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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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U.S. Custom & Border Patrol Redesigns ESTA Website for Visa Waiver Program

U.S. Customs and Border Protection launched a redesigned Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) website for Visa Waiver Program (VWP) participants on September 10, 2015.

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USCIS Resumes Final Adjudications of Employment-Based Adjustment Applications After Brief Suspension

USCIS resumed final adjudication of employment-based adjustment applications on October 1, 2015, when visa numbers were again available.

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State Department Moves Many Filing Dates Back From Previously Released October Bulletin; Lawsuit Filed

By moving many filing dates back, the update radically changed the recently announced benefit offered by a revised procedure for determining immigrant visa availability and filing adjustment of status applications.

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Benefit Plans: 2016 COLAs

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the 2016 cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for retirement plans.

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Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Makes Significant Donation to the University of North Dakota’s School of Law

The Fredrikson & Byron Foundation supports the philanthropic efforts and volunteer work of Fredrikson & Byron’s attorneys and staff in the community.

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Sprinkler Mandate Declared Invalid by Minnesota Court of Appeals

The Minnesota Court of Appeals struck down the building code mandate requiring installation of fire sprinklers in larger homes.

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E.U. Court Invalidates “Safe Harbor” Program: Companies Scramble for Plan B

The Court of Justice of the European Union effectively invalidated the E.U. – U.S. “Safe Harbor” program in a decision released on Tuesday.

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Fredrikson & Byron Receives Turnaround Management Association’s 2015 Transaction of the Year Award

Fredrikson & Byron and Alliance Management received the award for the successful and value-maximizing sale of assets of HEI, Inc. under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.

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Steven Kaplan Receives Minnesota Innocence Project’s 2015 Never Forgotten Award

On October 8, 2015, attorney Steven Kaplan received the Minnesota Innocence Project’s Never Forgotten Award.

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Fredrikson & Byron’s Pro Bono Team Honored with Global Citizenship Award Grand Prize

Fredrikson & Byron received the highest award for pro bono matters given by The American Lawyer.

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