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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.

Icing On the Cake

Apr 22, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

While a definitive study on general causation is not a prerequisite to the admissibility of an expert opinion, the scientific data an expert relies upon…

Law Firm Hiring: An Outlook That’s Less Than Rosy

Apr 21, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

Examining hiring trends is one way to assess the health of law firms. These days, it’s an indicator that’s a bit anemic.

Legal Writing Series supplement: What do I mean when I say “legalese?”

Apr 21, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

There may have been some confusion over to what I am referring to when I say “legalese.” This should hopefully clear things up.

Trademark Audits and Due Diligence – Fundamentals and Free Checklist

Apr 21, 2014 By: Lisa M. Brownlee

For a limited time a sample comprehensive trademark due diligence checklist can be downloaded for free here.

“Three Strikes” Anti-Piracy Strategy May Have Limited Impact

Apr 21, 2014 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

A recent study suggests that French anti-piracy “three strikes” rules may not be particularly effective at reducing copyright theft

Secret Handshake

Apr 21, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

So long as a statement is knowingly false when made, it matters not whether it is a certification, assertion, statement, or secret handshake; False…

MFI stockholders retain attorney-client privilege in acquisition by Post

Apr 18, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

Under the parties’ agreement and plan of merger, the stockholders and option holders of MFI Holding Corp. will retain the attorney-client privilege in the company’s acquisition by Post Holdings Inc.

News in Brief: IRS issues guidance for virtual currency

Apr 18, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance March 25 on how U.S. federal tax laws apply to virtual currency that is convertible to

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