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Don’t Pour Your Profits Down Your Competitor’s Drain
If you owned a brewery you would never sell your beer without first tasting it, so why would you name your brewery or beer without checking to see if someone else is already using a similar name?
By Nicole J. Harrell and Alcoholic Beverage Team

Restaurant Client Alert - Summer 2014
Beware of using your restaurant name in multiple locations without federal or state service mark protection or a written agreement with all subsequent users of the restaurant name.
By Stephen E. Story, Robert E. Smartschan, Nicole J. Harrell and Franchising

Tila-Respa, One of the Most Expensive Changes in Decades
E. Andrew Keeney presented TILA-RESPA, One of the Most Expensive Changes in Decades at the NAFCU 47th Annual Conference on July 23, 2014. 
By E. Andrew Keeney and Lender Representation

Credit Union Legal Update - Summer 2014 - 2nd Edition
- Funds in Child’s Joint Account with Father Properly Seized to Satisfy Father’s Debt
- Account Held as Tenants by the Entirety Subject to Garnishment to Satisfy Debt of One Spouse
- Judgment Against Auto Wholesaler Who Failed to Deliver Title Dischargeable in Bankruptcy

Private Client Services Update - Estate Planning With Small Captive Insurance Companies
The use of captive insurance companies has ballooned in recent years. 
By David Kamer and Private Client Services

Employment Law Update - Summer 2014
- K&C's Annual Employment Law Update: Educating Employers for 30 Years
- Specific Smart Phone Policies Now Recommended
- 4th Circuit Confirms Employer Liability for Third-Party Harassment
- Court Clarifies ADAAA Coverage of Short Term Disabilities
- Large Employers Face New ACA Reporting Requirement
By Labor & Employment

Cybersecurity Client Alert - HHS Releases HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool
Organizations that have access to electronic protected health information should be aware of a new tool that is available to assist in achieving compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) security regulations (the “Security Rule”).
By Laura Dickson Rixey, Jason R. Davis and Cybersecurity Response Team