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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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Limelight Decision Opens the Door to Challenge Federal Circuit’s Standard for Direct Infringement of a Method Claim

June 30, 2014

Supreme Court reconfirms decision on inducement of infringement.

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Real Estate Considerations for Managing the OREO on Your Books

June 2, 2014

Although the economy is recovering, OREO properties continue to demand significant attention.

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New Standard for Awarding Attorneys’ Fees in a Patent Case Could Deter Frivolous Lawsuits

May 21, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court recently changed the standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in infringement cases making it less likely that they will be overturned on appeal.

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Women’s Economic Security Act Signed by Governor

May 13, 2014

In a bold move, the Minnesota Legislature passed the Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA), a controversial, comprehensive bill designed to further promote opportunities for women in the workplace.

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