By: Roberto M. Montesinos
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that more than 15,000 home fires are caused each year by faulty or improperly maintained dryers. More than half of these fires are caused by dryer vents that have failed to be cleaned. As temperatures begin to rise, it is time for community...
By: Stacey L. Pine
Originally published in Association TRENDS.
By: Steven E. Tiller
By Law 360 Reporter, Kat Greene Law360, Los Angeles (August 31, 2016, 6:26 PM ET) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday revived a patent for a molasses byproduct used as a de-icing agent on roads, finding that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board didn’t present enough evidence to show that...
By: Kathleen W. Panagis
Approval of Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act
By: Harry S. Johnson
This photograph was taken 8/5 at the ABA meeting in San Francisco. Pictured, from left to right, are Karol Corbin Walker, Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, and a former President of the New Jersey Bar; Harry S. Johnson, Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Public...
By: Jeffrey P. Altman, James A. Kahl, Stacey L. Pine
Every election year, corporations, associations, their PACs, and their leaders are asked to host or participate in fundraising events for federal candidates. All incorporated entities – corporations, trade associations, or advocacy organizations – are barred from making contributions (...
By: Steven E. Bers
Originally published in Association TRENDS, May-June 2016.
By: Jeffrey P. Altman
Originally published in Association TRENDS, May-June 2016. In the case of California, a federal judge recently ruled NO! The Court held that requiring nonprofits to file their confidential Schedule B donor information in order to register to solicit contributions unduly burdened First Amendment...
By: Tiffany M. Releford
Originally published in Association TRENDS magazine, June 2016. All employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for newly hired employees to verify the employee’s identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Failure to complete the Form I-9 can result in severe penalties against...
By: Jefferson C. Glassie
Originally published in Association TRENDS magazine, June 2016.