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November 23, 2023
The Hague, November 23, 2023 - The District Court of The Hague declared the bankruptcy of Saint Basics BV on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. Ruud Brunninkhuis, lawyer at BUREN, has been appointed as curator in this bankruptcy. The curator is currently investigating the options for temporary provisional continuation and for a restart of the Saint Basics BV company or for a separate sale of parts thereo…
November 22, 2023
Arbitration has gained traction in Ghana. The enactment of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Act, 2010 (Act 798) over a decade ago marked a watershed in the practice of Arbitration in Ghana. The Act to a large extent was fashioned around the UNCITRAL Model Law and included key provisions promoting party autonomy, separability and the finality of arbitral awards. Arbitration continues to evolve s…
November 21, 2023
Plunkett Cooney, one of the oldest and most accomplished Midwest law firms, has been named by Best Companies Group (BCG) as one of its 2023 Best Places to Work: Law Firms in Michigan! BCG, a sister company of Michigan Lawyers Weekly, publishes its annual list to recognize top performing law firms nationally based on such factors as employee satisfaction, employee benefits, company policies and mo…
November 28, 2023
Foreign direct investment (FDI) plays a crucial role in the economic growth and development of a country. It provides access to capital, technology, and expertise, boosts productivity, creates jobs, and enhances competitiveness in the global market. In 2023, Mexico witnessed a positive trend in FDI despite facing challenges in the previous year. Let's delve into the FDI landscape in Mexico in 2023…
November 28, 2023
On July 1, 2023, Maryland joined 22 states and the District of Columbia in allowing adults 21 and older to purchase cannabis products for recreational use (in limited quantities and from licensed dispensaries), via the Cannabis Reform Act (HB556/SB516). Green thumbs in the blue crab state may also cultivate up to two cannabis plants in their homes out of public view. Although the move to “legaliz…
November 28, 2023
Marijuana laws have been enforced in a discriminatory manner against people of color in the United States. Despite similar usage rates across races, Black people are almost four times more likely than white people to be arrested for marijuana possession nationwide. Legalizing marijuana without addressing these past injustices risks reinforcing the decades of disproportionate harm communities of c…
November 15, 2023
On November 14, Baker Sterchi had the honor of hosting an ALFA International Construction Practice Group Regional Seminar. Baker Sterchi Managing Member, Scott Kreamer, and a guest speaker delved into the utilization of animation and courtroom technology in construction cases. Member John Watt, accompanied by a guest speaker, explored the role of artificial intelligence as a valuable tool for att…
November 6, 2023
During the ALFA International (ALFAI) Annual Business Meeting in Chicago on October, 26, Tamara K. Nelson, a shareholder of Merrick, Hofstedt & Lindsey, P.S., ALFAI’s member firm in Seattle, Washington, was honored with the prestigious 2023 Nathan Fishbach Attorney of the Year Award for her exceptional contributions to the ALFAI network. Named in memory of Nathan Fishbach, the first recipient…
November 6, 2023
During the ALFA International (ALFAI) Annual Business Meeting (ABM) in Chicago on October 26, Tiefenbacher, ALFAI’s member firm in Germany, was presented with the 2023 Law Firm of the Year Award. This recognition underscores Tiefenbacher’s unwavering commitment and numerous contributions to the ALFAI network throughout the past year. As one of Germany’s premier independent mid-sized law firms, Ti…
September 27, 2023
Summary Workers with pre-existing medical conditions are more likely to sustain work-related injuries. It is often difficult to disentangle the effects of these pre-existing conditions from the medical costs associated with a workplace incident. The “attributable costs” of pre-existing conditions must be separated from the attributable costs of the work-related injury to accurately determine the t…
September 7, 2023
Underrepresentation and a Push for Change The American Bar Association categories diversity in the following ways: Gender, Race or ethnicity, Sexual orientation or identification, Disabilities, Religion, Age, National origin, Military service. Although there are many notable exceptions, people falling into these groups, and particularly women and racial minorities, are often under-represented at l…
September 7, 2023
Remote and Hybrid Work Until recently, remote work and work from home employment was uncommon enough that the vast majority of those working in the field of workers’ compensation law never came across the legal questions that arise from this type of work arrangement.  After COVID-19 relegated many office employees to work-from-home scenarios, these legal questions began to multiply in spades, far …