Monthly Archives: August 2015

ILN Today Post

15 Stradling Attorneys Named to 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. is pleased to announce that 15 of its lawyers have been named to the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.  Read more.

Super Lawyers recognizes only 5% of attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through independent research. The Rising Stars list has the same criteria except, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. In addition, no more than 2.5% of nominees are named to Rising Stars. More…

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Shartsis Friese Attorneys named “Best Lawyers” for 2016

Shartsis Friese is proud to announce the following lawyers have been chosen by Best Lawyers in America for 2016.

BET-THE-COMPANY LITIGATION
San Francisco, CA
Arthur J. Shartsis – Listed
Joel Zeldin – Listed

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
San Francisco, CA
Robert Charles Friese – Listed
Robert E. Schaberg – Listed
Arthur J. Shartsis – Listed
Joel Zeldin – Listed
Frank Cialone – Nominated More…

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BMP PARTNER SCOTT MARRS APPOINTED TO INTERNATIONAL PANEL OF ARBITRATORS BY THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION (“ICDR”)

Beirne, Maynard & Parsons partner Scott D. Marrs has been appointed by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) to its Panel of Distinguished International Arbitrators.

Mr. Marrs has more than 25 years of experience counseling clients in litigation and arbitration matters involving international, energy (oil and gas exploration, production, transportation, storage, power, petrochemical, energy marketing, well service), intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and covenant not to compete litigation), commercial, and product liability matters in state and federal courts, in both national and international forums. More…

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Marcel-Olivier Nadeau coming back, and opening an office in Eastern Quebec

August 26, 2015 — After taking a leave of absence to pursue graduate studies at the University of Lausanne, Marcel-Olivier Nadeau resumes his activity with RSS’s Insurance Group. Since his call to the Bar in 2010, Marcel-Olivier has acquired substantial experience as a litigator. He will therefore continue to represent our clients in litigation matters. 

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Social Media & Employment: Designing A Digital Conduct Policy

In a recent decision, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) found that the dismissal of a former canal worker was proportionate after he posted on his Facebook account that he had been drunk while on a standby shift and made derogatory comments about has supervisors. Although this was the first Scottish appellate decision dealing with the issue of social media misconduct, the EAT did not require any “special rules” regarding social media but decided the case according to the ordinary principles of employment law. 

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Prominent litigator Christopher B. Hopkins joins the West Palm Beach office of McDonald Hopkins

Prominent litigator Christopher B. Hopkins join

Christopher B. Hopkins has been elected a member at McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm with an 85-year history. Based in the firm’s West Palm Beach office, Hopkins is joining McDonald Hopkins’ national Litigation department. 

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Økonomisk støtte til politiske partier – skattemæssige konsekvenser

Støtte til politiske partier har skattemæssige konsekvenser hos dem, der yder støtten.

Af Bent Ramskov

BESKATNING

I juni måned blev der afholdt folketingsvalg. Ved ethvert valg bruges der ressourcer fra de politiske partier. Disse ressourcer opnås ofte ved, at forskellige personer og selskaber m.v. yder støtte til partierne. Det har været og er stadig et omdiskuteret emne, i hvilken udstrækning der skal være gennemsigtighed med sådan en støtte – hvem giver til hvad? 

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The Even-Hand Rule

If you are acting as an executor, it is important to remember the even-hand rule: unless the Will says otherwise, the executor must treat all of the beneficiaries equally (i.e. with an even hand).

The even-hand rule is not always straightforward because different beneficiaries may receive different interests in the estate.  Consider a case where Beneficiary A has a life interest in an asset and Beneficiary B receives the remainder of that asset when Beneficiary A passes away.  The executor must maintain an even hand between the two beneficiaries.  Practically speaking, it is not a straightforward task.  How does the executor treat two unequal interests equally? 

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Epstein Becker Green’s Wage and Hour App Now Includes All 50 States and More

Wage & Hour Guide for Employers AppWe’d like to share some news with financial services industry employers: Epstein Becker Green has released a new version of its Wage & Hour Guide for Employers app, available without charge for Apple, Android, and BlackBerry devices. 

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McDonald Hopkins issues new white paper: 7 tactics for winning the cyber war

McDonald Hopkins issues new white paper: 7 tactics

CLEVELAND (August 25, 2015) – As businesses collect more personal and sensitive customer and commercial data, they become bigger targets for data breaches. And what many board members don’t realize is that in the face of a cyber attack, they can find themselves the target of shareholder derivative action or regulatory enforcement action. Cybersecurity needs to be looked at as more than an IT issue – it’s a corporate strategy issue that affects everyone at a business. 

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