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Draft Internet Gaming Bill Published in South Afri...

Duane Morris Gaming Law internet casino_law eric_frank frank interactive_gaming legislation internet_gambling gaming_legislation casino_expansion international_law | General | Wednesday April 23, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

A draft version of South African internet gaming bill was published today – the Remote Gambling Bill of 2014. While it is believed there will be no swift legalization of internet gaming in South Africa, the introduction of the draft bill is a...

Duane Morris Webinar on FDA Warning Letters -- Apr...

Duane Morris Life Sciences Law capa warning_letter complaint_handling fda inspections michael_swit quality_system webinar medical_device | General | Tuesday April 22, 2014 | By Michael A. Swit

Please join us for “Under the Watchful Eye of the FDA: What Do FDA Warning Letters Tell Us?" This complimentary webinar will provide an overview of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspections, review the importance of FDA’s warning...

SEC Provides Guidance on Tweeting

Duane Morris on Capital Markets cdi _433 rule securities_and_exchange_commission rule_134 securities_laws tweeting communications press_releases social_media bruce_czachor sec legends twitter | Capital Markets | Tuesday April 22, 2014 | By Bruce Czachor

On April 21, 2014, the Division of Corporate Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission issued two new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (CDI) dealing with social media.   The first CDI  deals with how to affix required legends to...

The Natural Effect of Recording a Lien Bond

Duane Morris Construction Law lien_bond construction stan_martin necessary_party lien | General | Tuesday April 22, 2014 | By Stan Martin

Common sense suggests that when a lien has been bonded off, the owner of the real estate need no longer be a party to the lien claim lawsuit.   The Rhode Island Supreme Court has followed the common sense route, dismissing the property owner from a...

Duane Morris Partner Mitch Goldman to Speak at Dig...

Duane Morris Health Law health_information_technology health_law mitch_goldman health_care | Health Law | Monday April 21, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

Duane Morris partner C. Mitchell Goldman will speak at the Digital Health Innovation in Context 2014 Conference, to be held on April 24, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Westin Forrestal Village in Princeton, New Jersey. Digital Health Innovation...

UN Homicide Report Shows the World Is Not a Safe P...

Duane Morris TechLaw crime sinrod homicide | Information, Technologies and Telecom | Wednesday April 16, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

Recently, this blog has touched on how warfare between nations in the digital era includes cyberattacks. And now, just as we already are feeling less than safe, the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (the UNODC) has released some homicide statistics ...

Duane Morris' Mark J. Silberman and Michael E. Cla...

Duane Morris Health Law criminal prosecution physician negligence michael_clark mark_silberman malpractice | Health Law | Wednesday April 16, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

Duane Morris partner Mark J. Silberman in the firm's Chicago office and special counsel Michael E. Clark in the firm's Houston office are quoted in two articles in the May 1, 2014, issue of Physician Risk Management . In...

Duane Morris' Michael E. Clark Quoted in Modern He...

Duane Morris Health Law michael_clark inpatients healthcare medicare american_hospital_association midnight_rule hospitals | Health Law | Wednesday April 16, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

Duane Morris special counsel Michael E. Clark of the firm's Houston office, is quoted in " AHA Lawsuit over 'Two-Midnight' Rule Called Uphill Battle ," which appeared in Modern Healthcare on April 15, 2014. No matter how strong...

Property Owner Is Strictly Liable for Building Cod...

Duane Morris Construction Law stan_martin construction building_code building | General | Friday April 11, 2014 | By Stan Martin

The owner of a building open to public use will be strictly liable for damage or injury resulting from a code violation, under a decision issued by Massachusetts’ highest court.   Overruling a 15-year precedent, the court held that strict...

Duane Morris' Construction Group Nominated for 201...

Duane Morris Construction Law chambers_2014 | General | Friday April 11, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

Duane Morris is pleased to announce that the firm's Construction Group has once again been nominated for one of the prestigious Chambers USA Awards for Excellence. This is the fourth overall nomination for the group, which has been recognized among the...

Is Cyberwar Happening Right Now in Ukraine?

Duane Morris TechLaw crimea cyberwar mobile_communications ukraine sinrod cyberattack | Information, Technologies and Telecom | Wednesday April 09, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

This blog recently discussed whether international mechanisms exist to award damages caused by potential cyberwars . And now it appears that a cyberwar actually is taking place with respect to Ukraine. Press accounts have been rampant in terms of...

NYSE Proposes Relaxation of Independence Test For ...

Duane Morris on Capital Markets securities_and_exchange_commission same_logic business_unit bright_line_independence_test oliver_rust spinco look-back_period sec deconsolidation new_york_stock_exchange spin-off director_independence section_303a.02(b) nyse material_relationship | Corporate Governance | Wednesday April 09, 2014 | By K. Oliver Rust

Prompted by a request for interpretive guidance, on April 1, 2014, the NYSE proposed to relax its bright line director independence tests in certain limited circumstances, so that “a director may be deemed independent of a company that has been the subject...

