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Three Basic Concepts Colorado Employers Need to Know About Employee Noncompetition Agreements

Three Basic Concepts Colorado Employers Need to Know about Employee Noncompetition Agreements By Dan Block 1.  Noncompetition Agreements are not enforceable against Colorado employees except in four situations specified in the law.  One of those situations is when the employee’s job duties fit into a specified job category. Based on Colorado court decisions: 2.  Continued employment Read More

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Client Alert: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions Are a Game-Changer – Part II

Client Alert: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions Are a Game-Changer – Part II SECURITIES AND CORPORATE ALERT Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions Are a Game-Changer – Part II ANTI-RETALIATION PROTECTIONS FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY One of the more vigorously-debated provisions of the massive Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) is the creation of Read More

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Client Alert: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions Are a Game-Changer – Part I

Client Alert: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions Are a Game-Changer – Part I SECURITIES AND CORPORATE ALERT Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions Are a Game-Changer – Part I “BOUNTY” PAYMENTS AND ANTI-RETALIATION PROTECTIONS FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS IN SECURITIES AND COMMODITIES MATTERS ISSUERS AND THEIR SUBSIDIARIES SHOULD REVISIT THEIR INTERNAL COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS The massive Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Read More

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Client Alert: Dodd-Frank Act Exempts Non-Accelerated Filers From Auditor Attestation Requirements

Client Alert: Dodd-Frank Act Exempts Non-Accelerated Filers From Auditor Attestation Requirements SECURITIES ALERT TO OUR CLIENTS AND FRIENDS DODD-FRANK ACT EXEMPTS NON-ACCELERATED FILERS FROM THE AUDITOR ATTESTATION REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 404(b) OF SARBANES-OXLEY Exemption from Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404(b) The massive Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”), signed by President Obama on July Read More

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Client Alert: Dodd-Frank Act Changes Qualifications for Accredited Investors

Client Alert: Dodd-Frank Act Changes Qualifications for Accredited Investors SECURITIES ALERT DODD-FRANK ACT EXCLUDES VALUE OF PRIMARY RESIDENCE FOR DETERMINING STATUS AS AN ACCREDITED INVESTOR FOR PRIVATE OFFERINGS SEC STAFF PROVIDES INFORMAL GUIDANCE Change in Qualification Standards for “Accredited Investors” The massive Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”), signed by President Obama Read More

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“Veil-Piercing” Control Persons Should Adopt Strategies to Reduce Risk of Personal Liability

“Veil-Piercing” Control Persons Should Adopt Strategies to Reduce Risk of Personal Liability By Jeffrey A. Bartholomew For the second time in less than six months, the Colorado Court of Appeals expanded the categories of persons who can be held personally liable under the “piercing the veil” theory of entity liability. As a result, any person who Read More

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Foreclosures

Foreclosures According to industry studies, as many as 8 million American homeowners are expected to face foreclosure through 2012. Making matters worse is that scam artists see this crisis as a prime opportunity to make money off of people in danger of losing their homes. These so-called mortgage “rescue” companies use simple messages in print, Read More

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Recent Colorado Court of Appeals Opinion Extends Liability to LLC Managers Under “Veil-Piercing” Theory

Recent Colorado Court of Appeals Opinion Extends Liability to LLC Managers Under “Veil-Piercing” Theory By Jeffrey A. Bartholomew Managers of Colorado limited liability companies (“LLC’s”) should be aware of a recent opinion by the Colorado Court of Appeals that extends personal liability to managers of Colorado LLC’s under the “piercing the veil” theory of liability.  As Read More

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Appellate Decision Affects Hospital’s Ability to Claim Immunity

Appellate Decision Affects Hospital’s Ability to Claim Immunity By Anthony Leffert and Kimberly Bruetsch The Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 (“HCQIA”), 42 U.S.C. 11101-11152 and the Colorado Professional Review Act, C.R.S. 12-36.5-101, were originally enacted to eliminate incompetent physicians by creating professional review committees that have the authority to suspend or terminate a physician’s medical staff Read More

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“Patent Exhaustion” Applies to Method Patents

Patent Exhaustion By Jeff Bartholomew Patent holders likely will negotiate narrower fields of permitted use along with higher license fees and royalties as a result of a recent decision by the United States Supreme Court. That’s the likely practical effect of Quanta Computers, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc., decided June 2008, in which the Court held that Read More

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