Jevic Holding: the Supreme Court Puts an End to Non-Consensual Structured Dismissals That Violate Bankruptcy Code Priority Scheme

By | eSQUIRE Global Crossings | March 23, 2017
Jevic Holding:  the Supreme Court Puts an End to Non-Consensual Structured Dismissals That Violate Bankruptcy Code Priority Scheme Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued is highly awaited ruling in Czyzewski et al. v. Jevic Holding Corp. et al.  The Jevic case presented the question whether bankruptcy courts may approve non-consensual structured dismissals that vary the distribution scheme established by the Bankruptcy Code.  View Full Post
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#LMA17 Speaker Eric Fletcher Provides Perspective Through Writing and Speech

By | LXBN | March 23, 2017
liskow2 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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Court Upholds ULP Finding Against Employer Despite Union “Gamesmanship”

Court Upholds ULP Finding Against Employer Despite Union “Gamesmanship” An employer that withdraws recognition from a union as the exclusive bargaining agent of its employees does so, as the Board and Courts say, “at its peril.” It’s a risky move, one that requires objective evidence that a union has actually lost the majority support among the employees it represents.  View Full Post
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Taxation of Restructuring Profits – a New and Unexpected Obstacle for Restructurings in Germany

Taxation of Restructuring Profits – a New and Unexpected Obstacle for Restructurings in Germany The question whether restructuring profits are taxable or not has been answered differently in Germany in the past. However, on 7 February 2017, a decision of the Grand Senate of the Federal Fiscal Court (the “FFC Decision”) was published, in which the highest German tax court declared the Restructuring Decree as unlawful. View Full Post
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Oakland’s Marijuana Equity Permit Program: An On the Ground Update

By | Canna Law Blog™ | March 23, 2017
Oakland’s Marijuana Equity Permit Program: An On the Ground Update Tuesday night, in a continuation of more than ten months of contentious debate and revisions, the Oakland City Council revisited and reargued the terms of its yet-to-be-implemented Equity Permit program for cannabis businesses. The program aims to address inequity in the local cannabis industry by prioritizing permit issuance to those with roots in certain identified Oakland neighborhoods that have been historically impacted by disproportionate drug law enforcement, and to members of the Oakland community that have been arrested and convicted of cannabis crimes in Oakland in the last 20 years. View Full Post
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Canada’s 2017 Budget Bill Includes Significant Changes to Canada’s Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Laws

Canada’s 2017 Budget Bill Includes Significant Changes to Canada’s Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Laws On March 22, 2017, Canada’s Federal Government tabled the 2017 Budget.  Hidden within the supplemental documents is a notice of changes to the Special Import Measures Act (“SIMA”) (Canada’s antidumping and countervailing duty law).  The changes include: View Full Post
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Supreme Court Adopts New Standard for IEPs

By | K-12 Legal Insights | March 23, 2017
Supreme Court Adopts New Standard for IEPs In today’s unanimous decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1, the Supreme Court articulated the standard by which federal courts should evaluate challenges to individualized education programs (“IEPs”) for students with disabilities.  To pass muster under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”), an IEP, according to the Court, must be “reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child’s circumstances.”  Op. View Full Post
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Client Choice, Communication Are “paramount” When Firm Dissolves, Says D.C. Ethics Opinion

By | The Law for Lawyers Today | March 23, 2017
Client Choice, Communication Are “paramount” When Firm Dissolves, Says D.C. Ethics Opinion Dissolving a law firm is a process, not an event, the D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Committee said in a new opinion released earlier this month, and some ethical obligations continue even after dissolution.  “The paramount” principle, said the committee, is to “continue to competently, zealously and diligently represent and communicate with the clients during the dissolution process.” View Full Post
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