Monthly Archives: August 2013

Ashley Hayes Forte and Robert A. McKenzie present on buying and selling aircraft at AirVenture in Oshkosh

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Ashley Forte

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Robert A. McKenzie

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Associate Ashley Hayes Forte and Chicago Of Counsel Robert A. McKenzie presented a lecture on buying and selling aircraft at AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 30. Ms. Hayes also presented on aircraft use tax. AirVenture is hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association and is a gathering of its more than 160,000 members to celebrate the spirit of flight.

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Robert E. McKenzie continues a busy month of speaking on IRS issues of interest

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Robert E. McKenzie

During the month of July, Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Robert E. McKenzie continued his active speaking calendar. He gave a presentation on IRS ethical rules for the Illinois CPA Society in both Chicago and Springfield. He also presented IRS representation webinars for the National Society of Accountants, American Society of Tax Problem Solvers and U.S. Tax. Finally, Mr. McKenzie presented an eight hour seminar on IRS representation in New York City for Accountants Continuing Education.

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Susan Trench quoted in MarketWatch article

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Susan Trench

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Susan E. Trench was recently quoted in an article for MarketWatch, an online division of The Wall Street Journal. The article, titled “Tweeting about a new job can get you sued” discusses the consequences of sharing a new employment venture through social media. Specifically, the article refers to to soliciting social media “friends” to positions with their new employer.

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Bad Faith Bargaining or Just Bad Bargaining: President Obama Names Unconstitutionally Appointed Griffen as NLRB GC

On August 1st President Obama made a bold statement by appointing Richard Griffen to serve as the NLRB’s General Counsel only three days after the former union lawyer vacated his unconstitutional recess appointment as a NLRB Board Member.  The President statement by appointment made at least two things clear –

  1. The President wants an aggressive pro-labor General Counsel and NLRB, and
  2. The President values advancing the labor agenda over cooperation with the US Senate.
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Loft for inkassogebyrer

Højesteret afsagde den 4. juli 2013 en dom, hvorefter inkassovirksomheder ikke kan opkræve gebyrer for almindeligt inkassoarbejde, der overstiger beløb fastsat af justitsministeren. Dertil udtalte Højesteret sig om rækkevidden af forbrugerombudsmandens tilsynskompetence.

Loft for inkassogebyrer

Dommen vedrører gebyrer for inkassoarbejde på vegne af en erhvervsdrivende. KGS Europe ApS havde opkrævet betaling for at sende girokort til debitorer og for at søge efter debitorernes adresser.

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Hvad koster det at anmelde en fusion?

Nye gebyrregler betyder, at en fusionsanmeldelse koster mellem kr. 50.000 og kr. 1.500.000 i gebyr. I artiklen belyses, hvornår der kan anvendes en forenklet anmeldelse, hvor gebyret er kr. 50.000.

Nye gebyrrregler

Den 1. august 2013 trådte nye regler i kraft, hvorefter det koster et gebyr at anmelde en fusion til konkurrence- og forbrugerstyrelsen.

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Betaling anset for sket ved debitering på lejers konto

Under højesteretssagen påstod udlejer stadfæstelse af Østre Landsrets kendelse, hvor Østre Landsret havde fundet, at udsættelsesforretningen kunne fremmes, mens lejer nedlagde påstand om, at begæringen om udsættelse af lejemålet blev nægtet fremme.

Lejer havde siden 1994 været lejer af erhvervslejemålet. Ved brev af 18. januar 2012 fremsendte udlejer påkrav om betaling af en restance. Efterfølgende foretog lejer indbetalinger. Saldoen i udlejers favør var herefter kr. 1.394,72.

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Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy Alert- Pay attention to language in loan documents

Parties to commercial loans should take note of the Eighth Appellate District’s recent ruling. In U.S. Bank, N.A. v. Gotham King Fee Owner, L.L.C, 2013-Ohio-1983 (8th App. Dist. May 16, 2013), the Eighth Appellate District (Cuyahoga County) confirmed that courts may appoint a receiver, with expanded powers, on an expedited basis. The terms of the parties’ loan documents proved to be very important in its reasoning. As an initial matter, the decision demonstrates that appointment of a receiver can be a useful remedy for a lender that wants to sell collateral following a borrower’s default. It also serves to remind us that the specific language of loan documents is critically important. This ruling highlights the importance of contract terms and demonstrates that courts will enforce such terms, particularly with respect to commercial loans.

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Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert: New rule changes impact regulations governing online data collection from children under 13 years of age

Operators of commercial websites must be careful when designing and using interactive websites that collect personal information and other data from customers and consumers. Interactive websites that collect information by:

  1. Requesting, prompting or encouraging the submission of information (even if it’s optional)
  2. Letting information be made publicly available (example: open chat room or posting function)
  3. Passively tracking information through a separate child-directed site or service, or through an advertisement network, may be collecting such information from children.
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"Practice sale has doctors fighting," Steve Harris quoted

McDonald Hopkins attorney Steve Harris was quoted in the Crain’s Chicago Business article “Practice sale has doctors fighting.”

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http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130806/NEWS03/130809873

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