Richard Weiland is presenting today at the Estate Planning Update 2014 for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC. Richard will be speaking on the topic, “A Trust’s Three Tax Challenges that Every Estate Planner Should Understand”, which include the attribution rules, the 21 year rule and taxation of trust distributions. At tomorrow’s Estate Litigation Update 2014, Marion Allan will be presenting on the topic, “Mediation/Arbitration/Settlement Conferences”, which will discuss using the best process in the appropriate case, preparation for the proceeding, promoting a consent resolution and documenting the settlement.
There can be no question that telehealth has gone mainstream. The numbers speak volumes. Telehealth companies have been able to raise almost $500 million since 2007 according to a noted venture capital analyst. A recent study indicated that U.S. employers could save up to $6 billion a year through telehealth. Per the American Telemedicine Association, more than half of all U.S. hospitals now offer some form of telehealth service. Some leading analysts estimate that global revenue for telehealth will reach $4.5 billion by 2018, and the number of patients using telehealth services will rise to 7 million by the same year. I can cite countless examples showing the bullish trajectory of telehealth. But problems remain.
The size of an injunction bond is not a common topic in appellate cases. Accordingly, a recent decision by the Indiana Appellate Court reversing the trial court’s setting of an injunction bond at only $100 in a non-compete case is noteworthy.
In Donald Moss v. Progressive Design Apparel, Inc., the Indiana Appellate Court affirmed a preliminary injunction which restricted a salesman’s ability to call upon customers of his former employer or disclose confidential information. As part of the trial court’s order granting injunctive relief, the trial court found that the enjoined salesman’s foreseeable loss in commissions due to the injunction “might be $60,000, less what he would have in the way of earnings from the extra ten to fifteen hours a week he would have by not selling” to one of his former employer’s customers. Nevertheless, the trial court only required the former employer to post a $100 injunction bond, which the Appellate Court held was insufficient.
DAILY BUSINESS REVIEW, OCTOBER 15, 2014
Sheila Cesarano has been recognized as one of the Top 20 Women in Law in South Florida, by the Daily Business Review. An accomplished attorney, Ms. Cesarano was selected due to the longevity of her career as a high-caliber litigator. She, along with all honorees, was recognized at a luncheon on October 15, 2014. More…
"When a Contractor Defaults, Who Has Priority? Surety or Bank?," by Manju Gupta for the Turnaround Times
The construction industry has recently boomed, with the industry adding 20,000 jobs nationally in August, and employing 6.1 million Americans, the highest number since May 2009.
Accordingly, with construction loans on the rise and performance and payment bonds securing most construction projects, it is important to understand the legal rights of all concerned.
"FDA’s LDT proposal means ‘whole new ballgame’ for labs," Rick Cooper and Jane Pine Wood featured in CAP TODAY
October 2014—The Food and Drug Administration’s plan to subject many laboratory-developed tests to a new layer of regulatory requirements over the course of the next decade is drawing sharply contrasting reactions from stakeholders who view it as either an essential step to improve patient safety or a hindrance that will stifle diagnostic innovation and test improvement.
Warren Brazier’s Megawatt blog post from yesterday, Comply, Offset or Pay: BC To Regulate LNG Export Facilities on CO2 Emissions, has been republished by BC Business. In the article, Warren discusses how the BC Government introduced new legislation aimed to help BC meet its greenhouse gas emission targets by imposing environmental standards on liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities operating within the province.
Role of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in the EB-5 Program. Current Trends and Suggestions for Future Guidance
The EB-5 industry involves either (i) a direct investment in a project company or (ii) the formation of a new commercial enterprise entity (herein referred to as the “NCE”) in order to make (A) a direct investment in the job creation entity (“JCE”) or (B) a loan to the JCE. In each case, the intent is to create jobs to comply with the requirements of United States Citizens and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). In connection therewith, beginning in 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has taken a far more active role in cooperating with USCIS to ensure compliance with the anti-fraud provisions of the various securities laws that regulate the sale of United States securities, even if the sale is conducted offshore pursuant to a Regulation S exemption under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).