Snell & Wilmer

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Phoenix, Arizona 85004-2202, United States

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Easements Made Easier: Building Pipelines with the Power of Eminent Domain Under the Natural Gas Act

Any person or entity seeking to construct a natural gas pipeline and successful in obtaining a certificate of convenience and necessity from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may exercise the power of eminent domain to…more
| Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Joint Employers Under NLRB Law

A. Introduction - Over the last few weeks, there has been a great deal of discussion in the legal media regarding the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) General Counsel’s (GC) argument to the Board, that…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

When Did You Last Amend Your Section 125 Cafeteria or Flexible Benefit Plan? Now May Be A Good Time to Dust It Off and Update It

Section 125 Plans, which are commonly referred to as either cafeteria plans or flexible benefit plans, are much loved, and needed, if you want to allow employees to pay health insurance and other premiums on a pre-tax basis…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

A Reminder of the Importance of Internal Controls Under SOX

On July 30, 2014, the SEC announced charges against the CEO and the former CFO of a computer equipment company based in Florida for misrepresenting the state of the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

New Arizona Physician Fingerprinting Requirements for Renewal and Initial License Applications

As of September 2, 2014, physicians in Arizona applying for initial medical licenses or renewing their medical licenses are required to submit a fingerprint card along with the application to the Arizona Medical Board in order…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Consumer Protection, Health

Negotiating with a Tribe or Tribal Entity: Practical Tips for Franchisors

Indian gaming has exploded in the more than twenty-five years since Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). According to the 2014 Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report, Indian tribes received $28.1 billion…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law, Indigenous Peoples

Preparing to Defend a Section 337 Action: What District Court Litigators Need to Know

The U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC” or “the Commission”) is an important venue for patentees. Cases are guaranteed a decision within sixteen months of the institution of the investigation and success provides…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Strategies for Success at the 2015 Legislative Session — How Your Business can get Its Voice Heard

The 78th Session of the Nevada Legislature will convene on February 2, 2015, for 120 days. As a true biennial state, the Nevada Legislature convenes every other year. In 1998 the voters approved a constitutional amendment…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics

Planet of the Drones: The Evolution of Privacy Laws in Light of Emerging Drone Technology

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), more popularly known as drones, are a complex and transformative technology that has demonstrated its value in military applications across the globe. Although the Federal Aviation Administration…more
| Constitutional Law, Privacy, Transportation

Protecting Your Trademark in the United States

Protection Mechanisms in the United States. After selecting your mark, the next step is to decide how to protect it. In the United States, there are three basic types of trademark protection: (1) common-law, (2) state…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Proper Trademark Selection to Create a Strong Brand

What a Trademark is and What it Does. A trademark is any word, name, symbol, or device, or combination thereof, used to identify and distinguish the goods (i.e., products) of one supplier from those of others. A service…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Maintaining Strong Trademark Rights

I. Determining the Strength of Your Mark. The strength, or scope, of a trademark as used in the marketplace is determined by a multi-factored analysis called the likelihood of confusion test, and the scope can differ…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Social Media Concerns Potentially Affecting Arizona’s Real Estate Industry

A growing number of governmental authorities are cracking down on the use of social media with regard to commercial transactions. In Arizona, for example, legislation was proposed restricting an employer’s right to access…more
| Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Real Estate - Residential

Effective Planning and Management in Construction Project Scheduling

The successful execution of a construction program in terms of meeting time and cost objectives has always been dependent on effective planning. The increasing complexity and cost of today's construction programs highlight the…more
| Construction Law

HIPAA Business Associate Agreements – Reminder of September 22, 2014 Deadline

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule under HIPAA making substantial changes to the rules for vendors that provide services to HIPAA-covered plans, such as third-party…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Health
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