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After months of delay, the CHIPS Act of 2022 finally cleared both houses of Congress last week, as part of larger legislation focused on supporting many aspects of science and innovation.

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On the latest episode of Calfee NOW, Josh Sanders, Vice Chair of Calfee's Government Relations and Legislation practice group, and Jake Blake, Partner with Calfee's Litigation practice group, spoke with Valerie Pope, Executive Director of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Ohio. 

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On the latest episode of Calfee NOW, Josh Sanders, Vice Chair of Calfee's Government Relations and Legislation practice group, and Nick Bush, Principal with Calfee's Federal Government Relations and Policy group, spoke with Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12). 

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On episode 25 of Calfee NOW, Leah Pappas Porner, Partner-in-Charge of Calfee's Columbus office and Chair of the firm's Government Relations and Legislation practice, and Nick Bush, Principal with Calfee's Federal Government Relations and Policy group, spoke with Steve Stivers, President and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and former U.S. House Representative. 

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Website privacy policies have become a standard part of doing business online, and website visitors these days likely expect one. While there is no general federal law requiring a privacy policy (though many states are passing legislation that may require one, and some businesses have privacy requirements through various data-specific federal statutes such as HIPAA, Gramm-Leach Bliley, etc.), it is generally good practice to have such a policy, especially if your business gathers contact information or other sensitive personal data (like credit card information).

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Simply stated, insurance policy deductibles or retentions are a dollar threshold that must be satisfied before an insurer will pay any defense or indemnity costs on a claim. Many insureds  seek to contain their insurance premium costs by purchasing policies with substantial six to nine-figure retentions or deductibles. Unsurprisingly, insurers tend to charge lower premiums if the insured is willing to retain more dollar risk for itself through retentions or deductibles. Suffice it to say that both retentions and deductibles are loss-shifting mechanisms, which shift away from the insurer a portion of the loss otherwise covered by an insurance policy.

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On Episode 24 of Calfee NOW, Michael Bowen, Associate with Calfee's Government Relations and Legislation practice group, spoke with Chris Berry, President and CEO of OhioX. OhioX is a nonprofit organization that represents and connects those committed to growing Ohio’s economy through technology and innovation.

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Every year in the peak of winter, football fans and non-football fans alike unite to sit around, eat chips and dip, and watch “The Big Game” (and the commercials). You may be puzzled at the vague and mysterious mentions of “The Big Game” that carefully avoid reference to the name everyone knows – “The Super Bowl.” That’s because the NFL owns the trademark rights to SUPER BOWL and is extremely aggressive in enforcing such rights.

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In an M&A market that remains exceedingly frothy, many would-be buyers in the middle market are being forced to acquire the equity of a target company (rather than its assets) in order for their bids to be competitive. 

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On episode 23 of Calfee NOW, Raymond Tarasuck, Senior Counsel, and Michael Bowen, Associate with Calfee's Government Relations and Legislation practice group, and Jamie Gregory Lead Principal, and Nick Bush, Principal with Calfee's Federal Government Relations and Policy group, spoke with Congresswoman Shontel Brown (D-OH, District 11). 

Calfee Connections blogs, vlogs and other educational content are intended to inform and educate readers about legal developments and are not intended as legal advice for any specific individual or specific situation. Please consult with your attorney regarding any legal questions you may have. With regard to all content including case studies or descriptions, past outcomes do not predict future results. The opinions expressed may not necessarily reflect the view points of all attorneys and professionals of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP or its subsidiary. Updates related to all COVID-19 government assistance programs are provided with the most current information made available to Calfee at the time of publication. Clarifications and further guidance are being disseminated from government authorities on an ongoing basis. All information should be reaffirmed prior to the submission of any application and/or program participation.

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