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Lidings advises Turkey’s Ipek Jut in major delivery to Russian trading network Magnit

Lidings advises Turkey’s Ipek Jut in major delivery to Russian trading network Magnit

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MARJORIE SUISMAN NAMED ONE OF BOSTON’S 2010 FIVE STAR WEALTH MANAGERS

February 12, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C. is pleased to announce that Marjorie Suisman was selected as one of Boston’s 2010 FIVE STAR Wealth Managers. Ms. Suisman is featured in the February issue of Boston Magazine. In a survey conducted by Crescendo Business Services by mail and phone, more than 100,000 high net worth residents in the Boston area and subscribers of Boston Magazine, and more than 10,000 financial services industry professionals, were asked to evaluate wealth managers. After a very thorough selection and evaluation process, the resulting list of 2010 FIVE STAR Wealth Managers was chosen by a blue ribbon panel comprised of individuals from within the financial services industry. This elite group represents less than 4% of the wealth managers in the Boston area and only 536 of the top-scoring wealth managers made this year’s list. For more information about the FIVE STAR Award please visit the FIVE STAR website.

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY DAVID M. COGLIANO CONDUCTS EMPLOYMENT LAW PROGRAM FOR SBANE

February 11, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

On February 11, Davis Malm attorney David M. Cogliano conducted an employment law program, “2010 Legal Update,” for the Smaller Business Association of New England in Waltham, Massachusetts. David was joined by two other employment attorneys on the panel. The interactive program provided a comprehensive overview of the many employment law changes that came about in 2009 that directly impact employers and their HR practices and the consequences of non-compliance. Specific topics included: the importance of properly classifying workers; utilizing non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements; changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act; the use of social media in the workplace; the duty to accommodate persons with disabilities; and the Employee Free Choice Act.

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DAVIS MALM ATTORNEY PAUL L. FELDMAN PARTICIPATES IN MCLE ZONING PRACTICE SEMINAR

February 03, 2010 – Boston, MA
For more information contact: Jeanie Griggs
(617) 589-3895; jgriggs@davismalm.com

On January 26, Davis Malm attorney Paul L. Feldman participated in the “Zoning Practice: MCLE BasicsPlus” seminar. This seminar was designed for the practitioner who needs a solid understanding of zoning including the basics for both residential and commercial properties, handling issues that arise when special permits or variances are required, dealing with nonconforming uses and structures, and dealing with municipalities. Updated information on recent important legislative changes and important judicial changes were also discussed during the seminar. Mr. Feldman was part of a faculty comprised of experienced real estate experts.

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How Can You Telemarket? The OIG Adds a New Twist to DME Suppliers’ Telemarketing Prohibition

by Jana Kolarik Anderson and George B. Breen

February 2010


On January 13, 2010, the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) revised and reissued its 2003 Special Fraud Alert regarding prohibited telemarketing conduct by durable medical equipment (“DME”) suppliers. There is a new twist.

Both the previous and new OIG Special Fraud Alert explains that DME suppliers are statutorily prohibited from making unsolicited telephone calls to Medicare beneficiaries regarding the furnishing of a Medicare covered item, except in certain limited circumstances.[1] The OIG explained that the statute also prohibits payment to a supplier who “knowingly” submits a claim generated pursuant to a prohibited telephone solicitation and that such claims are false. Consequently, violators are potentially subject to criminal, civil and administrative penalties, including exclusion from the Federal health care programs.

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Lidings is becoming the partner of choice for businesses throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States

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Lidings’ attorneys have defended interests of Taiwanese company ASUSTeK in the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS)

Several leading manufacturers of notebooks sold throughout Russia (Асеr, ASUSTeK Computer Inc., Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung Electronics, and Toshiba) were faced with an investigation by the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) in June 2009.

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Ninth Circuit: Managers Can Be Liable For Unpaid Wages Upon Bankruptcy

On July 27, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a corporation’s managers can be held personally liable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) for wages that the corporation failed to pay to employees prior to the employer’s filing for bankruptcy. This opinion serves as a cautionary reminder of the risks managers potentially face when a corporation files for bankruptcy and has failed to pay its employees for all wages earned prior to the filing.

In Boucher v. Shaw, —- F. 3d —-, 2009 WL 2217517 (9th Cir. 2009), former employees of the Castaways Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center sued three senior managers for unpaid wages under Nevada state law as well as federal law. The managers moved to dismiss the claims based on, among other grounds, the fact that the hotel had filed for bankruptcy protection. The Ninth Circuit asked the Nevada Supreme Court to address the issue of whether, under state law, the managers could be personally liable as “employers” for the unpaid wages. The Nevada Supreme Court ruled that individual managers are not “employers” under state law. However, the Ninth Circuit ruled against the managers on the federal FLSA claims and allowed the employees’ claims to proceed.

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Lidings expands and moves to a new office

Lidings expands and moves to a new office

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Andrey Zelenin is now a сo-chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Enterprise Development Committee

Andrey Zelenin is now a сo-chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Enterprise Development Committee

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