bankruptcy, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs Available to Creditors in Bankruptcy

On June 12, 2014 the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Clark v. Rameker, 13-299, ruling that inherited IRA accounts are available to creditors in bankruptcy. At issue was a Bankruptcy Code provision that exempts…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

When it Comes to Volunteers and Unpaid Interns There is No Such Thing As a Free Lunch

It is summertime and the schools are out. You get a call from an eager college student offering to intern at your company for free. It seems like a win-win situation, right? Your company wins by having someone finally get to…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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