A consistent problem in Tribal economic development programs is a lack of available funding. Credit, loans, equity investments – all of the traditional vehicles for financing economic development projects are typically far less available to Tribes than other non-Tribal entities – if they are available at all. The adage “it takes money to make money” has proven frustratingly true in Tribal communities that have been consistently overlooked by business funding sources.
Grading the Examiners: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s Commercial Real Estate Lending Handbook Gets a “C”
Last month, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency published the Commercial Real Estate Lending handbook (August 2013). The 128 page handbook gives guidance to bank examiners and bankers on risks inherent in commercial real estate (“CRE”) lending.
Judge Alsup of the ND California clearly embraces the concept that “judges already have the authority to curtail [non-practicing entity patent litigation] practices: they can make trolls pay for abusive litigation.”
In 2009, Sheriff BJ Roberts was struggling for re-election. Adding insult to injury, when he went to his opponent’s page on Facebook, he found that six of his deputies had “liked” the page, signing on to the campaign to remove him from office. After he won reelection, he fired all six men. Was it legal?
Ohio Communities Allied in Defense of Local Regulation of Fracking, Showdown to Be Held in Ohio Supreme Court
The litigation over the constitutionality of Ohio’s law R.C.1509.02 granting sole authority to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to regulate activities associated with oil and gas exploration and production has reached the Ohio Supreme Court.
At 10:00 this morning, the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee will convene a hearing in Executive Session for consideration of President Obama’s nomination of Richard Griffin to serve as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.
September 13, 2013, was the effective date for Victor Willis’ termination of copyrights granted to Scorpio Music (Black Scorpio) S.A. and Can’t Stop Productions, Inc. for Willis’ hit songs YMCA, I’m a Cruiser, Hot Cop, Ups and Downs, My Roomate and The Women.
Venting around the water cooler has been a way of life in most companies, but with the advent of social media, those gripes have moved online where the audience size is so much greater.
OfficeMax Class Action Zip Code Plaintiffs Again Seek Approval for Settlement and Attorney Fee Payment
Lawyers representing a purported class of customers who accused retailer OfficeMax North America Inc. (OfficeMax) of illegally recording their zip codes tried again this week to gain court approval of a settlement deal agreed to with OfficeMax.
Privacy policies are often lengthy, difficult to read and even more complicated to understand. Facebook’s data use policy, for instance, fills 16 pages and contains more than 9,000 words.