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The Womble Carlyle Economic Development Digest - May 2, 2014

Womble Carlyle’s Economic Development Digest aggregates news, opportunities and legislation impacting business in the United States.

In this week's Economic Development Digest:

  • Georgia Roundup: Governor approves economic development incentives, (April 23, 2014)**
    This is a roundup of legislation moved through the Georgia General Assembly since early April, including HB 958, a $200 million package of economic development incentives that includes extensions of sales tax breaks for construction materials and up to $25 million in annual tax credits for film production and video game development.
  • Supreme Court makes it easier to recover attorney fees in patent cases, (April 29, 2014)
    The United States Supreme Court issued two opinions today that eliminated the Federal Circuit’s rigid two-part test a prevailing party must meet in order to recover attorney’s fees in a patent case, and heightened the appellate standard of review of a district court’s determination to award attorney’s fees.
North Carolina
South Carolina
Washington D.C.

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