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May 26, 2023
Why do US States Require Foreign Corporations to Qualify Before Doing Business There?

Why do US States Require Foreign Corporations to Qualify Before Doing Business There?

By Eric Geringswald | CSC Why do states require foreign corporations to qualify before transacting business there? (Please visit the site to view this video) Requiring qualification protects a state's citizens. It allows a state to collect important information about the corporation, such as who owns and operates the business, the nature of the business, and where the business operates in the state. States apply...

May 17, 2023
Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Advertising or Legal Minefield?

Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Advertising or Legal Minefield?

By James B. Astrachan | Partner at Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP Stephen Hawking warned artificial intelligence might end the world and others feel the same. How will this impact the advertising industry ? Most of us, when we think of AI, ponder more benign matters. For example, my colleague who sat in front of his computer to experiment with AI generated a pretty decent bio with only a few screen prompts...

May 15, 2023
Embracing Digital Studies: The Rise of Audiobooks and eBooks in Law School Libraries

Embracing Digital Studies: The Rise of Audiobooks and eBooks in Law School Libraries

As technology continues to advance, the way students consume information is changing rapidly too. The rise of digital reading has led to a surge in the popularity of audiobooks and eBooks , and experts say these are viable study methods for law school students. More and more audio books are available , and legal content is no exception to this trend. Law school librarians should be aware of this trend and the impact...

May 01, 2023
New York Attorneys Can Now Represent Clients in  Civil Action for Limited Purposes

New York Attorneys Can Now Represent Clients in Civil Action for Limited Purposes

By Eric Geringswald | CSC New York Civil Practice Law In the latest legislative session, New York lawmakers amended the state's civil practice law and rules to formally authorize attorneys to appear on behalf of parties in civil actions or proceedings for limited purposes. The change will allow attorneys to provide discrete services to clients who need legal help but want or need to limit legal expenses. The...

April 11, 2023
Does Time in a  Rehab Treatment Center Count as Time Served on an Inmate's Sentence?

Does Time in a Rehab Treatment Center Count as Time Served on an Inmate's Sentence?

Corrections Solutions This article appears in the Spring 2023  Inmate Litigation Reporter , an exclusive quarterly digest analyzing new legal developments affecting the rights of people in prison -- developed specifically for people in prison.    To learn more about this content and other LexisNexis Inmate Law Library solutions , click here .   Does time in a treatment facility count as time served? Short Answer...

March 31, 2023
Constructive Cross-Examination vs. Destructive Cross-Examination: What’s the difference?

Constructive Cross-Examination vs. Destructive Cross-Examination: What’s the difference?

By Larry Pozner | Co-Author, Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques What are the different types of cross-examination? There are two types of cross-examination : Constructive cross-examination and Destructive cross-examination. Constructive cross-examination builds the client's theory of the case, while deconstructive cross-examination damages a witness's credibility. More on this can be found in Larry...

March 31, 2023
Delaware's Business Entity Laws and Recent Judicial Decisions: Here's What to Watch

Delaware's Business Entity Laws and Recent Judicial Decisions: Here's What to Watch

Eric Geringswald | CSC Delaware Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated Business attorneys working with Delaware entities need to know about recent court decisions that could impact their transactions or litigation. The Spring 2023 edition of CSC's Delaware Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated includes more than 90 new case notes from Delaware state courts and from courts in other jurisdictions applying...

March 30, 2023
Rhode Island Lawmakers enact Uniform Partnership Act and Uniform Limited Partnership Act

Rhode Island Lawmakers enact Uniform Partnership Act and Uniform Limited Partnership Act

By Eric Geringswald | CSC Lawmakers in Rhode Island passed revised partnership acts to make it easier for partnerships to identify the laws that govern their entities . The newly enacted Uniform Limited Partnership Act allows Limited Partnerships (LPs) LPs and Limited Liability Limited Partnerships (LLLPs) LLLPs to have a perpetual status. Both are required to file an annual report and assign a registered agent for...

March 06, 2023
Creating Your Own Advancement: The Women Attorneys who Co-authored the Guide to The Toxic Substances Act

Creating Your Own Advancement: The Women Attorneys who Co-authored the Guide to The Toxic Substances Act

International Women’s Day 2023 In observance of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, LexisNexis is showcasing its authors and editors who have set the bar for excellence and leadership among women in legal professions. Miriam Gold and Jean Warshaw are co-authors of the Guide to the Toxic Substances Control Act from LexisNexis, and have more than 40 years combined experience as in...

