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USCIS Completes Date Entry of FY 2018 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions

June 20, 2017

The USCIS announced on May 3, 2017, that it had completed data entry of all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in a computer-generated random process.

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State Department Announces Continued High Demand for Visa Numbers in Several Employment-Based Categories

June 20, 2017

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for the month of June 2017 notes that continued high demand is resulting in cut-off dates being established in several categories.

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The FTC Speaks, Instagram Listens: A New Disclosure Tool for Social Media Influencers

June 19, 2017

Instagram will soon launch a new tool to help its internet celebrities, or “influencers,” disclose when they are being paid by sponsors. 

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Patent Trial and Appeal Board Creates Loophole to Challenge Written Description and Enablement in Older Patent Families

June 15, 2017

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision creates a loophole that enables challengers to bring new kinds of attacks against older applications.

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FINRA Enacts New Rules Addressing Financial Exploitation of Seniors, as Regulators Increase Vigilance Protecting Senior Investors Generally

June 15, 2017

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced a February 5, 2018, effective date for FINRA’s new rules aimed at addressing financial exploitation of seniors.

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First Federal Trial on Website Accessibility: Winn-Dixie Violates ADA

June 14, 2017

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.

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Would-Be Lumberjacks – A Look at Tree-Related Disputes

June 13, 2017

When it comes to trees, Minnesota law allows neighbors to take the law into their own hands under the right circumstances.

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Harsh Consequences for Dale Chihuly After Failing to Document IP Rights with Independent Contractor

June 7, 2017

Silence can be devastating when it comes to intellectual property rights.

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New Law Seeks to Lessen Condominium Construction Defect Claims

June 2, 2017

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.

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Vetoed Preemption Bill Means Minneapolis and St. Paul Sick Leave Ordinances Go Into Effect July 1 as Planned

June 1, 2017

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.

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