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AAA shakes up ADR with new rules to permit appeals of arbitration awards

November 6 2013 Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provisions in contracts commonly provide for final and binding arbitration of all disputes arising between the…

Will SEC finally nix IFRS in the United States?

May 18 2015 In August 2008 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a proposed "Roadmap" for the adoption of International Financial Reporting…

Parking lot slips, falls and the “coming-and-going rule”: is your parking lot within the zone of employment?

December 2 2013 As the temperatures drop and Northeast Ohioans struggle to keep driveways and walkways free of snow and ice, slip-and-fall accidents inevitably arise…

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: myths and misconceptions

April 2 2014 Most people are aware that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prohibits the payment of bribes to foreign government officials in order to obtain…

Suspension or debarment from government contracting: notification and avoidance

April 2 2014 One unique administrative tool available to the federal government is the ability to either suspend or debar persons or entities from federal…

Navigating the Wellness Program Maze

July 11 2016 Now that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued final regulations for wellness programs under both the Americans with…

Ohio Amends Corporate Statute to Protect Corporate Officers

July 8 2016 The most recent amendments to Ohio's corporate statute, which became effective on July 6, 2016, include a provision enhancing the protections…

SEC Calls For Adoption of Robust Business Continuity and Transition Plans By Investment Advisers

June 30 2016 Investment advisers registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 have generally…

Columbus Selected to Receive Smart City Grant

June 29 2016 The City of Columbus has been named the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City. Columbus was chosen from a field of seven finalists - beating…

U.S. Patent Office Retains Broad Power to Interpret Patent Claims

June 20 2016 The U.S. Supreme Court held the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s standard of using the broadest reasonable interpretation (“BRI”) of patent claims…