Archive for 2012

  • Health Care Reform: Proposed Rules Issued Concerning Guaranteed Coverage, Essential Benefits and Wellness Incentives

    December 11, 2012 dehs

    On November 20, 2012, the Obama Administration issued three proposed rules to implement certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka “Health Care Reform”). The major provisions of the proposed rules are summarized below: (1) Guaranteed Availability of Coverage: Beginning in 2014, health insurance insurers can no longer discriminate against individuals on the

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  • New South Dakota Supreme Court Ruling On Workers’ Compensation Claims

    December 07, 2012 dehs
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    Davenport Evans Partners Rick Orr and Timothy Gebhart obtain favorable ruling in Knapp vs. Hamm & Phillips, a work injury claims appeal to the South Dakota Supreme Court.

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  • Roche in Business Journal, “Arbitration Isn’t Always Quickest, Easiest Solution”

    November 27, 2012 dehs
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    By Vince M. Roche Conventional wisdom has historically held that private arbitration is quicker and cheaper for small businesses than litigation in a court of law, as Davenport Evans Partner Vince Roche reported in the November 27 edition of the Sioux Falls Business Journal. Certainly, the lofty goals of increasing efficiency and reducing costs were

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  • Workers’ Compensation and Administrative Law

    November 26, 2012 dehs

    The Workers’ Compensation defense attorneys at Davenport Evans, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, have extensive experience in the defense of workers’ compensation claims. In addition to representing both nationally recognized and regional insurance companies, the firm provides counsel to self-insured employers and third party administrators. Our attorneys are frequently called upon to speak at workers’

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  • Trademark and Copyright Protection

    November 26, 2012 dehs

    Trademark and copyright protection lawyers at Davenport Evans law firm, in Sioux Falls, provide legal services in connection with registering trademarks and tradenames with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and with the South Dakota Secretary of State. The firm is also involved with reviewing various trademark, copyright, and unfair competition issues. Contact our

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  • Taxation

    November 26, 2012 dehs

    Davenport Evans tax attorneys, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, provide tax-planning services and represent clients in audits, appellate conferences and litigation with regard to tax matters involving the Internal Revenue Service. Our tax attorneys, including a certified public accountant, can give tax opinions and obtain private rulings from the Internal Revenue Service in connection with

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  • Real Estate

    November 26, 2012 dehs

    The trusted Real Estate lawyers at Davenport Evans law firm, in Sioux Falls, SD, have extensive experience in all aspects of real estate law. Our attorneys frequently assist clients with the structure and documentation of real estate purchases and sales. The firm also provides advice with respect to financing options, representation before governmental regulatory authorities

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  • Public Finance

    November 26, 2012 dehs

    Douglas J. Hajek serves as a South Dakota public finance lawyer for Davenport Evans law firm in Sioux Falls, SD. Hajek provides bond counsel, as well as counsel to issuers, trustees, conduit borrowers, developers and bond purchasers, including community banks, which are often called upon to finance local public projects. Such financings include general obligation

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  • Plaintiff’s Litigation

    November 26, 2012 dehs

    The firm has successfully recovered millions of dollars for victims of all types of personal injury, including wrongful death, motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents, aviation and train accidents, defective products, and numerous other claims.  If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, you deserve to be represented by one of South Dakota’s largest

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  • Labor and Employment

    November 26, 2012 dehs

    The labor and employment lawyers of Davenport Evans law firm, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, represent both public and private employers. Our attorneys counsel employers in all areas of labor and employment law and advise clients in the prevention of potential litigation through, for example, review and preparation of employee handbooks and review and drafting

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