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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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Fredrikson & Byron Recognized as One of the Best Law Firms for Women

For the fifth year in a row, Fredrikson & Byron was named one of the “50 Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers LLC.

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North Dakota Supreme Court Issues Decision Regarding Ownership of Minerals Beneath Railroad Rights of Way

The North Dakota Supreme Court issued its decision on July 15, 2015.

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The U.S. DOL Warns Employers That Most Workers are Employees – Not Independent Contractors

The United States Department of Labor issued an Administrator’s Interpretation on July 15, 2015.

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Energy Regulatory Attorney Lisa Agrimonti Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Lisa Agrimonti, Fredrikson & Byron attorney Lisa Agrimonti

With nearly 20 years of experience, she represents utility, cooperative and transmission companies facing administrative, regulatory and litigation issues in multiple states.

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Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment – The Supreme Court Tells Patent Licensors to Get Creative

In 1964, the Supreme Court held that a patent owner cannot charge royalties for the use of a patented invention after the patent’s term has expired. Lower courts and academics alike have challenged the decision.

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Agencies Investigate H-1B Outsourcing Firms; Layoffs Provoke Controversy

Several companies have been in the spotlight recently due to hiring H-1B workers and laying off U.S. workers in similar positions.

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USCIS Closed, Reopened and then Reclosed the FY 2015 H-2B Cap for Temporary Nonagricultural Workers

On April 2, 2015, USCIS announced that it had accepted and approved a sufficient number of H-2B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated annual cap of 66,000 H-2B visas. From June 3, 2014, through March 26, 2015, USCIS accepted about 3,900 petitions (about 77,000 beneficiaries) toward the H-2B FY 2015 cap.

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USCIS Proposes Changes to E-Verify

USCIS seeks public comments on proposed changes to E-Verify.

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U.S. Supreme Court Decides Two Immigration Cases

We note that in June the U.S. Supreme Court decided two important immigration cases with potentially far-reaching implications.

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Robert Aronson Receives the Roberta Freedman Lifetime Achievement Award

Immigration attorney Robert D. Aronson was recently honored as the inaugural recipient of the Roberta Freedman Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of physician immigration.

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