SALT & Pepper

  • Australian Freezing Orders Are Valuable Recovery Devices

    A substantial portion of the world's hard and soft commodities are sold and shipped from Australia. Many of the companies involved are based in foreign jurisdictions, but hold substantial assets in Australia in the form of mining licenses or commodity stockpiles. The ability to freeze these Australian assets can be a valuable weapon in claims recoveries.
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  • The FTC Cracks Down on Company Touting the Best Reviews Its Money Could Buy

    Social media has completely overhauled the way businesses market themselves, and has substantially elevated the importance and influence of online customer reviews. In its zeal to solicit positive online reviews, one company went too far, drawing the attention and ire of the Federal Trade Commission, which brought its first enforcement action aimed at curbing deceptive solicitations of positive online reviews.
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  • State Tax Credit and Incentive Update - September 2015

    This post continues a monthly series outlining updates in state tax credits and incentives; included here are legislative, gubernatorial and case law updates. While tax credits and incentives have their fair share of critics, they are a reality in today's competitive business environment in which states compete with each other for jobs and investment. Regardless of the criticisms, state tax credits and incentives benefit many kinds of entities in a number of different ways.
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