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Are Your Employees Putting You At Risk When They Drive While Gabbing?
Potential liability continues to grow for employers. Some have recently been found liable for car accidents caused, at least in part, by an employee's use of a cell phone to conduct business.
Supreme Court Opens Door to More Age Discrimination Lawsuits
The Court's opinion in Smith v. City Of Jackson is almost certain to increase the volume of age discrimination claims.
Pro Bono Takes Center Stage at Prominent Local Firm Retreat
Tonkon Torp's legacy of pro bono was a cornerstone of the firm's annual retreat this year. This Multnomah Lawyer article highlights the firm's commitment to pro bono, a core value of the firm since its inception that continues to this day.
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Government's Ability to Condemn Private Property For Economic Redevelopment
On June 23, 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Kelo v. City of New London upheld the condemnation of private property in furtherance of an economic redevelopment plan.
Biometric Exit Pilot in Seattle; ICE Arrests 9 Working on Visa Waiver
The Department of Homeland Security begins a Biometric Exit Pilot program at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Also, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency arrested nine people working illegally on the visa waiver program.
Passports to be Required for Canada/Mexico Travel
Citizens of the United States, Canada, Mexico and Bermuda will be required to carry passports for travel between neighboring countries and the Caribbean under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative announced by The Department of State and the…
H-1B Temporary Worker Shortage Looms
As of April 1, employers became eligible to file H-1B Petitions for foreign nationals not already employed pursuant to H-1B status, for the USCIS 2006 fiscal year with a start date of October 1, 2005. There is a chance the numbers will be exhausted…
Corporate Governance Concerns Spill into Nonprofit World
Later this year, Congress is expected to consider legislation spelling out heightened corporate governance requirements for nonprofit organizations. With the potential additional regulation looming, many nonprofit boards are already taking steps to…
Additional H-1B Numbers Not Limited to Master's Degree Holders
USCIS announces 20,000 additional H-1B numbers that are authorized as of March 8, 2005 will NOT be limited to individuals holding a master's degree or higher from a U.S. institution. If you have any employees with a need for an H-1B visa, please…
Annual Report of American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section
David co-authored the annual report in 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 while serving on the Trade Secrets and Interference With Contracts Subcommittee.
How to Record Departure from the United States After the Fact
It is very important for nonimmigrant travelers to turn in their I-94 cards at the airport UPON DEPARTING the United States (some exceptions apply to contiguous territories where the trip will be less than 30 days).
Alternative Dispute Resolution Act of 1998 - Implementing a New Paradigm of Justice
Caroline Harris Crowne contributes to the New York Law Review in her 2001 article "The Alternative Dispute Resolution Act of 1998: Implementing a New Paradigm of Justice."
Personal Jurisdiction In A Foreign Forum: Where Will Your Website Take You?
Co-Author of "Personal Jurisdiction In A Foreign Forum: Where Will Your Website Take You?" Litigation Journal, 2001.
Antitrust Law, State Antitrust Practices and Statutes
Co-Author of Oregon Chapter in ABA Section of Antitrust Law, State Antitrust Practices and Statutes, 2d ed, 1999.
Who Gets the Last Word? The Evolving Role of Judge and Jury in Punitive Damages Cases
"Who Gets the Last Word? The Evolving Role of Judge and Jury in Punitive Damages Cases," Litigation Journal, 1998.