Duane Morris Partner Cyndie Chang to Present at th...

Duane Morris Insurance Law claims arbitration tort appraisal mediation cyndie_chang trial property insurance california | Insurance Business and Regulatory Developments | Tuesday April 08, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

Duane Morris' Cyndie M. Chang , a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office , will be speaking at the American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section's spring conference, " Resolution of Property Insurance Claims in the...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Weigh in on Consent ...

Duane Morris Insurance Law Insurance Business and Regulatory Developments | Monday April 07, 2014 | By Charlotte E. Thomas

On January 24, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal from the Pennsylvania Superior Court’s Order in Babcock & Wilcox Co. v. American Nuclear Insurers , 2013 Pa. Super. LEXIS 1640 (Pa. Super. Jul. 10, 2013).   The Superior...

Duane Morris Partner Albert Bates, Jr. to Present ...

Duane Morris Construction Law project_delivery construction albert_bates deloitte conference energy | General | Friday April 04, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

Duane Morris partner Albert Bates, Jr. , will be presenting at the 2014 Deloitte Energy Conference: A Global Industry . . . Competing Locally , which will be held on Tuesday, May 13, and Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the Gaylord National Resort and...

Facilitation Payments – Bribery in Vietnam risks h...

Duane Morris Vietnam facilitation_payments anti-corruption bribery compliance | Vietnam - Compliance | Friday April 04, 2014 | By Manfred Otto

By Manfred Otto, Giles Cooper, and Hiro Kobayashi of Duane Morris Vietnam LLC >  Japanese    Unsuspecting companies are in fact opening themselves up to substantial risk and penalties in multiple jurisdictions for activities in...

WTO Nixes China's Restrictions on Rare Earth Expor...

Duane Morris TechLaw wto sinrod rare_earths international_trade china export_restrictions world_trade_organization | Information, Technologies and Telecom | Wednesday April 02, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

In early 2012, the United States sought a World Trade Organization (WTO) consultation regarding China's restrictions on the export of tungsten and molybdenum -- forms of "rare earths." These rare earths are raw materials that are used in the...

The limits of common sense in judicial decisionmak...

Duane Morris Appellate Review record palumbos summary_judgment | General | Tuesday April 01, 2014 | By Robert M. Palumbos

Judge Posner's recent opinion in Mitchell v. JCG Industries, Inc. enters a Twilight Zone of appellate decisionmaking that is truly bewildering. The issue was whether the FLSA requires poultry workers to be paid overtime for "donning and...

New York State Gaming Commission releases Request ...

Duane Morris Gaming Law new_york casin gaming_expansion casino_law eric_frank casino_expansion | General | Monday March 31, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

The New York State Gaming Commission today released the Request for Applications to Develop and Operate a Gaming Facility in New York State. The 81-page RFA serves as the basis for a proposal to build a gaming facility under the Upstate New...

New York i-Poker Legislation Introduced in Senate

Duane Morris Gaming Law internet_gambling internet frank eric_frank casino legislation interactive_gaming new_york internet_poker gaming | General | Monday March 31, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

New legislation authorizing the New York State Gaming Commission to issue licenses for the operation of Internet Poker was introduced this past Friday in the New York State Senate by Senator John Bonacic. The i-Poker legislation would authorize the...

Duane Morris' Chris Soriano Writes on "California,...

Duane Morris Gaming Law i-gaming california tribal internet_gaming chris_soriano gaming online poker | General | Friday March 28, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

Duane Morris special counsel Chris Soriano of the firm's Cherry Hill office wrote " California, Regulated I-Gaming and the Tribal Question ," which was published in the March 2014 issue of World Online Gambling Law Report . ...

How to appeal a sanctions order

Duane Morris Appellate Review sanctions notice_of_appeal palumbos jurisdiction | General | Friday March 28, 2014 | By Robert M. Palumbos

Can a lawyer obtain appellate review of a sanctions order by piggy-backing on her client's notice of appeal? The Court of Appeals for the First Circuit raised this question sua sponte in a decision issued on March 26, 2014, In re Joannie Plaza-Martinez . ...

Property Owner’s Liability under CERCLA for Unpaid...

Duane Morris Construction Law cercla stan_martin lien construction remediation | General | Thursday March 27, 2014 | By Stan Martin

A federal appeals court ruled that a landowner is not liable under CERCLA [1] for amounts due to a subcontractor, when the owner had already paid the prime contractor for cleanup work.   The prime contractor, fully paid, failed to make...

Georgia House Declines to Vote on Broad P3 Legisla...

Duane Morris Construction Law General | Thursday March 27, 2014 | By Antony L. Sanacory

In case you missed it, last week the Georgia House let the legislative session end without voting on Georgia SB 255 , a broad enabling legislation for a wide range of public private partnerships (“P3”). SB 255 would enable the state and political subdivisions...


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