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  • Government Abandons Prior Interpretation of 2006 Veterans Act in New Brief to the Supreme Court
    In a brief filed with the Supreme Court on September 29, 2015 in the case Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States, 14-916, the government abandoned the restrictive interpretation of the 2006 Veterans Act that it pressed before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (background on the case may… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Appellate ReviewPublished on Friday, October 2nd, 2015By Luke P. McLoughlin
  • Protections Against Defended Policyholder Manufacturing Bad Faith Case Via Stipulated Judgment Confirmed By California Court
    The California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District, Division Two, in 21st Century Ins. Co. v. Superior Court (Tapia), ___ Cal.App.4th ___  (No. E062244, September 10, 2015), recently confirmed some of the important protections for defending insurers against stipulated judgments that were established in the Hamilton and Safeco decisions and limited the… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Insurance LawPublished on Friday, October 2nd, 2015By Max H. Stern
  • Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann Solar Power Vietnam Breaking News: First Ever Regulations GOVERNMENT’S INCENTIVES TO DEVELOP SOLAR POWER PROJECTS IN VIETNAM
    Vietnam is among the countries located in the area with the world’s highest sunshine allocation in a year on the world’s solar radiation map. It is an advantage for Vietnam to develop solar power industry, especially in the context of increasing demand for electricity and potential risks of traditional electricity… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Friday, October 2nd, 2015By Oliver Massmann
  • Foreign Direct Investment
    By Oliver Massmann and Manfred Otto – Duane Morris Vietnam LLC Foreign Direct Investment A Brief Overview Vietnam is undergoing fundamental changes to form the basis for its attractiveness and competitiveness in preparation for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the upcoming trade agreements including the EU-Vietnam FTA and the Transpacific… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Thursday, October 1st, 2015By Oliver Massmann
  • Sinbad’s Stay of Execution Runs Out
    As of today, Sinbad’s does not have any immediate plans to close its 40 year old saloon doors, despite losing its eviction case two months ago. The Court stayed eviction and the execution of judgment, but that order expires today – September 30th. For background, the City of San Francisco… ... read more
    Posted to The Legal DishPublished on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015By Constantine R. Mittendorf
  • OIG Finds Questionable Part B Ambulance Billing
    On September 29, 2015, the U.S. DHHS Inspector General’s Office (the “OIG”) released a report (OEI-09-12-00351) entitled “Inappropriate Payments and Questionable Billing for Medicare Part B Ambulance Transports.” The report is significant and discusses the issues the OIG has been concerned with relating to Medicare Part B ambulance transports. OIG… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015By Ari J. Markenson
  • New Decree Guiding Enterprise Law on Enterprise Registration – Quicker Timelime and Simplified Procedure
    On 14 September 2015, the Government issued Decree No. 78/2015/ND-CP on enterprise registration (“Decree 78”). This is a long-awaited decree guiding the 2014 Enterprise Law, replacing Decree No. 43/2010/ND-CP on enterprise registration and Decree No. 05/2013/ND-CP amending Decree No. 43/2010/ND-CP on administrative procedures. Decree 78 will take effect on 01… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Sunday, September 27th, 2015By Oliver Massmann
  • Duane Morris Pro Bono Attorneys Step Up for Citizenship
    On Saturday, September 19, 2015  Duane Morris attorneys in Philadelphia and Boca Raton offices assisted Legal Permanent Residents with their U.S. Citizenship applications. The annual event, Pro Bono Citizenship Day, is organized by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Duane Morris has participated for the last 6 years.  It is estimated… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Immigration LawPublished on Friday, September 25th, 2015By Valentine A. Brown
  • Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann Core Features of new Investment Law for Investors
    1) In your opinion, what are the most important features of the new investment law from an investor’s perspective? It is considered as the most-investor friendly investment law ever in Vietnam. It provides clearer investment procedure timeline, consolidated conditional business sectors, defined capital ratio to be qualified as foreign investors… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Friday, September 25th, 2015By Oliver Massmann
  • FCC Decides Publication of Rules via the Internet is Sufficient Disclosure for Radio and Television Contests
    The Federal Communications Commission last week adopted an amendment to its Contest Rules (Section 73.1216) requirements for broadcast licensees. Under the amendment, television and radio licensees can now meet obligations for disclosing contest rules by posting such rules on the Internet.  This revision changes a longstanding requirement that material contest… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Gaming LawPublished on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015By Eric D. Frank