President Trump Releases Budget Blueprint Including Cuts to Clean Energy Research and Development

by Brian Harms and Emily Prince On Thursday, March 16, the Trump Administration released its 2018 budget blueprint, which shifts away from many of the Obama Administration’s chief initiatives as related to clean energy. While not surprising, the new Administration’s approach to the 2018 budget is to cut spending and reduce regulations.  View Full Post
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Five Common Misconceptions About the Yates Memo

This article originally appeared in Corporate Counsel on January 1, 2017. Much has been written over the last sixteen months interpreting the shift in U.S. Justice Department policy placing greater emphasis on individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing in federal civil and criminal enforcement proceedings.   View Full Post
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Joey Shabot Joins Israeli Prime Minister On Official China Delegation

By | GT Israel Law Blog | March 21, 2017
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting China on a trip marking 25 years of ties between Israel and China. A limited number of Israeli businesses were invited to join the Prime Minister and a list of Israeli and Chinese government officials, with the aim of strengthening the already powerful business relations between the two countries. View Full Post
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Marijuana Sale-and-Leaseback: Pulling Money from the Land

By | Canna Law Blog™ | March 21, 2017
Everyone who grows cannabis needs real estate. Some growers start with a small piece of land, but others require acreage to accomplish their goals. New growers, in particular, tend to over-reach on the land piece. As business operations proceed, and harvest dates are pushed back for any number of reasons, the grower may wish it had held back some cash for operations, rather than dropped so much into the land. View Full Post
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The Defend Trade Secrets Act: What Does It Really Mean for Employers? the Good, the Bad and the Ambiguous, Part 4

By | HR Law Matters | March 21, 2017
In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series of posts, we began the discussion of what the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), enacted in May 2016, really means for employers in defending their trade secrets.  In particular, we addressed some of the “good” the DTSA offers for employers, including:  (1) a clear path to federal court, (2) ex parte seizure orders and (3) international application.  View Full Post
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This Classic Case Was Dismissed…Why?”

There can be no more classic case in legal malpractice than that of a passenger who is injured in a car accident, whose attorney fails to start the case.  Nevertheless, Atiencia v Pinczewski2017 NY Slip Op 01839  Decided on March 15, 2017  Appellate Division, Second Department was dismissed in Kings County. View Full Post
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Rules of Engagement for Creditors – New Insolvency Rules in Force 6 April 2017

By | eSQUIRE Global Crossings | March 21, 2017
On 6 April 2017, the new Insolvency Rules come into force which will affect creditors’ rights in most insolvency procedures. The changes are designed to ensure insolvency processes are as efficient and streamlined as possible in order to maximise returns to creditors by reducing costs whilst retaining safeguards to avoid abuse or injustice. View Full Post
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