Legal Articles

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December 20, 2013 – 945 views
Jeffrey A. Risch - SmithAmundsen LLC
On March 22, 2013, under pressure from the International Union of Operating Engineers, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its Memorandum No. 212 on the topic of whether surveyors, survey workers and survey crew members who perform work related to federal construction projects fall under Davis-Bacon and other related acts; thereby triggering the application of federal prevailing wage law to such workers. Despite the DOL’s explanation that it was merely clarifying and supplementing prior DOL Memorandums from the... Full Story 
December 18, 2013 – 1,157 views
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The red light camera law was enforced so that regulatory and public service bodies could catch drivers who skip red lights. The first city in Missouri that took up the photo enforcement strategy was Arnold City. Though the rule has been very effective in nabbing rash drivers, it has now been deemed as unconstitutional... Full Story 
December 16, 2013 – 1,031 views
Julie Proscia - SmithAmundsen LLC
When looking for holiday presents for your employees, companies might want to forgo the turkey and instead give wireless headsets and Bluetooth devices. Although we discussed the ban before, it is a good time to remind everyone that starting January 1, 2014... Full Story 
December 16, 2013 – 947 views
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In spite of having such protections, this relationship is still extremely complicated. Recent decisions in the bankruptcy courts of the District of Delaware and the Central District of California have thrown new light on the complexities of this relationship. They offer more guidance to landlords and tenants that are going through the process of a tenant that faces bankruptcy... Full Story 
December 12, 2013 – 1,058 views
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have decided to hike the mortgage guarantee fee by 0.1%. The two government funded agencies have decided to increase the fee charged for guaranteeing of mortgages. This has been done to bring stability to the housing market and to encourage private financiers and lenders to enter the market... Full Story 
December 11, 2013 – 1,449 views
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You cannot escape from the fact that Jeff Bezos is the one of the most innovative entrepreneurs. It was his idea of opening an online business which began its operation from his garage 18 years back and look where it has reached now. In the same way, he has come up with a new idea again, this time it’s a drone delivery service which can act as substitute for humans to deliver light goods to the doorstep of the customer... Full Story 
December 10, 2013 – 980 views
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There have been significant changes to the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 45 that governs civil subpoenas. These changes are set to become effective from the 1st of December, 2013. The amendments have made five major changes to Rule 45, attempting to try and make a simplification with regard to the current federal practice that is in effect for issuing and responding to subpoenas. The older version of FRCP 45 required attorneys to consult different... Full Story 
December 6, 2013 – 1,148 views
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The US Postal Service has committed a rather embarrassing mistake in relation to the Statue of Liberty stamp. The allegation is that this ‘forever’ stamp design, which was released in 2011, does not reflect the original statue located at New York Harbor as it should have, ideally. Instead, it looks like the replica statue which stands in Las Vegas outside a casino hotel named New York-New York... Full Story