Main Menu

Should video game publishers have to pay or seek permission to use copyrighted tattoos on their characters, or is it allowed under the fair use doctrine? That’s the question before a federal judge in a novel copyright lawsuit in Manhattan. Video game makers as well as other media producers that may include tattoos in their work should be closely watching the outcome of this case.

On Monday, May 14, 2018 the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) released a decision that will effectively overturn a federal law that has, for the past 25 years, prohibited states from legalizing and regulating sports wagering within their own borders.

Community leaders in Evansville, Indiana, understand that quality of place drives economic growth. Many in the community have worked behind the scenes to grow a vibrant and inclusive culture, but the public perception has not caught up to the reality of life in Evansville today.

The Securities and Exchange Commission has released new guidance (“Guidance”) to ensure public companies disclose cybersecurity incidents and risks to their investors. As evidence of its view of the importance of the Guidance, the SEC recently announced a $35 million settlement with Altaba, (formerly Yahoo), which waited two years to disclose a massive data breach in 2014.

Jenny Kehl, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Water Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Lynde B. Uilhein Endowed Chair at the WATER Institute, discusses virtual water and all it entails.

Posted in Litigation

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Jan. 30 that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched a new criminal investigation and prosecution effort targeting physicians who prescribe or dispense opioids in amounts disproportionate to their peers, along with pharmacies that distribute disproportionate amounts of opioids. Sessions also announced that he has assigned experienced federal prosecutors in “opioid hot spot districts” to focus solely on investigating and prosecuting opioid-related health care fraud.

Posted in Estate Planning

In a recent Florida Appeals decision, Landau v. Landau, a trustee who failed to file proper and complete trust accountings for two years, and to file trust income tax returns for the same two years, was hit with a freeze of the trust assets by the Court. Because the trustee was also the lifetime income beneficiary of the trust, this freeze effectually prevented the trustee from using the trust for his own support.

Posted in General

During Commerce Lexington's Annual Dinner, Darby Turner was named a Public Policy Advocate of the Year alongside Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and University of Kentucky’s Dr. Eli Capilouto and Eric Monday.

Scott Miller of Umbaugh discusses municipal water rates. In this long-awaited segment, Scott delves into what elements of cost make up municipal rates. Scott also addresses some common issues encountered during the municipal rate-setting process, whether the utility is in a regulated or unregulated jurisdiction.

Posted in Estate Planning

Many people want to leave the substantial wealth they have accumulated in retirement accounts in trust for their beneficiaries, rather than having the retirement accounts pass outright to them.  However, the IRS has established extremely complicated rules governing when retirement plan, IRA and Section 403(b) annuity contracts payable to a trust can be distributed over the life expectancy of one of the trust beneficiaries, rather than under the general five year distribution time limit.

RSS RSS Feed

Subscribe

Recent Posts

Categories

Contributors

Archives

Back to Page