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Posts from March 2015.

A recent decision of the Supreme Court creates broader effect for decisions of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”), suggesting that parties may expend greater effort and expense in opposition and cancellation actions before the TTAB.

The TTAB, part of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, provides an administrative venue for resolving disputes regarding the ...

Posted in Litigation

In the new Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD discussed what employers should know about the proposed bill that imposes penalty on Kentucky construction contractors who misclassify employees. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville Business First!

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What should I know about the proposed bill that imposes penalty ...

How much proof is enough to avoid liability/litigation? This question haunts many employers who may be frustrated by employees skipping work or abusing leaves of absence. In a recent case, an employer had a videotape of an employee tending to his side business on a day he had reported he was taking intermittent leave for a migraine headache. Read on to find out why this was not enough to ...

Posted in Litigation

Cincinnati Office Managing Attorney Daniel J. Donnellon recently continued his "Litigation Lesson" video series, which you can watch for free here, with a short discussion on United States Supreme Court case B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries.

About the Case
Both B&B Hardware and Hargis Industries had been using the respective product names “Sealtight” and ...

Posted in Tax and Finance

Many attorneys will never come across a constitutional law issue in their entire career practicing law. Indeed, many attorneys may have actively avoided any involvement with constitutional law since studying for the bar exam. However, for those attorneys who practice state and local tax law, constitutional law is a large part of every case they handle. Although it may not always feel ...

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) hopes to spur electronic filing by offering an attractive incentive to Indiana certified wastewater operators who are first-time users of NetDMR, a web-based system for filing Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR), Monthly Monitoring Reports (MMR) and Monthly Reports of Operation (MRO). Certified wastewater operators ...

Starting Jan. 1, 2015, all persons who sell or purchase solvents for use in a cold cleaner degreaser operation are required to keep the records specified in 326 IAC 8-3-8(c) including the true vapor pressure of the solvent. (The true vapor pressure is defined as “the equilibrium pressure exerted by a petroleum liquid as determined in accordance with methods described in American ...

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