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Expansion of National Security Review of Foreign Investments

The Ticker

August 28, 2018

On August 13, President Trump signed into law the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act, which expands the role of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States in reviewing national security concerns arising from transactions in which foreign individuals or entities invest in or acquire U.S. businesses.

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SEC Expands Companies’ Ability to Issue Securities Pursuant to Compensatory Arrangements, Solicits Public Comment on Further Modernization

The Ticker

August 28, 2018

On July 18, the SEC announced that it had taken two steps towards allowing companies to more easily pay their employees in stock while still complying with federal securities laws. 

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SEC Amends Definition of ‘Smaller Reporting Company’

The Ticker

August 28, 2018

On June 28, the SEC announced that it had voted to amend the definition of “smaller reporting company” to expand the number of companies that qualify for certain existing scaled disclosure accommodations.

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SEC Adopts Inline XBRL for Submission of Financial Statement Information, Eliminates Website Posting Requirement

The Ticker

August 28, 2018

On June 28, the SEC announced that it had voted to amend existing requirements for companies to submit financial statement information in machine-readable format using eXtensible Business Reporting Language. 

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MIMA’s Website Accessibility Workshop

Internet, Technology, Trademark & Advertising Alerts

August 22, 2018

Get hands on experience with accessible technology tools and learn practical tips and best practices for improving the accessibility of your website or app.

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Minnesota Enacted a New Health Savings Account Exemption and Increased Exemptions Including for the Homestead

The Restructuring Report

July 26, 2018

Minnesota has expanded the types and value of assets that individuals may protect from creditors.

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May a Debtor Discharge Tax Debt for Late Filed Tax Returns?

The Restructuring Report

July 26, 2018

In the 8th Circuit, income tax debt owed under late filed tax returns could, under certain circumstances, be discharged by individual debtors in their bankruptcy cases.

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More Tools in the Preference Defense Toolbox for Statutory Lien Holders

The Restructuring Report

July 26, 2018

Payments made to creditors in the 90-days before a bankruptcy filing can be subject to recovery as “preference claims.”

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Federal Circuit Holds that Tribal Sovereign Immunity Does Not Bar Inter Partes Review

IP Intel

July 20, 2018

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held today that a Native American tribe may not assert sovereign immunity to bar inter partes review proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

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The Standard Consent Agreement That Protects Sacha Baron Cohen

Internet, Technology, Trademark & Advertising Alerts

July 20, 2018

Sacha Baron Cohen just premiered his latest television work, “Who Is America?”

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