Monthly Archives: June 2014

Two for Tuesdays: Successful Content Marketing Strategies

A post came through my reader last night, with 7 Tips for Starting a Content Marketing Strategy. Now, I know what you’re thinking, that the idea of crafting a “strategy” around delivering valuable information to your audiences is a bit icky.  But I promise that it’s not – this is about identifying what is of most use to your clients and potential clients (and influencers and amplifiers), and making sure that you’re not committing what we call RAM (Random Acts of Marketing). 

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Trademark Attorney Sara Suleiman joins McDonald Hopkins

Chicago, Illinois (June 24, 2014) – Sara Suleiman has joined the Chicago office of McDonald Hopkins as an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Suleiman joins McDonald Hopkins after nearly two years at a Chicago-based intellectual property firm where she handled all aspects of trademark preparation and prosecution for clients. She has substantial experience working with foreign counsel to manage trademark matters for U.S. clients in other countries, as well as serving as outside general counsel to multinational corporations in transactional business matters. Suleiman is experienced in conducting trademark clearance searches to advise clients on risks of potential marks, and directing worldwide and regional audits to determine strengths and weaknesses in client portfolios.

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Violation of Privacy Rule Leads to $800,000 HIPAA Settlement

Indiana-based Parkview Health System (“Parkview”) has agreed to settle potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule with the HHS Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) by paying $800,000 and adopting a corrective action plan to address deficiencies in its HIPAA compliance program. The resolution agreement can be found here. According to the HHS press release, the […]

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Begrænsning af virksomhedsskatteordningen

Skatteministeren har 11. juni 2014 fremsat et lovforslag, som indeholder indgreb mod utilsigtet udnyttelse af virksomhedsordningen. Selv om folketinget er gået på ferie, er lovforslaget fremsat og forventes vedtaget engang i september måned, da formålet med tiltaget er at stoppe en utilsigtet udnyttelse. Lovtiltaget skal på visse punkter have virkning fra fremsættelsestidspunktet, nemlig 11. september 2014.

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ILN-terviews: Pál Jalsovszky, Jalsovszky Law Firm

Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network. For our latest interview, we’re doing a little something different! If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen that we’ve been answering some ILN-terviews questions via video!

Each of the videos below answers the questions that precede it – Pál Jalsovszky of Jalsovszky Law Firm in Budapest was kind enough to do our first set of videos! 

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New Vexatious Litigants Legislation a Positive for Lenders

The new Vexatious Proceedings Act 2014 (Vic) introduces a new regime to deal with vexatious litigants and provides flexibility in the type of orders Victorian courts and tribunals can make in the future.

The Vexatious Proceedings Bill 2014 (Vic) was introduced into the Legislative Assembly on 18 February 2014 and passed on 3 April 2014.  The Bill was introduced into the Legislative Council the same day and passed on 12 June.  The Bill received royal assent on 17 June 2014 and commences 31 October 2014. More…

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Endring av beregningsmåten for fastsettelse av skattepliktig fordel ved lån fra selskap til aksjonær

Dersom en aksjonær låner penger fra selskapet med gunstige rentebetingelser, er rentefordelen skattepliktig. Tidligere har skattefordelen blitt beregnet med utgangspunkt i normrenten som gjelder for rimelige lån i arbeidsforhold. I en prinsipputtalelse av 4. juni 2014 har Skattedirektoratet gitt uttrykk for en endret oppfatning om hvordan rentefordelen skal beregnes. Fordelen skal nå fastsettes til differansen mellom avtalt rente og markedsrenten.

Skattedirektoratet begrunner den nye oppfatningen med det såkalte armlengdeprinsippet, som går ut på at transaksjoner
mellom selskap og aksjonærer skal verdsettes til tilsvarende disposisjoner mellom parter uten interessefellesskap.
Den endrede oppfatningen er også begrunnet med et ønske om å unngå utilsiktede tilpasninger. More…

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Miller Samuel Assumes Three New Partners

Leading Scottish legal practice, Miller Samuel is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Partners, with immediate effect.

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Ekenberg & Andersson recruits new partner

Jan E. Frydman, who until recently was the head of unit for international regulatory affairs at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, will be a new partner of Swedish law firm Ekenberg & Andersson. He joins the Firm from a position as adj. Judge of the Svea Court of Appeal. More…

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Minimum Wage for Employees of Federal Contractors and Subcontractors to Rise to $10.10 Per Hour

By Evan J. Spelfogel

On Feb. 12, 2014 President Obama signed Executive Order 13,658 to raise the minimum wage for workers on federal service and construction contracts from the current $7.25 to $10.10 per hour.  On June 12, 2014 the United States Department of Labor announced proposed implementation of the Executive Order with respect to all new and renegotiated federal contracts starting Jan. 1, 2015.

This increased minimum wage would apply to the approximately 200,000 employees working for government contractors and subcontractors, and is another salvo in the President’s push for an increase in the federal minimum wage in the private sector nationwide. 

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