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SCOTUS seems worried about impact on tech sector in TV streaming case

Apr 23, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, and the Court appeared worried about the impact of a potential ruling against TV streamer Aereo.

Ideas for Law Firms On Providing Value

Apr 23, 2014 By: Janet Bennett

A few weeks ago, I attended the Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference. If I had to choose one word to describe the theme of the seminars I attended, that word would be “value.” Panels of partners, in-house counsels, chief marketing officers, vendors — they all talked in one way or another about building value.

Quick Comma Recap

Apr 23, 2014 By: Jason Steed

Here are a few tips for lawyers on comma usage in your writing!

Practical Law Featured Article: Understanding the False Claims Act

Apr 23, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

The False Claims Act has become the primary tool for the government to combat fraud, and understanding it is important for any entity doing business with the government.

Washington Elder Law Practice Report (#16) / HCA pushes toward “value” contracting

Apr 23, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

The Washington State Health Care Authority is working to change how state health care services are delivered and purchased, affecting all health care services in the state.

Losers Weepers

Apr 23, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Common law of finds expresses ancient and honorable principle of “finders keepers…

Justice Department Finds Use of Excessive Force

Apr 22, 2014 By: Jill VanderZiel

The U.S. Justice Department recently criticized the Albuquerque Police Department for engaging in routine excessive force in violation of constitutional rights.

Counseling clients on requiring confidentiality of internal investigations

Apr 22, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

Because of recent NLRB decisions, it’s important to discuss the issue of the confidentiality of internal investigations with your employer clients.

Rapper to Pay $6.4M Total Damages for Liquor Bottle Assault of Former NFL Cheerleader

Apr 22, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Stevens v. Harris a/k/a Da Brat (Ga.Super.) Rapper to Pay $6.4M Total Damages for Liquor Bottle Assault of Former NFL Cheerleader.

Compensation Paid in Bitcoin is Subject to Employment Taxes under IRS Notice 2014-21

Apr 22, 2014 By: Robin Kelly and Adam Sasiadek

On March 25, 2014, the IRS issued Notice 2014-21, which explains how federal tax laws apply to transactions using convertible virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin.

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