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Former Congressman LaTourette to speak March 31 (Steve LaTourette)

Steven C. LaTourette, who served 18 years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Northeast Ohio, will discuss the current state of affairs in Washington, D.C. and answer your questions at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on March 31 at 7 p.m.

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HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool

Need help performing your HIPAA/Meaningful Use Security Risk Assessment?  Good news, HHS has released a tool to help!  In partnership with the Office of the National Coordinator, HHS created a tool, user guide, software, tutorial, videos and even an iOS App to help HIPAA covered entities and business associates perform the required HIPAA Risk Analysis. […]
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Clark Wilson prominent again on BIV’s annual list of biggest real estate deals

According to Business in Vancouver’s list of the “Biggest real estate deals of 2013“, Clark Wilson’s Commercial Real Estate Group acted on a significant number of real estate transactions, including 4 out of the top 10 deals. Over the last seven years, Clark Wilson has appeared on the list more times than any other law firm.

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Sarah Jones appointed as Chair of Women of UDI Committee

Sarah Jones has been appointed as Chair of the Urban Development Institute Pacific Region‘s (UDI) Women of UDI Committee. The UDI is a non-profit real estate association that promotes sustainable urban growth, and high quality residential, commercial and industrial developments. Sarah has been involved with UDI since 2006.

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RSS plays a key role in the sale of Dicom

A team from Robinson Sheppard Shapiro, comprised of Herbert Z. Pinchuk, Eric Boulva, Sharon G. Druker, Rhona Luger, Geneviève Goulet and Jonathan Feingold, recently closed a major deal in the transportation industry.

On February 28, 2014, Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, finalized the purchase of Dicom Transportation Group (“Dicom”), a major business-to-business transportation company. The assets of Dicom were purchased by a newly created British Columbia corporation which is controlled by Wind Point Funds.

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SEC "Gag Orders": Does Settling in Silence Advance the Public Interest?

A simmering anger against “too big to fail” banks and judicial criticism of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settlement practices involving Wall Street have fueled a fierce debate over those practices. To date, the controversy has centered on the propriety and wisdom of permitting defendants in SEC proceedings to settle claims “without admitting or denying” the SEC’s allegations. While that issue may be worth discussing, any re-assessment of SEC settlement practices would be incomplete without considering the wisdom and impact of the post-judgment restraint on speech that the SEC imposes in every settlement. 

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McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies Advisory: This Week in Washington — March 28, 2014

Healthcare deadline delayed (again)

Late Tuesday night, the Obama administration announced it was giving some consumers more time to sign up for health insurance. While it’s not technically moving the March 31 deadline, the administration is offering an extension–of unknown length–for people who had problems trying to meet the deadline.

According to a guidance document the Health and Human Services Department released Wednesday, you can apply for an extension for the following reasons:

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Distinguished real estate attorney David H. Gunning II joins McDonald Hopkins

Cleveland, Ohio – David H. Gunning II, a prominent real estate attorney, has joined the Cleveland office of McDonald Hopkins LLC as a member in the business advisory and advocacy law firm’s national Real Estate Practice. He is the former president and chief executive officer of APM Management, LLC, one of the leading multifamily real estate acquisition and management companies in the Midwest. Gunning also served as a partner at Roetzel & Andress.

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Ohio Statehouse Update: This Week in Ohio — March 28, 2014

Mid-Biennium Review activity

Hearings continued on a number of bills included in Governor Kasich’s Mid-Biennium Review (MBR) package this week. The House Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee had its first hearing on House Bill 486, the workforce development portion of the MBR. 

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“New” Concerns Likely to Top FTC’s Interest This Year

There were significant changes in almost every aspect of the law relating to advertising, marketing and promotions in 2013, and Davis & Gilbert published a piece entitled, “2013 Lessons Learned and 2014 Practical Advice.” This piece explains and discuss what happened, and offer suggestions for advertisers and agencies to think about and address in 2014.

Over the next few weeks, I will share with you a few pieces I authored on the topics of: Environmental marketing, National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus rulings, and the Federal Trade Commission’s changes to its regulations and guidelines in.

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