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VOL. 128 | NO. 127 | Monday, July 1, 2013
EMPHASIS The Business of Law

Attorneys Busy With Nuances of US Health Care Reform

Most businesses are well aware of key provisions in the Affordable Care Act, like the mandate for larger employers to provide health care insurance coverage to employees.

Real Estate Rebound

Memphis property attorneys seeing benefits of resurgent markets

The residential and commercial real estate markets are slowly coming back, and residential and commercial real estate attorneys are seeing increased activity thanks to the surge.

Hancock Helps Employers Avoid Legal Landmines

Jonathan Hancock, partner and shareholder in Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC’s labor and employment practice group, feels fortunate to have been instructed in employment law by current Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. while attending law school at the University of Mississippi in the mid-1990s.

Sullivan Travels Globe for Hilton

Sullivan Branding literally goes around the world for clients. Eric Melkent, executive vice president of brand development with Sullivan, along with account planner Kate Cooke, got back a few days ago from a globe-spanning trip to Shanghai and Orlando as part of their work with Hilton Worldwide luxury brands.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
32°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 3 mph
Humidity: 75%

EVENTS

Downtown Memphis Commission, Victorian Village Inc. and the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities will host a launch party for the James Lee House renovation Monday, July 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the house, 690 Adams Ave. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

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City’s Car Inspection Debate Shifts Gears

With the closing of the city’s four auto inspection stations Friday, June 28, a new phase begins in a political dispute that started its present path in the last year.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Landers Flourishing With Own Family-Law Firm

It all started with a request to handle the divorces of a few of the firm’s clients, Suzanne Landers recalled from her office in the Memphis Cotton Exchange building in Downtown Memphis.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Training Your Elephant

Early in his book “Happiness Hypothesis” Jonathan Haidt states that the mind is divided into separate parts that sometimes work against each other. “Like a rider on an elephant, the conscious, reasoning part of the mind has only limited control of what the elephant does.”

MEMPHIS AREA

City Responds to Confederate Parks Lawsuit

MEMPHIS (AP) – The city of Memphis is challenging a lawsuit that alleges officials acted illegally when they renamed three Confederate-themed parks.

STATEWIDE

Haslams Selling Tennessee Smokies Baseball Team

KODAK, Tenn. (AP) – Cleveland Browns owner and Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam are selling the Tennessee Smokies minor league baseball team.

REGIONAL

New Mississippi Laws Cover Wide Range of Issues

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Several new laws go into effect on Monday in Mississippi, including one to more clearly define that people have the right to openly carry guns in many public places.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Sears, JC Penney Sever Ties With Paula Deen

NEW YORK (AP) – The exodus continues.

HEALTH CARE

Hospitals Seek High-Tech Help for Hand Hygiene

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) – Hospitals have fretted for years over how to make sure doctors, nurses and staff keep their hands clean, but with only limited success. Now, some are turning to technology – beepers, buzzers, lights and tracking systems that remind workers to sanitize, and chart those who don't.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 72 206 16,619
MORTGAGES 84 228 21,660
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 35 4,301
BUILDING PERMITS 0 209 39,587
BANKRUPTCIES 71 220 15,762
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 51 5,542
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 86 287 23,860
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 51 5,086

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