March 03, 2023
PACT Act Guidance from the National Veterans Legal Services Program: What Veterans Need to Know About the PACT Act

PACT Act Guidance from the National Veterans Legal Services Program: What Veterans Need to Know About the PACT Act

By the National Veterans Legal Services Program PACT Act 2022 In August 2022, President Biden signed into law one the most significant bills affecting veterans benefits in decades. The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022 (the PACT Act) expands health care and disability benefits for millions of veterans, particularly those who were exposed to burn pits...

February 28, 2023
Constitutional Violation: Prohibition of Family Visits Breaches Fundamental Rights of Incarcerated People

Constitutional Violation: Prohibition of Family Visits Breaches Fundamental Rights of Incarcerated People

This article appears in the Spring 2023  Inmate Litigation Reporter , an exclusive quarterly digest analyzing new legal developments affecting the rights of people in prison -- developed specifically for people in prison.   To learn more about this content and other LexisNexis Inmate Law Library solutions , click here .  Can corrections facilities prohibit inmates from attending family visit s? Short Answer:   No...

February 24, 2023
More than 200 Updates to Pennsylvania Business Laws that Impact Public, Private, Non-profit Corporations, and Benefit Corporations

More than 200 Updates to Pennsylvania Business Laws that Impact Public, Private, Non-profit Corporations, and Benefit Corporations

By Eric Geringswald | CSC Pennsylvania Business Law Updates 2023 Pennsylvania’s Business Corporation Law was comprehensively updated in November 2022 for the first time since 2015. The amendment incorporates significant recent developments in corporation law of which every practitioner dealing with Pennsylvania business entities should be aware. The changes impact both public corporations as well as private...

February 14, 2023
Libraries See Massive Increase in eBook, Digital Content Checkouts in 2022

Libraries See Massive Increase in eBook, Digital Content Checkouts in 2022

Digital Checkouts on the Rise As the shift towards digital content consumption continues to grow, libraries are seeing historic increases in the number of readers checking out eBooks and other types of digital content – including legal content . Last year a record-setting 129 library systems surpassed one million digital checkouts, according to OverDrive. This includes 10 library systems hitting that milestone...

January 31, 2023
Possessing Marijuana in California Prisons Still Illegal per State Supreme Court

Possessing Marijuana in California Prisons Still Illegal per State Supreme Court

This article appears in the Spring 2023 Inmate Litigation Reporter , an exclusive quarterly digest analyzing new legal developments affecting the rights of people in prison -- developed specifically for people in prison. To learn more about this content and other LexisNexis Inmate Law Library solutions , click here . Is marijuana legal in California prisons? Short Answer:  No. The California law that allows legal...

January 31, 2023
Indiana Deskbook Provides Access to Changes in Business Entity Laws for 2023

Indiana Deskbook Provides Access to Changes in Business Entity Laws for 2023

Indiana Business Entity Laws Indiana business attorneys and their staff at small and large law firms can get fast access to the state’s business entity statutes and related case law with the This and other updates changes are captured in the 2023 edition of CSCPublishing’s Indiana Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated . Published by CSC in collaboration with legal publisher LexisNexis®, this book...

January 30, 2023
Missouri Business Entity Deskbook highlights New Case Law, Important Cases for 2023

Missouri Business Entity Deskbook highlights New Case Law, Important Cases for 2023

Missouri Law on Businesses Missouri business attorneys and their staff at small and large law firms can find the latest updates to the state’s business entity laws and the most recent related case law in the 2023 edition of Missouri Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated . The newest edition features the full text of Title 23—Corporations, Associations and Partnerships from the Missouri Statutes, as...

January 27, 2023
Delaware Superior Court Notes Growing Antipathy Toward Certain Pendant Claims in Contract Disputes

Delaware Superior Court Notes Growing Antipathy Toward Certain Pendant Claims in Contract Disputes

Deleware Contract Law “No doubt, Delaware’s trial courts have shown growing antipathy toward both bootstrapped and needlessly duplicative claims in what are otherwise straightforward breach of contract cases. … [T]he Court might rightly dismiss as completely duplicative or otherwise needless a pendant claim in favor of the well-pleaded breach-of-contract count. Doing so … keeps fidelity to...

