The Best of Connected (August 2009: Week 1)

by Mike Mintz on August 3, 2009 · 0 comments

in Martindale-Hubbell Connected,Uncategorized

best of imageWelcome to a weekly post I hope to keep up with, called “The Best of Connected.”  Below you will see different member posts and articles from the community that I found interesting.  If you like what you see, click through the link and leave your comments.

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Articles:

1. The 2008 Term of the United States Supreme Court: The Decisions Most Important to the Business Community: The United States Supreme Court recently issued several significant decisions affecting businesses and the nature of business litigation in federal court. The most important of these decisions are summarized below.

By  Ronald Breaux, Michael Powell, and David Harper from Haynes and Boone
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2. EU Working Group Indicates Social Networks and Some Users Must Comply with EU Privacy Laws: Under the EU Data Privacy Directive, a working group was set up to examine the impact of the directive on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of their personal data. Over the years, the working group has issued a variety of opinions, including an opinion in May 2002 that in…

By Winston Straw LLP
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3. EEOC Issues Technical Assistance on “Understanding Waivers of Discrimination Claims in Employee Severance Agreements”: Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued, on its website, a technical assistance “Q&A” document to aid both employers and employees in navigating the complex rules on waivers of discrimination claims that employees are often required to sign as part of a severance agreement …

By Winston Straw LLP

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4. Supreme Court Raises the Bar on Age Discrimination Suits: In a surprise ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court held that employees bringing age discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) may have a higher burden than employees bringing discrimination claims under Title VII. Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc.

Todd P. Photopulos; Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens {newline}& Cannada, PLLC;
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Member Blogs:

1. International Tax Attorney Blog (by: Iwona Wojtalik) The U.K. offers citizens, until 2010, amnesty for unpaid taxes linked to offshore accounts. This covers customers of offshore banks, building societies and financial institutions. While having an offshore bank account is not illegal, failing to report the money and interest in the account is illegal.

Will U.K. citizens comply with this new disclosure? …

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2. Domestic Violence Blog (by: Sara Bajger): Because we have the right to live a life free of fear and violence. As a survivor of Domestic Violence, the abuser is the only person responsible for the Crime. There is never a time when the use of alcohol or drugs is an acceptable excuse for violence. Regardless of the situation, behavior, or personality, we are not to blame.

Batterers choose to commit violence……

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NOTE: Sara also started the M-H Connected group REACH and is looking for Florida attorneys who are interested in pro bono representation of domestic violence survivors.  For more information see her group in the community.

Join the new public group Reach …

Forum Discussions and Posts:

  1. Survey of in-house counsel: billable hour vs. fixed price agreement (17 replies).  Add your comment…
  2. Features I Would Love to See in MHC (10 replies).  Add your comment…
  3. Getting the attorneys in your firm “Connected” (share your tips).  Add your comment…

Private Practice Member Profiles:

Joel Ephross, Duane Morris LLP: Practices in the area of corporate law with an emphasis on corporate finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate.  What makes Joel’s profile great is that he has a complete bio, good photo (a must for any great profile), and provides a nice list of representative matters.

Take a look at Joel’s profile…

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