Archive for 2014

  • P. Daniel Donohue Inducted into O’Gorman Alumni Hall of Fame for Excellence in Service

    October 06, 2014 dehs
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    On September 26, 2014 Davenport Evans partner P. Daniel Donohue, a 1967 graduate of O’Gorman High School, was inducted into the High School’s Alumni Hall of Fame for Excellence in Service.


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  • Bank’s Duty to Report Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking Financial Activity

    September 30, 2014 dehs

    By Keith A. Gauer South Dakota’s United States Attorney Brendan Johnson has made it a priority in his office to investigate and prosecute cases involving human smuggling and human trafficking in South Dakota. This article discussed the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) release of a new Advisory on September 11, 2014 (FIN-2014-A008) providing specific guidance to banks, both large and small, regarding their role in identifying and reporting financial transactions relating to human smuggling and human trafficking activity.

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  • Rezac on Contracts: Know When to Read the Small Print

    September 23, 2014 dehs

    This is a legally binding contract. If you do not understand it, seek legal advice.  While it is not always possible to carefully review every agreement – consider the terms and conditions for your smart phone – how can you know when to read the fine print? In the Sioux Falls Business Journal, Davenport Evans lawyer David Rezac offers pointers for identifying contracts with which you should be particularly careful.

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  • Davenport Evans Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting, Commemorative Week

    September 23, 2014 dehs
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    Over the past week, Davenport Evans celebrated a 75th Anniversary Commemorative Week, including a staff appreciation luncheon, Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting, Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network event, and more. It was a wonderful time of community, remembering those who came before us and the vision that inspires us yet today.

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  • Davenport Evans Celebrates 75 Years with 75 Happy Meals and Socks at the Bowden Youth Center

    September 10, 2014 dehs
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    On September 9, Davenport Evans lawyers visited the Bowden Youth Center for a back to school kick-off party. Attorneys brought 75 McDonald’s Happy Meals and 75 pairs of fun back-to-school socks, items from the Bowden Youth Center wish list, to help the students start the year “on the right foot.” The gifts were part of the firm’s 75th Anniversary Giving Back Campaign.

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  • Davenport Evans Announces New Associate Attorney

    August 26, 2014 dehs

    Reece M. Almond has joined Davenport Evans as an Associate Attorney. A Huron, South Dakota native, Almond graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School and is licensed in Minnesota, with South Dakota licensure pending. Almond works in the areas of Commercial and Complex Litigation, Products Liability, Insurance Liability, and Appellate Practice.

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  • New EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

    August 18, 2014 dehs

    By Sandra Hoglund Hanson

    Concerned with the number of pregnancy discrimination charges filed and the discrimination revealed upon investigation, a divided U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination on July 14, 2014. This guidance replaces the EEOC’s 1983 EEOC guidance on the topic. One of the more significant changes identified in the new guidance concerns the interaction between the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the Americans with Disabilities Ada (ADA).

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  • Financing Public Improvements

    July 23, 2014 dehs

    By Douglas J. Hajek

    Community banks need to be aware of certain requirements when purchasing tax-exempt bonds to finance local projects.  Davenport Evans lawyer Douglas J. Hajek discusses some of the important considerations.

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  • Davenport Evans Celebrates 75 Years with Dodgeball and 75 Donations at the Multi-Cultural Center

    July 18, 2014 dehs
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    Davenport Evans is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2014 with a year-long “Giving Back” campaign. The fourth “Giving Back” gift was made July 18th with a donation of 75 “after-school activities” to the Multi-Cultural Center. 15 Davenport Evans lawyers presented the gifts in person, and stayed to play an hour-long, and quite challenging, round of dodge ball with the kids!  Click here for great pictures and more information about this meaningful day.

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  • Davenport Evans Celebrates 75 Years with 75 Donations to Area Non-Profits

    July 18, 2014 dehs
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    Davenport Evans is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2014 with a year-long “Giving Back” campaign. As part of the campaign, Davenport Evans is selecting 12 local non-profits, one representing each month of the year, and donating 75 items to each from their wish-list. Click here to learn about our recent “Giving Back” projects!

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