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Posts from December 2013.

Did you miss this Legal Forum Column in Business First of Louisville? Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorney Carmin D. Grandinetti discussed the difference between a private exchange and group coverage, as well as the issues employers must consider with a private exchange.

In my experience as a practicing attorney, my clients have often proven to be the most interesting part of my work. My client, Steve Wilson, and his wife, Laura Lee Brown, a spousal team of Kentucky-based contemporary art collectors, are no exception to this rule. Wilson and Brown co-founded 21c Museum Hotels with their flagship property in Louisville, Ky., which has evolved into an expanding brand of boutique hotel, modern art museum and upscale restaurant combinations. Their passion for public engagement of the arts has put downtown Louisville in the national spotlight and boosted local tourism, bringing in visitors from all over the world.

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The East End Crossing of the Ohio River Bridges Project has been named the national ‘Deal of the Year’ by The Bond Buyer, a daily newspaper committed to serving the municipal bond industry. The prestigious 12th annual ‘Deal of the Year’ award was presented on Dec. 5, 2013, honoring diversity of the communities and public purposes that are served by the municipal finance market.

There has been growing concern in Congress and the White House regarding patent licensing and patent litigation tactics utilized by patent trolls. The term “patent troll” generally refers to non-academic entities enforcing patents that they own, but do not put into practice. The House of Representatives recently approved the Innovation Act (H.R. 3309), aimed at curbing ...

Did you miss this Legal Forum Column in Business First of Louisville? Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorney Peter L. Thurman Jr. discussed medical practice meaningful use incentives and if those payments must be returned if a CMS audit uncovers errors.

On Wednesday, Nov. 6, ASTM International announced that it has officially approved and published the latest revision of its Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Protocol, E 1527-13, Standard Practice for Environmental Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process. ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a ...

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"What should you look for in a lawyer?" Attorneys from Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP offer their perspectives.

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As we close out 2013 and another successful Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Legislative Conference, we’re pleased to know that we’ve had a hand in helping to kick off the 2014 legislative session.  Nearly 300 conference attendees heard from Indiana’s top leaders, decision-makers and policy analysts. Attendees also had the distinct opportunity to be the first to hear about Governor ...

On Nov. 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Kentucky published two opinions that likely sound the death knell for the long-standing “open-and-obvious” defense for landowners in Kentucky.

On behalf of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, we would like to congratulate OFS Brands, an Indiana-based furniture company and BGD client, on winning three Interior Design Magazine “Best of Year” awards in product design. The distinguished design competition recognizes superior interior design products and projects.

Five OFS Brands products were finalists at the awards – the ...

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP is pleased to congratulate several of its clients who were recognized at this year’s Business First of Louisville “Business of the Year” Awards. The event was held Dec. 3 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. This year the awards ceremony had a record number of attendees with 450 people present. At the event, Business ...

The changing political and legal landscape concerning same-sex benefits is an area private employers should monitor closely. A case involving a federal employee provides a recent example. In In re Margaret Fonberg, the Executive Committee of the Ninth Circuit ruled that a federal law clerk in Oregon, who was denied health benefits for her same-sex domestic partner, was ...

Kraft Foods, the large provider of retail food items, has sold CRACKER BARREL labeled cheeses in grocery stores for more than fifty-five years.  In fact, it owns a U.S. trademark registration for its mark, which was registered in 1957.  Kraft recently learned that the Cracker Barrel restaurant chain planned to launch a CRACKER BARREL branded food line into grocery stores, including ...

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Did you miss the latest Legal Forum Column in Business First of Louisville? Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorney Janet P. Jakubowicz discussed how an attorney can help a company reduce its chances of litigation, even if there’s no pressing issue to address.

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