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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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New Stand-Alone HRA Alternative for Small Employers

The 21st Century Cures Act will allow small employers to establish health reimbursement arrangements for their employees without risking penalties under the Affordable Care Act. 

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Renew Your Designated Agent Registration or Lose Your Safe Harbor Protection Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, online service providers can avail themselves of a safe harbor from liability for copyright infringement.

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How Courts Have Dealt With the New Federal Rules on E-Discovery

The new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have been in place for one year. So how have the courts addressed the new rules regarding e-discovery?

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Polk County Bar Association President’s Message

Iowa Polk County Bar Association President, Bridget Penick, provides some highlights regarding developments and activities of the bar association.

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Edward Cassidy Named 2016 Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer

Shareholder Edward Q. Cassidy was selected to receive the 2016 Attorney of the Year award from Minnesota Lawyer.

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Is Amazon Liable for Counterfeits?

The maker of the popular Snuggie blanket, Allstar Marketing Group, LLC, sued Amazon for trademark infringement earlier this week, alleging that the online retailer enabled the importation and sale of counterfeit Snuggie blankets.

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Fredrikson & Byron Debuts with Nearly Perfect Score on 2017 Corporate Equality Index

Fredrikson & Byron received a nearly perfect score of 95 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

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Impact of New Cybersecurity Law on Foreign Companies in China

China’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress adopted the Cybersecurity Law of the People’s Republic of China that will take effect on June 1, 2017.

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Banks Dispute Minnesota’s State Taxes

Financial institutions have not been shy about challenging Minnesota Department of Revenue tax determinations in court. Recently, banks have once again started filing court appeals disputing Minnesota’s corporate franchise tax assessments. 

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Fredrikson & Byron Among Top Law Firms for Client Service

In the BTI Client Service A-Team 2017 report, the BTI Consulting Group included Fredrikson & Byron on its “Honor Roll of the Best” ranking for its client service excellence.

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