Monthly Archives: September 2018

Talking Tax – Issue 133

Case law
Federal Court refuses to remit case to AAT for review on new grounds of objection

In Wu v FCT [2018] FCA 1339, the Federal Court rejected an application of the Taxpayer to remit the case back to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) for the purposes of considering whether the Commissioner of Taxation had correctly assessed the Taxpayer in relation to deposits received in the Taxpayer’s account (which the Taxpayer contended were savings he had accumulated from overseas).

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Griffiths Appointed to Supreme Court Rules Committee

Griffiths Appointed to Supreme Court Rules Committee

Connolly Gallagher attorney,  N. Christopher Griffiths was appointed by Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr. to serve a three year term as a member of the State of Delaware Supreme Court, Rules Committee.  The Rules Committee is responsible for monitoring the Supreme Court Rules, considering changes where appropriate, considering comments regarding possible improvements and drafting changes to the Rules.

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Medicare Advantage Solidifies its Staying Power

A variety of traditional and non-traditional investors are starting to capitalize on the stability of the Medicare Advantage Program and expansion of the Medicare Advantage Health Plan Market.  These companies are leveraging sophisticated technological interfaces, data, and telemedicine to help improve the patient experience and to maximize the Triple Aim.

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Federal Court Clarifies the Scope of Drawings in a Design Patent

Design patent filings have increased dramatically in recent years, as companies gain appreciation for the ability of these patents to prevent counterfeits and grey market imports. With the higher volume of patent filings comes a higher volume of legal disputes. In one such dispute, the Federal Circuit held that a design patent application that uses two-dimensional drawings to describe a three-dimensional product may be acceptable under patent law.

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Twenty-One Attorneys Named to 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

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Restart Your Business Development Efforts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re already almost mid-way through September (can you believe it?) and this time of year can feel like a new beginning! Though January is typically the time for resolutions, September can also feel like a refresh as kids go back to school, and we jump back into the grind after our own summer holidays and a quieter period with our clients away for their holidays.

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McDonald Hopkins welcomes Sarah Mancuso as a litigator in the Cleveland office

Sarah Mancuso has joined the Cleveland Office of McDonald Hopkins as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. Prior to joining the McDonald Hopkins, she spent nearly three years at Reminger Co., LPA in Cleveland.

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We are excited to welcome Stephen J. Rosenfeld to our Chicago office

Stephen J. Rosenfeld, a prominent litigator with more than a quarter-century of experience, has joined the Chicago office of McDonald Hopkins LLC as a member. He comes to McDonald Hopkins after serving as the managing partner of Mandell Menkes in Chicago.

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Crowdfunding legislation for proprietary companies passes

The long anticipated extension of the crowd-sourced funding (CSF) regime is finally set to become a reality with the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017 having passed the Senate on 12 September 2018. Our previous thinking on this topic can be found here. We will be releasing part two of this article soon.

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R U OK? See the signs every day and change a life

As a director of R U OK?, I’m passionate about creating a world where we’re all meaningfully connected, so that everyone has someone to turn to when things aren’t going so well.

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