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  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Construction Law
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
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  • Labor & Employment Law
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Missouri Bank Hit for Punitive Damages & Found Liable for Fiduciary’s Misappropriation of Funds

In Delarosa v. Farmer's State Bank, the Missouri Court of Appeals, W.D., expounded upon the duty imposed upon Missouri Banks under § 469.270 of the Missouri's Uniform Fiduciaries Law ("UFL"). Specifically, the court addressed…more

Banking Sector, Banks, Breach of Duty, Conservators, Discovery

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Extension of SEC Filing Requirements; Annual Meetings

Extension of SEC Filing Deadlines. On March 25, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an order (the “March 25 Order”) providing a 45-day extension of the filing deadlines for certain reporting obligations of…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Corporate Governance, Relief Measures, SEC, Time Extensions

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Opening for Business? Issues for Employers

As states and municipalities begin to ease shelter in place restrictions, employers who have been closed or operating at reduced capacity are anxiously awaiting a return to more normal operations. Reopening will not, however,…more

CDC, Coronavirus/COVID-19, EEOC, Employer Responsibilities, Health and Safety

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Relief Is On the Way: The Second COVID-19 Relief Bill and What You Need to Know

Just before midnight on December 21, 2020, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “Act”), a nearly 5,500 page stimulus bill allocating roughly $900 billon of much needed relief to United States…more

Agricultural Sector, CARES Act, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Corporate Counsel, Direct Payments to Families and Individuals

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California Wildfires - Insurance Recovery Checklist

The wildfires that erupted across Northern California in the beginning of October have, according to the California Department of Insurance, damaged or destroyed more than 7,000 structures and have ravaged some of California's…more

Department of Insurance, Fire Damage, Fire Insurance, Insurance Industry, Property Insurance

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Supreme Court Affirms USPTO Claim Construction Test

On June 20, 2016, the Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee. The Court unanimously held the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) can give claims in inter partes…more

America Invents Act, Appeals, Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard, Claim Construction, Cuozzo Speed Technologies

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What Employers and Self-Employed Individuals Need to Know About the Coronavirus Response Act Tax Credits for Emergency Paid Leave

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) into law. The Act requires employers with less than 500 employees and certain public employers to provide Emergency Paid Sick…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), FMLA, Paid Leave, Sick Leave

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FDA to Take Additional Steps in 2021 to Reduce PFAS in Food Supply

Amid persistent regulatory and scientific uncertainty around per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced it would be increasing its capacity for testing for these…more

FDA, Food Safety, Food Supply, PFAS, Product Packaging

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HHS Pays Out $30 Billion of Relief Funds Based on Medicare Revenue, Indicates Future Distributions will be Based on Medicaid and Other Factors

Health care providers began receiving direct deposits into their bank accounts on April 10, 2020 as part of the first disbursement of the $100 billion in provider relief funds allocated under the CARES Act. Providers are…more

CARES Act, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Coronavirus/COVID-19, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Federal Funding

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Eleventh Circuit Breaks “New Ground” for Common Class Action Practice: Incentive Awards Banned by 1880s Supreme Court Precedent

In a surprising opinion, the Eleventh Circuit politely pointed out that “The Emperor has no clothes.” A common practice in class actions is for class representatives to claim and settling defendants to pay incentive awards…more

Appeals, Class Action, Class Representatives, Incentive Awards, Precedential Opinion

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Congress divided on length of extension for transportation programs

On May 31, funding for highway and transit programs is set to expire. With only a few legislative days remaining, House and Senate leaders continue to discuss an extension to keep funds flowing. While nearly everyone agrees…more

Congressional Committees, Federal Budget, Highway Trust Fund, Infrastructure, Political Debates

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IRS Releases New Proposed UBTI “Siloing” Regulations with Slightly More Flexibility, Guidance for Nonprofits

On April 23, 2020, the IRS published new proposed regulations with guidance on how nonprofits should calculate their unrelated business taxable income, or UBTI, for separate trades or businesses. This long-awaited guidance, once…more

IRS, New Guidance, Tax Exempt Entities, Unrelated Business Income Tax

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HHS Grants Midwest States Waiver Requests; CMS Issues Guidance on Stark Law Waivers

On March 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved the waiver request submitted by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) earlier this month (the “Minnesota Waiver”). In addition to the…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Care Providers, Hospitals, Physicians

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Kansas Supreme Court Strikes Cap on Non-economic Damages for Personal Injuries

On June 14, 2019 the Kansas Supreme Court ruled in Hilburn v. Enerpipe Ltd (No. 112,765.) that the statutory cap (K.S.A. 60-19a02) on non-economic damages in personal injury actions violates the “right to trial by jury” in…more

Appeals, Bodily Injury, Constitutional Challenges, Damage Caps, Due Process

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Food and Drug Administration Posts Information about PFAS in Cosmetics for the First Time

Last week, the FDA posted information about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS, found in personal care products such as lotions, nail polish, shaving cream, foundation and mascara. PFAS chemicals are…more

Chemicals, Cosmetics, FDA, Legislative Agendas, Personal Care Products

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Estate Planning after The Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) doubled the amount of property that an individual can transfer without incurring federal estate, gift or generation-skipping transfer tax (“Exemption Amount”) from $5,490,000 in 2017…more

Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Gift Tax, Gift-Tax Exemption, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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Missouri Aims to Weed out Meritless Punitive Damage Claims and Reign in Consumer Protection Claims

Last week, the Missouri General Assembly passed and sent to Governor Mike Parson the latest bill advancing the state’s ongoing tort reform. Senate Bill No. 591 is widely considered to be a win for corporate defendants statewide…more

Governor Parson, Legislative Agendas, Pending Legislation, Tort Reform

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Rollover Equity in a Sale to a Private Equity Firm: Seller’s Concerns

When a private equity (PE) firm acquires a closely held business, it is quite common for the seller to roll over some of its equity into equity in the entity (the “Company”) that is acquiring the business. If the seller has…more

Acquisitions, Investors, Mergers, Private Equity, Private Equity Firms

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Missouri Federal Court Opens Door to COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims

On August 12, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge Stephen Bough for the Western District of Missouri ruled that the plaintiff insureds may pursue claims for business income losses due to COVID-19 under standard property and casualty…more

Business Interruption, Business Losses, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Denial of Insurance Coverage, Insurance Claims

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New Canadian Trademark Rules Go Into Effect June 17, 2019

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has issued new Trademark Regulations that will go into effect on June 17, 2019. These new regulations implement significant amendments in the Canadian Trademarks Act adopted by the…more

Canada, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), New Regulations, Trademarks, Trademarks Act

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Philanthropy in the COVID-19 World: What Gives?

In a few short (but seemingly very long) weeks, the world has become a very different place. Philanthropy has become urgent to meet the needs of people all over the world who are impacted by the COVID-19 virus. At the same time,…more

CARES Act, Charitable Donations, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Philanthropy

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Guidance for Reopening Restaurants

Whenever you plan to reopen your restaurant, advanced planning is essential. The health and safety of your customers and employees must be a priority upon your reopening, as is paying particular attention to compliance with…more

CDC, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Employer Responsibilities, Health and Safety, New Guidance

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States Increasingly Considering COVID-19 Liability Protections

As we approach one year from the WHO’s declaration of the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic, many state legislatures are adopting or considering laws shielding businesses from liability related to COVID-19. Generally, the…more

Civil Liability, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Immunity, Infectious Diseases, State Legislatures

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Legalization of Recreational Cannabis Finds Success at the State Ballot Box in 2020; Federal Level Questions Remain

State Level Legalization Grows - After the dust settled from the elections on Nov. 3, four new states added their names to the growing list of states that have legalized recreational cannabis. Voters in Arizona, Montana, New…more

Cannabis Products, Decriminalization of Marijuana, Marijuana, New Legislation, Recreational Use

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Finalizes New Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Payment Model

Effective April 1, 2016, acute care hospitals located in 67 geographic areas will be subject to the new mandatory payment model for lower extremity joint replacement (“LEJR”) services. Under the new Comprehensive Care for Joint…more

CCJR, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Fraud and Abuse, Hospitals, Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS)

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Missouri Aims to Weed out Meritless Punitive Damage Claims and Reign in Consumer Protection Claims

Last week, the Missouri General Assembly passed and sent to Governor Mike Parson the latest bill advancing the state’s ongoing tort reform. Senate Bill No. 591 is widely considered to be a win for corporate defendants statewide…more

Governor Parson, Legislative Agendas, Pending Legislation, Tort Reform

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Changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Affecting Patent Litigation

On December 1, 2015, various amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (“Federal Rules”) went into effect. Several rule changes are already having a significant effect on litigation in general, and patent litigation in…more

Electronically Stored Information, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Non-Practicing Entities, Patent Litigation, Pleading Standards

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[Webinar] Exploring PFAS in Food - May 5th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT

PFAS – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – are a family of human-made chemicals, often referred to as “forever chemicals,” and are found in a wide range of products used by the food supply industry. Because of their widespread…more

Continuing Legal Education, EPA, Farm Animals, FDA, Food Contamination

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The SolarWinds Attack - What Should a Business Do?

