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Recent News and Events

Fredrikson & Byron strives to provide clients current business developments and legal updates. See the list below for our most recent updates and events.

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Is a Legislative Crackdown Coming on Third Party Releases in Bankruptcy Plans?

Third-party releases headline news stories about major chapter 11 cases, including Purdue Pharma and the Boy Scouts of America. Will Congress consider a bill that would restrict the use of third-party releases?

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Federal District Court of Minnesota Holds that Disgorgement of Chapter 11 Professional Fees Not Allowed

When a case is administratively insolvent, can a trustee force estate professionals to disgorge compensation paid pursuant to a court’s order approving such compensation?

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The Importance of State Laws and the Evidentiary Record in Fraudulent Transfer Analysis

A recent court decision, Mendelsohn v. Roslyn, provides important lessons for pleading and proving fraudulent transfer claims.

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Are 501(c)(3) Organizations Exempt from Minnesota Property Tax?

Many 501(c)(3) organizations receive a property tax statement on a newly acquired property and ask: “As a 501(c)(3) organization, aren’t we exempt from property tax?”

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Fredrikson & Byron Represents CFS in Its Successful Bid to Become Corn Supplier for Renewable Ethanol Plant

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New Guidance on Immigrant Visa Prioritization

The Department of State (DOS) released guidance on how its embassies and consulates are prioritizing immigrant visa applications and making “difficult decisions” as they work to reduce the backlog “resulting from travel restrictions and operational constraints caused by the global COVID pandemic.”

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DHS Extends I-9 Flexibility to End of December

The Department of Homeland Security announced an extension until December 31, 2021, of the flexibility in complying with certain requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

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Public Comments on Revision of H-1B Registration Tool Requested

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services requests public comments on a revision of the H-1B Registration Tool.

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Lockbox Filing Location Updates Page

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has launched a new Lockbox Filing Location Updates page, to be updated regularly.

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COVID-19 Vaccinations Required for Many Green Card Applicants

Effective October 1, 2021, with few exceptions, those applying for permanent residence (green card) must be vaccinated against COVID-19, now classified as a “Class A inadmissible condition,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced.

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