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The Shale Play Today: First Quarter 2016

The Best Protection - Safeguards in Purchasing Distressed Oil and Gas Assets - In the current environment of depressed prices for oil, natural gas and related liquids, oil and gas wells, leases and properties are coming on…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate - Commercial

Breaking News - SCOTUS Stays the Implementation of the Clean Power Plan

The United States Supreme Court ("Supreme Court"), in a rather surprising and unprecedented move, issued a ruling staying the Environmental Protection Agency's ("EPA") implementation of the Clean Power Plan. As you know, the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Patent Trolls – What’s the Verdict? A Look at the Impact of the Apple Case

In what is potentially the largest “patent troll” verdict in history, Apple has lost a $625 million patent jury award to VirnetX, according to Reuters news service. The jury verdict in the Eastern District of Texas includes…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Virtual Currencies and the Risks They Bring to Community Banks and the Financial Industry

Virtual currencies are once again at the forefront of discussion about top issues facing community banks and the financial industry as a whole. The Independent Community Bankers of America (“ICBA”), a trade association…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Revisiting the Post-Bankruptcy Toolbox: Don’t Forget to Compare the Financials

For better or worse, lenders have become increasingly familiar with the strange dynamic that is the post-bankruptcy minefield created by their borrowers filing a bankruptcy petition. Immediately, lenders begin thinking about how…more
| Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking

Looking Back, Looking Forward – A 2015 Retrospective and 2016 Predictions

This past year has seen many changes in the community banking industry. Some of these issues we expected and some had more of an impact than maybe we would have thought. As we reflect and look forward to 2016, we asked several…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Community Banking Excellence -Fourth Quarter 2015

In This Issue: - Looking Back, Looking Forward: A 2015 Retrospective and 2016 Predictions: This past year has seen many changes in the community banking industry. Some of these issues we expected and some had more of…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Be Prepared: Developing a Plan for Addressing Security Problems that Works for You [Video]

Research shows that incident response planning can significantly decrease the cost of a data breach. In this webinar, Spilman Senior Attorney Brienne Marco and Spilman Chief Technology Officer Dustin Davies will focus on steps…more
| Finance & Banking

Working with Union Experts After an Accident: A Federal Appeals Court Sides with the Union’s Right to Inspect Over the Employer’s Privacy Rights

A federal appellate court in the Midwest suggests that while unions do not have blanket approval to inspect an employer’s worksite, the union’s interest in safety generally will outweigh an employer’s interest in confidentiality…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Veterans Day: A Day to Remember, to Honor, and to Reexamine Compliance with Laws Protecting Servicemembers

As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and someone who has seen the challenges that veterans face firsthand, I can attest to the benefits of giving veterans an opportunity to return to work following periods of service…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Military Law

Update: The NLRB and Single Integrated Employers

In October, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) employed a little-used procedural doctrine to issue a consolidated complaint against a parent company of a chain of hospitals located throughout the U.S. The…more
| Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law

Calling in Sick: Pittsburgh Sick Leave Law Delayed Until March

March 10, 2016 is the current targeted effective date for an ordinance passed by Pittsburgh’s City Council requiring most city businesses to provide sick leave to full-time and part-time employees. Implementation of the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

SuperVision Today - November 2015

Notes from the Chair and Executive Editor - Welcome to the fourth quarter edition of SuperVision Today, Spilman's labor and employment law e-newsletter. With the calendars getting ready to roll over to 2016, the New Year…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Cybersecurity Risks in the Face of an Evolving Bank Liability Standard for Commercial Accounts [Video]

The growth of electronic banking and ingenuity among cyberthieves continues to present increased risks for financial institutions in the areas of account takeovers, cyber theft, and unauthorized transfers. The standards for…more
| Finance & Banking

Guarantors Can Use Anti-Deficiency Statute in North Carolina

The North Carolina Supreme Court recently handed down the final word in a dispute over whether guarantors get the benefit of the state’s anti-deficiency statute after the lender bids on and buys the real property at a…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial
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