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Representations and Warranties Insurance: How it Works
Published: March 22, 2017
Representations and Warranties Insurance (“R&W Insurance”) is becoming increasingly more prevalent in private M&A transactions, particularly in middle market deals. As a potential seller of a business, you might wonder whether such a policy could be useful during a competitive ...

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Delaware Company to Pay $3.5 Million for Environmental Crimes
Published: March 22, 2017
A Wilmington, Delaware corporation, International Petroleum Corporation (“IPC”), was sentenced in early February to a $1.3 million fine and forced to pay $2.2 million in restitution to the City of Wilmington for environmental crimes, including conspiracy to violate the Clean ...

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Making the NLRB Great Again?
Published: March 21, 2017
The National Labor Relations Board under President Obama was very pro-union. The Trump administration has a number of opportunities to reverse course. The People The President can immediately nominate two Republican board members. The five-member Board currently has three members (two ...

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So You Think You Are Protected: Following Ohio’s Mechanic’s Lien Statute May Not Provide the Security You Need
Published: March 21, 2017
As the general contractor or subcontractor on the tenant improvement contract you entered into at a new regional shopping center, you closely monitored the timing of various events to ensure that, if you are required to do so, you are ...

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10 Tips For Presenting Complex Cases In Arbitration
Published: March 20, 2017
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) and its International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) recently created an aerospace, aviation and national security panel of arbitrators to handle complex, high-value aerospace, aviation, defense, cyber and security-related disputes. Similarly, AAA has a special ...

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UPDATE: When It Rains It Pours – DHS Proposed Rules Cover Privacy Training, IT Security Awareness Training and the Safeguarding of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
Published: March 14, 2017
On Jan. 3, 2017, we wrote about the new training requirement for employees who handle personally identifiable information (“PII”) or who build systems containing PII. On the same day that rule went into effect, Jan. 19, 2017, three related Department of ...

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Ohio Law Limiting an Employer's Right to Restrict Guns Takes Effect March 19
Published: March 14, 2017
Passed late last year, the Ohio law restricting an employer’s ability to prevent employees from bringing guns onto the employer’s property takes effect March 19. For years, Ohio employers have had the right to restrict firearms on their private property, ...

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President Trump’s Executive Order Regarding “Waters of the United States” and his Deference to Justice Antonin Scalia: Does it Even Matter?
Published: March 9, 2017
On Feb. 28, 2017, President Trump issued the executive order “Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule.” Section 3 of the order provides: Sec. 3. Definition of “Navigable Waters” ...

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DOL’s Overtime Rule: Where it Stands
Published: March 8, 2017
On Nov. 22, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction stopping the enforcement of the Department of Labor’s ("DOL") new wage and hour rule. Nevada v. United States DOL, Civil Action No. ...

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Director and Officer Liability – Texas Franchise Taxes
Published: February 27, 2017
One of the basic tenants of corporate law is that the individuals acting on behalf of a corporation generally are not personally liable for the debts and obligations of the corporation. The corporation is a distinct legal entity — an artificial ...

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