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Dividend Tax Repeal: A Lot To Think About

The Bush Administration’s proposal to repeal the individual income tax on dividends is an attempt to address a serious policy need in our tax system, namely, the integration of the individual and the corporate tax systems. Should Congress pass into ...

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In-House Counsel: 'No Ordinary Lawyer'

When asked to pen the first column for this new publication, I was grateful for the privilege but daunted by the responsibility. What could I add to the discourse about “company lawyers?” Although I have spent my legal career to ...

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NECCA Calendar Of Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 7, 2003 Tackling the Electronic Beast: Developing and Successfully Implementing Effective Record Retention Policies and Strategies Sponsor: New England Corporate Counsel Association (NECCA) Workshop: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Social Break: 12 – 12:30 p.m.; Lunch: 12:30 p.m. ...

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Fostering Free Enterprise In The Courtroom

New England In-House recently caught up with Andrew R. Grainger, the president of the New England Legal Foundation, a non-profit think tank devoted to fostering free enterprise. Founded in 1977, NELF devotes a considerable portion of time to furthering its ...

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Non-Compete Agreements: Alive And Well In A Down Economy

The sluggish New England economy has kept the issue of the enforceability of noncompete agreements a front burner issue for in-house attorneys. Experts tell Lawyers Weekly that they remain alive and well, although restrictions on disseminating trade secrets and soliciting ...

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Welcome To New England In-House!

Welcome to New England In-House – the region’s only newspaper devoted solely to your interests and concerns as corporate counsel! Lawyers Weekly — which has been informing lawyers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and across the country for more than 30 ...

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Defense Verdict In Securities Fraud Suit

A U.S. District Court jury recently returned a defense verdict in favor of Number Nine Visual Technology Corp., a pioneer developer of high-end video graphics accelerators. The plaintiff, KA Investments LDC, a hedge fund affiliated with Knight Trading Group, Inc., ...

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Sarbanes-Oxley May Lead To More Worker Retaliation Claims

Employers need to be aware of the potential liability for retaliating against whistleblowers who come forward with complaints of financial irregularities under Sarbanes-Oxley, according to the author.

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Sluggish Economy Heightens Role Of In-House Counsel

The ever-present need for in-house counsel to deliver value to their companies has become magnified of late as concerns over corporate liability become more and more acute in the sluggish economy.

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Case Law Scorecard For In-House Counsel

Below are summaries of important opinions affecting in-house attorneys issued by the U.S. Supreme Court and the 1st and 2nd U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals from January through March 2003. Readers can access the full text of the opinions at ...

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