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|Counsel to Counsel Magazine -- May 2008 Complete Issue|
April 29, 2008President's Letter: These are difficult times for many companies, but such times
usually call the legal function to the fore.
It's clear that the current economic slowdown has put real
strain on corporations. The cash crunch has tightened business
lending and made restructuring a more...
|DeKalb County, Illinois Enters Intergovernmental Agreement with the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas|
Scott Althouse; Dickinson Wright PLLC;
April 21, 2008, previously published on March 2008On February 20, 2008, the DeKalb County Board voted 16-7 to approve an Intergovernmental Agreement ("IGA") with the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation concerning the Tribe's proposed construction and operation of a tribal government center and Class II bingo facility on 128 acres of fee lands...
|Ho-Chunk Nation Examines the Scope of Judicial Review under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act|
Peter J. Kulick; Dickinson Wright PLLC;
April 16, 2008, previously published on March 2008On January 14, 2008, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Wisconsin v. Ho-Chunk Nation, ___ F.3d ___, 2008 WL 114887 (7th Cir. Jan. 14, 2008) which may have significant impact on the Indian gaming community.
|Why the Tsilhqot'in Case Should Be Appealed|
Keith E. Clark; Lang Michener LLP;
April 9, 2008, previously published on March 17, 2008Unresolved issues concerning Aboriginal rights and title are creating problems for the business community across Canada. Businesses operate best in environments where legal rights and rules are known and respected.
|Martha Stewart, Katonah Settle Trademark Dispute|
Jeffrey S. Edelstein, Linda A. Goldstein; Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP;
December 11, 2007, previously published on December 4, 2007Martha Stewart and the village next door to her Bedford, NY, estate have settled their trademark dispute over the use of the word Katonah -- the town's name.
|Indian Law Update: Third Quarter Report -- 2007|
Teresa E. Poust; Holland & Knight LLP;
November 29, 2007, previously published on November 20, 2007During a short Third Quarter, Congress continued working to complete the twelve Fiscal Year ("FY") 2008 appropriations bills, but was forced to pass a Continuing Resolution prior to the end of the 2007 fiscal year, which concluded on September 30th, since none of the FY 2008...
|Relationships with First Nations|
David K. Camp; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
November 29, 2007, previously published on Fall 2007Businesses working outside large urban areas in British Columbia (and, in some cases, within them as well) often need good working relationships withneighbouring First Nations, whose aboriginal claims could be affected by provincial permitting decisions.
|NLRA Act Applies to Tribal Enterprises,
DC Appeals Court Rules|
Joseph A. Turzi, Gary C. Moss; DLA Piper US LLP;
February 21, 2007On February 9, 2007, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited decision in San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino. In a blow to tribal sovereignty, the court affirmed the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) ruling that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)...
|Unions Up the Ante: Tuscarora Becomes a Tool for Union Attacks on Tribal Enterprises|
Joseph A. Turzi; DLA Piper US LLP;
July 10, 2006, previously published on July 5, 2006Over the past year, the labor movement has undergone what is either a transformational change that will increase organizing or a spasm that marks the end of organized labor as a factor in the United States.
|Congress Passes Katrina Tax Relief Bills|
Dow Lohnes PLLC;
September 29, 2005, previously published on September 2005Both Houses of Congress approved
emergency tax relief for individuals affected by
Katrina by voice vote on September 15, 2005.
Both bills contain a series of employee benefit
provisions designed to ease access to assets held
in tax-qualified employee benefit plans for
employees affected by...