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Nilan Johnson Lewis Renews Sponsorship for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Moot Court Competition

For the fourth straight year, Nilan Johnson Lewis will sponsor the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Moot Court Competition at William Mitchell College of Law. The local competition will be held on November 2, 2013 at the law school, with the national competition to be held in April 2014 in Washington, D.C. The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project […] More >

Department of Labor issues its first interpretation of the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor

On September 18, 2013, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its first interpretation of the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor which invalidated Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act.  In Technical Release No. 2013-04, the DOL advised that the use of the term “spouse” in DOL regulations, rulings, opinions, and exemptions […] More >

You’ll Be Hearing From My Paralegal

Tech-Savvy Paralegals Data-Crunching Their Way to Integral Legal Services Role SUBJECT: It’s no secret that law firm clients are looking for more economical configurations from their outside lawyers these days. What may be more surprising, however, is that an important part of how law firms are delivering a better value to their clients does not […] More >

Nilan Johnson Lewis Adds to Labor and Employment, Healthcare Practice Groups By Hiring Three New Associates

Jen L. Cornell, Jeremy D. Robb and Elizabeth M. Winchell Join the Firm MINNEAPOLIS (September 9, 2013) – Minneapolis law firm Nilan Johnson Lewis today announces the addition of three new attorneys. Jen L. Cornell and Jeremy D. Robb join the firm’s labor and employment practice group, and Elizabeth M. Winchell joins the healthcare practice group. The […] More >

Employers Provided Guidance by IRS on Impact of Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Since the June 26, 2013 United States Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Windsor, individuals and employers across the country have eagerly awaited guidance from the IRS on how the ruling affects employee benefits, specifically how health insurance benefits provided to employees’ same-sex spouses will be taxed and which state laws apply when determining […] More >

Courtney Ward-Reichard Becomes President of the ABA’s National Conference of Bar Foundations

During the ABA’s 2013 Annual Meeting held this month in San Francisco, NJL Shareholder Courtney Ward-Reichard was elected President of the National Conference of Bar Foundations. The NCBF is a professional organization for volunteer leaders and executive staff members who serve the more than 200 local, state and specialty bar foundations across the country. Its […] More >

U.S. Supreme Court Hands Down Influential Ruling for Generic Drug Manufacturers in Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. vs. Bartlett

In an important decision potentially affecting all makers of federally-regulated products, the United States Supreme Court today held in Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. v. Bartlett that manufacturers of generic drugs cannot be held liable for failing to “stop selling” their products, even if allegedly defectively designed or labeled. In a 2011 decision, PLIVA, Inc. v. […] More >

Midwest Society of Association Executives Publishes Article by Veena Iyer on Volunteer Liability Issues for Nonprofits

Nilan Johnson Lewis attorney Veena Iyer recently published an article in Focus, the Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE) newsletter. In her article, Iyer discusses liability issues that nonprofits face when using volunteers. She specifically addresses the scope of the federal Volunteer Protection Act (VPA), in addition to state laws that apply to organizations in […] More >