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Family Business Succession

Passing a business to the next generation requires the appropriate legal tools and a well-designed succession plan.

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The Quest for Distinctiveness in Trademark and Trade Dress Law

An overview of the critical issue of distinctiveness in trademark law and how a company’s marks and dress can be made as strong as possible.

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Lessons from the New Dodd-Frank Financial Regulatory Reform Law

The path to the new Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act echoes that of another controversial business reform law, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. What can be learned from these two laws and the business scandals that prompted them?

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Price Fixing and Minimum Resale Price Restrictions Are Two Different Animals

Price Fixing and Minimum Resale Price Restrictions Are Two Different Animals

Minimum resale price maintenance (RPM) is not “price fixing,” and can benefit companies and consumers if fully informed and strategically employed.

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Harassment Prevention Training 2008

Harassment Prevention Training 2008

By adopting a clear anti-harassment policy and process for handling complaints, an employer may be able to fend off or reduce a costly judgment.

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Litigate or Arbitrate?

Litigate or Arbitrate?

Key points that must be remembered when considering arbitration in an international business dispute.

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The Employers’ Legal Obligations to Employees in the Military

The Employers’ Legal Obligations to Employees in the Military

An overview of employer legal obligations when an employee is called to active military duty or is a member of the United States National Guard or Reserves.

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Using ADR to Resolve Worker's Compensation Claims

Using ADR to Resolve Worker’s Compensation Claims

An exploration of contemporary Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods to the resolution of worker’s compensation claims, avoiding conventional litigation.

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Class Action Shareholder Suits Face Legal Setbacks

Shareholder suits against public companies have become big business but in two cases in less than a year, the Supreme Court ruled against shareholders.

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D & O Policies: Greater Risks Less Coverage

An exploration of how to best maximize D & O coverage programs in the wake of recent corporate scandals.

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