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“US Department of Labor to Aggressively Pursue Misclassification Matters”
October 2014

Drew W. Colby
Michael A. Gamboli

Employers have many ways of getting into trouble. We hope that after reading this you will avoid one of them; namely, misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

“Asset Protection for Inherited IRAs”
October 2014

Owners of large retirement accounts may be lulled into complacency concerning the asset protection available to these special assets.

“Harsh & Costly Lesson from Unilateral Use of E-Discovery Tools”
September 2014

Paul M. Kessimian
Christopher M. Wildenhain

As technological developments have greatly expanded the world of available information, the cost of harvesting electronically stored information (ESI) has risen exponentially.

“Health Reform News”
September 2014

Kimberly I. McCarthy
Michael A. Gamboli
Alicia J. Samolis

In a surprising reversal, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia yesterday granted request by the federal government to have its full 11-judge bench re-hear the case on whether the government

“Don't Ask Unless You Tell: Most Charities Need to Register Before Soliciting Contributions”
August 2014

Kimberly I. McCarthy
David J. Pellegrino

Most nonprofit organizations need charitable donations to survive and thrive.

“Dueling Districts on Major Challenge to Federal Health Reform”
July 2014

Kimberly I. McCarthy
Michael A. Gamboli
Alicia J. Samolis

In two highly technical and comprehensive rulings out July 22, 2014, two federal districts came to opposite conclusions on a key remaining challenge to federal health reform.

“New Statutory Elective Share for Surviving Spouses in Rhode Island”
July 2014

A surviving spouse’s rights and interests to assets of a deceased spouse have been clarified and expanded by a new spousal “elective share” statute in Rhode Island (R.I.G.L. § 33-28-1 et. seq.).

“Rhode Island Supreme Court Deals the Death Blow to Usury Savings Clauses”
July 2014

Richard Nadeau

In an article that appeared in the June 13, 2014 edition of the New England Real Estate Journal ("What Are The New Risks for Real Estate Lenders in Rhode Island"), we discussed the Rhode Island Supreme Court’s interpretation of Usury Savings Clauses.

“Bankruptcy Court Sheds Light on MA Homestead Protection of Downstream Trust Beneficiaries”
July 2014

Suppose the following: Title to a home is held by Trust A. The beneficiaries of Trust A are three natural persons and Trust B.

“New SEC Rules for Municipal Advisors Take Effect July 1, 2014”
June 2014

Alexandra W. Pezzello
Eugene G. Bernardo II

Under rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) last September that go into effect July 1, 2014, municipal advisors must now register with the SEC.

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