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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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Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney Brett Roberts Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Brett Roberts, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney Brett Roberts

Roberts advises business clients on a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, compliance and general corporate governance.

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Dear Debtor, Pay Up or Lose Your Domain Name

On March 23, 2016, the state’s high court clarified that domain names are property subject to garnishment under Minnesota law. 

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USCIS Will Accept H-1B petitions for FY 2017 Beginning April 1, 2016

On April 1, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2017 cap.

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Tech, Business Executives Petition Congress to Undo New Restrictions on Visa-Free Travel

Almost three dozen technology and business executives petitioned the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to repeal new visa provisions restricting visa-free travel to the United States for certain travelers under the Visa Waiver Program. 

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DHS Implements VWP Changes in Response to Terrorism Concerns, Announces Further VWP Travel Restrictions

In January, the United States began implementing changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) under a new law. 

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ABIL Urges Cautious Implementation of New Proposed ‘Smart I-9’ Form

Among other things, ABIL members urged USCIS to delay implementing the “smart I-9” until it is fully functional in both English and Spanish.

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State Dept. Estimates Visa Number Availability in the Coming Months

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for March 2016 includes estimates of visa number availability (potential monthly movement) in the coming months.

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Recent Order from Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel Provides Important Lessons on Expert Disclosures

A recent order by Magistrate Judge Noel in Luminara Worldwide, LLC v. Liown Electronics Co. helps to clarify the Federal Rules on expert disclosures.

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DHS Releases Amended F-1 Regulations Effective May 10, 2016

The F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) program provides foreign students one year of work authorization in their field of academic studies.

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Jury Acquits Medical Device CEO Charged With FDA Crimes

On February 26, 2016, a jury in West Texas acquitted Minnesota-based medical device company Vascular Solutions, Inc., and its CEO, Howard Root, in a federal criminal case involving alleged FDA crimes. 

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