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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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Court Rejects Preliminary Challenge to Minneapolis Sick Leave Ordinance but Limits its Reach

A Hennepin County district court judge issued its first substantive ruling in the legal challenge to the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance, largely denying the Chamber of Commerce’s request to halt enforcement of the ordinance.

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Employers Must Use New “Smart” Form I-9 on January 22, 2017

On November 14, 2016, USCIS issued a revised version of the I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form. 

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Civil Procedure Quiz: What Rule Applies to Motions to Amend Pleadings?

If you read past the title, you are a civil procedure nerd. The answer for you is as easy as two plus two.

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Healthcare Sector is Newest Target for Website Accessibility Lawsuits

The sharp rise of website accessibility litigation and demands that impacted retail, fast-food, financial organizations, banks and education sectors in 2015 and 2016 has expanded to target the healthcare industry.

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Corporate Attorney Jeffrey Steinle Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Jeffrey Steinle, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney

Attorney Jeffrey J. Steinle joins Fredrikson & Byron as of counsel in the firm’s Life SciencesHealth Care Innovation & IT and Commercial Law Groups.

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When is an Audit an Audit? Dealing with the ND Tax Commissioner

No one wants to be audited, but there may be instances in which it is important to make sure that you are actually subject to an audit to ensure that your rights are protected.

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Top Trends in Data Protection and Cybersecurity in 2017: Third Party Vendors Will Cause Data Security Incidents

Using state of the art cybersecurity controls in your IT systems will not minimize your risks of a data breach if you don’t also consider protections for your data in the hands of third parties. Do you know where your data is right now?

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Top Trends in Data Protection and Cybersecurity in 2017: Boards Will Continue to Put Cybersecurity On the Top of Their Agenda

Given the increasing frequency of cybersecurity incidents, and the growing impact of those incidents on business operations, reputation and assets, a board of directors’ oversight activities should include ensuring the adequacy of a company’s cybersecurity measures.

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Phigenix Decision Limits Appeals from America Invents Act Trials

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision severely limiting the appellate rights of petitioners in America Invents Act proceedings that do not engage in potentially infringing activities.

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To Avoid Waiver, Attorney Advice Should Only Be Disclosed to Those with a Need-To-Know

In Solutran, Inc. v. Elavon, Inc. and U.S. Bancorp, Magistrate Judge Thorson recently granted the defendants’ motion to compel the production of three slides in a PowerPoint presentation that plaintiff claimed were protected by attorney-client privilege or the work product doctrine.

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