Legal Articles

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November 14, 2013 – 1,260 views
Karuna Brunk - SmithAmundsen LLC
The National Labor Relations Board now has five Senate-confirmed members and is “ready to go,” according to Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce. This is the first time since 2003 that the NLRB has five sitting members. The pro-union Board has been joined by AFL-CIO attorney Nancy Schiffer and union lawyer Kent Hirozawa... Full Story 
November 13, 2013 – 1,260 views
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The changes that have been made to the patent laws are to become effective on the 18th of December, 2013. Generally, when modified versions of laws are released a great amount of time is spent on minor changes. This time however, there are quite a few changes that have been made in order to make the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (PLTIA) more clear and concise... Full Story 
November 11, 2013 – 1,131 views
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Social media is a revolutionary new tool that has changed society in many ways. It has found several applications in diverse areas. One of these areas is in the field of dispute resolution or litigation. It has now become possible to use social media as evidence in litigation. There are several factors that must be kept in mind while doing this... Full Story 
November 7, 2013 – 1,148 views
Michael Wong - SmithAmundsen LLC
Under Illinois’ concealed carry law, owners of private property that want to prohibit individuals from carrying concealed firearms must post the Illinois State Police approved sign. Even if the property is listed as an area where individuals are prohibited under the law from carrying concealed firearms, the owner of the property must still post the... Full Story 
November 7, 2013 – 1,284 views
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Many big decisions will be taken after the results of the Election Day are announced. One of the main things that voters in Colorado will have to decide about is the formation of 51st state of the nation. But no matter what the results turn out to be, the eleven counties of northern Colorado have already scored success. This does not exactly mean that the counties have a high chance of turning into a state, but speaks about some other benefits... Full Story 
November 7, 2013 – 1,115 views
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The new voter ID law in Texas, which came out recently has already confused a lot of voters. This new law has been made applicable all across the state to ensure that the voting process stays free from fake voters. But many public officials too have agreed on running into issues with the new law. Two of the individuals in the run to be the Governor of Texas in 2014 have also complained... Full Story 
November 4, 2013 – 1,312 views
Karina Sterman Esq. - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
Find out how a recent Supreme Court decision affects the arbitration agreements your employees sign to arbitrate employment disputes.... Full Story 
November 4, 2013 – 1,159 views
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FISMA is an acronym for Federal Information Security Management Act. It is a federal law that was enacted to ensure that companies follow necessary guidelines to safeguard and protect their information and intellectual property... Full Story