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On November 8th, Arizona voters approved Proposition 209, which significantly modifies the rights of creditors. Although the pre-election publicity focused mostly on medical debt, Prop. 209 changes how all types of debt can be collected against individuals. The initiative will take effect on January 1, 2023.

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Innovators seeking patent protection for entertainment software inventions should be aware that all software inventions face patent-eligibility issues. Nevertheless, patent practitioners who are experienced in the art of software patent prosecution can help ensure that software inventions get maximum protection.

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The best time to respond to a ransomware attack was yesterday, but the second-best time to start responding is today. Study after study over the past year has confirmed that having a plan in place in the event of a data breach and ransomware attack can save you and your company millions. Every employer has a fire evacuation plan and drills they run, and this is no different.

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Governor Doug Ducey announced that Arizona will implement its new 2.5% flat income tax rate on January 1, 2023, a full year ahead of schedule. According to Gov. Ducey, the accelerated implementation is the result of the state’s “continued economic growth and record surplus.”

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The document where you sign your life away. The best of them ask you to fill your name out at the top and then initial every single paragraph across multiple pages of the release. As the paragraphs progress, the consequences of your "fun" activity get more and more dire.

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When to laugh or when to sue? Famous brand owners face this question when their brands are used as the butt of a joke or in humorous-intending spin-off products.

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Louisiana has joined the growing number of states requiring solar producers to provide financial security for clean-up costs associated with shutting down their facilities.

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Lewis Roca partners Mary Ellen Simonson and Laura Pasqualone joined Steve Hirschfeld on the ”Employment Matters” podcast for Employment Law Alliance. In this episode for the Travel Tuesdays series, they explored the essential things to know before doing business in the state of Arizona. 

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On June 21, 2022, The Ohio State University (OSU) obtained a federal trademark registration (U.S. Reg. No. 6,763,118) for the standard character mark THE for “t-shirts, baseball caps, and hats; all of the foregoing being promoted, distributed, and sold through channels customary to the field of sports and collegiate athletics.”

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The Pennsylvania legislature is weighing two bills that require decommissioning plans for solar energy projects, and the debate over them among lawmakers illustrates the challenges associated with developing a solution to this growing issue in the renewable energy industry.

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