Monthly Archives: March 2014

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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Legal ruling set to rock the UK radio industry

MILLER Samuel, the Glasgow-based legal practice which specialises in Employment Law, has hailed what it considers to be a ground-breaking case, which is set to have far reaching implications for the UK radio industry.

The Miller Samuel team, led by partner, Marie Macdonald, yesterday successfully represented former Radio Clyde presenters, Adrian Coll and Kevin Cameron, at an Employment Tribunal which has ruled they should have been treated as employees, not freelance. More…

Bauer Media considers appealing ‘landmark’ unfair dismissal ruling for Radio Clyde DJs Adrian Coll and Kevin Cameron

Ex Radio Clyde DJs win claim for unfair dismissal

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BIM A Year On: Progress Embraced?

his article was previously published in the Association for Project Safety’s magazine Digest.

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often, or so said the nation’s favourite Briton, Sir Winston Churchill. Advances in computer technology have dramatically changed the way we work and live. However, technologies in construction have fallen behind other industries. More…

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“What a difference a day makes”… The arrival of same-sex marriage in England and Wales

As from 29 March 2014 a new law in England and Wales will recognise same-sex weddings.  It allows same-sex couples to marry and for that marriage to have the same effect as it has in relation to opposite-sex couples.  Scotland and Northern Ireland will not be included under the terms of this legislation.  Scotland passed a bill approving same-sex marriage in February 2014 and it is expected that this will become law during the course of this year.  Northern Ireland will stand alone. More…

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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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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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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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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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“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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