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#LMA17 Speaker Eric Fletcher Provides Perspective Through Writing and Speech

By | LXBN | March 23, 2017
As the head of marketing and business development for Liskow & Lewis,  Eric Fletcher has built his entire career on a simple philosophy: relationships are the only things that last. From writing about connecting and communicating on his blog Marketing Brain Fodder to sharing a very personal story about how we measure vision at TedXSanAntonio, Eric is a leader from whom we can all learn. View Full Post
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Grassley Reminds Supreme Court Nominee of the Importance of False Claims Act

Grassley Reminds Supreme Court Nominee of the Importance of False Claims Act Washington, D.C. March 24, 2017. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court began on Monday.  Sen. Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Committee and long-time advocate of whistleblower rights, brought the issue of the False Claims Act (FCA) to Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch’s attention. View Full Post
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Dissecting DOE’s Recent Quadrennial Energy Review

By | Emerging Energy Insights | March 24, 2017
Dissecting DOE’s Recent Quadrennial Energy Review In a four-part series recently published in Law360, Husch Blackwell’s energy regulatory group analyzed the significant aspects of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) most recent installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). The first article focused on the QER’s discussion of the critical role that the nation’s electricity industry plays in supporting the country’s economy and national security.   View Full Post
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Needle and the Damage Done: Pharmacist’s Phobia Not Enough for ADA Claim

Needle and the Damage Done:  Pharmacist’s Phobia Not Enough for ADA Claim Can fear of an aspect of your job constitute a disability under the ADA?  Depends on how essential the function is. In Stevens v. Rite Aid Corp, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals looked at the case of a Rite Aid pharmacist, Christopher Stevens, who suffered from trypanophobia—-fear of needles. View Full Post
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Spring Cleaning Tip # 2 – Minnesota State Contractors – Conduct a MDHR Self Audit

By | Minnesota Wage & Hour | March 24, 2017
Spring Cleaning Tip # 2 – Minnesota State Contractors – Conduct a MDHR Self Audit In the second of my spring cleaning series, I wanted to provide some thoughts for those Minnesota government contractors who must maintain certain documents in order to continue to enter into contracts for State projects.  Below are some frequent violations/issues found by the MDHR when auditing contractors.   View Full Post
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Canadian Senate Bill Takes Firm Position On Iran Sanctions and Could Add to Sanctions List

Canadian Senate Bill Takes Firm Position On Iran Sanctions and Could Add to Sanctions List Canada’s Senate is currently considering Bill S-219 “An Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations” (to be called “Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act“) which has received little attention. Bill S-219 will, if passed into law, ensure that Canada has the most restrictive economic sanctions regime against Iran of all countries in the World. View Full Post
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Are Longer-Pending Cases More Likely to Be Affirmances in the Criminal Docket? (Part 2 – 2008-2016)

Are Longer-Pending Cases More Likely to Be Affirmances in the Criminal Docket?  (Part 2 – 2008-2016) Yesterday, we showed that affirmances in civil cases between 2008 and 2016 have tended to be pending for longer both between the grant of review and oral argument, and between argument and decision, than reversals were.  Today, we address the Court’s criminal cases between 2008 and 2016. View Full Post
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“the Freezing Trucker” and Gorsuch’s Heart of Ice: A Micro-fiction

By | Employment & Labor Insider | March 24, 2017
“the Freezing Trucker” and Gorsuch’s Heart of Ice: A Micro-fiction It was a bleak and frigid night on I-88 somewhere in northern Illinois. The icy wind whipped across the flatlands, grazing the endless rows of white, brittle remains of last year’s corn crop. The only place to be that night was in your house, wrapped in your Snuggie, with a warm glass of brandy, watching the video of last year’s vacation in Daytona Beach. View Full Post
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Trend is Law Firms Moving Blogs Off Websites : ABA Publication

By | Real Lawyers Have Blogs | March 23, 2017
Trend is Law Firms Moving Blogs Off Websites : ABA Publication While some law firm website developers are advising law firms to bury law blogs inside a law firm website, a just released ABA book on strategic online publishing for law firms advises just the opposite. Law blogs should be located off websites on a separate domain to build influence, achieve better seach engine performance (SEO) and generate business. View Full Post
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