January 19, 2023
Burton’s Legal Thesaurus Top 10 Legal Terms and Expressions for 2022

Burton’s Legal Thesaurus Top 10 Legal Terms and Expressions for 2022

By Burton’s Legal Thesaurus Select Committee on Terminology The top ten new legal terms and expressions in law in 2022 have been chosen by the Select Committee on Terminology of Burton’s Legal Thesaurus , a reference book providing plain language and clear legal writing to the legal field over the past four decades. Published by LexisNexis and edited by Brian Burton, Associate Author. The reference tool...

December 30, 2022
California Approves New Procedure to Ratify Noncompliant Corporate Actions

California Approves New Procedure to Ratify Noncompliant Corporate Actions

California Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated California corporations now have a mechanism to retroactively remedy defective corporate actions, after lawmakers approved new procedures to allow corporations to petition the superior court to ratify corporate acts not in compliance (or purportedly not in compliance). The new legislation, similar to Delaware’s Section 204 of the DGCL enacted in 2014, allows...

December 14, 2022
To Doe or Not to Doe in Federal Court: Tips for Civil Practice Attorneys

To Doe or Not to Doe in Federal Court: Tips for Civil Practice Attorneys

By Jim Wagstaffe | Partner at Wagstaffe, von Loewenfeldt, Busch, & Radwick LLC Doe Defendants in Federal Court Young lawyers drafting their first civil complaint will tell you that the supervising partners routinely warn that it’s malpractice not to include Doe defendants to protect the statute of limitations as against unknown parties. However, to Doe defendant or not to Doe defendant in federal court...

November 30, 2022
Maryland Legislators Approve Procedures to Ratify Defective Corporate Acts and Extend Corps Created with Limited Period of Existence

Maryland Legislators Approve Procedures to Ratify Defective Corporate Acts and Extend Corps Created with Limited Period of Existence

by Eric Geringswald | CSC Maryland General Corporation Law Maryland lawmakers approved legislation in 2022 that adds a new Subtitle 7 to Article 2 of the Maryland General Corporation Law (MGCL). The new law “provides an express statutory procedure for ratification of defective corporate acts by the board of directors and, if the context requires, the stockholders of a Maryland corporation,” according to...

November 30, 2022
Latest Changes to Business Law and Court Decisions for New Jersey

Latest Changes to Business Law and Court Decisions for New Jersey

by Eric Geringswald | CSC New Jersey Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated Legal and business professionals working with New Jersey business entities need easy access to the latest business statutes and case decisions in order to effectively counsel clients and manage transactions. The 2022 edition of CSC’s New Jersey Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated is a comprehensive collection of updated...

November 30, 2022
Arizona Deskbook Captures Latest Changes to the State’s Business Laws

Arizona Deskbook Captures Latest Changes to the State’s Business Laws

by Eric Geringswald | CSC Arizona Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated CSC has just released the 2023 edition of Arizona Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated . The updated deskbook is a comprehensive collection of Arizona business law statutes legal professionals need to effectively conduct research, complete transactions, and advise clients with confidence. The 2023 edition features the full text of...

November 09, 2022
National Veterans Legal Services Program marks a year of Burn Pits Claims Assistance

National Veterans Legal Services Program marks a year of Burn Pits Claims Assistance

By National Veterans Legal Services Program Burn Pits Claims Assistance As we reflect on this Veterans Day, the National Veterans Legal Services Program ( NVLSP ) is proud to have recently marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of its Burn Pits Claims Assistance Program a program which has provided legal representation and other assistance to veterans seeking VA disability benefits for their burn pit-related...

October 27, 2022
New York Business Entity Case Law Provides Insight for Entity Management, Transactional Work

New York Business Entity Case Law Provides Insight for Entity Management, Transactional Work

By Eric Geringswald | CSC New York Business Entity Case Law A New York court found that a shareholder could bring a direct suit and not just a derivative suit to address his complaint that a shareholders agreement had been violated. The shareholder brought suit against a company in New York District Court, contending the company had engaged in conflicted transactions that rendered his options rights worthless, which...