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Updates & Events

Recent News and Events

Fredrikson & Byron strives to provide clients current business developments and legal updates. See the list below for our most recent updates and events.

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Omnibus Bill Includes Hefty Fee Increase for L-1 and H-1B Visas, H-1B Regional Center Extension, Other Immigration-Related Provisions

The combined omnibus bill includes several immigration measures.

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USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule to Change Certain Employment-Based Visa Programs

Comments are due by February 29, 2016.

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Property Tax Attorney Lynn Linné Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Lynn S. Linné has joined the Property Tax Appeals and Condemnation & Eminent Domain Groups.

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H-1B Update: Filing Date Approaches for Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B Cap Cases

The H-1B deadline to file cap-subject H-1B petitions is again drawing close. 

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Do You Need A Will? The Importance of Estate Planning

I recently tried googling to see what percentage of parents with minor children have wills. If you don’t have a will, I have some good news and some bad news for you. Good news – you are not alone. More than half of parents with minor children don’t have wills.

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Extension of ACA Reporting Deadlines

The IRS released Notice 2016-4, which extended the deadlines for employer and insurer reporting under the Affordable Care Act. 

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Lawsuits Rise: Blind Plaintiffs Sue Additional Retailers for Website Accessibility/ADA Claims

Patagonia, Ace Hardware, Aeropostale, Bed Bath & Beyond and Estee Lauder are the most recent companies sued by blind plaintiffs, alleging their websites are not accessible to the blind as required by the ADA.

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President of Fredrikson & Byron Featured in Minnesota Public Radio’s Annual Report

John Koneck, President of Fredrikson & Byron, is featured in an underwriter spotlight in Minnesota Public Radio’s 2015 Annual Report.

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Explosion of Representation & Warranty Insurance in the Lower Middle Market

With the increased commoditization of information as to what “is market” on M&A transactions, deal lawyers can focus quite a bit of energy on relatively small changes in deal terms.

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New Federal Rules Will Impact E-Discovery

The recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are aimed at accelerating discovery and focusing on relevancy and proportionality. 

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