Monthly Archives: January 2014

U.S. Access Board Advisory Committee’s Recommendations for ADA-Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment: Implications for Health Care Providers

For the past several years, the health care community has been not only at the center of vigorous policy debates about the method of health care delivery in this country, but also in the crosshairs of agencies charged with enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and other disability laws. One such example is the U.S. Department of Justice’s (“DOJ’s”) Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, in which U.S. Attorneys’ offices across the nation partner with the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division to prosecute health care providers deemed to be noncompliant with the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Rehabilitation Act”). Hardly a month has gone by without the DOJ’s announcement of a settlement or consent decree with one or more health care providers, often focused on the issue of communication with sight and hearing-impaired individuals through the use of appropriate auxiliary aids, among other issues.
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Multistate Tax Update — January 23, 2014

Ohio Tax Commissioner Joe Testa issued an alert to all Ohio small businesses this past Tuesday – do not forget to exclude up to half of your Ohio net business income from your adjusted gross income.

Most Ohio businesses structured as pass-through entities are eligible for this deduction, known as the small business investor deduction. This deduction allows individuals to deduct 50 percent of business income included in the taxpayer’s federal adjusted gross income and not otherwise deducted in calculating Ohio taxable income, to the extent such income is apportioned to Ohio. There is a $125,000 cap on this deduction per taxpayer per year ($62,500 for spouses who file separately and each report business income). The law gives a 50 percent tax cut for certain small businesses structured as pass-through entities, such as S-corporations and partnerships, on the first $250,000 in net small business income. Note that sole proprietorships also qualify. 

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U.S. Access Board Advisory Committee’s Recommendations for ADA-Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment: Implications for Health Care Providers

For the past several years, the health care community has been not only at the center of vigorous policy debates about the method of health care delivery in this country, but also in the crosshairs of agencies charged with enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and other disability laws. One such example is the U.S. Department of Justice’s (“DOJ’s”) Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, in which U.S. Attorneys’ offices across the nation partner with the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division to prosecute health care providers deemed to be noncompliant with the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Rehabilitation Act”). Hardly a month has gone by without the DOJ’s announcement of a settlement or consent decree with one or more health care providers, often focused on the issue of communication with sight and hearing-impaired individuals through the use of appropriate auxiliary aids, among other issues.

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Marion J. Allan published in the Advocate and the Verdict

Marion Allan was recently published in the Advocate (January 2014) and the Verdict (Fall 2013, Issue 138). In the Advocate, she reflects on her time as a Deputy Judge of the Yukon sitting in Watson Lake in August 1994. In the Verdict, she offers her insight into jury trials.

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HOWARD & HOWARD EXPANDS LAS VEGAS OFFICE

Royal Oak, Michigan, January 22, 2014:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Matthew J. Kreutzer and Jay Young have joined the firm.  They will both practice out of the firm’s Las Vegas Office.

Matthew J. Kreutzer concentrates his practice in franchising, with an emphasis in transactional franchise law and franchise litigation. He has spent more than 15 years working with individuals and companies on issues relating to the franchise relationship. More…

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: The 3 Little Words Never to Say to a Client

On this cold, snowy Wednesday, we’re bringing you another excellent recommendation from expert Jaimie Field! This recommendation first appeared back in 2011, but like most of Jaimie’s recommendations, it’s timeless!

If you’re in the northeast of the US, stay safe out there!

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When a client sends you an email or calls you on the phone with a question to which you do not know the answer, what is your typical response?

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MIKE SEIDEL Supplying Credibility in the Niche Market of Public Utilities

What do real estate developers do about water and sewer service when they build a subdivision in an unincorporated area?

They often contact Utilities, Inc. and, ultimately, W. Michael Seidel in the Chicago office of Howard and Howard.

Seidel, longtime attorney with the firm of DeFrees and Fiske, which later merged with Howard and Howard, is the expert in northern Illinois for a niche business with national aspirations. More…

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Jason Gonzalez Joins Shutts & Bowen’s Tallahassee Office

Shutts & Bowen is pleased to announce that Jason Gonzalez, a 17-year veteran of the courtroom and Florida’s Capitol, has joined the firm’s Tallahassee office as a partner.

Mr. Gonzalez’s extensive experience in litigation and government affairs includes past service as General Counsel to the Florida Governor, General Counsel to the Republican Party of Florida and Gubernatorial Appointee to the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission.  More…

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Ny SKI-rammeaftale om IT-drift

Der er tale om et genudbud af rammeaftale 02.22 om IT-drift. I forhold til den gamle SKI 02.22 er ydelsesområderne udvidede, og omfatter bl.a. cloud services. Den ny aftale er opdelt i to delaftaler: Delaftale 1 – Cloud drift og Delaftale 2 – Standard drift.

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Don Sihota to present on business succession on January 23

In the next 10 years, it is estimated that more than 75% of business owners in BC will retire. If you’re a business owner over 50, a business succession plan is essential. On January 23, Clark Wilson’s Don Sihota will be presenting a seminar on how to get the best price and negotiate the best terms when you sell your business. For full details and to register, download the seminar brochure.

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