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Business counselors need to be aware of the Federal Trade Commission regulation of advertising

Oct 31, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

Business counselors need to be in a position to remind clients about the scope of regulation of advertising activities by the Federal Trade Commission

Can you build future rainmakers?

Oct 31, 2014 By: Allan Colman

The answer is yes, as long as one is capable of distinguishing between a rainmaker and a client service partner.

Family Law Practice Series: What do you do about an unpredictable judge?

Oct 31, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Often in family law practice, you’ll encounter judges who, for whatever reason, do not closely follow the law in making decisions. What do you do about it?

No Knock. No Justice. No Peace.

Oct 31, 2014 By: Stanley Rule

A no-knock search warrant authorizes members of law enforcement to enter premises without knocking and announcing their presence beforehand.

Today in 1978: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is signed into law

Oct 31, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On October 31, 1978, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was signed into law, prohibiting employers from taking adverse employment action because of pregnancy.

Finding Zombie Statutes on Westlaw

Oct 31, 2014 By: Charles Schwartz

The term “Zombies” as used in the Colloquial Terms Table refers to programs that take control of computers for certain illegal purposes (such as charges for unauthorized services)

Jack-O-Lanterns are festive

Oct 31, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Halloween jack-o-lanterns are considered “festive articles”

Employees’ Use of Social Media and the NLRA: Practical Law Toolkit

Oct 30, 2014 By: Terence McGuire

Employers face a challenge to understand how they may lawfully regulate their employees’ social media use.

U.S. Spin-Off Bust Goes Boom

Oct 30, 2014 By: Craig Eastland

2011 was a great year for spin-offs. Seventy-two deals were announced, including three of the largest U.S. transactions of all time: AbbVie

Fine Art or Fair Asset?

Oct 30, 2014 By: Stephanie MacDougall

On July 18, 2013, The City of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, and its creditors soon after targeted the Detroit Institute of Art’s collection for sale.

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