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Court Affirms Employer’s Right to Mandate Vaccinations

Court Affirms Employer’s Right to Mandate Vaccinations

In the first federal ruling on the issue, a Texas District Court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit brought by employees of Houston Methodist Hospital who opposed the Hospital’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate as a condition of their employment. The Court ruled against...

Maryland Challenges Third Party Lending Model

Maryland Challenges Third Party Lending Model

The Maryland Commission of Financial Regulation recently filed a “Charge Letter” (a form of an administrative complaint) to commence an administrative action against the Bank of Missouri, Fortiva, and Atlanticus. The Charge Letter asserts that the bank and its...

New South Dakota Law Prohibits Healthcare Non-Compete Agreements

New South Dakota Law Prohibits Healthcare Non-Compete Agreements

Healthcare providers and employees should take note of the recent passage of South Dakota House Bill 1154, which becomes effective on July 1, 2021. Davenport Evans lawyer Mike Srstka explains. The new law prohibits the inclusion of non-compete clauses in employment...

The ABCs of Risk Management

The ABCs of Risk Management

Banks today face many risks – credit risk, operational risk, liquidity risk – many of which are managed by well-trained individuals specializing in a given area of concern. The same is true of compliance risk, which is generally the responsibility of the bank’s...

Davenport Evans Lawyers Ranked Tier One by Chambers 2021

Davenport Evans Lawyers Ranked Tier One by Chambers 2021

Lawyers from Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith LLP in Sioux Falls, SD have again been ranked Tier One by Chambers USA. In South Dakota, rankings are given in five categories: Corporate/Commercial Law, Corporate/Commercial: Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Labor &...

Announcing 2021 Davenport Evans Scholarship Recipients

Announcing 2021 Davenport Evans Scholarship Recipients

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith Law Firm in Sioux Falls, SD announces their 2021 scholarship recipients. Davenport Evans awards $20,000 in scholarships annually through the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation. The scholarships have benefited over 250 high...

What are the Alternatives to Guardianship? Answers from ACTEC

What are the Alternatives to Guardianship? Answers from ACTEC

What is guardianship, also known as conservatorship, and what are the alternatives to guardianship? ACTEC Fellows Professor David M. English and Tara Anne Pleat discuss the options and what to consider when planning for the future. Learn how a power of attorney, a...

Davenport Evans Welcomes 2021 Summer Associates Kober and Leddy

Davenport Evans Welcomes 2021 Summer Associates Kober and Leddy

Davenport Evans is pleased to welcome its 2021 summer associate class, Dillon D. Kober and Kiera L. Leddy. Davenport Evans has a long history of hiring law students who participate in the firm’s summer associate program. Dillon D. Kober attends the University of South...

Job Advertising: Avoiding Discrimination When Hiring

Job Advertising: Avoiding Discrimination When Hiring

Advertising nationally for employment positions can present numerous issues as state laws vary widely. The following are some suggestions on dos and don’ts for advertising, as prepared by Davenport Evans lawyer Justin T. Clarke for the Employment Law eNewsletter. Sign...