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Brazil-Russia-India-China (BRIC) Laws Toolbox

B razil R ussia I ndia C hina Laws Toolbox Welcome to LexisNexis B.R.I.C.Laws toolbox that brings you LexisNexis content available for the new emerging economic bloc composed of the nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China (the People’s Republic of China.) The BRIC nations...

Western European Laws Toolbox

Western European Laws Toolbox Welcome to our Western European Laws Toolbox, our collection of laws and legal analysis for the nations of this important region. Please note that nations with an asterisk after their name are also members of the European Union and that you will want to visit our EU...

Proskauer Rose goes Mac daddy? | Attorneys to be Outfitted with iPads

The AmLaw Daily reports that Proskauer Rose announced on Wednesday that the firm plans to supply the bulk of its 700-plus lawyers with iPad 2′s. I'm a straying out of my comfort zone in this post today-I am not a hardwired techie-but I am all for technologies that enrich our lives and...

The five skills of highly effective in-house lawyers

I spent some time this week with a group of in-house lawyers facilitating a discussion around the skills and capabilities that corporate counsel need to be a success, particularly if they are just making the transition from private practice. The group itself was very diverse, ranging from a...

The Tao Of Law Firm Strategy

Differentiation is getting harder for law firms. We all know that. Clients constantly state that they want their lawyers to have deeper knowledge of their business and environment. As the market changes, more and more firms are re-examining their business model and questioning how they are...

The legal market place – carnage or opportunity?

When you look at the legal marketplace, what do you see? With the implementation of the far reaching Legal Services Act finally happening in the UK (albeit with some fairly significant delays in related regulation), it seems the right time to step back and assess the state of the market. Talking...

Georgia's Immigration Law Could Snarl Business

"Georgia’s tough new immigration law could have the unintended effect of making annual business license renewals and other routine transactions more costly and complicated, local government and business leaders fear." Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Oct. 7, 2011 .

Georgia immigration law creates strain for business license office

"In a discussion of the state's new anti-illegal immigration bill Monday, more than one member of the Hall County Board of Commissioners used the term "unfunded mandate." Commissioners' discussion of the multifaceted Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011...

Fear in Ala. towns over tough immigration law hurts businesses

"The weak economy has hurt business. But nothing has battered Discount Grocery and Variety worse than Alabama's newly enacted immigration law, owner Andres Miguel says. The law — which has made Alabama the toughest state in the USA for undocumented immigrants to live and find work...

Bibles, Badges, Businesses Call for Immigration Reform

"A bipartisan coalition of religious, business, and law-enforcement leaders is asking for federal comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for those in the country illegally. The group met in Washington on Tuesday to pressure Congress and the White House to make immigration...

Obama Enlisting Executives for Renewed Immigration Push

"President Barack Obama urged a group of business leaders including McDonald’s Corp. Chief Executive Officer Donald Thompson and Marriott International Inc. CEO Arne Sorenson to put pressure on congressional Republicans to pass a new immigration law by year’s end. Companies are “deeply...

NSC, TSC Business Engagement, July 17, 2014

"Business Community Engagement Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Central) Nebraska Service Center 1301 W. Highlands Boulevard, Lincoln, NE 68521 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder engagement with the Nebraska and Texas...

“In the Business Of” Trucking

Acceptance Casualty Insurance Company (Acceptance) sought review of a published decision of the court of appeals that had affirmed the circuit court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Great West Casualty Company (Great West). Both Acceptance and Great West issued liability insurance policies...

The Napa Earthquake – The Time To Think About Insurance Coverage Is Now

By David Smith Last month's Napa earthquake served as a wake-up call for everyone living and working in the Greater Bay Area. As with all natural disasters, after the immediate clean-up is over the analysis will begin as to how to make buildings safer and how to prevent and minimize injuries...

Executive Actions on Immigration: Business Edition

"Several of the President’s initiatives for improving our broken immigration system will provide much needed relief to foreign entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors, highly-skilled workers, STEM graduates and students, and the U.S. businesses and investors that require their skills and expertise...

West Virginia Court Considers When an “Invitee” Has Overstepped Their Invitation

In Ragonese v. Racing Corporation of West Virginia , d/b/a Mardi Gras Casino and Resort , the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia was asked to determine whether a guest’s decision to take an unmarked detour around casino property, and which ultimately led to the guest’s alleged injuries...

“Coverage For Dummies” Comes Early – Whoa! You Gotta See This. Perhaps the Greatest “Dummies” Case Ever

I have been writing “Coverage for Dummies” for the past six years. It is published at the beginning of the year and looks back at the best examples, from the year just completed, of people who did really dumb stuff and then attempted to secure insurance coverage for the harm caused. I...

Lawyer Thinking About Work, On the Way To The Office, Is Not Working

Coverage Opinions Gets A Mention In The Wall Street Journal Law Blog Cases involving coverage under automobile policies do not usually get a lot of play in Coverage Opinions (what is “use of an auto” cases are sometimes an exception; see infra). But the Supreme Court of Virginia’s...

Is There Coverage for Assaulting Your Employee? Business Dispute Not Covered by Homeowners

A Homeowners policy provides worldwide liability insurance coverage to the homeowners subject to various exclusions and limitations. In Perry v. Hartford Underwriters Insurance Company , Not Reported in A.3d, 2015 Del. Super. LEXIS 267 (Del.Super., 6/3/2015), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com...

Business Community Opposes Trump on TPS Terminations

Yuki Noguchi, NPR, Dec. 6, 2017 - "The Trump administration has been eliminating some protections that allow more than 300,000 people to live and work in the U.S. under what is known as Temporary Protected Status. Many could face deportation when their status expires. An estimated 50,000 of them...