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Uncertainty Surrounds Illinois’s Nationally-Watched Collaborative Legislation On Fracking—Justin Lemaire

Legislation and regulation simply can’t keep pace, and members of the oil and gas industry are doing as much as they can for as long as they can get away with it—that’s been the environmentalist’s (and some of the general public’s) concern surrounding hot-button practice hydraulic fracturing. It’s the reason many in the industry have kept a close eye on Illinois House Bill 2615, which has seen an unprecedented level of collaboration and compromise as key members of the industry and environmental side have been brought to the table. But as our guest today on LXBN TV explains, uncertainty now surrounds the bill. That guest is Justin Lemaire of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann and the Environmental & Energy Law BriefFull Story

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The Xenophobes Can’t Kill Immigration Reform – But What Should CIR Supporters Do Now?

The Xenophobes Can’t Kill Immigration Reform – But What Should CIR Supporters Do Now?

Posted on April 21, 2013 by Angelo A. Paparelli

The usual xenophobic suspects made the usual noises after the tragic events in Boston last week.  Perhaps the most premature outcry came from electrified-border-fence proponent, Rep. Steve King, Republican from Iowa, who a day after the marathon explosions linked a report (ultimately untrue) that a Saudi national had planted the bombs with King’s mission to stop comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) Full Story

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It’s Here! — A Look at the 2012 in-House Counsel New Media Engagement Survey

It’s Here! — A Look at the 2012 in-House Counsel New Media Engagement Survey

Posted on April 22, 2013 by Lindsay Griffiths

When I attended the general counsel panel a couple of weeks ago at the LMA’s Annual Conference, I was happy to hear that the moderators would be spending some time focusing the panelists on discussing social media, and their use of it in their outside counsel relationships. Full Story

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Big Banks Engaging in Payday Lending

Posted on April 22, 2013 by Karen K. Harris

When people who lack access to mainstream financial services, primarily the unbanked or underbanked, need an infusion of cash, they often take out payday loans. Full Story

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Social Media: When Generation Z Meets Real World

Social Media: When Generation Z Meets Real World

Posted on April 22, 2013 by Charles Frost, Birmingham

Oh dear, such good intentions but it lasted less than a week. 17-year-old Paris Brown resigned from her £15,000-a-year post as ”adviser on youth” to Kent Police Commissioner Ann Barnes after the media discovered her various tweets about sex, drugs, alcohol and her online use of derogatory and discriminatory terms. Full Story

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Offers of Judgment in FLSA Collective Actions: Another Tool for Wage & Hour Claims

Offers of Judgment in FLSA Collective Actions: Another Tool for Wage & Hour Claims

Posted on April 22, 2013 by Daniel Schwartz

Last week, while most of us were focused on the events in Boston, the U.S. Supreme Court came down with a notable decision last week involving a wage & hour class action Full Story

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Supreme Court Ruling Limits Extraterritorial Application of Alien Tort Statute

Supreme Court Ruling Limits Extraterritorial Application of Alien Tort Statute

Posted on April 22, 2013 by Rafael Ribeiro

U.S. companies with, or that were seeking to acquire, foreign operations often fretted over the possibility that plaintiffs in the foreign jurisdiction would seek to invoke the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”), 28 U.S.C. § 1350, and commence actions in the U.S. in an attempt to seek redress for egregious conduct (violations of the “laws of nations”) committed by the foreign subsidiary or affiliated companies. Full Story

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Branding and Advertising Creating Relationships with the Audience

Branding and Advertising Creating Relationships with the Audience

Posted on April 22, 2013 by Tiffany Blofield

Steve Baird and I attended the FUSE Design & Culture // Brand Strategy & Packaging Conference in Chicago last week. We learned from many enlightening speakers and met an impressive collection of design and marketing professionals. Full Story

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3 Ways to Gift for College

3 Ways to Gift for College

Posted on April 22, 2013 by Greg Herman-Giddens

Family members have the best intentions when they offer money to cover college expenses, but if they neglect to use a wise gifting strategy they could affect the student’s eligibility for federal aid. Full Story

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