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MVA Monitor - March 2023 #3

The week of March 13-17, Governor Roy Cooper released his budget recommendations for the 2023-24 biennium and House budget writers spent a good part of the week negotiating their version of the State Budget. The Senate passed a number… more

Federal Changes To Encourage Food Donations

Two recent developments at the federal level are intended to encourage more food donations. First, President Biden signed the Food Donation Improvement Act (FDIA), which expands Good Samaritan liability protections. Second, the U.S… more

Can You Copyright AI-Generated Content?

A great deal of news and public discussion has been fixated on the increasing popularity of generative AI — a category of artificial intelligence algorithms that can generate content (textual, visual, or audio) by “training” on vast… more

Law on Restructuring of Some Receivables

A detailed new amnesty law, "The Law Relating to Restructuring of Tax and Some Other Receivables and Amendments to Certain Laws" (the "Law"), which is quite comprehensive and offers partial tax amnesty for to the period ending on… more

Your Authentic Self is an Asset in the Office

I have been Smith Anderson’s Chief Diversity Officer for over a year now. In this new role for our firm, I have contributed to the impactful Diversity and Inclusion (“D&I”) efforts of our firm’s longstanding D&I Committee and led other… more

US Offshore Wind Roundup as of March 2023

Despite global economic headwinds, the US offshore wind industry has continued to slowly but steadily blossom, driven largely by enhanced vision and cooperation among federal government agencies under the Biden administration, coastal… more

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