As if 2020 has not been bad enough, the world is now reacting to an unprecedented data security breach. Your company should convene its cybersecurity incident response team to survey the landscape, and determine whether you have…more

Cyber Attacks, Cyber Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), Data Breach, National Security, Russia

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California Wildfires - Insurance Recovery Checklist

The wildfires that erupted across Northern California in the beginning of October have, according to the California Department of Insurance, damaged or destroyed more than 7,000 structures and have ravaged some of California's…more

Department of Insurance, Fire Damage, Fire Insurance, Insurance Industry, Property Insurance

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Estate Planning Newsletter - Spring/Summer Edition

For many students, this time of year signals the end of their high school careers and the beginning of the transition to college. With that transition, students and their families must address difficult issues, including how to…more

529 Plans, Beneficiaries, Durable Power of Attorney, Power of Attorney, Savings Accounts

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Singapore Supplementary Examination Option Ends January 2020

The supplementary examination option in Singapore, as known as the “foreign route,” will officially be ending as of January 1, 2020. The “foreign route” had allowed an applicant to rely on the allowance or grant of a…more

Intellectual Property Protection, Patent Examinations, Patents, Singapore

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Litigation Pitfalls for Employers in a COVID-19 World

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused companies and their management teams to react quickly and make adjustments to their business operations instantly. Many companies are doing what they can to survive while, at the same time,…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Corporate Counsel, Disability Discrimination, EEOC, Employer Liability Issues

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[Webinar] Exploring PFAS in Food - May 5th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT

PFAS – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – are a family of human-made chemicals, often referred to as “forever chemicals,” and are found in a wide range of products used by the food supply industry. Because of their widespread…more

Continuing Legal Education, EPA, Farm Animals, FDA, Food Contamination

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Considerations for Businesses with Outstanding PPP Loans in M&A Transactions

On October 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) issued Procedural Notice (5000-20057), titled “Paycheck Protection Program Loans and Changes of Ownership” (the “Notice”). The Notice sets forth the steps…more

Acquisitions, CARES Act, Change in Control, Change in Ownership, Coronavirus/COVID-19

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Privacy Alert: 2020 Election Ushers in a New California Privacy Rights Act (aka “CCPA 2.0”)

Compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”), a first of its kind commercial privacy law, has been a top business priority since June 2018. With the ink barely dry on the California Attorney General’s latest…more

Amended Legislation, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), Election Results, Personal Information

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Copyright and Distance Learning in the COVID-19 Environment

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused most educational institutions to migrate face-to-face classes to an online environment. Among the myriad logistical and technological considerations accompanying this move to online courses,…more

Copyright, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Distance Learning, Educational Institutions, IP License

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Minnesota Enacts “Harmless Error” Rule Relaxing Formalities That Govern the Execution of Wills

On April 15, 2020, Minnesota became the latest state to enact the “Harmless Error” rule into law. The new law relaxes traditional formalities that govern the execution of wills and other will modifications created between March…more

Contract Formation, Estate Planning, Harmless Error

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IRS Releases Online 1024-A for 501(c)(4)s

On January 5, 2021, the IRS issued a revised Form 1024-A, which is the application that Code Section 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations use to apply to the IRS for recognition of their tax-exempt status. The Form 1024-A (and…more

501(c)(4), Internal Revenue Code (IRC), IRS, Tax Exempt Entities, Updated Forms

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More Money More Whistleblowers? False Claims Act Risks in the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The False Claims Act is the primary tool used by the federal government to combat fraud and recover funds fraudulently obtained through a federal program or grant. As it has in the aftermath of other national crises, the False…more

CARES Act, Coronavirus/COVID-19, False Claims Act (FCA), Federal Loans, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

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Supreme Court Holds Proof of Willfulness Is Not Required in Trademark Infringement Cases for Recovery of Profits

Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in Romag Fasteners v. Fossil holding that a plaintiff does not have to prove that a trademark infringer acted willfully in order to obtain the remedy of the…more

Corporate Counsel, Romag Fasteners v Fossil, SCOTUS, Trademark Infringement, Trademarks

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COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Workplace: Critical Updates

In our previous alert on vaccinations and the workplace, we addressed the threshold question of whether employers can require their employees to get vaccinated and other related COVID-19 vaccine issues. At that time, however,…more

ADA, CDC, Coronavirus/COVID-19, EEOC, Employment Policies

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Cryptocurrency 101

If you do not currently own Bitcoin, the odds are in the last few months you have thought about the merits (or lack thereof) of owning Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, which is a digital or virtual currency (commonly…more

Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Digital Currency, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

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DOE Issues Additional Guidance and Interim Final Rule Regarding CARES Act Grants

On June 17, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued an interim final rule (IFR) aligning student eligibility for CARES Act funds with eligibility requirements for Title IV student aid. Effective immediately, higher…more

CARES Act, Department of Education, Educational Institutions, Financial Aid, Grants

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Federal Government and Private Sector Climate Change Developments

The implications of climate change have gone from an esoteric topic that a very limited number of companies focused upon just a few years ago to one that is becoming more mainstream by the day. President Biden campaigned on…more

Automotive Industry, Banking Sector, Biden Administration, Climate Change, Disclosure Requirements

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The Franchise Memorandum - Issue # 264 (Distribution Issue)

Welcome to The Franchise Memorandum by Lathrop GPM. Periodically, The Franchise Memorandum focuses on topics primarily of interest to companies that use distributors and dealers rather than manage a business format franchise…more

Arbitration, Contract Disputes, Contract Termination, Contract Terms, Distributors

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HHS Pays Out $30 Billion of Relief Funds Based on Medicare Revenue, Indicates Future Distributions will be Based on Medicaid and Other Factors

Health care providers began receiving direct deposits into their bank accounts on April 10, 2020 as part of the first disbursement of the $100 billion in provider relief funds allocated under the CARES Act. Providers are…more

CARES Act, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Coronavirus/COVID-19, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Federal Funding

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The Supreme Court’s Unanimous Decision Narrows TCPA’s Reach

The United States Supreme Court recently issued its long-awaited opinion clarifying what qualifies as an “autodialer” and is therefore governed by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), potentially providing class…more

ATDS, Auto-Dialed Calls, Facebook, Facebook Inc v Duguid, FCC

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Just What the DOJ Ordered: Telehealth Enforcement Actions Are Here to Stay

Since the worldwide spread of COVID-19, the demand for telehealth services has surged. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported over an 11,000% increase in virtual visits (i.e., video- or phone-based visits)…more

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Coronavirus/COVID-19, Criminal Prosecution, DOJ, Enforcement Actions

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Extension of SEC Filing Requirements; Annual Meetings

Extension of SEC Filing Deadlines. On March 25, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an order (the “March 25 Order”) providing a 45-day extension of the filing deadlines for certain reporting obligations of…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Corporate Governance, Relief Measures, SEC, Time Extensions

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COVID-19 – Local Funding for Small Businesses

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, St. Louis economic development organizations are offering financial assistance  in the form of loans and grants to small businesses and their owners and employees throughout the St…more

