The newsletter of the ISBA’s Corporate Law Departments Section
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Court protects severance benefit
In Bellas v. Westinghouse, a court of appeals has held that a "permanent job separation" benefit in Westinghouse's pension plan was a protected plan benefit, and thus could not be eliminated by an amendment to the plan.
Cyber defense plan
Based on a presentation on cyber defense by Robert K. Foertsch, University of Illinois Security Coordinator and Stephen K. Anderson at the November 2000 Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges
Domain name infringement: investigating the cybersquatter
Cybersquatting: The act of reserving a domain name on the Internet, especially a name that would be associated with a company's trademark, and then seeking to profit by selling or licensing the name to the company that has an interest in being identified with it.--Black's Law Dictionary, 7th Edition
Duty to disclose plan changes: Bins v. Exxon
In Bins v. Exxon, the Ninth Circuit Court heard arguments on whether an employer violated its duties under ERISA by not informing employees that the company was "seriously considering" a proposal to offer enhanced retirement benefits, which might affect the employees' decision to retire.
The elements of a non-disclosure agreement
The Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is an important safety measure for a party that is disclosing confidential or proprietary information to another in the course of discussing and negotiating a possible business relationship.
The Essential Formbook, Volume II, a review
Although it is billed as a "tool for lawyers," the second volume in the series prepared under the auspices of the American Bar Association's Law Practice Management Section would be better marketed to office administrators and advocates for changes in billing structures.
IRS issues new guidance on compensating employees with LLC and partnership interests
Partnerships and limited liability companies that compensate their employees with interests in their business have long relied on an Internal Revenue Service ruling that an employee (or other service provider) who received a "profits interest" in a partnership or LLC as compensation for services rendered generally is not taxed upon receipt
Letter from the co-editors
We are looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication. This is a great opportunity for our members to get involved in the ISBA and specifically the Corporate Law Departments Section.