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  • Cosmetic differences – Copyright Act preempts state law claims over makeup artistry

    Year End 2020
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 646

    Abstract: To qualify for copyright protection, works must be “fixed in a tangible medium of expression.” Does human skin count as a tangible medium of expression? The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit considered that question in a recent case — but in the end held off on a decision. This article reviews the court’s decision to find a different basis for ruling against the plaintiff. Mourabit v. Klein, No. 19-2142, June 8, 2020, 2d Cir.

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  • How’s your revenue cycle?

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 646

    Abstract: To stay financially healthy, a medical practice needs to make sure it’s operating in a way that will maximize revenue and minimize waste. The article notes that, at least once a year, it’s important to assess a practice’s strengths and weaknesses in a variety of revenue cycle functional areas. This assessment will help determine what areas could be streamlined or improved to help the practice operate at an optimal level.

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  • A second walk down the aisle can complicate estate planning

    April / May 2019
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 646

    Abstract: An estate planning rule of thumb is to review (and, if necessary, revise) one’s estate plan in light of major life events. Such events include a marriage, birth of a child and a divorce. A second marriage also calls for an estate plan review. This article details areas of an estate plan that should be scrutinized in the event of a second marriage.

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  • What’s fair in copyright and trademark… Alleged infringement of technical standards raises questions

    February / March 2019
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 646

    Abstract: Thousands of private organizations produce technical standards, some of which are incorporated into laws by federal, state and local governments. A federal court of appeals recently considered whether these organizations can invoke copyright and trademark laws to prevent the unauthorized copying and distribution of such works. This article reviews the case in which the court failed to provide a conclusive answer, focusing instead on fair use matters. American Society for Testing and Materials v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc., No. 17-7035, July 17, 2018, D.C. Cir.

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  • What are the three levels of value?

    July / August 2018
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 646

    Abstract: The level of value used in a business valuation may affect an expert’s analyses and techniques. This article explains how experts determine the appropriate level of value and why it’s critical to make this determination before work begins.

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  • Don’t delay – What you need to know about delay damages

    November / December 2017
    Newsletter: Real Estate Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 646

    Abstract: It’s bound to happen occasionally: A perfectly timed construction project hits an unexpected snag, leading to major financial repercussions. When an owner causes the delay, the parties may wind up in court to determine how to allocate damages — no easy task when a contractor’s costs span multiple projects. This article reviews two ways to determine overhead allocations and discusses other damages contractors may seek.

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  • Get well with metrics – Measuring the right data can improve revenue cycle management

    Summer 2017
    Newsletter: Healthcare Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 646

    Abstract: Hospitals that are most successful at revenue cycle management (RCM) almost always rely on close monitoring of specific metrics. This article provides several examples of relevant metrics that hospital management should track to optimize their revenue cycle, including the net collection rate, the clean claim rate and denial rates. The article points out that making continual adjustments to RCM based on frequent updates of these important rates will help institutions thrive.

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  • Case closed – Company had no duty to disclose SEC investigation

    June / July 2016
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 646

    Abstract: For public companies, determining whether to disclose an SEC investigation can be difficult. This article covers a recent federal court case that provides valuable guidance on the issue, ruling that the company wasn’t obliged to disclose an ongoing investigation. However, readers are cautioned that it may still be advisable to disclose such investigations in some circumstances.

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  • Continuity planning – Be realistic — prepare for a disaster

    April / May 2016
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 646

    Abstract: Because of the real threats of a natural or man-made disaster, every nonprofit should have an effective disaster or “business continuity” plan in place. This article explores what a complete continuity plan should entail and how to implement one. Among the topics discussed are: identifying risks and adverse postdisaster scenarios, forming a disaster planning team, communicating with the community, and staff training. A sidebar looks at Department of Homeland Security recommendations for developing IT recovery strategies.

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  • Cybercrime – Get ready to fight back

    Summer 2015
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 646

    Abstract: Cyber thieves don’t physically grab keys or force an entry into a home, but the damage they do to an organization can be just as consequential. If a nonprofit becomes the victim of cybercrime, it could suffer a blow to its reputation that’s impossible to overcome. So it’s important that a nonprofit assess its risks of data breaches carefully, and implement effective security policies and procedures. This article discusses some key considerations.

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  • Developing story on the validity of digital-imaging patents

    Year End 2014
    Newsletter: Ideas on Intellectual Property Law

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 646

    Abstract: In June of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that merely requiring generic computer implementation of a business process doesn’t transform that abstract idea into a patent-eligible invention. Less than a month later, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit put this decision to work in a case addressing whether an “improved device profile” involved in digital image processing was patent eligible. This article looks at the details. Digitech Image Technologies, LLC v. Electronics for Imaging, Inc., Nos. 2013-1600, -1601, -1602, -1603, -1604, -1605, -1606, -1607, -1608, -1609, -1610, -1611, -1612, -1613, -1614, -1615, -1616, -1617, -1618, July 11, 2014 (Fed. Cir.) Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, No. 13-298, June 19, 2014 (Supreme Court)

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  • When defendants aren’t who they say they are – Getting to the bottom of alter ego cases

    Fall 2014
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 646

    Abstract: Plaintiffs with valid claims against insolvent or cash-poor defendants may feel as though they’ll never collect their judgments. But they might be able to argue that a defendant represents the alter ego of a parent company. Alter ego litigation generally is sought to gain access to the financial resources of a defendant’s subsidiaries — or even individual shareholders. But as this article explains, to be successful, plaintiffs need to show that the company’s shareholders abused the corporate structure.

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  • Yes, you do need investment policies

    Fall 2014
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 646

    Abstract: Investment policies aren’t only for nonprofits with millions to invest. Most organizations can benefit from rules designed to help manage reserve funds responsibly and minimize investment risk. This article suggests creating individual investment pools and designing guidelines for each according to their purpose and time horizon. The article also covers asset allocation decisions.

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  • Defending your job sites from theft

    Fall 2014
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 646

    Abstract: The threat of thieves infiltrating construction sites is nothing new. But it’s a danger that demands constant attention from contractors, as the drag on a construction company’s bottom line from theft can go deep and heavy. This article looks at the types of assets that thieves look for and what can be done to better secure job sites.

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  • Proactive estate planning starts today

    Summer 2014
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 646

    Abstract: It’s common for manufacturers and distributors to be family-owned. Unfortunately, it’s also common for owners to let estate planning fall by the wayside, causing family members to lose out on tax-saving opportunities. This article discusses the latest tax rates and exemptions and takes note of strategies that may be useful when transferring wealth and management responsibilities to the next generation.

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  • Have faith – Trusting fraud experts with your fidelity insurance claims

    May / June 2014
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 646

    Abstract: When businesses pursue civil actions against occupational fraud perpetrators, they generally settle the case or receive favorable verdicts — but they rarely recover the full amounts of their losses. Fidelity insurance is designed to help bridge that gap. Unfortunately, as this article explains, proving larceny or embezzlement losses to an insurer can be challenging. A forensic accountant can help companies meet insurers’ exacting requirements.

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