As I was writing last week's roundup, I was blissfully unaware of the horror taking place in Newtown, Connecticut. It seems unfathomable still to try to wrap my head around what happened. I've learned that the best way to deal with something so terrible is to take action. For things like Super Storm Sandy, that's pretty easy to identify - help with the cleanup. But for the loss in Newtown, it's a bit tougher.
So along with sending a donation to take care of the incidentals for Allison Wyatt's funeral, I've decided to jump on board with Ann Curry's suggestion to undertake a project of 26 acts of kindness, one for each of the victims. I like to offer random acts of kindness during the holiday season anyway, but this idea seems to add more purpose to that. I'm sharing this in the hopes that some of our readers will also be tackling a #26Acts project - feel free to share what you're doing in the comments below! I prefer to keep mine anonymous, so I won't tell you what I've been up to, but I'd love to hear about yours!
And without further ado, let's get to this week's top posts...
- McDonald Hopkins :: Ohio Statehouse Update: Week in Review -- December 14, 2012 from McDonald Hopkins: McDonald Hopkins' government relations group offers the top four subjects that they think their readers need to know about from the preceding week.
- Wisconsin Court Determines Noncompete Clause Does Not Render Arbitration Clause in Employment Agreement Unenforceable from Epstein Becker & Green: EBG discusses the ramifications of the Wisconsin Appellate Court decision in Jeffrey L. Engedal v. Menard, Inc. (Appeal No. 2012AP305).
- The New Test for Capacity to make an Enduring Power of Attorney from Clark Wilson: Areet Kaila delves into another aspect of the Power of Attorney Act, that which relates to the "enduring power of attorney."
- Energy Law newsletter, December 2012 from Tark Grunte & Sutkiene: Tark Grunte & Sutkiene releases their inaugural energy law newsletter, covering energy topics in the Baltics.
- Bodum Gets French Pressed by Federal Court In Trademark Dispute from Clark Wilson: Neil Melliship discusses the recent trademark dispute involving Bodum, USA and their attempts to enforce their trademark in Canada.