Monthly Archives: March 2016

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McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies Advisory: This Week in Washington — April 1, 2016

House looks unlikely to pass budget

When Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) took the gavel last fall, there was optimism among all ideological stripes of Republicans that some of the battles of the past could be left behind and that the Republican caucus would be able to return to getting at least the basics done.

Now it appears that House Republicans won’t even be able to pass a budget. That’s quite a turn of events in such a short period of time.

 

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New Appointment in Lidings Dispute Resolution Practice

Lidings law firm announces the promotion of Alexander Popelyuk, senior associate of dispute resolution practice, to the position of counsel in the firm’s Moscow office.

Prior to joining Lidings in the fall of 2013 Alexander Popelyuk has worked in one of the national law firms and headed dispute resolution projects at Otto Group Russia and Far East Generating Company. At Lidings he is involved in a series of landmark projects representing interests of a large Irish bank’ subsidiary company in arbitrazh courts in Russia, as well as representing a major producer of electrical power equipment in a number of corporate disputes and bankruptcy cases, advising the client on its way to adopting interim measures in Canada.

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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Marc Sarnoff to FIU Board of Trustees

Governor Rick Scott recently appointed Miami partner and former City of Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff to a five-year term on the Florida International University Board of Trustees.

“I am honored to have been chosen to serve on the FIU Board of Trustees,” said Sarnoff. “FIU is an anchor institution in our community and I look forward to working with my fellow trustees to assist President Rosenberg’s team in making FIU better every day and expanding it for the benefit of all of South Florida.”

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Miami Reveals New Office to Clients During Welcome Reception

The Miami office recently marked its move to theSoutheast Financial Center by inviting clients and colleagues to view the new space. Joining the attorneys in celebrating the future and years of partnership were the firm’s clients, judges, politicians and members of the press.

The event attracted more than 150 business and community leaders and featured a reception showcasing food and drink from Bill Hansen Catering, complete with sushi, flatbread pizza, antipasto, dessert and kosher stations. The firm’s interior and architectural firm, ASD, the construction company, Amicon Construction, along with administration and staff devoted hours of their time to develop the modern space. It’s a new look for the firm, featuring white, expansive spaces, floor to ceiling windows, efficient work areas that encourage collaboration and an advanced conferencing center suited with the latest technology and security.

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Position of Power for Women as Karta

For long, devolution of interest of co-parcenery property was restricted to the male members of the family and only the male members had a right to the ancestral property by birth and demand partition of the Hindu Undivided Family (‘HUF’) property. Hindu women were excluded from these very basic inheritance rights for the obvious vested reasons.

A HUF is a separate entity that is created by members of a family wherein the members are lineal ascendants or descendants. In relation to HUF, a co-parcener is a person who acquires a right in the ancestral property of the HUF by virtue of his birth in the family and has the right to demand partition of HUF property. Prior to the amendment made to the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 (‘Act’), this devolution of interest of property was restricted to the male members of the family.

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Multistate Tax Update — March 31, 2016

Last March, the California Franchise Tax Board authorized its staff to hold interested party meetings to discuss the regulation of apportionment and allocation of income derived from space transportation activities. This includes the transportation of people or cargo into and from space.

Industry initiated the effort with a document titled Request to Proceed to Interested Parties Meeting for a Proposed Regulation under California Code of Regulations, Title 18, Section 25137, Relating to the Apportionment of Income Arising from Space Transportation Activities. Acknowledging that the current tax code does not address space transportation, the authors explained that “in the near future,” the private companies that now launch satellites into orbit and transport supplies to and from the International Space Station anticipate transporting people to and from space as well.

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Se video: Huskeliste til en værdig opsigelse

Advokat Søren Ole Nielsen gennemgår her en huskeliste på syv punkter, der sikrer en værdig opsigelse.

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2016 Annual Review of Law and Practice Published

The 25th edition of the CLE BC Annual Review of Law & Practice has just been released. The book highlights key developments of the past year in over 34 different areas of the law. Longtime contributors Jeffrey Vicq and Scott Lamb authored the chapters on Copyright Law and Trademarks respectively, while Cheryl Kornder provided great assistance to them both. Congratulations to Jeffrey and Scott for their important contributions to IP scholarship.

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2016 Annual Review of Law and Practice Published

The 25th edition of the CLE BC Annual Review of Law & Practice has just been released. The book highlights key developments of the past year in over 34 different areas of the law. Longtime contributors Jeffrey Vicq and Scott Lamb authored the chapters on Copyright Law and Trademarks respectively, while Cheryl Kornder provided great assistance to them both. Congratulations to Jeffrey and Scott for their important contributions to IP scholarship.

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New York City Expands Protections of Its Human Rights Law and Provides for Agency Awards of Attorney’s Fees to Complainants

Laura A. Stutz

On March 28, 2016, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed three pieces of legislation passed earlier this month by The New York City Council to amend the City’s Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”).

The new laws:

  1. require that the NYCHRL be interpreted expansively to maximize civil rights protections, regardless of how courts have interpreted similar provisions under federal and state anti-discrimination laws;
  2. permit the City’s Commission on Human Rights the authority to award attorney’s fees and costs to complainants in cases brought before the Commission; and
  3. repeal language addressing how to construe the NYCRHL’s prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
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