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  • The missing link? Tenth Circuit weighs in on keyword advertising

    February / March 2014
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 428

    Abstract: The battle over the trademark implications of Google’s AdWords advertising program has been playing out in the courts for years. But a recent appeals court ruling may have dealt a death blow to the hopes of mark owners fighting to prevent competitors from using their marks as keywords to trigger-sponsored ads. This article explains why the court agreed with the district court that no likelihood of confusion existed in this case. 1-800 Contacts, Inc. v. Lens.com, No. 11-4114, 11-4204, 12-4022, July 16, 2013 (10th Cir.)

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  • The Contractor’s Corner – Could EDI ease our paperwork problems?

    Summer 2013
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 428

    Abstract: This issue’s “Contractor’s Corner” explains how electronic data interchange (EDI) can be a great way to save trees and speed processes for two companies that exchange a large volume of documents. It lists specific paperwork tasks that can be streamlined but notes the importance of both businesses using the same technology provider.

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  • Practice Notes — Rewarding physicians for reducing spending

    Winter 2013
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 428

    Abstract: One of the most talked-about new ideas in health care is rewarding providers for reducing medical spending by giving them a share of the net cost savings. The concept is currently being tested by many payor and provider organizations across the United States. The early results are so promising that providers — including physicians — may see contracts offering this arrangement in the near future. This article discusses the characteristics of the demonstration projects testing the new concept.

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  • Filing status implications

    January 2013
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 428

    Abstract: For married taxpayers, the implications of filing a joint or separate return extend beyond tax rates and the standard deduction. Like many aspects of income taxation, there is usually more than one approach to finding the optimal solution. This article lists some of the more common implications of filing either a joint or separate return.

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  • Reformation and surcharge under ERISA — Expanding on a Supreme Court theory

    October / November 2012
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 428

    Abstract: Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a summary plan description (SPD) isn’t a plan document subject to enforcement under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The Court did, however, state that, if an employer issued an intentionally misleading SPD, a plan participant may have an ERISA claim under equitable doctrines, such as reformation and surcharge. This brief article reviews a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit case that tackled this issue. Citation: Skinner v. Northrop Grumman Retirement Plan B, 673 F.3d 1162 (9th Cir. Mar. 16, 2012); ERISA §502(a)(1)(B).

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  • Marketability discounts for controlling interests?

    November / December 2011
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 428

    Abstract: Discounts for lack of marketability are well established when valuing minority interests in closely held businesses, but using marketability discounts for controlling interests is controversial. This article discusses the arguments made by both proponents and critics, and notes that, if a marketability discount for a controlling interest is an issue, it’s important to work with a valuation expert to be prepared to support or, if appropriate, challenge application of the discount.

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  • Whip your WIP report into shape

    November / December 2011
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 428

    Abstract: If a construction company’s profitability is lagging or its surety seems a bit more hesitant than usual, there may be a number of things in need of doing. But one of the simplest is a reassessment of the business’s work-in-progress (WIP) report. The breadth of detail and accuracy of data in these critical documents can often suffer over time. This article shows how to make sure a WIP report is sufficiently comprehensive and includes all revenues and costs for each current and upcoming contract.

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  • 3 money-management tips for married couples

    Summer 2011
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 428

    Abstract: Matrimony creates the potential for both great opportunities and difficult problems, depending on the approach taken. This article offers three money-management tips that married couples should consider: balancing and clarifying their goals, finding ways to save, and understanding the “marriage penalty.”

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  • Cash in if you can on the extended tax carryback

    March / April 2011
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 428

    Abstract: The Small Business Jobs Act (SBJA), enacted last year, contains a prime tax-saving opportunity for contractors. An SBJA provision includes an extended five-year “carryback” for general business tax credits to offset both regular tax liability and alternative minimum tax liability. The provision applies to sole proprietorships, partnerships and nonpublicly traded corporations that have $50 million or less in average annual gross receipts over the three preceding tax years. This article describes how the carryback works.

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  • 3 business financing alternatives to consider

    Winter 2011
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 428

    Abstract: Banks are showings no signs of backing down from their strict provisions and are taking more time than ever to approve loans. But this article looks at three options to consider: microfinancing, Small Business Administration loans and angel investors.

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  • Ask the Advisor – What cost-effective steps can I take to turn my rental homes “green”?

    January / February 2010
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 428

    Abstract: Remodeling an older rental home to make it “green” is a wise alternative to building a new property. Because of the tremendous savings in lumber, that choice alone is one of the greenest ones a landlord can make. But this article looks at other ways to green up an otherwise energy-inefficient house, thereby not only saving energy costs, but taxes as well.

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  • Construction Success Story – Contractor rolls out new technology the right way

    January / February 2010
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 428

    Abstract: In the midst of a flush of stimulus-related public projects, a small subcontractor was finding his old accounting system too slow and cumbersome. So, with little time to spare, he headed to the software market and chose a new system. Upon introducing the technology to his managers, however, the contractor found that everyone had a gripe. Frustrated, the contractor mentioned the dilemma to his financial advisor, who suggested he return the product and begin again with a collaborative, team-based approach to choosing new software.

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  • Moneylines: News Briefs for Businesses and Individuals

    April / May 2009
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 428

    Abstract: This section offers four news briefs about: 1) the adjusted 2009 IRS mileage rates, 2) a recent survey indicating that what homeowners don’t know about their mortgages could leave them vulnerable to fraud, 3) one venerable tech research firm’s tips on cutting IT costs, and 4) the results of a recent study indicating that most Americans are dependent on employer-provided health insurance.

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