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Practical Tips to Reduce Risks of Scams and Cyber Attacks

May 9, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission has created a new online resource designed to give small businesses practical guidance on avoiding cyber risks and online scams.

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Using Email Service to Fight Counterfeiters

May 8, 2017

Malicious counterfeiters often hide their identities, making it impossible to serve them through traditional means.

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Relying On Assumptions in Your Complaint May Subject You to An Exceptional Case Finding and Award Of Attorneys’ Fees

May 8, 2017

In M-I Drilling Fluids UK Ltd. v. Dynamic Air Inc., Chief Judge Tunheim adopted the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Bowbeer, finding the case to be exceptional and awarding attorneys’ fees against the plaintiff.

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Agencies: Are Influencers Getting You Into Hot Water with the FTC?

April 26, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently sent out over 90 letters to brands and influencers for failing to properly disclose a sponsored relationship, compensation or other benefit in relation to a social media endorsement.

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North Dakota Enacts Amendments to the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

April 24, 2017

On April 14, 2017, Governor Burgum signed Senate Bill No. 2223, as passed by the North Dakota legislature, amending key sections of North Dakota’s Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. 

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USCIS Reaches FY 2018 H-1B Cap

April 21, 2017

On April 7, 2017, USCIS reached the H-1B cap for FY 2018. USCIS also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption.

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USCIS Changes H-1B Specialty Occupation Guidance for Computer Programmers

April 21, 2017

Attorneys are expecting an increase in requests for evidence challenging eligibility and in denials of applications for H-1B computer programmers, although some say this approach has been going on for some time.

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USCIS Announces Multiple Measures To ‘Deter and Detect’ H-1B Visa Fraud, Abuse

April 21, 2017

Among other things, USCIS said it “will take a more targeted approach” when making site visits across the country to H-1B petitioners and the worksites of H-1B employees.

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Visa Processing Delays Expected in Busy Summer Season Due to Increased Screening

April 21, 2017

Visa applicants, especially those coming from India, may experience processing delays due to heightened scrutiny over the busy summer season and beyond.

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Perhaps the Maltreatment Sky is Not Falling, After All

April 5, 2017

Recent news reports, have left the public concerned that thousands of Vulnerable Adult Act mandated maltreatment reports are going uninvestigated without good reason. 

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