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January 25, 2010 – 1,141 views
Maximillian James "Max" Bodion, Ieuan Mahony and Peter I. "Pete" Sanborn - Holland & Knight
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is slated to begin enforcement of the Red Flags Rule on November 1, 2009. The Red Flags Rule (“Rule”), requires businesses and other organizations to implement effective, new policies to detect, prevent and mitigate identity theft. Full Story 
January 25, 2010 – 1,210 views
Gregory Dale - Baker & Daniels LLP
On August 6, 2009, the Indiana Court of Appeals issued a decision that has generated considerable interest in the business community. The Court upheld an Indiana Worker's Compensation Board (Board) award in favor of a Claimant who had alleged a work-related back injury. At issue in the case was whether the Claimant was entitled to receive "secondary medical treatment" (possibly including surgery), for weight reduction in order to permit back surgery to occur, which had been ordered by the Board as a result of the Claimant's work-related accident. Full Story 
January 25, 2010 – 1,118 views
Eric Sinrod - Duane Morris LLP
If you were under the misguided impression that attorneys and their litigant clients only need to deal expressly with electronic discovery in federal court, you need to wake up and smell the e-discovery coffee. In the wake of the 2006 e-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, state legislatures have been getting into the act, adopting e-discovery rules for state court cases. Indeed, more than half of our 50 states have gone this route so far. Full Story 
January 8, 2010 – 1,365 views
As the markets float slightly to the downside, the market continues to digest the Non Farm Payrolls and Unemployment data from this morning.  Non Farm Payrolls for December dropped by 85,000.  This was slightly below estimates as Full Story 
November 26, 2009 – 1,485 views
As we all manned our trade stations and prepared for another day, the admin staff answered calls, the interns looked to impress the traders, the veterans got their coffee, the office was nearly full and the day was beginning like any other. Only this would be a day we would remember for the rest of our lives. As I sat at my desk, finger on the trigger ready to fire off trades, all of a sudden Full Story 
September 21, 2009 – 1,551 views
Carly Goldstein, Esq. - LeClair Ryan
In Landry v. Haartz, et al., Lawyers Weekly No. 12-105-09, the Superior Court ruled the plaintiff’s conduct in securing a contingent-fee agreement calling for exorbitant legal fees, constituted unfair trade practices in violation of G.L. c. 93A (“Chapter 93A”). Full Story 
September 21, 2009 – 1,345 views
John Crittenden - Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision on August 31, 2009 that may allow in-house lawyers and others who sign trademark use affidavits to breathe a little easier, by making it substantially more difficult to prove that a trademark registration was procured based on fraud. Full Story 
September 1, 2009 – 3,342 views
FirstAmericanExchangeCompany
Most investors think about the immediate tax implications of completing a 1031 exchange but may not consider the long-term benefits of the tax deferral.  An exchange provides the opportunity to apply pre-tax dollars towards replacement property and put that money to work for the investor.  This money can help the investor acquire a more expensive replacement property that may yield a higher annual return on investment and may enjoy greater long term appreciation. Exchanges also provide the opportunity to diversify real estate holdings, consolidate investments and acquire property that is less management intensive. Full Story