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Howard & Howard Expands Litigation Practice

ROYAL OAK, Mich., September 22, 2020 – Royal Oak, Mich.-based Howard & Howard recently expanded its business litigation practice with the addition of Steven E. Kish III. He will practice out of the Las Vegas, Nevada office.

“I am a pragmatic attorney who focuses on effective and efficient advocacy for my clients at each phase of litigation.”–Steven E. Kish III

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Coverage by the Occupational Safety and Health Act

The OSH Act covers most private sector employers and their workers, in addition to some public sector employers and workers in the 50 states and certain territories and jurisdictions under federal authority. OSHA covers most private sector employers and their workers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. jurisdictions either directly through Federal OSHA or through an OSHA-approved state program. Workers at state and local government agencies are not covered by Federal OSHA, but have OSH Act protections if they work in those states that have an OSHA-approved state program. Several additional states/territories have OSHA-approved plans that cover public sector workers only. State-run health and safety programs must be at least as effective as the Federal OSHA program. To find the contact information for the OSHA Federal or State Program office nearest you, see the Regional and Area Offices map.

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Howard & Howard Welcomes William A. Gonzales

Royal Oak, Mich., March 24, 2020 – Royal Oak, Michigan-based Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that William A. Gonzales has joined the firm. He will practice out of the Las Vegas, Nevada office.

“I apply my compassionate and assertive nature to achieve the best outcomes for my clients.” –William A. Gonzales

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Michigan Emergency Order Summary

Michigan’s Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, has issued Executive Order No. 2020-21, entitled “Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life” (the “Order”). This alert summarizes the Order. The full text of the Order is available here. Notably, the Order is to be construed “broadly to prohibit in-person work that is not necessary to sustain or protect life.” Read more…

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CORONAVIRUS : DEALING WITH DISRUPTION

As the Coronavirus threatens the normal operations of business throughout the country, banks may consider how to tackle the disruption and protect employees and customers while continuing to comply with regulatory obligations. While the country works through the challenges presented by the Coronavirus, the ability of our banks to seamlessly maintain banking services and the availability of loans to those businesses most significantly stressed by the crisis will be critical to maintaining consumer confidence in the strength and resilience of our economy. Read more…

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Should You Record a Transfer or Document against a Copyright?

Suppose that you have an assignment of a copyright or a security agreement for a copyright.  Are you required to record this assignment or security agreement against the copyright registration?  Should you record this assignment or security agreement with the U.S. Copyright Office?  The answer is YES!

In the United States, 37 C.F.R. § 205 states that “any transfer of copyright ownership or other document pertaining to a copyright may be recorded in the Copyright Office if the document filed for recordation bears the actual signature of the person who executed it, or if it is accompanied by a sworn or official certification that it is a true copy of the original, signed document.”  Thus, documents pertaining to copyrights are recorded in the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Howard & Howard Marks 150th Anniversary with Donations to Ele’s Place and Make-A-Wish of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Mich., December 19, 2019 – Howard & Howard has made donations to both Ele’s Place and Make-A-Wish Michigan, each in the amount of $6,250. The gifts are part of the firm’s “12 Months of Giving” initiative celebrating its 150th anniversary.

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Can Appointment of Administrative Patent Judges be Unconstitutional?

For the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (“PTAB”), the Administrative Patent Judges (“APJs”) are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce in consultation with the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  For an inter parties review of a patent, three APJs conduct the instituted review and determine if claims of a patent are unpatentable.  Is the appointment of the APJs unconstitutional because it violates the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution.?  The answer was YES! until the court remedied the APJs to be inferior officers.

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Howard & Howard Announces Formation of Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group

ROYAL OAK, Mich., November 26, 2019 – Howard & Howard has announced the official formation of a Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. The practice group’s attorneys assist businesses in staying compliant with data privacy laws and regulations, preventing and protecting against cybersecurity threats and risks, and managing and responding to data breaches. The announcement was made by firm President and CEO, Mark A. Davis.

“Data privacy and cybersecurity concerns have steadily grown as advances in technology continue. We have built a team of attorneys with the knowledge, training, and experience, in both the U.S. and abroad, needed for companies that find themselves on the front line of cyber and data threats and breaches,” said Davis.

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Howard & Howard Ranked Among Nation’s 2020 ‘Best Law Firms’ by U.S. News—Best Lawyers®

ROYAL OAK, Mich., November 15, 2019—Howard & Howard has been named to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list in the following areas:

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