Creativity is Poppin’ in New York’s The ADVERTISING Club

1896 was a big year – the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece; the first x-ray was taken, and, of course, The ADVERTISING Club of New York was born. Located in the heart of Manhattan, The ADVERTISING Club is the industry’s premier venue for networking and creativity and professional development. As such, the club plays a vital role in cultivating advertising professionals of tomorrow and supporting the thought leaders of today.

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Are your Golf Courses Compliant with the ADA?

By: Jordan Schwartz

As the calendar moves into spring, it is once again time for recreational golfers to start dusting off their clubs and begin to prepare for the golfing season. Unlike recreational golfers, however, owners and operators of golf courses have hopefully spent the off-season ensuring that their golf courses are compliant with the accessibility standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).

Many resort owners and operators mistakenly believe that golf courses are exempt from the requirements of the ADA. While this may have been true in the past, new ADA regulations were promulgated in March 2012 mandating that golf courses comply with the ADA. Pursuant to these regulations, golf courses must have accessible routes that serve teeing grounds, practice teeing grounds, putting greens, practice putting greens, teeing stations at driving ranges, course weather shelters, golf cart rental areas, bag drop areas, and course toilet rooms. The new ADA regulations also require at least one 48-inch pathway providing an accessible entrance to at least one tee box on each hole. Additionally, each putting green must be designed and constructed so that a golf cart can enter and exit.

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The Legal 500 EMEA 2014 Continues to Recommend Lidings in Key Practice Areas

A prominent international directory The Legal 500 EMEA has announced the results of its annual analytic study of the Russian market for 2014. The directory continues to distinguish Lidings in key practice areas and recognizes the firm’s leading individuals for their outstanding professional skills.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2014 recommends Lidings among the strongest legal advisors in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and construction, and highlights the notable expertise of its dispute resolution practice.

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Fumbling Towards Accession: Canadian government proposes massive trademark law overhaul

This post is the first in a series discussing proposed changes to Canadian trademark law.

The Canadian Government dropped a bombshell on the trademark community on March 28, 2014, proposing massive changes to the Canadian Trade-marks Act (the Act), such changes being buried in a budget bill—namely, the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 (Bill C-31).  The immediate response from practitioners and other stakeholders in the trademark space was one of consternation: the changes are extensive, and are being introduced with virtually no notice to stakeholders about these changes prior to the introduction of the bill.

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Trust and Estate Practice Chair Appears on Indy Style to Discuss the Starkey Awards

Martha (“Marti”) T. Starkey, Equity Partner and Chair of the Trust and Estate Practice at Harrison & Moberly, appeared on WISH TV’S INDY STYLE ON MARCH 31, 2014.  Marti is the founder of the Starkey Entrepreneurial Woman Awards.  Harrison & Moberly sponsors the annual Awards.  This year’s Awards Breakfast will be held at the Eiteljorg Museum on Friday, May 9, 2014.    Marti was interviewed on Indy Style along with the 2012 Starkey Awards Winner, Kate Bova Drury, owner of The Flying Cupcake Bakery.  You can nominate a female entrepreneur HERE.

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Omstødelse af fordringspant

En bank havde den 15. juni 2009 fået tinglyst et fordringspant, men bankens kunde, en vognmandsvirksomhed, blev erklæret konkurs den 14. september 2009 med fristdag den 9. september 2009.

Konkursboet og banken var under sagen enige om, at bankens pant ifølge fordringspantet kunne omstødes efter bestemmelsen i konkurslovens § 70, stk. 1, den bestemmelse der indebærer, at et pant stillet for allerede stiftet gæld (gammel gæld) senere end 3 måneder før fristdagen kan omstødes.

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ATED goes large

ATED (the UK’s Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings) is one of the newest taxes to hit the statute book but it became clear in this year’s Budget that, as taxes go, it is destined for even greater things in 2015 and beyond.

ATED is an annual tax, levied on non natural persons (such as companies) owning UK residential property.  Assuming one of the ATED reliefs is not available, the amount of ATED payable per annum depends upon the value of the property at the last valuation point (currently 1 April 2012) and the annual chargeable amount (ACA) for the particular ATED tax year, as the ACAs increase with the UK’s Consumer Price Index each year. 

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Healthcare and Data Privacy Alert: HIPAA covered entities and business associates face plethora of cyber security enforcers

HIPAA covered entities (healthcare providers, health plans and healthcare clearinghouses) and business associates (various contractors or vendors who perform services or functions for covered entities and have access to patient information) face an expanding universe of potential enforcers ready to pounce on any data breach or apparent failure to comply with HIPAA standards. In recent months, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the California Attorney General, the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration, and class action plaintiffs’ attorneys have flexed their muscles to impose fines or settlements on covered entities and business associates for data security and privacy practices. These recent developments, as well as some action steps for covered entities and business associates, are discussed below. 

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Multistate Tax Update — April 10, 2014

The Florida Department of Revenue (Department) recently released Technical Assistance Advisement 13C1-011 (the Advisement). In the Advisement, the Department analyzes whether certain analytic services provided by a taxpayer through subscriptions to an online database should be included in the sales apportionment factor as Florida sales.

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Healthcare Alert: OIG advisory opinion regarding payment of EHR transmission fees by laboratories

In an opinion likely to be lauded by many laboratory and pathology providers, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued OIG Advisory Opinion 14-03 on April 8, 2014. This advisory opinion addresses a laboratory’s arrangement with an electronic health records services vendor under which the “in network” laboratory pays a per-order fee for each test order that the vendor transmits to the laboratory. In the arrangement considered by the OIG, the laboratory pays a transmission fee of up to $1 for each time a referring physician uses the vendor’s service to order tests from the laboratory. If the referring physician does not order laboratory tests from a laboratory that contracted with the vendor for the per test fee, then the referring physician is charged the same $1 transmission fee.

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