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New U.S. Sanctions Against Russia Impact U.S. Biofuels Companies

October 8, 2014

The U.S. federal government has recently imposed sanctions against Russian individuals and companies in response to Russia’s military action in Ukraine. This article will describe these sanctions.

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Trial Court to Decide Whether LinkedIn Contacts Are a Trade Secret

September 30, 2014

Are your LinkedIn contacts yours or your employer’s? Are they confidential? Could they even be considered trade secrets? While we do not yet know the answer to these important questions, we may be one step closer.

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Harris Tweed and the Chair That Wasn’t

September 25, 2014

I wondered what Crate&Barrel had done to me and invested the additional 10 seconds to click and find out.

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According to the Patent Office, Claiming an Abstract Idea May Still Be Patentable, Will Anyone Else Agree?

September 18, 2014

Learn more about the interim guidelines following Alice v. CLSAlice.

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Bank Employers Take Note!

September 3, 2014

Banks, like all employers, must keep up with the ever-changing federal and state employment laws and requirements. Several important changes that banks must not miss have taken effect or will take effect soon.

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Success and Failure in Bank Auctions

September 3, 2014

Bank acquisitions and the number of banks for sale have shown an uptick in activity in the first half of 2014. The twin pressures of succession planning and increased regulatory burdens have caused many bank owners to consider selling their banks.

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Real Estate Legislative Update: 2014 Minnesota Legislative Session

September 1, 2014

This legislative update contains information on changes in real estate law passed during the 2014 Minnesota legislative session affecting real estate developers, property managers, owners, investors, lenders, and debt management and settlement services. 

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Michael Jordan Is Still Getting All the Calls from Officials – A Cautionary Tale About Publicity Rights

August 24, 2014

When Michael Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall Of Fame, it was a big deal for every Chicago Bulls fan and the whole town of Chicago. It is also turning out to be a big deal in the world of publicity rights.

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New J-1 Waiver Procedures Announced for International Physicians in Minnesota

August 13, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Health announced new procedures for health care facilities wishing to apply for a J-1 waiver.

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Refreshing the Board of Directors

August 6, 2014

Increasingly shareholders, other stakeholders and regulators are seeking greater board turnover and diversity in board composition as the tenure of directors, age limits and term limits increase. Unquestionably, board performance begins with board composition, the character, integrity, competence and skills of those who comprise the corporation’s governing body.

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