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Is Your Potential Client a Nigerian King?

- February 16, 2016 | Published Articles

Bone McAllester Norton attorney David Anthony covers old scams targeting attorneys that are new again.  They say everything is cyclical and that apparently rings true for the seedy underworld of scams and frauds; they’re back and they are more sophisticated. For the article published in the February 2016 issue of the Nashville Bar Journal, click […]

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Draft Drone Regulations Recognize Unique Nature of UAS and Credit Military Experience

- February 18, 2015 | Featured, Published Articles

By James E. Mackler The Federal Aviation Administration’s newly released draft regulations governing the commercial use of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (“UAS” or “Drones”) contained some pleasant surprises.  The regulations represent an attempt by the FAA to push beyond its comfort zone by promulgating rules that recognize that UAS do not fit neatly into the […]

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Estate Tax Proposed Changes for 2015 and Beyond

- January 20, 2015 | Featured, News, Published Articles

By Richard J. Nickels President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address today at 8 p.m. CT.  Given the weighty foreign and domestic issues confronting the Union, proposed changes to the estate tax will most likely not make it into the address.  A couple of changes that may occur soon are discussed below. […]

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EPA Expands Definition of Solid Waste

- January 15, 2015 | Newsletter, Published Articles

By Sharon O.  Jacobs On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Administrator posted the final rule revising the definition of solid waste, also known as the DSW rule, expanding the definition of solid waste. In this new 2015 DSW rule, the EPA is imposing significant new regulatory requirements upon industry, pursuant to the Resource […]

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Jury Awards Nearly $500K for Sex Harassment and Retaliation

- November 05, 2014 | News, Newsletter, Published Articles

By Bryan E. Pieper November 3, 2014 Last week, a federal jury awarded three former employees $499,000 against healthcare company EmCare, Inc. for sex harassment and retaliation. The plaintiffs alleged that the division CEO and other managers subjected Executive Assistant Gloria Stokes to “constant lewd sexual comments” that included comments about female body parts, derogatory […]

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Music Without Borders by Stephanie Taylor

- August 26, 2014 | Featured, News, Published Articles

By Stephanie R. Taylor, Esq. with the assistance of Katie Garro McCain, Esq. *This article first ran in the August 2014 Nashville Bar Journal I grew up on a small, picturesque farm in rural South Dakota.  I loved all types of music, and as an aspiring fiddle player and violinist, I was always looking for […]

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EEOC Attacks Common Severance Agreement Language

- March 05, 2014 | Featured, News, Newsletter, Published Articles

By Bryan E. Pieper The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (“EEOC”) has filed a lawsuit against CVS Pharmacy, Inc., claiming that a severance agreement CVS has employees sign violates the employees’ rights to communicate with the EEOC and to participate in EEOC investigations. Click here for the full lawsuit. Many of the provisions targeted by […]

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B*law*ging

- February 13, 2014 | News, Published Articles

By Will Cheek The original version of this article appeared in the February 2014 issue of the Nashville Bar Journal. Why Should I Blog? Lawyering involves a delicate balance of too much to do and too little time to do it in. Work on your desk competes for limited personal time.  Precious hours for downtime are […]

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Understanding Certificates of Need

- February 10, 2014 | Featured, News, Published Articles

By James Mackler As their practice grows, many physicians find themselves in a position where they would like to grow and expand their practice but are intimidated by the red tape involved in obtaining approval from the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (THSD) for their dream facility. It is important, therefore, for you to have […]

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What To Do When the Feds Come Calling

- February 10, 2014 | News, Published Articles

By James Mackler It is a harrowing yet increasingly common experience for healthcare providers to find themselves face-to-face with federal investigators. The U.S. Attorney’s office has announced that the investigation of healthcare fraud will continue to be one of its highest priorities. This means that you or your staff could literally have your relaxing evening […]

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