CARES Act, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Department of Economic Development, Municipalities, Small Business

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COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Workplace: Critical Updates

In our previous alert on vaccinations and the workplace, we addressed the threshold question of whether employers can require their employees to get vaccinated and other related COVID-19 vaccine issues. At that time, however,…more

ADA, CDC, Coronavirus/COVID-19, EEOC, Employment Policies

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[Webinar] IP Litigation: Monetizing Your Patent Portfolio - August 18th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Whether your portfolio comprises one patent or hundreds of patents, it is important to utilize the portfolio to support continued production and innovation efforts; to explore alternative revenue streams through licensing of…more

Continuing Legal Education, Design Patent, Enforcement Guidance, Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property Protection

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The Supreme Court’s Unanimous Decision Narrows TCPA’s Reach

The United States Supreme Court recently issued its long-awaited opinion clarifying what qualifies as an “autodialer” and is therefore governed by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), potentially providing class…more

ATDS, Auto-Dialed Calls, Facebook, Facebook Inc v Duguid, FCC

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Congress Provides Relief to “Shuttered” Theaters, Venues, Museums and Others

Some very welcome help for theaters, music venues, museums and similar “shuttered venues” and promoters is buried in the $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill recently passed by Congress and signed by the President (the “Act”). This…more

Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), Coronavirus/COVID-19, Entertainment Industry, Entertainment Venues, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

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Legalization of Recreational Cannabis Finds Success at the State Ballot Box in 2020; Federal Level Questions Remain

State Level Legalization Grows - After the dust settled from the elections on Nov. 3, four new states added their names to the growing list of states that have legalized recreational cannabis. Voters in Arizona, Montana, New…more

Cannabis Products, Decriminalization of Marijuana, Marijuana, New Legislation, Recreational Use

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[Webinar] IP Litigation: Monetizing Your Patent Portfolio - August 18th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Whether your portfolio comprises one patent or hundreds of patents, it is important to utilize the portfolio to support continued production and innovation efforts; to explore alternative revenue streams through licensing of…more

Continuing Legal Education, Design Patent, Enforcement Guidance, Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property Protection

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Transferring Your Family or Closely Held Business: Part 1

Transition planning to a family member or other “insider” requires time and forethought to successfully handle both the financial and operational considerations of a family or closely held business. Transitioning ownership and…more

Business Succession, Closely Held Businesses, Corporate Governance, Estate Planning, Family Businesses

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Estate Planning Newsletter - Spring/Summer Edition

For many students, this time of year signals the end of their high school careers and the beginning of the transition to college. With that transition, students and their families must address difficult issues, including how to…more

529 Plans, Beneficiaries, Durable Power of Attorney, Power of Attorney, Savings Accounts

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Primer on Blockchains and Smart Contracts

It’s impossible to shop for anything today without coming across a “smart” version of the product you’re interested in. Smart TVs, thermostats, security systems, refrigerators and even vacuums are everywhere…more

Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Smart Devices

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[Webinar] IP Litigation: Monetizing Your Patent Portfolio - August 18th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Whether your portfolio comprises one patent or hundreds of patents, it is important to utilize the portfolio to support continued production and innovation efforts; to explore alternative revenue streams through licensing of…more

Continuing Legal Education, Design Patent, Enforcement Guidance, Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property Protection

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CARES Act Tax Relief for Businesses

In an effort to promote social distancing to slow the advance of COVID-19, many state and local governments have enacted orders limiting the size of gatherings, placing restrictions on travel, and instructing individuals to stay…more

CARES Act, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Relief Measures, Tax Credits, Tax Relief

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Missouri Supreme Court Rules that Private Remedies Under the Missouri Human Rights Act Preempt Common Law Claims, Strictly Enforces Timely Filing Requirements of the Act

The Missouri Supreme Court recently placed two important restrictions on the ability of a plaintiff to bring a lawsuit for actions that fall within the reach of the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA). The Court issued a permanent…more

Abuse of Discretion, Common Law Claims, Employer Liability Issues, Employment Litigation, Human Rights Act

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Cryptocurrency Taxation

With the individual tax filing deadline approaching it is a good time to visit the tax treatment of your bitcoin and other cryptocurrency transactions from 2017. With the increase in publicity and use of cryptocurrencies, the…more

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, IRS, Mining, Personal Property

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[Webinar] IP Litigation: Monetizing Your Patent Portfolio - August 18th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Whether your portfolio comprises one patent or hundreds of patents, it is important to utilize the portfolio to support continued production and innovation efforts; to explore alternative revenue streams through licensing of…more

Continuing Legal Education, Design Patent, Enforcement Guidance, Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property Protection

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New Kansas Act Allows Relief for Purchase of Contaminated Property

On May 9, 2016, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed into law the Contaminated Property Redevelopment Act (the “Act”). The goal of this Act is to allow purchasers in Kansas to acquire real property with pre-existing…more

Contaminated Properties, Environmental Liability, Environmental Policies, Environmental Remediation Costs, Municipalities

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Transferring Your Family or Closely Held Business – Part 2

With more certainty creeping back into the market following the unprecedented economic downturn of the COVID-19 crisis, business owners may be wondering whether now is an opportune time to bring their company to market. While…more

Capital Raising, Closely Held Businesses, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Family Businesses

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New Political Climate May Lead to Class Action Changes

The election of a Republican President, along with a Republican U.S. Congress, and the election of a Republican Missouri Governor, combined with a Republican state legislature, are all spurring potential changes on the…more

Class Action, Legislative Agendas, Merchandising Rights, Proposed Legislation, Tort Reform

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Spring 2021 Charitable Giving Update

As spring arrives, it is time for a look at the latest tax changes and their effects on individuals and nonprofits making gifts and receiving contributions. 2021 presents an opportunity to take advantage of increased incentives…more

CARES Act, Charitable Donations, Income Taxes, IRS, Tax Deductions

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Opening Your Office for Business: A Tenant's Perspective

As America returns to work, each business will need to address COVID-19 related health and safety issues for its employees, customers and others who may utilize the company’s workplace. As of this writing, each of the…more

CDC, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Employer Responsibilities, Health and Safety, OSHA

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What Employers and Self-Employed Individuals Need to Know About the Coronavirus Response Act Tax Credits for Emergency Paid Leave

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) into law. The Act requires employers with less than 500 employees and certain public employers to provide Emergency Paid Sick…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), FMLA, Paid Leave, Sick Leave

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Opening Your Office for Business: A Tenant's Perspective

As America returns to work, each business will need to address COVID-19 related health and safety issues for its employees, customers and others who may utilize the company’s workplace. As of this writing, each of the…more

CDC, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Employer Responsibilities, Health and Safety, OSHA

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New Version of Form I-9 Mandatory Effective May 1, 2020

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers must use the latest version – dated October 21, 2019 – for all new hires and reverifications…more

Amended Forms, Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9, USCIS

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Just What the DOJ Ordered: Telehealth Enforcement Actions Are Here to Stay

Since the worldwide spread of COVID-19, the demand for telehealth services has surged. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported over an 11,000% increase in virtual visits (i.e., video- or phone-based visits)…more

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Coronavirus/COVID-19, Criminal Prosecution, DOJ, Enforcement Actions

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COVID-19 Federal Loan Assistance Programs

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, on March 27, 2020 Congress enacted and the President signed the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). Among other things, the CARES…more

CARES Act, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Financial Stimulus, Relief Measures

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Global Franchise Regulation Update

European Union - European Commission - Proposed Contract Language to Address Schrems II (November 2020) - ..In November 2020, the European Commission published proposed contractual language regarding the transfer of…more

Contract Terms, Data Privacy, EU, European Commission, Franchise Agreements

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The SolarWinds Attack - What Should a Business Do?

