New cybersecurity regulations impacting broker-dealers and investment advisers in Colorado went into effect over the weekend.
On June 30, 2017, the Minneapolis City Council passed an ordinance raising minimum wage rates in Minneapolis over a seven-year period.
On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States allowed parts of the Trump Administration’s travel ban to go into effect.
- FINRA Enacts New Rules Addressing Financial Exploitation of Seniors, as Regulators Increase Vigilance Protecting Senior Investors Generally
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced a February 5, 2018, effective date for FINRA’s new rules aimed at addressing financial exploitation of seniors.
- Patent Trial and Appeal Board Creates Loophole to Challenge Written Description and Enablement in Older Patent Families
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision creates a loophole that enables challengers to bring new kinds of attacks against older applications.
Judge Robert Scola, Jr. released his verdict and Order following a non-jury trial: the defendant Winn-Dixie violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
When it comes to trees, Minnesota law allows neighbors to take the law into their own hands under the right circumstances.
Governor Dayton has signed into law House Bill 1538, which adds additional requirements for condominium and townhome homeowners associations wishing to bring construction defect claims against developers.
- Vetoed Preemption Bill Means Minneapolis and St. Paul Sick Leave Ordinances Go Into Effect July 1 as Planned
On May 30, 2017, Minnesota Governor Dayton vetoed a bill that would have prevented cities from enacting their own minimum wage and sick time ordinances.
Should keeping a bank account or financial adviser in Minnesota be considered when determining where a person is a resident?
- Residency Legislative Alert: Location of Attorney, CPA, Financial Adviser or Bank Account May No Longer Be Considered in Domicile Determinations
When evaluating whether an individual is a Minnesota resident, the Minnesota Department of Revenue has been considering, among many factors, the location of a person’s attorney, accountant, financial adviser and bank accounts.
In the case of Frazier v. AmeriServ Financial Bank, # 17cv0031, 2017 federal district judge Arthur J. Schwab ruled that Title III of the ADA, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, applies to AmeriServ Bank’s website.
On April 17, 2017, the Minnesota Court of Appeals rejected a maltreatment ruling by the Minnesota DHS against Meridian Services.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s May 22, 2017, decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group redefined the possible venues for patent infringement lawsuits.
In Helsinn Healthcare, S.A., v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit addressed the degree to which the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) altered the “on sale” prior art provision of 35 U.S.C. § 102.
With cyber intrusions becoming more common and sophisticated, the NY State Dept. of Financial Services has implemented a new regulation to combat these dangers.
The Federal Trade Commission has created a new online resource designed to give small businesses practical guidance on avoiding cyber risks and online scams.
- Relying On Assumptions in Your Complaint May Subject You to An Exceptional Case Finding and Award Of Attorneys’ Fees
In M-I Drilling Fluids UK Ltd. v. Dynamic Air Inc., Chief Judge Tunheim adopted the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Bowbeer, finding the case to be exceptional and awarding attorneys’ fees against the plaintiff.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently sent out over 90 letters to brands and influencers for failing to properly disclose a sponsored relationship, compensation or other benefit in relation to a social media endorsement.
On April 14, 2017, Governor Burgum signed Senate Bill No. 2223, as passed by the North Dakota legislature, amending key sections of North Dakota’s Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act.
Recent news reports, have left the public concerned that thousands of Vulnerable Adult Act mandated maltreatment reports are going uninvestigated without good reason.
On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands case.
- 12 Deaf Plaintiffs Sue Banner Health for Lack of ASL Interpreters and Lack of Auxiliary Communication Aids
Twelve deaf individuals filed a complaint in Federal District Court in Arizona on March 13 against Banner Health.
When we normally think of the term “decanting,” we think of it applying to wine. When one decants a bottle of wine, the wine is poured from the bottle into a decanter where the wine is exposed to air which allows it to “breathe.” Now when this term is used, it can also be applied to trusts in Minnesota.
In 2016, the Department of Labor issued its final “conflicts of interest” rule, which broadens the definition of “fiduciary” and the scope of investment advice under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.
- Financial Institution Bond May Cover Losses from Fraudulent Wire Transfers – Even Where Bank Employees Are at Fault
Even the most well-designed security plan for preventing financial losses from fraudulent acts has a potential weak spot—the humans at the bank who are responsible for implementing the plan.
The December 2015 changes to Rule 34 are dramatic in the way document requests and objections will be handled in federal practice.
The U.S. EPA is mailing general notice letters and requests for information to parties it believes may be responsible under CERCLA for cleanup of the Freeway Sanitary Landfill Site in Burnsville, Minnesota.
Rapid technology developments and increasing computer processing speeds continue to indiscriminately disrupt businesses across industries.
President Trump's initial executive order established broad grounds under which designated foreign nationals could be denied entry to the United States. This week, there have been a number of rollbacks.
Does your trademark registration identify multiple goods or services in a single class?
Like it or not, ransomware is happening, and will continue to happen with increasing frequency. In fact, a recent survey indicates that 93 percent of phishing emails contain ransomware.
Carlson Lynch has sued HCA Holdings in federal court, alleging that over 100 hospitals and health care facilities websites are not accessible to blind individuals and violate Title III of the ADA.
Courts are starting to recognize that “texting has become the preferred means of communication.”
- Proposed Amendments to Federal Rule of Evidence 902 Will Impact Collection of Electronically Stored Information
To establish that an item of evidence is authentic, a proponent must produce sufficient evidence “to support a finding that the item is what the proponent claims it is.”
Replacement components can be big business. However, the replacement component market may quickly become crowded with competitors attracted by lucrative profit margins.
Parties facing allegations of willful patent infringement can rebut the claim by proving that they relied in good faith upon the advice of counsel when undertaking the allegedly infringing activity but at a heavy cost.
A Hennepin County district court judge issued its first substantive ruling in the legal challenge to the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, largely denying the Chamber of Commerce’s request to halt enforcement of the ordinance.
On November 14, 2016, USCIS issued a revised version of the I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form.
The sharp rise of website accessibility litigation and demands that impacted retail, fast-food, financial organizations, banks and education sectors in 2015 and 2016 has expanded to target the healthcare industry.
No one wants to be audited, but there may be instances in which it is important to make sure that you are actually subject to an audit to ensure that your rights are protected.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision severely limiting the appellate rights of petitioners in America Invents Act proceedings that do not engage in potentially infringing activities.
In Solutran, Inc. v. Elavon, Inc. and U.S. Bancorp, Magistrate Judge Thorson recently granted the defendants’ motion to compel the production of three slides in a PowerPoint presentation that plaintiff claimed were protected by attorney-client privilege or the work product doctrine.
USCIS will start accepting H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018) on April 1, 2017.
The United States has placed Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group (Alibaba) back on its list of “notorious markets“ that sell counterfeit goods just four years after taking it off.
- Matter of Dhanasar: New and Expanded Standards for Permanent Residence Under National Interest Waivers
One of the most productive, oftentimes time-efficient pathways to permanent residence is through a National Interest Waiver, under which a foreign national can attain permanent residence by showing that his/her employment will serve to the nation’s benefit.
Hydreon Corporation sells a product called FakeTV®, which deters burglars by emitting and projecting light patterns to simulate real television broadcasts.
The 21st Century Cures Act will allow small employers to establish health reimbursement arrangements for their employees without risking penalties under the Affordable Care Act.
New program launched to stop the illegal importation and distribution of dangerous counterfeit consumer electronics at the border.
The new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have been in place for one year. So how have the courts addressed the new rules regarding e-discovery?