• Rick Orr and Assistant Colleen Emmons Retire after 30+ Years

    January 05, 2018 dehs
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    After over three decades with Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, attorney Rick W. Orr and his legal assistant Colleen Emmons both logged their last hour at the close of 2017. A celebration of their work with the firm was held with attorneys and staff.

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  • Schulte Named Lawyer of the Year by 2nd Circuit Bar Association

    November 13, 2017 dehs
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    Davenport Evans lawyer Eric C. Schulte was selected as the 2nd Circuit Bar Association Lawyer of the Year on November 10, 2017. Although the 2nd Circuit Bar Association has honored a lawyer for pro bono service in the past, this was the first time the 2nd Circuit Bar Association has awarded an all-around lawyer of the year award.

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  • Langdon Wins National Law Review Writing Competition

    September 06, 2017 dehs

    Davenport Evans lawyer Peter M. Langdon, a recent graduate of Creighton University School of Law, was named the winner of the 2017 National Law Review Law Student Writing Competition.

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  • Davenport Evans Welcomes Attorney Peter M. Langdon

    September 01, 2017 dehs
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    Peter M. Langdon has joined Davenport Evans as an Associate Attorney. His practice focuses primarily on labor and employment law with an emphasis on employee benefits, including retirement and health and welfare benefits, employment policies, and employee handbooks.

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  • The CFPB Arbitration Rule Has Been Challenged . . . Now What?

    July 20, 2017 dehs

    On Monday, July 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) released its Arbitration Agreements Rule (the “Arbitration Rule”). The Arbitration Rule prohibits providers of covered products and services from using pre-dispute arbitration agreements that bar consumers from filing class action lawsuits.  By July 20, however, measures to repeal the Arbitration Rule were introduced by lawmakers in both the House and Senate. Davenport Evans lawyer Ashlee A. Wendt explains.

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  • Bender Discusses Employee Absences on KELO Podcast

    July 20, 2017 dehs
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    Davenport Evans Labor and Employment lawyer Jean H. Bender appeared on KELO NewsTalk Radio 1320 AM/107.9 FM June 21 to employee absences and the legal issues they cause for employers.

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  • Blake Discusses Cyber Law on KELO Podcast

    July 20, 2017 dehs
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    Davenport Evans Business and Cyber Law attorney Ashley G. Blake appeared on KELO NewsTalk Radio 1320 AM/107.9 FM July 18 to discuss the importance of protecting your business from litigation and regulatory risk by ensuring your website includes an attorney-prepared privacy policy and terms and conditions.

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  • Davenport Evans Employment Law Update Set For September 20, 2017

    July 12, 2017 dehs

    Join us for the 2017 Davenport Evans Employment Law Update, Wednesday, September 20, at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Sioux Falls. The free annual seminar draws human resources professionals, managers, and small business leaders from across the region. Online registration is open now.

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  • New Digital Assets Act Takes Effect in South Dakota

    June 29, 2017 dehs
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    Many financial and other transactions today occur online. Upon death or disability,  a person may need to be appointed to have access to email and other digital accounts. The Revised Uniform Fiduciary Digital Assets Act (RUFDAA) takes effect July 1, 2017 in South Dakota, clarifying requirements for executors, trustees, conservators, attorneys-in-fact and other agents (“fiduciaries”) access to a person’s “digital assets.” Davenport Evans lawyer Terry N. Prendergast explains.

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  • What Will the CFPB Do With Alternative Data?

    June 21, 2017 dehs

    On February 21, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) published a “Request for Information Regarding Use of Alternative Data and Modeling Techniques in the Credit Process” (the “RFI”). The CFPB received an earful, including multiple responses from various marketplace lending participants, trade groups, consumer advocacy groups, and the major banking trade associations. While the comment period only closed on May 19, 2017, the industry is watching the CFPB closely to determine what, if any, actions the CFPB takes in response to the RFI. Keith Gauer explains.

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