As if 2020 has not been bad enough, the world is now reacting to an unprecedented data security breach. Your company should convene its cybersecurity incident response team to survey the landscape, and determine whether you have…more

Cyber Attacks, Cyber Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), Data Breach, National Security, Russia

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Transferring Your Family or Closely Held Business – Part 2

With more certainty creeping back into the market following the unprecedented economic downturn of the COVID-19 crisis, business owners may be wondering whether now is an opportune time to bring their company to market. While…more

Capital Raising, Closely Held Businesses, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Family Businesses

See all updates »

Relief Is On the Way: The Second COVID-19 Relief Bill and What You Need to Know

Just before midnight on December 21, 2020, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “Act”), a nearly 5,500 page stimulus bill allocating roughly $900 billon of much needed relief to United States…more

Agricultural Sector, CARES Act, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Corporate Counsel, Direct Payments to Families and Individuals

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Missouri Supreme Court Changes Rules to Reduce Discovery Burden

In 2019, the Missouri legislature passed, and Governor Parson signed, legislation to update several provisions of the Missouri Rules of Civil Procedure governing discovery. Known as Senate Bill 224 (SB 224), the law was intended…more

Discovery, Evidence, MO Supreme Court, Proportionality, Rules of Civil Procedure

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Missouri Supreme Court Rules that Private Remedies Under the Missouri Human Rights Act Preempt Common Law Claims, Strictly Enforces Timely Filing Requirements of the Act

The Missouri Supreme Court recently placed two important restrictions on the ability of a plaintiff to bring a lawsuit for actions that fall within the reach of the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA). The Court issued a permanent…more

Abuse of Discretion, Common Law Claims, Employer Liability Issues, Employment Litigation, Human Rights Act

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Transferring Your Family or Closely Held Business: Part 1

Transition planning to a family member or other “insider” requires time and forethought to successfully handle both the financial and operational considerations of a family or closely held business. Transitioning ownership and…more

Business Succession, Closely Held Businesses, Corporate Governance, Estate Planning, Family Businesses

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Transferring Your Family or Closely Held Business: Part 1

Transition planning to a family member or other “insider” requires time and forethought to successfully handle both the financial and operational considerations of a family or closely held business. Transitioning ownership and…more

Business Succession, Closely Held Businesses, Corporate Governance, Estate Planning, Family Businesses

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Don’t Forget the Bayh-Dole Act If Your Research Is Federally Funded

The Bayh–Dole Act, signed into law in 1980, is U.S. legislation directed to inventions arising from research funded by the Federal government. (See 35 U.S.C. § 200–212, and 37 C.F.R. §§ 401 and 404.) The Act encourages…more

Bayh-Dole Act, Federal Funding, Inventions, Inventors, Scientific Research

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Transferring Your Family or Closely Held Business: Part 1

Transition planning to a family member or other “insider” requires time and forethought to successfully handle both the financial and operational considerations of a family or closely held business. Transitioning ownership and…more

Business Succession, Closely Held Businesses, Corporate Governance, Estate Planning, Family Businesses

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Four Key Takeaways from the NASAA & Washington Commentaries on COVID-19 Disclosures

On June 10, 2020, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) penned new commentary titled, “Disclosing Financial Performance Representations in the Time of COVID-19” (Commentary). Shortly thereafter,…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Corporate Governance, Disclosure Requirements, Financial Reporting, Financial Statements

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It May Be a New Day for Enforcement of Franchise Covenants Against Competition in California

Section 16600 of the California Business and Professions Code states: Except as provided in this chapter, every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind is to…more

Business & Professions Code, Competition, Enforcement, Franchise Agreements, Franchises

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FDA Eases Enforcement of Nutrition Labeling Rules for the Restaurant Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the restaurant industry virtually overnight. Whether by government mandate via “shelter in place” orders in various cities and states or by general social distancing, people who were once packed…more

CARES Act, Coronavirus/COVID-19, FDA, Nutrition Facts Labels, Relief Measures

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Trademark Modernization Act of 2020

Congress has just passed the bi-partisan Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA), which amends the Trademark Act to provide new procedures for third-party submission of evidence relating to trademark applications, to establish…more

Amended Legislation, Intellectual Property Protection, Rebuttable Presumptions, Trademark Application, Trademark Infringement

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Updated Guidance Concerning PPP Loans and Changes of Ownership

How is Change in Ownership Defined? On October 2, 2020 the Small Business Administration published SBA Procedural Notice (5000-20057) (the “Notice”), which was effective on that date. The Notice outlines rules that apply to…more

Acquisitions, CARES Act, Change in Ownership, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Federal Loans

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Franchisors Impacted by EU Limits on Personal Data Transfers to the U.S.

What Happened?  On July 16, 2020, in Schrems II, the EU Court of Justice invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield mechanism. The EU Court of Justice struck down a similar program, the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor, in 2015…more

CJEU, Data Protection, EU, EU-US Privacy Shield, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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Federal Government and Private Sector Climate Change Developments

The implications of climate change have gone from an esoteric topic that a very limited number of companies focused upon just a few years ago to one that is becoming more mainstream by the day. President Biden campaigned on…more

Automotive Industry, Banking Sector, Biden Administration, Climate Change, Disclosure Requirements

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August 31 Deadline for RMD Rollovers

The SECURE Act increased the age at which Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) must be made from 70-1/2 to 72. The CARES Act waived RMDs for 2020 (including initial RMDs that would have normally been required by April 1, 2021…more

401k, CARES Act, Defined Contribution Plans, IRA, Required Minimum Distributions

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Transferring Your Family or Closely Held Business – Part 2

With more certainty creeping back into the market following the unprecedented economic downturn of the COVID-19 crisis, business owners may be wondering whether now is an opportune time to bring their company to market. While…more

Capital Raising, Closely Held Businesses, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Family Businesses

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Federal Government and Private Sector Climate Change Developments

The implications of climate change have gone from an esoteric topic that a very limited number of companies focused upon just a few years ago to one that is becoming more mainstream by the day. President Biden campaigned on…more

Automotive Industry, Banking Sector, Biden Administration, Climate Change, Disclosure Requirements

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Philanthropy in the COVID-19 World: What Gives?

In a few short (but seemingly very long) weeks, the world has become a very different place. Philanthropy has become urgent to meet the needs of people all over the world who are impacted by the COVID-19 virus. At the same time,…more

CARES Act, Charitable Donations, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Philanthropy

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The Franchise Memorandum - Issue # 264 (Distribution Issue)

Welcome to The Franchise Memorandum by Lathrop GPM. Periodically, The Franchise Memorandum focuses on topics primarily of interest to companies that use distributors and dealers rather than manage a business format franchise…more

Arbitration, Contract Disputes, Contract Termination, Contract Terms, Distributors

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IRS Releases Online 1024-A for 501(c)(4)s

On January 5, 2021, the IRS issued a revised Form 1024-A, which is the application that Code Section 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations use to apply to the IRS for recognition of their tax-exempt status. The Form 1024-A (and…more

501(c)(4), Internal Revenue Code (IRC), IRS, Tax Exempt Entities, Updated Forms

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States Increasingly Considering COVID-19 Liability Protections

As we approach one year from the WHO’s declaration of the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic, many state legislatures are adopting or considering laws shielding businesses from liability related to COVID-19. Generally, the…more

Civil Liability, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Immunity, Infectious Diseases, State Legislatures

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Supreme Court Affirms USPTO Claim Construction Test

On June 20, 2016, the Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee. The Court unanimously held the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) can give claims in inter partes…more

America Invents Act, Appeals, Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard, Claim Construction, Cuozzo Speed Technologies

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FDA to Take Additional Steps in 2021 to Reduce PFAS in Food Supply

Amid persistent regulatory and scientific uncertainty around per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced it would be increasing its capacity for testing for these…more

FDA, Food Safety, Food Supply, PFAS, Product Packaging

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U.S. Copyright Office Creates New Group Registration Process for Short Online Works

On June 22, 2020, the United States Copyright Office amended its regulations to establish a new option for registration of short, online literary works that will go into effect later this summer. (See Federal Register Vol. 85,…more

Amended Regulation, Authors, Content Publishing, Copyright, Copyright Office

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Impact of the SECURE Act on Inherited IRAs

The SECURE Act, enacted December 20, 2019, contains significant changes affecting inherited (“stretch”) IRAs, for deaths occurring after December 31, 2019. Prior law allowed a designated beneficiary to take required minimum…more

Beneficiary Designations, Estate Planning, IRA, Required Minimum Distributions, Retirement Plan

