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  • Constitutional Amendments for Vegas-Style Gaming get Traction in Georgia and Tennessee this Week
    Some movement this week in Georgia and Tennessee on proposed constitutional amendments to authorize full casino gaming.  We break it down for you here: HR 807 in Georgia On Wednesday, Representative Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) introduced HR 807, a House Resolution proposing an amendment to the Georgia Constitution to permit the… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Gaming LawPublished on Thursday, March 26th, 2015By Eric D. Frank
  • Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann Government’s Strong Efforts to Improve Business Environment
    On March 12, 2015, the Government has just issued the new Resolution 19/NQ-CP/2015 on key duties and solutions to improve business environment and national competitiveness in 2015 – 2016 (“Resolution 19”). Resolution 19 provides several measures / objectives including decreasing administration procedure time (tax declaration, custom / port clearance, social… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015By Oliver Massmann
  • Legislative Bill Proposes to Increase Liquor and Gaming Taxes
    For this active 2015 legislative session, there is now a bill on the table to increase taxes on alcohol, nonrestricted (casino) gaming, and tobacco.  Senate Bill 275 proposes to amend state law so that the tax on alcohol increases from $3.60 to $5.40 per wine gallon for greater than 22% alcohol by… ... read more
    Posted to Nevada Liquor, Casino and Entertainment LawPublished on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015By Jennifer Roberts
  • Be Afraid, Very Afraid Of Who You Meet Online?
    Before the explosion of online communications, our world necessarily was smaller and who we came in contact with tended to people we already knew. Then our ability to reach out and communicate with others expanded dramatically and exponentially as we all started traveling at warp speed down the information superhighway.… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015By Eric J. Sinrod
  • Subcontractor Charged For Having Its Own Lien Bonded Off
    Based on subcontract language, a Minnesota appeals court has held that the prime contractor could charge its lien bond premium against the sub who filed the lien. Arising from a power generation station project, the prime and a sub pursued breach of contract claims against each other. The sub also filed… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Construction LawPublished on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015By Stan Martin
  • Live Entertainment Tax Changes Proposed in Nevada Legislature
    Three separate bills have been introduced in the 2015 Nevada legislative session proposing changes to the live entertainment tax. Assembly Bill 392 proposes a Luxury Discretionary Spending Tax on admission to places of amusement and entertainment at non-gaming establishments (whether indoor or outdoor), for escort services, and sightseeing tours.  The tax… ... read more
    Posted to Nevada Liquor, Casino and Entertainment LawPublished on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015By Jennifer Roberts
  • Claim Construction Standard of Review: The New Forum Shopping in Patent Litigation?
    In Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., v. Sandoz, Inc., 574 U.S. __, No. 13-854, slip op. (Jan. 20, 2015) the Supreme Court changed the standard of review for the factual determinations underlying claim construction from de novo to clear error. The Supreme Court’s position was not particularly unexpected. Indeed, the U.S.… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Appellate ReviewPublished on Monday, March 23rd, 2015By Kristina Caggiano Kelly
  • CMS Announces “Next Generation” ACO Model
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the creation of the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model (see The new model builds on lessons learned from the earlier Pioneer Model and Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs.  As with the earlier ACOs, the new model… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Sunday, March 22nd, 2015By Matthew C. Jones
  • Proposed Bills Would Address Hitches in New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program
    On March 16, 2015, a panel of the New Jersey General Assembly approved a package of three bills designed to improve the operation of New Jersey’s medical marijuana program for patients with severe illnesses who rely on the program for medical relief.  These bills will now be subject to consideration… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Friday, March 20th, 2015By James J. "J." Ferrelli
  • Interplay of General Liability and Pollution Liability Coverage
    An explosion caused by release of natural gas from a damaged pipe caused personal injury and property damage. Resulting lawsuits against the contractor whose crew damaged the pipe were defended by the contractor’s general liability (GL) carrier, which sought contribution for both defense and indemnity from the contractor’s pollution liability… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Construction LawPublished on Thursday, March 19th, 2015By Stan Martin