Take My [Wife/Husband/Spouse], Please . . . Protection from Marital Status Discrimination Expanded In New and Surprising Ways


For better or worse, when your parents disapprove of the person you’ve chosen to marry, there’s not much recourse in the law (although some might call your parents’ attitude a form of intentional infliction of emotional distress).
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Delaware Law Amended to Allow Limited Liability Companies to Divide Assets and Liabilities


The state of Delaware recently enacted an amendment to the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (the “Act”), effective August 1, 2018, which allows a limited liability company to divide into two or more limited liability companies, with the assets, liabilities and duties allocated among those companies in a plan of division.
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GDPR Food for Thought: Privacy Shield


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018.
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Opportunity Zones: An Opportunity For Unaccredited Investors


The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 established a new federal tax incentive for “Opportunity Zones” intended to spur investment in low-income communities.
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Mootness Fees in Maryland Stockholder Litigation


The Delaware Court of Chancery fundamentally altered the M&A litigation landscape when it expressed its skepticism of disclosure-only settlements in the case of In re Trulia, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, 129 A.3d 884 (Del. Ch. 2016).
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GDPR Food for Thought: Data Controllers and Data Processors


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018.
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California’s Consumer Privacy Act – The Beginning of a National Data Privacy Law?


California enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act on June 28, 2018.
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The Supreme Court Rules That a State Can Require On-Line Retailers to Collect and Remit Sales Tax


On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a much anticipated decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., No. 17-494, which involved a challenge to a South Dakota statute imposing a sales tax collection requirement on Internet retailers who sell merchandise or provide a service in South Dakota, even if the retailer has no physical presence or employees there.
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D.C. Leads the Charge to Address Infrastructure Maintenance Issues


Infrastructure investment is part of nearly every government wish list at the local, state and federal level.
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GDPR Food for Thought: Data Mapping


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018.
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