The Best Picture Mix-Up and Artificial Intelligence

By | The Ethical Investigator | February 27, 2017
The Best Picture Mix-Up and Artificial Intelligence What will it take for artificial intelligence to surpass us humans? After the Oscars fiasco last night, it doesn’t look like much. As a person who thinks a lot about the power of human thought versus those of machines, what is striking is not that the mix-up of the Best Picture award was the product of one person’s error, but rather the screw-ups of four people who flubbed what is about the easiest job there is to imagine in show business. View Full Post
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Sixth Circuit Weighs in On the Phrase “Applicable Nonbankruptcy Law” Under the Bankruptcy Code

By | eSQUIRE Global Crossings | February 27, 2017
Sixth Circuit Weighs in On the Phrase “Applicable Nonbankruptcy Law” Under the Bankruptcy Code In Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County v. Hildebrand, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals explains how to read the phrase “applicable nonbankruptcy law” as it is used in the United States Bankruptcy Code.  The case – a chapter 13 individual bankruptcy case – discussed the phrase in the context of section 511(a) of the Bankruptcy Code, which deals with the appropriate rate of interest applicable to tax claims.  View Full Post
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Uber Presents a Cautionary Tale for Human Resources Departments

By | Technology Employment Law | February 27, 2017
Uber Presents a Cautionary Tale for Human Resources Departments A recent blog post by Susan Fowler, a former software engineer at Uber, and the author of two books regarding software engineering, has once again drawn national attention to the issue of the underrepresentation of women in the technology industry. Her story has received extensive media coverage, and Uber has retained former U.S. View Full Post
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Business Appraisers Spar Over Tax Rates, Market Approach and Other Key Issues in Fair Value Buy-Out Case

By | New York Business Divorce | February 27, 2017
Business Appraisers Spar Over Tax Rates, Market Approach and Other Key Issues in Fair Value Buy-Out Case As promised in the postscript to last week’s post about the appellate ruling in the Gould case, affirming Justice Platkin’s order granting the oppressed minority shareholder’s dissolution petition involving a pair of construction firms, we now arrive at Justice Platkin’s subsequent determination of the fair value of the minority shareholder’s equity stake. View Full Post
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The Best of 2016: Quotes On Family Business

The Best of 2016: Quotes On Family Business As we launch full steam into the first quarter of 2017, there are several opportunities to reflect on the successes, failures and more memorable moments of the family business community in 2016. There are also several opportunities to appreciate that – particularly in the ecosystem of family businesses – 2016 was just another year, with many of the same challenges faced in previous years and by previous generations, which will be faced anew with each coming generation. View Full Post
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Availability of Non-infringing Product is Relevant in Determining Profit Recovery for Infringing Activities

By | snIP/ITs | February 24, 2017
In a recent decision (Apotex Inc. v. ADIR, 2017 FCA 23), the Federal Court of Appeal determined that the Federal Court erred in law by rejecting the relevance at law of any available non-infringing product and failed to adequately consider the evidence adduced as to the ability and willingness of three suppliers to provide non-infringing product. View Full Post
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Supreme Court Clarifies Administrative Exhaustion Requirements Under IDEA

By | K-12 Legal Insights | February 24, 2017
Supreme Court Clarifies Administrative Exhaustion Requirements Under IDEA On February 22, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in Fry ex rel. E.F. v. Napoleon Community SchoolsFry addresses the circumstances in which parents must exhaust the administrative remedies found in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), when their lawsuit purports to assert claims only under other federal discrimination statutes—namely, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  View Full Post
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