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Transferring Your Family or Closely Held Business – Part 2

With more certainty creeping back into the market following the unprecedented economic downturn of the COVID-19 crisis, business owners may be wondering whether now is an opportune time to bring their company to market. While…more

Capital Raising, Closely Held Businesses, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Family Businesses

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Kansas Supreme Court Strikes Cap on Non-economic Damages for Personal Injuries

On June 14, 2019 the Kansas Supreme Court ruled in Hilburn v. Enerpipe Ltd (No. 112,765.) that the statutory cap (K.S.A. 60-19a02) on non-economic damages in personal injury actions violates the “right to trial by jury” in…more

Appeals, Bodily Injury, Constitutional Challenges, Damage Caps, Due Process

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COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Workplace: Critical Updates

In our previous alert on vaccinations and the workplace, we addressed the threshold question of whether employers can require their employees to get vaccinated and other related COVID-19 vaccine issues. At that time, however,…more

ADA, CDC, Coronavirus/COVID-19, EEOC, Employment Policies

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CCPA Enforcement Remains on Track Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Just a few months ago, compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (the CCPA) was at the top of many businesses’ priority lists for 2020. With the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses put privacy compliance and the CCPA on…more

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Compliance, Enforcement, Personal Information, Privacy Laws

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Congress Provides Relief to “Shuttered” Theaters, Venues, Museums and Others

Some very welcome help for theaters, music venues, museums and similar “shuttered venues” and promoters is buried in the $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill recently passed by Congress and signed by the President (the “Act”). This…more

Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), Coronavirus/COVID-19, Entertainment Industry, Entertainment Venues, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

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Supreme Court Decision Limits Venue Statute in Patent Litigation

On May 22, 2017, in a highly-anticipated decision that could dramatically alter the landscape of patent litigation, the United States Supreme Court held that the “resides” prong of the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. §1400(b),…more

Domestic Corporations, Foreign Corporations, Forum Shopping, Non-Practicing Entities, Patent Infringement

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EPA to Set Enforceable Drinking Water Standards for PFOA and PFOS

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a final regulatory determination for two of the most prevalent per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), PFOA and PFOS, meaning the Agency will now begin…more

Drinking Water, EPA, PFAS, Public Health, Toxic Chemicals

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What Employers and Self-Employed Individuals Need to Know About the Coronavirus Response Act Tax Credits for Emergency Paid Leave

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) into law. The Act requires employers with less than 500 employees and certain public employers to provide Emergency Paid Sick…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), FMLA, Paid Leave, Sick Leave

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The New Crime Wave: State Efforts to Investigate COVID-19 Related Crimes

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it an unprecedented effort by states and the federal government to prevent and counteract fraud. State Attorneys General are implementing innovative statewide initiatives to…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Cyber Crimes, Fraud, Government Investigations, Scams

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COVID-19 – Local Funding for Small Businesses

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, St. Louis economic development organizations are offering financial assistance  in the form of loans and grants to small businesses and their owners and employees throughout the St…more

CARES Act, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Department of Economic Development, Municipalities, Small Business

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Supreme Court Decision Limits Venue Statute in Patent Litigation

On May 22, 2017, in a highly-anticipated decision that could dramatically alter the landscape of patent litigation, the United States Supreme Court held that the “resides” prong of the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. §1400(b),…more

Domestic Corporations, Foreign Corporations, Forum Shopping, Non-Practicing Entities, Patent Infringement

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Supreme Court Declines To Clarify the Standard for Proof of Falsity Under the False Claims Act

On February 22, 2021, the United States Supreme Court denied a petition to review the decision of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in the case United States ex rel. Druding v. Care Alternatives, 952 F.3d 89 (2020), thus…more

Appeals, Denial of Certiorari, False Claims Act (FCA), Hospice, Medicare

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OCR Investigates Sex Discrimination Against Males At Dozens of Colleges and Universities

Since the beginning of 2020, the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has opened dozens of investigations into sex-specific scholarships and programming at colleges and universities across the United…more

Colleges, Department of Education, Educational Institutions, OCR, Scholarships

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Chicago Ordinance Makes Scheduling Employees for Work More Complicated in Seven Industries

A new Chicago ordinance places complicated restrictions on how employers in 7 industries can schedule employees for work. Employers will face stiff financial penalties for failing to follow the new rules…more

Covered Employees, Employee Rights, Fair Workweek, Healthcare Workers, Hospitality Industry

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IRS Issues Section 50(d) Guidance

On July 22, 2016, the United States Department of Treasury (Treasury Department) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued temporary Treasury Regulations (Temporary Regulations) related to the income inclusion rules under…more

Corporate Taxes, Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Investment Tax Credits, Partnerships, Pass-Through Entities

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Missouri Liquor Advertising Amendments

The Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) recently passed a “temporary” emergency amendment that could affect business operations in Missouri. Missouri's liquor control laws and regulations are designed to…more

Advertising, Amended Regulation, Commercial Speech, First Amendment, Liquor Control Boards

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Cryptocurrency 101

If you do not currently own Bitcoin, the odds are in the last few months you have thought about the merits (or lack thereof) of owning Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, which is a digital or virtual currency (commonly…more

Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Digital Currency, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

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Main Street Lending Program Comments Due April 16

Title IV of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) provides for up to $500 billion in loans and loan guarantees to Federal Reserve programs and facilities to be made available to mid-size…more

CARES Act, Comment Period, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Credit Facilities, Federal Reserve

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Spring 2021 Charitable Giving Update

As spring arrives, it is time for a look at the latest tax changes and their effects on individuals and nonprofits making gifts and receiving contributions. 2021 presents an opportunity to take advantage of increased incentives…more

CARES Act, Charitable Donations, Income Taxes, IRS, Tax Deductions

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CARES Act Tax Relief for Businesses

In an effort to promote social distancing to slow the advance of COVID-19, many state and local governments have enacted orders limiting the size of gatherings, placing restrictions on travel, and instructing individuals to stay…more

CARES Act, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Relief Measures, Tax Credits, Tax Relief

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Finalizes New Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Payment Model

Effective April 1, 2016, acute care hospitals located in 67 geographic areas will be subject to the new mandatory payment model for lower extremity joint replacement (“LEJR”) services. Under the new Comprehensive Care for Joint…more

CCJR, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Fraud and Abuse, Hospitals, Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS)

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DOE Issues Additional Guidance and Interim Final Rule Regarding CARES Act Grants

On June 17, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued an interim final rule (IFR) aligning student eligibility for CARES Act funds with eligibility requirements for Title IV student aid. Effective immediately, higher…more

CARES Act, Department of Education, Educational Institutions, Financial Aid, Grants

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Will Business Interruption Losses From COVID-19 Be Covered By My Insurance?

The answer is maybe; but you will not know without a thorough review of all potentially applicable policies. You may be hearing in the media, or directly from brokers, insurance adjusters, or risk managers that there is no…more

Business Closures, Business Interruption, Commercial Insurance Policies, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Loss Coverage

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No Choice in the Matter – Recent Victory for Lathrop GPM Client to Have Significant Impact on Government Disclosure of Coronavirus-Related Data

In March, Lathrop GPM published a Litigation Alert: Tell Me More – Compliance with Open Records Laws Amidst the Coronavirus, which discussed the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on public records requests. That…more

Open Records, Public Records, Records Request, State and Local Government

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Missouri Bill Aims to Protect Individuals and Businesses Helping in Response to COVID-19

On Monday, November 16, 2020, the Missouri Senate introduced Senate Bill 1 (“SB 1”), which modifies provisions relating to civil actions arising during a declared state of emergency. Due to COVID-19, Missouri first declared a…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Health Care Providers, Immunity, Liability, Manufacturers

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August 31 Deadline for RMD Rollovers

The SECURE Act increased the age at which Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) must be made from 70-1/2 to 72. The CARES Act waived RMDs for 2020 (including initial RMDs that would have normally been required by April 1, 2021…more

401k, CARES Act, Defined Contribution Plans, IRA, Required Minimum Distributions

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FDA to Take Additional Steps in 2021 to Reduce PFAS in Food Supply

