Monthly Archives: February 2018
The Public Guardian’s new ‘Practice Note PN7: giving gifts’ is a must-read for any attorney appointed under an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney, or deputy, faced with the thorny issue of whether they can use the incapable donor’s funds in a transaction which is not for value – such as a payment by way of gift or to meet a person’s needs.
Often when advisors and clients are reviewing trust deeds a critical issue can overlooked – the vesting date of the trust.
This post is the first in a series from Epstein Becker Green on the growing area of enforcement of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP). There has been a recent growth in enforcement actions and regulatory interest that may not have yet attracted the attention of many providers and traditional and non-traditional payers. Noncompliance with the MSP can result in monetary penalties and government enforcement action. In particular, the MSP is garnering attention as an enforcement tool under the False Claims Act (FCA). This series of blogs provides a general overview of the MSP, discusses requirements for compliance for differing entities, describes recent MSP enforcement actions under the False Claims Act (FCA), and sets forth key takeaways to potentially reduce liability.
Our colleague Daniel R. Levy, at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility blog that will be of interest to our readers: “It’s a Brave New World: Protecting Trade Secrets When Traveling Abroad with Electronic Devices.”
This article presents a cautionary tale for any person who wishes to take legal proceedings against an individual or company resident in Mexico.
More than 25 years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Morguard Investments Ltd. v. De Savoye, represented a sea change in the way Canadian courts recognized and enforced foreign judgments. The “foreign” aspect of Morguard involved British Columbia plaintiffs seeking to enforce an Alberta judgment. Writing for the court, Justice La Forest rejected the centuries’ old principles regarding recognizing and enforcing foreign judgments which were anchored in the concept of territoriality. He held that modern states like Canada should no longer live in “splendid isolation” from the rest of the world and should give effect to judgments made in other countries. In arriving at its conclusion, the court relied heavily upon the concept of comity which had been adopted by the Supreme Court of the United States. It held that comity would “impel sovereigns to mutual intercourse”.
February 15, 2018 — Today’s edition of Montréal daily Le Devoir discusses the application of the provisions of the Highway Safety Code on the protection of cyclists. Normand Laurendeau’s comments are quoted in support of the journalist’s findings.
The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Lee International IP & Law Group, Seoul, South Korea!
Lee International IP & Law Group was founded in 1961 and is rooted in technology and cross-border transactions. The firm, serving Korea and beyond for more than 55 years, has grown from a patent firm to a full-service law and intellectual property firm. Lee International has seasoned attorneys and boasts a team comprised of former judges, prosecutors, private practice attorneys, senior foreign attorneys and former judicial law clerks.
Chicago, Illinois, February 14, 2018: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that seventeen of our attorneys have been named to Illinois Super Lawyers® and Illinois Rising Stars 2018. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. Only five percent of the attorneys in Illinois were named to the Super Lawyers list and two and one half percent to Rising Stars.