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Can I Deduct Medical Expenses When I File Taxes? | Credit.com
Credit.com News (blog)January 22, 2017

Yes, certain medical expenses can cut your tax bill, but you've got to reach this threshold first.more »

Samsung Finally Opens Up On Investigation Into Note 7 Fires: Blame The Batteries
ForbesJanuary 23, 2017

The main culprit behind the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fires was defective batteries, according to an internal investigation released by Samsung on Sunday. The issue with the first version of the Note 7 — with what Samsung calls “Battery A” — was that the ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Hawaii bill seeks more oversight of commercial fishing
New Jersey HeraldFebruary 15, 2017

... and some living in subpar conditions. A bill would require fishing boat owners who want a commercial license to provide to the state a copy of the employment contracts with every fisherman before the license is granted. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Puerto Rico Issues Comprehensive Labor Law Reform
Lexology (registration)February 9, 2017

Independent Contractors. The Act provides a statutory definition for “employment contract,” which specifically excludes the relationship between an employer and independent contractor. The Act also includes a non-rebuttable presumption that an ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Leading Government Contracts Lawyer Andrew D. Irwin Joins Jenner & Block in Washington, DC
Yahoo FinanceFebruary 14, 2017

14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jenner & Block is pleased to announce that government contracts and international regulatory compliance lawyer Andrew D. Irwin has joined the firm as a partner in its Washington, DC office. With more than 20 years of experience ...more »

Franchise Contracts
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Regulation A+: A Capital-Rising Method that is Ready for Franchising
JD Supra (press release)January 26, 2017

Franchisors are already subject to rigorous disclosure requirements under the Franchise Rule promulgated by the Federal Trade Commission and certain other state franchise laws. Much of the disclosure required to be included in a Reg A+ offering ...more »

Lending Agreements
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BRIEF-Egypt's Global Telecom Holding signs $200 mln short-term loan agreement
ReutersFebruary 5, 2017

PARIS, Feb 4 French presidential candidate Francois Fillon faced mounting pressure from his own conservative camp to withdraw from the race on Saturday, as a senator from The Republicans party warned it could split if he refused to bow out.more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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A GC's Headache: The End Run Around an Arbitration Clause
Texas LawyerFebruary 2, 2017

It's a familiar scenario: counsel spend hours drafting a contract or agreement, attempting to anticipate all possible scenarios, and developing a deal package and suite of agreements related to a critical transaction. The dispute resolution clause ...more »

Business owners learn how to improve company culture at UCC event
KPIC NewsFebruary 16, 2017

"The height of the kite is employee engagement; how much they feel like they matter, how much they want to invest and commit to doing effort,” explained Red Kite Employment Law owner Jennifer Bouman-Steagal, “and we want the kites, the employees, ...more »

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