Amid persistent regulatory and scientific uncertainty around per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced it would be increasing its capacity for testing for these…more

FDA, Food Safety, Food Supply, PFAS, Product Packaging

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Shield Yourself From Liability for Your PPP Loan

A Florida business owner facing criminal charges serves as a cautionary tale: think twice before using Payroll Protection Program funds to upgrade to a Lamborghini. And, think a third time if you believe you are liability-free…more

CARES Act, Criminal Prosecution, Fraud, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Personal Liability

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America's Growing Embrace of Cannabis

The laws and regulations of the U.S. and each individual state are evolving at a significant pace concerning one genus of flowering plants, and mostly with a tender embrace. Despite being criminalized for the greater part of…more

Agricultural Sector, Canada, Cannabis Products, Controlled Substances Act, Decriminalization of Marijuana

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Financial Services Update: Extension of Farmer-Lender Mediation Period

On April 15, 2020, Governor Tim Walz signed a bill extending the mediation period under the Minnesota Farmer-Lender Mediation Act. The Farmer-Lender Mediation Act is a statutorily required mediation process that must be…more

Agricultural Land, Agricultural Sector, Financial Services Industry, Governor Walz, Liens

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Insurance Recovery Alert: For Businesses Seeking Relief after the Mass Protests: Promptly Notify Your Insurance Carrier

Mass protests have erupted across the United States – from Los Angeles to New York. Though many of these protests are peaceful and benign, some have led to significant property loss by arson and vandalism, as well as theft, in…more

Business Interruption, Business Losses, Commercial Insurance Policies, Insurance Claims, Protests

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IRS Issues Section 50(d) Guidance

On July 22, 2016, the United States Department of Treasury (Treasury Department) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued temporary Treasury Regulations (Temporary Regulations) related to the income inclusion rules under…more

Corporate Taxes, Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Investment Tax Credits, Partnerships, Pass-Through Entities

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New Rules For Patent Validity Challenges: What You Need To Know

On March 31, 2016, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) issued new final rules to make targeted modifications to the existing consolidated set of rules implementing provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents…more

America Invents Act, Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard, Claim Construction, Covered Business Method Proceedings, Duty of Candor

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Update – More Payroll Tax Deferrals? Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Employers’ Options in Light of the President’s Executive Order

On August 8, 2020, President Donald J. Trump issued a “Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster” (the “Executive Order”) directing the Treasury Secretary to defer employer…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Executive Orders, New Guidance, Payroll Taxes, Relief Measures

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Litigation Pitfalls for Employers in a COVID-19 World

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused companies and their management teams to react quickly and make adjustments to their business operations instantly. Many companies are doing what they can to survive while, at the same time,…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Corporate Counsel, Disability Discrimination, EEOC, Employer Liability Issues

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COVID-19 Survival Tips for Physician Practices

Physician practices around the country are facing unique challenges in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Some practices are short-staffed and overworked, while others are grappling with a dramatic loss of revenue…more

CARES Act, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Physicians, Relief Measures, Small Business

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Minnesota Supreme Court Holds That a Hospital May Be Held Liable for Negligence of Its Independent Contractors

On July 29, 2020, in Popovich v. Allina Health, the Minnesota Supreme Court held that a hospital may be held vicariously liable for the negligence of independent contractors, thus reversing a rule that had been in place for more…more

Apparent Authority, Health Care Providers, Hospitals, Independent Contractors, MN Supreme Court

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No Choice in the Matter – Recent Victory for Lathrop GPM Client to Have Significant Impact on Government Disclosure of Coronavirus-Related Data

In March, Lathrop GPM published a Litigation Alert: Tell Me More – Compliance with Open Records Laws Amidst the Coronavirus, which discussed the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on public records requests. That…more

Open Records, Public Records, Records Request, State and Local Government

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The Service Interruption Crisis Portends Yet Another Deluge of Insurance Claims and Litigation

In recent days, we have been watching a disaster play out in Texas. A blast of arctic air that plunged south caused natural gas and oil pipelines to freeze, interrupting the supply of fuel to power plants, and ultimately causing…more

Business Interruption, Commercial Insurance Policies, Insurance Claims, Insurance Industry, Natural Disasters

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Legacy & Tax Planning in a Pandemic

A confluence of events has created an uncommon opportunity to transfer wealth and support charity: financial markets have declined because of the COVID-19 pandemic; in response, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security…more

AFR, CARES Act, Charitable Trusts, Estate Planning, Estate Tax

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DOL Raises Exempt-Status Salary Threshold

The minimum salary necessary to qualify an employee as “exempt” from overtime pay will rise to $684 per week, under a Final Rule announced by the United States Department of Labor. The new salary threshold, an increase from the…more

Department of Labor (DOL), Exempt-Employees, Final Rules, FLSA, Minimum Salary

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Impact of the SECURE Act on Inherited IRAs

The SECURE Act, enacted December 20, 2019, contains significant changes affecting inherited (“stretch”) IRAs, for deaths occurring after December 31, 2019. Prior law allowed a designated beneficiary to take required minimum…more

Beneficiary Designations, Estate Planning, IRA, Required Minimum Distributions, Retirement Plan

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States Increasingly Considering COVID-19 Liability Protections

As we approach one year from the WHO’s declaration of the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic, many state legislatures are adopting or considering laws shielding businesses from liability related to COVID-19. Generally, the…more

Civil Liability, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Immunity, Infectious Diseases, State Legislatures

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August 31 Deadline for RMD Rollovers

The SECURE Act increased the age at which Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) must be made from 70-1/2 to 72. The CARES Act waived RMDs for 2020 (including initial RMDs that would have normally been required by April 1, 2021…more

401k, CARES Act, Defined Contribution Plans, IRA, Required Minimum Distributions

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New Non-Discrimination Notice Requirements Go Into Effect October 17, 2016

In May of this year, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized its rulemaking implementing certain non-discrimination requirements under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care…more

Affordable Care Act, Covered Entities, Health Care Providers, Health Insurance, Non-Discrimination Rules

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Trademark Modernization Act of 2020

Congress has just passed the bi-partisan Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA), which amends the Trademark Act to provide new procedures for third-party submission of evidence relating to trademark applications, to establish…more

Amended Legislation, Intellectual Property Protection, Rebuttable Presumptions, Trademark Application, Trademark Infringement

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Missouri Supreme Court Changes Rules to Reduce Discovery Burden

In 2019, the Missouri legislature passed, and Governor Parson signed, legislation to update several provisions of the Missouri Rules of Civil Procedure governing discovery. Known as Senate Bill 224 (SB 224), the law was intended…more

Discovery, Evidence, MO Supreme Court, Proportionality, Rules of Civil Procedure

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States Increasingly Considering COVID-19 Liability Protections

As we approach one year from the WHO’s declaration of the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic, many state legislatures are adopting or considering laws shielding businesses from liability related to COVID-19. Generally, the…more

Civil Liability, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Immunity, Infectious Diseases, State Legislatures

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Federal Government and Private Sector Climate Change Developments

The implications of climate change have gone from an esoteric topic that a very limited number of companies focused upon just a few years ago to one that is becoming more mainstream by the day. President Biden campaigned on…more

Automotive Industry, Banking Sector, Biden Administration, Climate Change, Disclosure Requirements

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Missouri Supreme Court Rules the MHRA’s Prohibition Against Sexual Stereotyping Protects Gay and Transgender Employees and Students

The Missouri Supreme Court last week issued a pair of decisions highlighting the breadth of the state’s prohibition against sex discrimination. The decisions make clear that, although the Missouri Human Rights Act does not…more

Employment Litigation, Gender Identity, Human Rights, LGBT, MO Supreme Court

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on "Immoral" or "Scandalous" Trademarks

In a decision that is likely to trigger a rush to register trademarks that may be seen as obscene, vulgar, or profane, the U.S. Supreme Court recently determined, in a 6-3 opinion authored by Justice Elena Kagan, that a…more

Constitutional Challenges, First Amendment, Free Speech, Iancu v. Brunetti, Lanham Act

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Kansas Amends Concealed Carry Law for Public Employers

