Many people try to avoid probate. Often, title to assets is held in joint names with right of survivorship so that the surviving joint tenant inherits property without the need for probate. But then there is that pesky...more
A recent decision in the English Commercial Court has potentially significant ramifications for the shipping and trading industry.
This decision will be of interest to...more
In The Medicines Company v. Hospira, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that a transaction with a contract manufacturer gave rise to an on sale bar that invalidated The Medicines Company’s Angiomax® patents. Are the facts of this...more
On December 27, 2012, HR-4753 was signed into law by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. As discussed in our previous blog post, "HR-4753: An Early Christmas Gift for Michigan Cottage Owners!", this law prevents the uncapping of...more
Last summer, we blogged here about the dispute between the North Carolina General Assembly -- okay, the "State" -- and the City of Asheville over the State's efforts to transfer ownership and operation of the City's water...more
In this issue:
- Valuing LLC Interests: How To Lose In Tax Court
- Should You Keep Your Trust A Secret?
- Effort – A “Stretch IRA” Can Maximize Your IRA’s Benefits
- Estate Planning Red Flag – You...more
Recently, we came across an interesting request from an attorney for a condemnee. The condemnee had filed a Disclaimer in the eminent domain action, stating that they had no interest in the property being condemned. This,...more
Two common types of arrangements between contracting parties can create excessive financial risk for a party. The first is a company serving as a middleman or payment agent by accepting funds from a customer and then...more
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