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  • Economic damages: Total business loss evidence allowed in recent case

    July / August 2018
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 545

    Abstract: The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a surprising decision: It allowed a qualified damages expert to present a conclusion for the loss of a company’s entire value in a case where the plaintiff continued to operate after the defendants’ alleged wrongdoing. This article summarizes this case. West Plains L.L.P., dba CT Freight Co. v. Retzlaff Grain Co. Inc., dba RFG Logistics, et al, 870 F.3d 774, No. 16-2650, 8th Cir., August 30, 2017

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  • Will innocent, immaterial inaccuracies defeat copyright registration?

    June / July 2018
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 545

    Abstract: Mistakes happen — but, thanks to a new ruling by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, mistakes in a copyright registration application don’t necessarily doom the resulting registration. This article summarizes a case finding that the registration will be upheld unless it contains material inaccuracies and the registrant intended to conceal relevant information from the Copyright Office. Roberts, II v. Gordy, No. 16-12284, Dec. 15, 2017, 11th Cir.

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  • Data visualization helps banks combat money laundering

    Fall 2016
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 545

    Abstract: As federal banking regulators intensify their scrutiny of Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering compliance, community banks need to become more proactive in combating money laundering. One potential tool worth considering is data visualization software. This article examines recent compliance requirements and how to effectively incorporate data visualization software into a bank’s antifraud lines of defense.

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  • Franchise fever – Take these steps before changing your brand lineup

    January / February 2016
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 545

    Abstract: An auto dealer might dream about adding an automobile brand to its dealership’s offerings or swapping a lackluster brand for a franchise with greater promise. But this article explains how smart dealers will take a hard look at their options, and what they entail, before forging ahead.

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  • The OMB rule on indirect costs: What you need to know

    Fall 2015
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 545

    Abstract: Nonprofits need to get up to speed on their rights and responsibilities under the Office of Management and Budget’s new rule requiring agencies and other entities allocating federal dollars to reimburse organizations for indirect costs (also known as administrative or overhead costs). If they don’t learn the ins and outs of the new rule, they risk forfeiting reimbursement dollars. This article explains how reimbursement is determined and what nonprofits should be doing now to prepare for the change.

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  • Can you defer taxes on advance payments?

    September / October 2014
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 545

    Abstract: Many businesses receive payment in advance for goods and services. Generally, these payments are included in taxable income in the year they’re received, even if a portion of the income is deferred for financial reporting purposes. But there are exceptions. This article lists some of the items that qualify for limited deferral of income related to advance payments; explains how to defer income if there’s no applicable financial statement; and discusses IRS clarifications for gift cards.

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  • New patent office procedures take effect

    Spring 2014
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 545

    Abstract: Since 2013, American inventors have faced new rules for filing and challenging patents on their products and systems. These new rules are part of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA), a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s patent system that took years to finalize. Many of these rules are of particular interest to manufacturers, a sector that frequently finds itself on either side of, or as a third party to, disputes over inventions. This article explains how the AIA’s new procedures can allow disputes to be settled more quickly and less expensively than in the past.

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  • Provide for your spouse, then your kids, with a QTIP trust

    January / February 2014
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 545

    Abstract: Some people may want to provide for their spouse after their death but ensure that their children ultimately receive the inheritance they want to provide for them. Or they may have concerns about transferring assets to their spouse outright. Or they might also want to minimize gift and estate taxes. A great option to consider is a qualified terminable interest property, or “QTIP,” trust. This article explains how a QTIP can achieve estate planning goals while offering tax advantages.

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  • Integrating doctors with hospitals: A prerequisite for reform

    Spring 2012
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 545

    Abstract: Market forces, reform legislation and survival-based financial strategies are pushing hospitals toward close integration with their physicians. This entails a true intermingling of their decisions, activities, values and desires — not simply joint ventures, working relationships or shared risk. But doing so will take careful planning and execution. This article looks at the basic phases in any hospital’s integration program.

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  • Making sense of multistate taxation

    May / June 2010
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 545

    Abstract: To trigger a state’s income or sales and use taxes, a business must have a substantial connection — or nexus — with that state. Historically, that meant a physical presence in the state. But, in today’s digital age, most companies — even small ones — do business beyond their state’s borders, and cash-starved states are eyeing out-of-state businesses as potential revenue sources. Ever-changing rules regarding what constitutes nexus increase the risk that multiple states will attempt to tax the same income. Congress might act to establish uniform standards, but, in the meantime, it’s important that businesses review their activities in each state for potential tax liability.

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