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|Licensing Challenges for Multi-State Design Practices|
Kathleen Hsu; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
February 18, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015Architects and engineers typically contract to provide professional design services in a number of states and are, therefore, subject to each state’s licensure laws. It is important for design professionals to be aware of state-specific differences in licensing before entering into contracts...
|Friending and Following Jurors: The Ethical Boundaries of Researching Jurors on Social Media|
John H. Dollarhide; Butler Snow LLP;
January 2, 2015, previously published on December 5, 2014What are the ethical boundaries of an attorney’s internet research of jurors? Before the ubiquity of the internet, an attorney obviously couldn’t walk up to a potential juror in a restaurant and strike up a conversation. But the extra-physical nature of the internet presents a different...
|New Jersey Supreme Court Delivers Good News to Taxpayers in UPS Case|
Andrew D. Appleby, Nicole D. Boutros; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
December 16, 2014, previously published on December 05, 2014The New Jersey Supreme Court held that the New Jersey Division of Taxation improperly exercised its discretion when it refused to waive its imposition of $1.8 million in late payment penalties and tax amnesty penalties. The taxpayers, five subsidiaries of United Parcel Service of America...
|House Passes 2014 Tax Extenders, Senate Will Likely Follow Suit|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
December 16, 2014, previously published on December 5, 2014 In an overwhelming vote of 378 to 46, the House of Representatives passed a one-year extension on 55 tax provisions which expired at the end of 2013, so called “tax extenders.” The tax extenders bill includes numerous popular business tax breaks, like the research credit (with a price...
|Going To Pot: How Medical Marijuana Impacts Employer Drug Policies|
Karl W. Butterer; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
December 2, 2014, previously published on November 24, 2014On November 4, 2008, Michigan voters approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Since its passage, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) has prompted more questions than provided answers. Currently, Michigan law permits marijuana use and distribution under specific, limited...
|Lawyers Call for the Lords to Change the Judicial Review Bill to Protect Charities|
Chris Priestley; Withers Bergman LLP;
November 27, 2014, previously published on October 29, 2014Concern has been raised that the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill raises an automatic expectation that charities intervening in judicial review cases will pay the costs of other parties that are attributable to their intervention.
|An Investigator's Guide to Company Ownership Information in the United Kingdom|
James Maton; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
November 25, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014The Third Arab Forum on Asset Recovery (AFAR III) took place on the 1st to 3rd November 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. It was hosted by the Government of Switzerland, in association with the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) of the World Bank and the United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime. Our...
|UK: Scottish Appeal Court Upholds Judge¿s Decision to Permit a Time-Barred Claim to Proceed|
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
November 25, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014In Betty Sophia Smith Ferguson and others v J & A Lawson (Joiners) Limited  CSIH 82, Lady Paton of the Court of Session Inner House dismissed an appeal from the defendants, who argued that the Lord Ordinary had erred in law at first instance. The judge had permitted a time-barred claim to...
|New Code on Administrative Offences: Tougher or Softer?|
Bakhyt Kadyrova, Kanat Skakov; Dentons Canada LLP;
November 21, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014On 5 July 2014 a new Code on Administrative Offences (“Code” or “new Code”) was adopted. The Code will come into effect on 1 January 2015, and the current Code on Administrative Offences dated 30 January 2001 (“current Code”) will cease to be in effect.
|Appellate Court Ruling on Oil and Gas Leases Appealed to Ohio Supreme Court|
Kohrman Jackson Krantz PLL;
November 14, 2014, previously published on Novemver 10, 2014On September 26, 2014, in Hupp v. Beck, the 7th District Court of Appeals in Ohio overturned the trial court’s decision that certain oil and gas leases in Monroe County, Ohio between landowners and Beck Energy Corporation (Beck) were void from their inception. On Friday, November 7, 2014, the...