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H-1B Cap Reached for Fiscal Year 2006

On August 12, 2005, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the annual quota of H-1B numbers available for Fiscal Year 2006 has been reached.
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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.
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H-1B Numbers Dwindle

H-1B numbers will soon be depleted according to figures recently released by the government. Once depleted, H-1B numbers will not become available until October 1, 2006.
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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.
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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.
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New Treasury Regulations Governing Tax Advice

Effective June 21, 2005, the Treasury Department issued final regulations to add standards of practice for tax advisors and to prescribe new requirements for written tax advice.
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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.
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20,000 New H-1B Visas

The USCIS has issued guidance regarding the 20,000 additional FY 2005 H-1B numbers. Tonkon Torp urges immediate review of employee eligibility with legal counsel. There is a good possibility that the numbers will be exhausted soon after they become…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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H-1B Cap Reached for Fiscal Year 2005

This morning we received news from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that the annual quota (cap) of H-1B numbers available for Fiscal Year 2005 (FY2005) has been reached.
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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).
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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."
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Personal Jurisdiction In A Foreign Forum: Where Will Your Website Take You?

Jon Stride co-authors "Personal Jurisdiction In A Foreign Forum: Where Will Your Website Take You?" Litigation Journal, 2001.
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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.
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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.
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