On July 1, 2016, the Kansas concealed carry law will change. A public employer may no longer prohibit an employee from carrying a concealed handgun on the job. In addition, a municipality must now have adequate postings, metal…more

Amended Legislation, Concealed Carry Permit, Concealed Weapons, Gun Laws, Posting Requirements

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U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Decision Excluding Guarantors from ECOA Protection

4-4 Decision Keeps Issue Unresolved Outside of 8th Circuit - On March 22, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of Lathrop & Gage LLP client Community Bank of…more

ECOA, Family Status Discrimination, Guarantors, Hawkins v Community Bank of Raymore, Justice Scalia

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The Supreme Court’s Unanimous Decision Narrows TCPA’s Reach

The United States Supreme Court recently issued its long-awaited opinion clarifying what qualifies as an “autodialer” and is therefore governed by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), potentially providing class…more

ATDS, Auto-Dialed Calls, Facebook, Facebook Inc v Duguid, FCC

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The Supreme Court’s Unanimous Decision Narrows TCPA’s Reach

The United States Supreme Court recently issued its long-awaited opinion clarifying what qualifies as an “autodialer” and is therefore governed by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), potentially providing class…more

ATDS, Auto-Dialed Calls, Facebook, Facebook Inc v Duguid, FCC

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Coffee and Cancer Warnings in California

Thirty-two years ago, a major California newspaper urged Californians to vote “no” on a ballot initiative commonly referred to as “Prop 65,” which would require certain businesses to include warning labels on products that…more

Manufacturers, Proposition 65, Public Health, Retailers, Starbucks

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Workplace Relationships

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, employers are wrestling with how to deal with workplace relationships in an effort to limit potential liability. Some employers are opting to have employees sign consensual relationship…more

#MeToo, Anti-Harassment Policies, Anti-Retaliation Provisions, Best Management Practices, Conflicts of Interest

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[Webinar] Exploring PFAS in Food - May 5th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT

PFAS – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – are a family of human-made chemicals, often referred to as “forever chemicals,” and are found in a wide range of products used by the food supply industry. Because of their widespread…more

Continuing Legal Education, EPA, Farm Animals, FDA, Food Contamination

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Missouri Liquor Advertising Amendments

The Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) recently passed a “temporary” emergency amendment that could affect business operations in Missouri. Missouri's liquor control laws and regulations are designed to…more

Advertising, Amended Regulation, Commercial Speech, First Amendment, Liquor Control Boards

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Local Kansas City Funding for Small Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Kansas City area economic development organizations, corporations, foundations and municipalities are offering financial assistance in the form of loans and grants to small businesses…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Economic Development, Funding, Municipalities, Nonprofits

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No Choice in the Matter – Recent Victory for Lathrop GPM Client to Have Significant Impact on Government Disclosure of Coronavirus-Related Data

In March, Lathrop GPM published a Litigation Alert: Tell Me More – Compliance with Open Records Laws Amidst the Coronavirus, which discussed the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on public records requests. That…more

Open Records, Public Records, Records Request, State and Local Government

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Legacy & Tax Planning in a Pandemic

A confluence of events has created an uncommon opportunity to transfer wealth and support charity: financial markets have declined because of the COVID-19 pandemic; in response, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security…more

AFR, CARES Act, Charitable Trusts, Estate Planning, Estate Tax

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Local Kansas City Funding for Small Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Kansas City area economic development organizations, corporations, foundations and municipalities are offering financial assistance in the form of loans and grants to small businesses…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Economic Development, Funding, Municipalities, Nonprofits

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Insurance Recovery Alert: For Businesses Seeking Relief after the Mass Protests: Promptly Notify Your Insurance Carrier

Mass protests have erupted across the United States – from Los Angeles to New York. Though many of these protests are peaceful and benign, some have led to significant property loss by arson and vandalism, as well as theft, in…more

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JD Supra Privacy Policy

Updated: May 25, 2018:

JD Supra is a legal publishing service that connects experts and their content with broader audiences of professionals, journalists and associations.

This Privacy Policy describes how JD Supra, LLC ("JD Supra" or "we," "us," or "our") collects, uses and shares personal data collected from visitors to our website (located at www.jdsupra.com) (our "Website") who view only publicly-available content as well as subscribers to our services (such as our email digests or author tools)(our "Services"). By using our Website and registering for one of our Services, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Please note that if you subscribe to one of our Services, you can make choices about how we collect, use and share your information through our Privacy Center under the "My Account" dashboard (available if you are logged into your JD Supra account).

Collection of Information

Registration Information. When you register with JD Supra for our Website and Services, either as an author or as a subscriber, you will be asked to provide identifying information to create your JD Supra account ("Registration Data"), such as your:

  • Email
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Company Name
  • Company Industry
  • Title
  • Country

Other Information: We also collect other information you may voluntarily provide. This may include content you provide for publication. We may also receive your communications with others through our Website and Services (such as contacting an author through our Website) or communications directly with us (such as through email, feedback or other forms or social media). If you are a subscribed user, we will also collect your user preferences, such as the types of articles you would like to read.

Information from third parties (such as, from your employer or LinkedIn): We may also receive information about you from third party sources. For example, your employer may provide your information to us, such as in connection with an article submitted by your employer for publication. If you choose to use LinkedIn to subscribe to our Website and Services, we also collect information related to your LinkedIn account and profile.

Your interactions with our Website and Services: As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically. This information includes IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data. We use this information to analyze trends, to administer the Website and our Services, to improve the content and performance of our Website and Services, and to track users' movements around the site. We may also link this automatically-collected data to personal information, for example, to inform authors about who has read their articles. Some of this data is collected through information sent by your web browser. We also use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about cookies and other tracking technologies that JD Supra may use on our Website and Services please see our "Cookies Guide" page.

How do we use this information?

We use the information and data we collect principally in order to provide our Website and Services. More specifically, we may use your personal information to:

  • Operate our Website and Services and publish content;
  • Distribute content to you in accordance with your preferences as well as to provide other notifications to you (for example, updates about our policies and terms);
  • Measure readership and usage of the Website and Services;
  • Communicate with you regarding your questions and requests;
  • Authenticate users and to provide for the safety and security of our Website and Services;
  • Conduct research and similar activities to improve our Website and Services; and
  • Comply with our legal and regulatory responsibilities and to enforce our rights.

How is your information shared?

  • Content and other public information (such as an author profile) is shared on our Website and Services, including via email digests and social media feeds, and is accessible to the general public.
  • If you choose to use our Website and Services to communicate directly with a company or individual, such communication may be shared accordingly.
  • Readership information is provided to publishing law firms and authors of content to give them insight into their readership and to help them to improve their content.
  • Our Website may offer you the opportunity to share information through our Website, such as through Facebook's "Like" or Twitter's "Tweet" button. We offer this functionality to help generate interest in our Website and content and to permit you to recommend content to your contacts. You should be aware that sharing through such functionality may result in information being collected by the applicable social media network and possibly being made publicly available (for example, through a search engine). Any such information collection would be subject to such third party social media network's privacy policy.
  • Your information may also be shared to parties who support our business, such as professional advisors as well as web-hosting providers, analytics providers and other information technology providers.
  • Any court, governmental authority, law enforcement agency or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights, the rights of any third party or individuals' personal safety, or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or safety issues.
  • To our affiliated entities and in connection with the sale, assignment or other transfer of our company or our business.

How We Protect Your Information

JD Supra takes reasonable and appropriate precautions to insure that user information is protected from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. We restrict access to user information to those individuals who reasonably need access to perform their job functions, such as our third party email service, customer service personnel and technical staff. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. Where you use log-in credentials (usernames, passwords) on our Website, please remember that it is your responsibility to safeguard them. If you believe that your log-in credentials have been compromised, please contact us at privacy@jdsupra.com.

Children's Information

Our Website and Services are not directed at children under the age of 16 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16 through our Website and/or Services. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 16 has provided personal information to us, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

Links to Other Websites

Our Website and Services may contain links to other websites. The operators of such other websites may collect information about you, including through cookies or other technologies. If you are using our Website or Services and click a link to another site, you will leave our Website and this Policy will not apply to your use of and activity on those other sites. We encourage you to read the legal notices posted on those sites, including their privacy policies. We are not responsible for the data collection and use practices of such other sites. This Policy applies solely to the information collected in connection with your use of our Website and Services and does not apply to any practices conducted offline or in connection with any other websites.

