Monthly Archives: August 2018

Net assets are less than charter capital — not a cause for winding-up?

Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation proposed to abolish company winding-up basis that provides for the liquidation of joint stock companies (JSC) and limited liability companies (LLC), while the net asset value is lower than the charter capital amount. For that purpose, the Ministry has developed the draft Federal law “On Amending Part One and Two of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation” (the Bill)1. Furthermore, the Bill also excludes the duty to register charter capital reduction in case of company’s net assets value decrease.

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Delaware Law Update: U.S. Senate Confirms Connolly and Noreika to Delaware District Court

Delaware Law Update: U.S. Senate Confirms Connolly and Noreika to Delaware District Court

On August 1, 2018, the United States Senate confirmed Colm F. Connolly and Maryellen Noreika to be United States District Judges for the District of Delaware.   Connolly and Noreika will fill the two vacant District Judge vacancies created by the retirements of Judge Sue L. Robinson and Gregory M. Sleet.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: So, Tell Me What You Want; What You Really, Really Want

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In today’s Rainmaking Recommendation from expert and trainer, Jaimie Field, she’s discussing one of my favorite things – working with your clients to find out what they really want.

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ILN Today Post

Liquidation speculation and adjudication

Most involved in the construction industry will at some point have encountered insolvency. Institutionally tight margins and weighted risk-sharing regrettably have pushed and will continue to push companies, particularly on the contracting side, to the wall.  Insolvency during live construction projects can be particularly problematic because replacement contractors need to be procured to complete the insolvent company’s works without causing delay to the project programme.  This inevitably increases cost.

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Four new lawyers join RSS

August 2, 2018 — Four new lawyers have joined RSS over the past few weeks:

  • Stéphanie Beaudoin, a litigator with close to 20 years’ experience, who will be in our Saint-Jérôme office;
  • Béatrice Lalande, the newest member in our Family Law Practice Group;
  • Sébastien Patry, a litigator, who will assist his colleague Stéphanie in Saint-Jérôme; and
  • Éloïse Robichaud, who will be handling research and drafting activities for the litigators in our Insurance Law Practice Group.
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UPDATE: Model FMLA Forms Expiration Date Extended

The expiration date for the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) model Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) notice and medical certification forms has once again been extended. The new expiration date is now August 31, 2018. Expiration dates are located at the top right corner of the model FMLA forms.

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Can You Use Photographs in Design Patent Applications?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suppose that you have an invention disclosure for a design of an article that you want to protect.  When you review the invention disclosure, you notice that the inventor has only supplied photographs of the design and not any line drawings of the design.  Can you file the design patent application with the photographs?  The answer is YES! if that is the only practicable medium for illustrating the design for the article.

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