North America

Theising Co-Authors Chapter of Book on Construction Law

Harrison & Moberly attorney David J. Theising was the co-author of a chapter for a construction law book just published by the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry.  The book, a reference work entitled CONSTRUCTION SUBCONTRACTING, is a comprehensive practical and legal guide for construction attorneys who work with specialty trade contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers.  Mr. Theising co-authored the chapter of the book on “Indemnity.”  He is the former chair of the Division on Insurance, Surety & Liens of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, a past chair of the Indiana State Bar Association Section on Construction & Surety Law, and has authored numerous published articles on construction and government contracts law. More…

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SEC PERMITS CERTAIN USES OF SOCIAL MEDIA BY INVESTMENT ADVISERS AND REPRESENTATIVES

The Division of Investment Management of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued guidance for registered investment advisers and their representatives on using testimonials from independent third-party social media sites. The limited amount of social media guidance for “regulated” industries from their various regulators has made the broad use of social media challenging. More…

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REGULATORS FOCUSING ON CREDIT REPORT DISPUTE PROCEDURES

A recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)report indicated that credit reporting errors are a leading consumer complaint. Not surprisingly, these complaints have lead to an increased focus from the regulators – especially related to the obligation of furnishers to properly investigate disputed information in consumer reports. This increased focus should prompt all furnishers of credit report information, including credit unions, to review and revise their dispute procedures. More…

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Partner Brendan Aloysius Barry Appointed to Big Cypress National Preserve Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee

Shutts & Bowen is pleased to announce that Brendan Aloysius Barry, a real estate partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, has been appointed by United States Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell to the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Advisory Committee of the Big Cypress National Preserve.

The federal appointment to the three-year term was effective April 9. The committee examines issues and makes recommendations regarding the management of off-road vehicles in the preserve. More…

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Carina Bittel appointed COO of Clark Wilson

Carina Bittel
Carina Bittel has been appointed Clark Wilson’s Chief Operating Officer, effective April 1, 2014. Carina previously served as the firm’s Director of Administration and played a key role in strategic planning initiatives and management committees.
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Andrea Raso joins Clark Wilson

Andrea RasoClark Wilson LLP is pleased to welcome Andrea Raso to Chair the firm’s Labour & Employment Group. Andrea’s practice includes acting for employers in defence of wrongful dismissal and related tort claims; disability benefits litigation; human rights complaints; privacy complaints; injunctions; class actions; employment standards complaints; labour board hearings; rights arbitration and workers compensation; and health and safety matters. She has developed significant expertise acting for a broad range of private and public sector employers and has appeared before all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada. Andrea obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1989 and her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor in 1992. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1994, British Columbia in 2008 and Northwest Territories in 2011. She also obtained a Mediation Certificate from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2002.

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Clark Wilson presents at CAGP National Conference

During the 21st Annual Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP-ACPDP™) National Conference, which took place from April 9 to 11, 2014 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Amy Mortimore, who was also on the Host Committee responsible for organizing the conference, presented on the subject of “Changes for Charities and Gift Planning under BC Estate Law: What charities need to know about the Wills, Estates and Succession Act”. Both the seminar and the Conference overall were well received by the hundreds of gift planners, financial advisors and other related professionals who attended. Clark Wilson also sponsored a photographer, Nick Darcy, to take photographs on all three days of the event, which will be provided directly to CAGP and Clark Wilson.

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Steve LaTourette to speak April 22 — Akron Press Club

Steve LaTourette, a former member of Congress from Ohio who currently is a lobbyist, will speak at the Akron Press Club lunch on Tuesday, April 22. Lunch will be at 11:45 a.m. and the program will follow. There will be the opportunity for questions.

Click here for more information or to register.

http://www.akronpressclub.org/201403/steve-latourette-to-speak-april-22-2

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"LaTourette says his super PAC is there to ‘level the playing field,’" WKSU

A GOP superPAC headed by former Congressman Steve LaTourette is targeting two Republican congressional primaries in which tea party candidates are challenging incumbents. LaTourette says it’s not just a matter of who wins, but of the party’s future. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports. 

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"LaTourette says GOP at crossroads, must shift from right to have shot at White House, Senate," Akron Beacon Journal

Former U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette told an Akron crowd Tuesday that the Republican Party is “at a crossroads.”

He said the party must become more moderate and inclusive to have a shot at the White House or a majority in the U.S.

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