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The hidden exposure of tenant estoppels and SNDAs

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Serving as a trustee: What is the job description?

Farm4Web

Amendments to Chapter 12 make it easier for a family farmer to reorganize

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What you should know about estate and gift tax 2018 inflation adjustments

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Benefit issues impacting older workers

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What’s the current landscape for CFTC cryptocurrency regulation?

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Amending claims may be getting easier in post-grant proceedings, at least for now

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Expanded ARO pilot program poised for Chicago City Council approval

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An update on the shifting standard for IPR estoppel

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EPA Regional Counsel and MDNR General Counsel discuss environmental enforcement under new administrations

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An ERISA claim check: 9 tips for effective and compliant claims procedures

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9th Circuit’s VidAngel decision vindicates lawful video filtering service

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How to guarantee bad performance from your vendors

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Someone to watch over me and my 401(k)

Summer Associates

New law may significantly impact international trade

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Key issues in negotiating financeable ground leases

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Four hot mid-year topics in California employment law

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Participants who roll their pension benefits into IRAs do not ‘receive’ them

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Shoring up the PBGC’s Insurance Program for Multiemployer Plans

Diverse Students

Yes, your 18-year-old does need estate planning!

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Forewarned is forearmed? PBGC FAQs clarify the use of the early warning program

MissouriCapitol

Missouri enacts new employment law favoring employers

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Private capital update: Plenty of dry powder, but few targets of opportunity

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Supreme Court overturns the Federal Circuit, granting more flexibility to biosimilar makers

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Your trademarks now can (but needn’t) be offensive

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Something there is that doesn’t love a regulation

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Estate planning during divorce: It’s never too early to start

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Secured creditors beware

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Supreme Court clarifies definition of ‘church plan’ under ERISA

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Newest criminal spoofing case features coordinated spoofing, front running

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DOL revises guidance regarding exercise of shareholder rights by ERISA fiduciaries

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Life insurance planning for the business owner

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Control stops here? Supreme Court reins in post-sale control of patented articles

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Trending Wonkology: What is 'Special Counsel'?

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Grant and cooperative-agreement recipients: Are your procurement standards compliant yet?

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A victory for attorney-client confidentiality: DOL takes formal steps to rescind controversial persuader regulation

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Supreme Court heralds tectonic shift in venue selection for patent suits

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What to do when the government comes calling: A checklist for handling facility inspections

Cargo

Customs withdraws Notice of Proposed Modification regarding the application of coastwise laws

Multi-tenant

Are ‘Gross Up’ provisions gross in commercial leases?

Ethics

Gift-giving policies: Seven ethics checks in light of OGE’s Updated Standards

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Halo looms over new decision that adds to ERISA risks for claims administrators

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House passes bill to clamp down on class actions

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USPTO launches new proof of use audit program

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How to protect your family-owned business from your child’s spouse

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Environmental deregulation under President Trump: Business as usual?

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21st Century Cures Act overrules IRS guidance on HRAs, enhances enforcement of Mental Health Parity Act

Labor

In a significant change, 2nd Circuit requires strict compliance with Department of Labor claim regulations

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The shifting standard for IPR estoppel: Where are we now?

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5 tips for environmental due diligence in business transactions

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Connecting more: Two ways the revised OGE gift standards ease communication with government employees

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Missouri appellate court opens the door to Spearin claims by contractors against public entities

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New laws may give fiduciaries power to access digital assets

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Recent guidance issued on mental health parity and tobacco cessation programs

Restrooms

March 1 is just around the corner – Have you installed transgender restroom signs?

Missouri State Capitol

Missouri to join Right to Work ranks: Is the fight over or just warming up?

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Top three trends in venture debt for 2017

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Is venture debt right for your start-up or growth-stage company?

Internal Revenue

Why a ‘Grantor Trust’ is a good addition to every estate plan

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Summary and implications of proposed 'Counteracting Russian Hostilities Act of 2017'

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Strategies for documenting vessel acquisition and financing transactions

Fruit

EEOC issues guidance on new wellness notice mandated for 2017

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New CME enforcement rules for the new year

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New circuit split raises questions about ‘permit shield’ defense in Clean Water Act cases

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Trademark Office warns about deceptive trademark-related solicitations

Financial

Traps and pitfalls of joint ownership

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D.C. appellate court strikes another nail in the coffin for the Frye test

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EPA reveals first 10 chemicals to be reviewed under a more robust toxic substances act

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Chicago lifts limits on efficiency units close to transit

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SCOTUS clarifies damages analysis for design patents, reversing landmark damage award

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Texas overtime ruling directly affects California employers

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A reminder about changes to tenant security deposits in Missouri

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What the League giveth: St. Louis’ key role in the history of NFL relocation

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In new litigation, Amazon takes a stronger stance on counterfeit products

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Court rejects contractor’s mechanic’s lien because of ‘intent’

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Are HR employees ‘investment advisors’ under the DOL’s fiduciary rule?