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The 180-day rule for Canadian visitors – law or legend?

August 15 2013 We get inquiries from time to time from seasonal “snowbirds,” as well as from sales personnel, account managers, and others who make frequent and/or…

Real ID: why does my New York driver’s license have two expiration dates?

February 10 2014 Driver's licenses in New York are generally valid for eight years. I just checked mine and see that it was last renewed in 2011 for an eight-year…

Five-year travel history now available from U.S. Customs and Border Protection

May 30 2014 As of May 1, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) upgraded its I-94 website by now giving non-immigrants* to the United States access to…

New York may be your best bet when choosing the governing law and forum for your cross-border contract

September 24 2013 A blog entry by my colleague David Reed spoke of the importance of choice of law and forum provisions in international contracts and suggested…

Overlooking choice of law and forum provisions in your international contract is like playing the lottery

July 31 2013 Any contract between parties in different countries such as the United States and Canada heightens the risk of a conflict between different laws and…

The comity of nations in a technological world: beyond the border action plan

June 18 2014 Canada and the United States share the world's longest international border - more than 5,500 miles coast to coast and more than 7,000 miles when…

Data breach + no insurance + no legal counsel = #loss

June 18 2014 Welcome to the new age! Data breaches are embedded in our lives – there is no escape. The costs to any company to operate a business without cyber…

Public employers and unions hold breath as high court ponders whether public employees can be compelled to pay dues

June 10 2014 The U.S. Supreme Court will recess for the summer at the end of June. But before doing so, it must decide the remaining cases on its docket from the…

FCA retaliation claim not subject to employment agreement arbitration clause, according to Sixth Circuit

June 9 2014 Relators alleging a retaliation claim under the False Claims Act scored a big win in the recent Sixth Circuit decision United States ex rel. Paige v…

Research grant fraud

June 3 2014 False Claims Act practitioners at recent gatherings seem to agree that research grant fraud will be a growing area of whistleblower activity. As the…