Document(s) published by this organization: 15
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|Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Upholds Rights to Shorten Statute of Limitations by Contract|
A. Neil Hartzell; LeClairRyan;
December 22, 2012, previously published on December 20, 2012On November 21, 2012 the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC" or "Court") in Creative Playthings Franchising Corp. vs. Reiser et al., 463 Mass. 758 (2012) ruled that a contract clause that shortens the period within which claims may be brought was valid and enforceable,...
|Potential Year-End 409A Amendment Required|
David E. Perry, Robert N. Saffelle; LeClairRyan;
December 7, 2012, previously published on December 3, 2012There is a potential Section 409A deadline this year that applies to certain arrangements that condition the payment of deferred compensation on the employee signing a release.
|The Supreme Court To Deliver Important Environmental Decisions Impacting Businesses and Municipalities|
Thomas G. Echikson; LeClairRyan;
December 4, 2012, previously published on November 2012While it sometimes is difficult to discern the immediate effects of any Supreme Court decision, there can be no dispute that the Court's rulings often lead to fundamental changes in the law and broader impacts to society. Consider last term's decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care...
|Valuation Deadline Looms for Owners of New Jersey Hurricane-Damaged Property|
Bruce S. Edington, Timothy E. Shanley; LeClairRyan;
November 21, 2012, previously published on November 20, 2012As a result of Hurricane Sandy, some New Jersey properties suffered significant damage and possible material depreciation in value which likely will affect the real property taxes their owners will pay for 2013.
|NLRB Issues Halloween Guidance On Employment At-Will|
Mark B. Goodwin; LeClairRyan;
November 9, 2012, previously published on November 6, 2012For the past two years, the NRLB General Counsel and the Board have issued guidance and decisions involving social media communications, and have established a new NLRB website--all emphasizing the protection of concerted activity under Section 7 of the NLRA. There seems to be an expanding concern...
|Estate and Gift Tax: Changes in 2013|
Elizabeth J. Atkinson, Neal P. Brodsky, Bridget McInerney Harris, L. Randolph Harris, N. Pendleton Rogers; LeClairRyan;
October 22, 2012, previously published on October 17, 2012The unified gift and estate tax exemption for 2012 is $5,120,000 per person (including generation-skipping gifts and bequests), and the estate and gift tax rate is 35%. Unless legislation is enacted, beginning January 1, 2013, the unified estate and gift tax exemption will be reduced to $1,000,000...
|The Calm Before the Storm: New Jersey Magistrate Judge Declines Selective Waiver Approach|
Thomas C. Regan; LeClairRyan;
October 15, 2012, previously published on October 10, 2012In a letter opinion issued October 5, 2012, Magistrate Judge Cathy Waldor ordered Merck & Co., Inc. to turn over documents claimed to be privileged because those same documents had earlier been voluntarily delivered to the federal government.
|The Chesapeake TMDL -- Current Status and Future Implications|
Thomas G. Echikson; LeClairRyan;
October 9, 2012, previously published on September 28, 2012Over the last several years, EPA, states and environmental activists have focused their sights on stormwater and agricultural discharges as major contributors to water quality impairments. The increased regulatory scrutiny of these activities has led to stricter and more costly controls for the...
|SIFMA Chief Legal Counsel Provides Insight into new FINRA Procedures|
William A. Despo; LeClairRyan;
October 5, 2012, previously published on September 28, 2012Robert Colby, the chief legal counsel for SIFMA, provided insight into several new FINRA approaches in addressing its self regulatory responsibility during the monthly SIFMA luncheon meeting in New York City on September 25. FINRA's designation as a self regulatory organization (SRO) may be...
|Law Enforcement Perils & Pitfalls for Affiliates (Part 2)|
Thomas A. Cohn; LeClairRyan;
September 26, 2012, previously published on September 19, 2012By March 2012, a total of eight out of ten affiliate marketers (including Intermark/Copeac, sued for its conduct as both network and affiliate) had settled actions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and were ordered to stop using fake news sites to market dietary supplements and other products....