EBG’s Stuart M. Gerson and Christopher Farella to Speak at Essex County Bar Super CLE Event

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014 colleague Stuart M. Gerson of Epstein Becker Green’s Litigation and Health Care and Life Sciences practices in the firm’s Washington, DC and New York offices will join a panel discussion on “The Manay Faces of the Affordable Care Act.”  Christopher Farella of Epstein Becker Green’s Litigation and Labor and Employment practices in the firm’s Newark office will serve as moderator.

Issues to be addressed include:

  • State of play with respect to various aspects of the ACA, particularly the employer mandate, including a discussion of recent case law.
  • How recent election results could impact amendments to the ACA.
  • The interplay between the ERISA settler and fiduciary functions that the ACA requires.
  • The interplay between the ACA and other employment laws.
  • Managing employee populations and the treatment of full time, part time and variable hour employees for coverage offerings.
  • The impact of the ACA insurance market reforms on the individual and small employer insurance markets in NJ.
  • The unintended consequences of the ACA for employers.

For more information, click here.

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Lyall D. Knott, Q.C., receives Certificate of Service from Royal Canadian Navy

On Friday, November 28th Clark Wilson Partner, Lyall D. Knott, Q.C. received a Certificate of Service for his long-time service as the Honourary Captain, Canadian Fleet Pacific, Royal Canadian Navy. The Certificate was presented to Capt(N) Knott by Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, assisted by the Commander of the Canadian Fleet Pacific, Commodore Bob Auchterlonie.

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Testamentary Trusts: Proposed Amendments Could Upset the Applecart

Trusts are commonly used in estate planning, both as guidelines for the management of the estate and as a tax-effective vehicle. Recently proposed amendments to the federal tax legislation could, however, lead to questionable results.

Click here for comments by Martin Lord.

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The Importance of Evidence in Sensitive Files

It is trite, yet imperative: a judicial decision can only be rendered based on the facts proven. In two cases raising important human factors — a claim against a store for discrimination based on ethnic origin, and a case of psychological damage comparable to psychological harassment — Jacques Bélanger has won the case for his clients by demonstrating that the facts did not support the claims of opposite parties.

Click here for details on these cases.

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Is Someone Stealing Your Name (or your Web Address)?

You wish to launch a website with an address incorporating your business name, when you realize that someone you don’t know has already registered that name. You suspect that he looks forward to selling you the name. For a hefty price, of course. What can you do to be allowed to use a name that is rightfully yours?

François A. Raymond and Nicholas Martin recently solved such a problem. Click here to learn more.

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A Trial Fizzles Out… To Our Client’s Delight!

Sometimes, thanks to a lawyer’s subtlety, a client who feared being caught in a risky trial comes out scot-free before the trial even ends.

This is what happened in a recent file handled by Alexandre Mireault.

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Warren Brazier in Financial Post

“It reinforces to everyone that we’re in a global energy market,” says Warren Brazier in a Financial Post article on Petronas’ postponement of a final investment decision on Pacific Northwest LNG project. Read the full article.

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KAFTA Commencement

Australian exporters are set to benefit from the KAFTA from as early as 12 December 2014 following a last minute exchange of Diplomatic Notes between Australia and Korea and an agreement between the countries to shorten the commencement period to just 9 days.

Late on Wednesday 3 December 2014, Australia and Korea exchanged Diplomatic Notes confirming that all requirements have been observed and agreeing that KAFTA will commence on 12 December 2014.  More…

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Mexico Has Vast Oil and Gas Reserves, So Why Is It Talking About Importing Oil From Others?

J. Paul Getty once said that the formula for success was to “rise early, work hard, strike oil.” For Mexico, it may be “import oil.” There has been a lot of buzz about Mexico’s vast oil and gas reserves and recent efforts to open its natural resources to foreign investment and development. But something counterintuitive is also occurring. Mexico, the world’s 10th largest crude oil producer, may actually import oil. How can these potentially inconsistent energy policies be reconciled? Simply put, the denationalization process takes time, and foreign energy companies are in the nascent stage of converging on Mexico. Mexico has an immediate need for oil in order to boost production at its refineries. More…

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Kestler Mielert Fall Newsletter

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GESETZ ZUR BEKÄMPFUNG VON ZAHLUNGSVERZUG IM GESCHÄFTSVERKEHR

Im Mai dieses Jahres hat der Bundestag eine Gesetzesänderung zum Zahlungsverzug im Geschäftsverkehr beschlossen (BT-Drs. 18/1309), wodurch insbesondere kleine und mittlere Unternehmen vor langen Zahlungsfristen und Zahlungsverzug („Gläubigerkredit“) geschützt werden.
Der Gesetzgeber will die Schuldner verstärkt dazu bewegen, ihrer Zahlungspflicht rechtzeitig nachzukommen, um ein rechtliches und wirtschaftliches Umfeld für mehr Zahlungsdisziplin im Geschäftsleben zu begründen und die Liquidität, Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und Wirtschaftlichkeit
von Unternehmen zu verbessern. More…

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