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Insights into the FTC and the Utah Department of Commerce: Consumer Fraud and Business Symposium

On September 20, 2018, the FTC and Utah Department of Commerce held a symposium in Salt Lake City, Utah, discussing, among other things, how the two work together to combat consumer fraud in various areas. The panels provided a unique … Continue reading

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Department of Labor Assesses National Average Weekly Wage for Fiscal Year 2019

Based on data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Department of Labor (DOL) has made a final determination of the national average weekly wage as defined under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. This determination affects the … Continue reading

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NEW DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA) RULES FOR NEEDS-BASED BENEFITS

On October 18, 2018, over three (3) years after the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) originally proposed them, new regulations to qualify for needs based benefits go into effect. The new regulations contain “net worth” limitations, look-back periods, penalties and … Continue reading

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State Department Terminates BIT with Ecuador

The U.S. Department of State recently announced the termination of a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between the U.S. and Ecuador. This announcement was a follow-up to Ecuador’s notice given on May 18, 2017, that it was terminating its BIT with … Continue reading

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Department Store Customer Injured in Escalator Accident Pursues Maryland Negligence Claim

In some Maryland negligence cases, it is difficult to determine exactly how the victim’s personal injury occurred.  Legal recourse may nevertheless be possible under the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur if the jury could infer that negligence on the part … Continue reading

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