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Innovators beware! Patent reform creates the new “anti-patent” troll

USA - June 29 2015 Recent years have seen a wave of efforts to control frivolous patent-infringement lawsuits perpetrated by so-called patent trolls. These started with

Nevada HOA foreclosures cannot extinguish deeds of trust held by Fannie Mae, holds U.S. district court

USA - June 25 2015 Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada issued an important ruling concerning the litigation over whether homeowners'

What the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling means for employers

USA - June 29 2015 On Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its long-awaited opinion in the Obergefell case, striking down bans on same-sex marriage as

U.S. Supreme Court upholds use of disparate impact claims in fair lending enforcement

USA - June 25 2015 The US Supreme Court finally weighed in today on whether the disparate impact theory may be used to prove housing discrimination and ruled that such

West Virginia’s Bank of Mingo pays $4.5 million for BSAAML compliance program deficiencies, showing that small and midsize institutions also face enforcement scrutiny

USA - June 29 2015 A series of recent federal enforcement actions targeting weaknesses in financial institutions' Bank Secrecy Actanti-money Laundering (BSAAML

Charitable Lead Annuity Trusts: an estate planning strategy for a low-interest-rate environment

USA - July 1 2015 In the current economic environment, IRS-prescribed monthly interest rates for certain intra-family transactions are at historic lows. As a result

Inside information: understanding consumer complaint topics as a key defense against UDAAP

USA - June 30 2015 In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) introduced the current version of unfair, deceptive, or

Third Circuit expands FMLA interpretation

USA - June 30 2015 In Deborah Hansler v. Lehigh Valley Hospital Network, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit overturned a motion to dismiss granted

DOL’s proposed FLSA Regs will more than double the salary requirement for overtime exemption

USA - June 30 2015 The Department of Labor issued its long-awaited proposed FLSA salary regulations today and, as many feared, they will have a massive impact on

Alabama 2015 regular session legislative summary: June 2015

USA - June 29 2015 The Alabama Senate adjourned sine die on Thursday, June 4, and the Alabama House of Representatives met for their last day on Thursday, June 11