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  • Blog: Waller Law BlogMetro Nashville Beer Board announced temporary beer permit chargePosted on September 19, 2018 by William T. Cheek III
  • Blog: Appellate InsightAnti-SLAPP Motions: Use It or Lose ItPosted on September 18, 2018 by Gary A. Watt
    A recent California Supreme Court decision resolved the issue of what claims can be subject to a Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16 special motion to strike attacking an amended complaint. (Newport Harbor Ventures, LLC v. Morris Cerullo World Evangelism (2018) 4 Cal.5th 637.) Specifically, the issue was whether an anti-SLAPP motion attacking an amended […]
  • Blog: Hunton Immigration and Nationality LawOctober 2018 Visa Bulletin – Most Categories Bounce Back for the Start of the Fiscal Year, but Backlogs Remain in the EB-1 Category for All CountriesPosted on September 13, 2018 by Courtland C. Witherup
    The Visa Bulletin is released monthly by the Department of State and is used to determine when a sponsored foreign national can submit the final step of the green card process. The complete visa bulletin can be found here. Below is a summary of the October Visa Bulletin, including Final Action Dates and changes from... Continue Reading
  • Blog: Exempt Org Resource - Nonprofit Law BlogIRS Issues Guidance Regarding College and University Excise TaxPosted on August 19, 2018 by Justin Zaremby, Laura E. Butzel
    As we previously reported, the 2017 tax reform bill instituted an excise tax on the investment income of certain private colleges and universities under new Section 4968 of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”).  The Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) and the Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) have now issued Notice 2018-55 which provides guidance [...]
  • Blog: Capital Markets LitigationFlattening Yield Curve Signals Looming Recession, Some SayPosted on July 2, 2018 by Alexandra Droz and Carly Coleman
    Recently, investors and economists have focused increased attention on bond market yield curves, which have proven to be a compelling predictor of an upcoming economic recession. The yield curve is the measure of the difference between short-term and long-term interest rates on government bonds.  In a healthy economy, interest rates on long-term (typically, ten-year) bonds...… Continue Reading
  • Blog: Cannabis Law BlogThe STATES Act, Rooted in Federalism, Would Address Systemic Risk in Cannabis-Related BankingPosted on June 28, 2018 by R. Lance Boldrey
    Coauthored by Dykema Summer Associate Shaun Sullivan-Towler. For financial institutions interested in banking state-legal marijuana businesses, 2018 has been a rollercoaster. In January, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Obama-era policy of lenient federal enforcement, creating new confusion for banks and credit unions about the future of marijuana-related banking. Many feared that the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) would withdraw or amend its guidance as well, thereby eliminating the only federal guidance directed to financial institutions on banking marijuana busin...

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