Information for EU and Swiss Residents

JD Supra's principal place of business is in the United States. By subscribing to our website, you expressly consent to your information being processed in the United States.

  • Our Legal Basis for Processing: Generally, we rely on our legitimate interests in order to process your personal information. For example, we rely on this legal ground if we use your personal information to manage your Registration Data and administer our relationship with you; to deliver our Website and Services; understand and improve our Website and Services; report reader analytics to our authors; to personalize your experience on our Website and Services; and where necessary to protect or defend our or another's rights or property, or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, safety or privacy issues. Please see Article 6(1)(f) of the E.U. General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") In addition, there may be other situations where other grounds for processing may exist, such as where processing is a result of legal requirements (GDPR Article 6(1)(c)) or for reasons of public interest (GDPR Article 6(1)(e)). Please see the "Your Rights" section of this Privacy Policy immediately below for more information about how you may request that we limit or refrain from processing your personal information.
  • Your Rights
    • Right of Access/Portability: You can ask to review details about the information we hold about you and how that information has been used and disclosed. Note that we may request to verify your identification before fulfilling your request. You can also request that your personal information is provided to you in a commonly used electronic format so that you can share it with other organizations.
    • Right to Correct Information: You may ask that we make corrections to any information we hold, if you believe such correction to be necessary.
    • Right to Restrict Our Processing or Erasure of Information: You also have the right in certain circumstances to ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or to erase your personal information. Where you have consented to our use of your personal information, you can withdraw your consent at any time.

You can make a request to exercise any of these rights by emailing us at privacy@jdsupra.com or by writing to us at:

Privacy Officer
JD Supra, LLC
10 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 300
Sausalito, California 94965

You can also manage your profile and subscriptions through our Privacy Center under the "My Account" dashboard.

We will make all practical efforts to respect your wishes. There may be times, however, where we are not able to fulfill your request, for example, if applicable law prohibits our compliance. Please note that JD Supra does not use "automatic decision making" or "profiling" as those terms are defined in the GDPR.

  • Timeframe for retaining your personal information: We will retain your personal information in a form that identifies you only for as long as it serves the purpose(s) for which it was initially collected as stated in this Privacy Policy, or subsequently authorized. We may continue processing your personal information for longer periods, but only for the time and to the extent such processing reasonably serves the purposes of archiving in the public interest, journalism, literature and art, scientific or historical research and statistical analysis, and subject to the protection of this Privacy Policy. For example, if you are an author, your personal information may continue to be published in connection with your article indefinitely. When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
  • Onward Transfer to Third Parties: As noted in the "How We Share Your Data" Section above, JD Supra may share your information with third parties. When JD Supra discloses your personal information to third parties, we have ensured that such third parties have either certified under the EU-U.S. or Swiss Privacy Shield Framework and will process all personal data received from EU member states/Switzerland in reliance on the applicable Privacy Shield Framework or that they have been subjected to strict contractual provisions in their contract with us to guarantee an adequate level of data protection for your data.

California Privacy Rights

Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, our customers who are California residents have the right to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

You can make a request for this information by emailing us at privacy@jdsupra.com or by writing to us at:

Privacy Officer
JD Supra, LLC
10 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 300
Sausalito, California 94965

Some browsers have incorporated a Do Not Track (DNT) feature. These features, when turned on, send a signal that you prefer that the website you are visiting not collect and use data regarding your online searching and browsing activities. As there is not yet a common understanding on how to interpret the DNT signal, we currently do not respond to DNT signals on our site.

Access/Correct/Update/Delete Personal Information

For non-EU/Swiss residents, if you would like to know what personal information we have about you, you can send an e-mail to privacy@jdsupra.com. We will be in contact with you (by mail or otherwise) to verify your identity and provide you the information you request. We will respond within 30 days to your request for access to your personal information. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. If you would like to correct or update your personal information, you can manage your profile and subscriptions through our Privacy Center under the "My Account" dashboard. If you would like to delete your account or remove your information from our Website and Services, send an e-mail to privacy@jdsupra.com.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Please refer to the date at the top of this page to determine when this Policy was last revised. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will become effective upon posting of the revised policy on the Website. By continuing to use our Website and Services following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes.

Contacting JD Supra

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, your dealings with our Website or Services, or if you would like to change any of the information you have provided to us, please contact us at: privacy@jdsupra.com.

JD Supra Cookie Guide

As with many websites, JD Supra's website (located at www.jdsupra.com) (our "Website") and our services (such as our email article digests)(our "Services") use a standard technology called a "cookie" and other similar technologies (such as, pixels and web beacons), which are small data files that are transferred to your computer when you use our Website and Services. These technologies automatically identify your browser whenever you interact with our Website and Services.

How We Use Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to:

  1. Improve the user experience on our Website and Services;
  2. Store the authorization token that users receive when they login to the private areas of our Website. This token is specific to a user's login session and requires a valid username and password to obtain. It is required to access the user's profile information, subscriptions, and analytics;
  3. Track anonymous site usage; and
  4. Permit connectivity with social media networks to permit content sharing.

There are different types of cookies and other technologies used our Website, notably:

  • "Session cookies" - These cookies only last as long as your online session, and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser (like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Safari).
  • "Persistent cookies" - These cookies stay on your computer or device after your browser has been closed and last for a time specified in the cookie. We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.
  • "Web Beacons/Pixels" - Some of our web pages and emails may also contain small electronic images known as web beacons, clear GIFs or single-pixel GIFs. These images are placed on a web page or email and typically work in conjunction with cookies to collect data. We use these images to identify our users and user behavior, such as counting the number of users who have visited a web page or acted upon one of our email digests.

JD Supra Cookies. We place our own cookies on your computer to track certain information about you while you are using our Website and Services. For example, we place a session cookie on your computer each time you visit our Website. We use these cookies to allow you to log-in to your subscriber account. In addition, through these cookies we are able to collect information about how you use the Website, including what browser you may be using, your IP address, and the URL address you came from upon visiting our Website and the URL you next visit (even if those URLs are not on our Website). We also utilize email web beacons to monitor whether our emails are being delivered and read. We also use these tools to help deliver reader analytics to our authors to give them insight into their readership and help them to improve their content, so that it is most useful for our users.

Analytics/Performance Cookies. JD Supra also uses the following analytic tools to help us analyze the performance of our Website and Services as well as how visitors use our Website and Services:

  • HubSpot - For more information about HubSpot cookies, please visit legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy.
  • New Relic - For more information on New Relic cookies, please visit www.newrelic.com/privacy.
  • Google Analytics - For more information on Google Analytics cookies, visit www.google.com/policies. To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This will allow you to download and install a Google Analytics cookie-free web browser.

Facebook, Twitter and other Social Network Cookies. Our content pages allow you to share content appearing on our Website and Services to your social media accounts through the "Like," "Tweet," or similar buttons displayed on such pages. To accomplish this Service, we embed code that such third party social networks provide and that we do not control. These buttons know that you are logged in to your social network account and therefore such social networks could also know that you are viewing the JD Supra Website.

Controlling and Deleting Cookies

If you would like to change how a browser uses cookies, including blocking or deleting cookies from the JD Supra Website and Services you can do so by changing the settings in your web browser. To control cookies, most browsers allow you to either accept or reject all cookies, only accept certain types of cookies, or prompt you every time a site wishes to save a cookie. It's also easy to delete cookies that are already saved on your device by a browser.

The processes for controlling and deleting cookies vary depending on which browser you use. To find out how to do so with a particular browser, you can use your browser's "Help" function or alternatively, you can visit http://www.aboutcookies.org which explains, step-by-step, how to control and delete cookies in most browsers.

Updates to This Policy

We may update this cookie policy and our Privacy Policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

Contacting JD Supra

If you have any questions about how we use cookies and other tracking technologies, please contact us at: privacy@jdsupra.com.

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