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  • At your own risk – The pitfalls of DIY estate planning

    November / December 2011
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: With an abundance of online services that automate the creation of wills and other documents, it’s easy for a person to create his or her own estate plan. But unless the estate is small and the plan is exceedingly simple, the pitfalls of do-it-yourself (DIY) estate planning can be many. As this article explains, people often neglect the formalities — which can vary from state to state — associated with the execution of wills and other documents. Furthermore, DIY planning cannot be expected to take into account changes in the tax laws from one year to the next, which can have a dramatic impact on estate planning strategies.

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  • Generic drug draws preliminary injunction

    April / May 2011
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: A label for an asthma drug indicated that it could be administered once or twice daily, but the patents described once-daily treatment. Another company sought FDA approval to manufacture and sell a generic version of the drug for twice-daily use. The original manufacturer sought a preliminary injunction barring the applicant from launching its version of the drug. The district court issued the injunction, and the applicant appealed. But, as this article details, the Federal Circuit affirmed the granting of the preliminary injunction. AstraZeneca LP v. Apotex, Inc., Nos. 2009-1381, 2009-1424, Nov. 1, 2010 (Fed. Cir.)

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  • Playing catch-up with the SEC

    February / March 2011
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: Over the last few years, some smaller public companies have had trouble keeping up with SEC reporting requirements. The process of preparing and filing missing annual and quarterly reports can be costly and burdensome. This article urges companies in this situation to consider asking the agency for permission to file a single comprehensive annual report on Form 10-K for the current year.

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  • Fair enough? How the nominative fair use doctrine can apply to domain names

    Year End 2010
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: Since practically the dawn of the Internet, trademark holders have had to contend with third parties using their marks in domain names to draw traffic to nonaffiliated Web sites. Unfortunately for the mark holders, some of these third parties can wield the “nominative fair use” doctrine as a defense to infringement liability. This article covers the case of Toyota Motor Sales v. Tabari, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reiterated how the doctrine can apply to domain names.

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  • Practical Perspectives: key financial issues for you and your family – What to consider when a family member asks for a loan

    August / September 2009
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: This issue examines the case of Irving, Veronica and Irving’s sister Patricia, who has lost her job and is in desperate need of a loan. Before they make a decision, Irving and Veronica visit their financial advisor, who explains the steps that are necessary to formalize the loan and to avoid negative tax consequences.

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  • The Contractor’s Corner – What are the risks of taking on an out-of-state job?

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: In this issue’s “The Contractor’s Corner,” we answer a question from a contractor who’s considering whether to venture beyond state lines for the first time. As one might suspect, doing so involves far more than simply loading up some gear and a work crew and showing up at the job site as usual. There are a variety of risks, including tax, licensing and materials procurement, that need to be considered.

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  • ACFE study quantifies employee fraud

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ latest Report to the Nation on Occupational Fraud and Abuse estimates that U.S. organizations lost about 7% of their annual revenues — or $994 billion — to fraud in 2008. And the most costly form of fraud involves misstated financial statements. Understanding the most common types of fraud and their costs can make it easier to identify these costly schemes. This article details some of the statistics.

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  • Using your best judgment – Back up qualitative decisions per loss allowance policy

    Spring 2008
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 535

    Abstract: Bankers setting allowances for loan and lease losses are paying special attention to the documentation that supports the decisions they make. For the past year or so, financial institutions have been grappling with the new accounting requirements in the Interagency Policy Statement on the Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses (ALLL). Here’s what you need to know about the changes.

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