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Trademark Alert - Don't Get .XXX-ed Out!
On March 18, 2011, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) approved the formation of the .xxx top level domains for the adult entertainment industry. The ICM Registry (“ICM”) will sponsor the .xxx domains which are scheduled to launch on September 7, 2011.
By Intellectual Property & Franchising

Mortgage Acts and Practices Webinar
Stephen E. Story and the Real Estate Information Network, Inc. presented the "Mortgage Acts and Practices Webinar."
By Stephen E. Story

NCUA's List of Required Policies for Board of Directors of Credit Unions
Andy Keeney's article, "NCUA's List of Required Policies for Board of Directors of Credit Unions", was recently on the featured expert page of the Center for Credit Union Board of Excellence's (CCUBE) website.
By E. Andrew Keeney

Tight on Cash, One State Taps 529 Plan Reserves
James W.C. Canup was featured in the August 25, 2011 digital issue of The Wall Street Journal in the following article, "Tight on Cash, One State Taps 529 Plan Reserves."

Private Client Services Update - Careful Planning by Corporate Fiduciary Avoids Liability for Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Corporate fiduciaries are always conscious of the potential for lawsuits from unsatisfied beneficiaries. The case of Karo v. Wachovia Bank, N.A., decided in Virginia’s Eastern District last year, is a helpful illustration of the Court finding in favor of a bank trustee challenged with a claim for breach of fiduciary duty.
By Philip L. Hatchett and Private Client Services

New FTC Debt Collection Rules Kick in Aug. 29
Rarely does a week go by when we do not receive a call from a credit union regarding potential elder abuse. Recently, the number of calls regarding the legal, moral and ethical means to collect a credit union debt from a deceased member's estate has been increasing. With those credit unions that have an "aging" membership, these issues become more and more paramount.
By E. Andrew Keeney

Eminent Domain: A Handbook of Condemnation Law
Terry C. Frank was recently a contributor to Eminent Domain: A Handbook of Condemnation Law, published by the State and Local Government Section of the American Bar Association.
By Terry C. Frank