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Jonathan Wilson is an Atlanta attorney with more than 19 years of experience guiding growing private and public companies.  He currently serves as the outside general counsel of several companies and is the former general counsel of (NASDAQ: WWWW) and EasyLink Services (NASDAQ: ESIC).  He is also the founding chair of the Renewable Energy Committee of the American Bar Association's Public Utility Section.

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Podcast: 50-state Survey of Renewable Portfolio Standards
The folks at LexisNexis have published our recent podcast on renewable portfolio standards.  The podcast provides an overview on the 50-state survey completed by the Renewable Energy Committee of the ABA's Public Utility Section. 
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Taylor English Duma Renewable Energy Blog
For those of you who have been reading my renewable energy posts on RenewableEnergyMemo, I wanted to let you know that we're now publishing a renewable energy blog on the Taylor English Duma site. 

Please refer to the Taylor English Duma Renewable Energy Blog in the future.
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Taylor English Attorney Wins Appeal in Child Labor Case
Taylor English attorney Deborah Ausburn successfully defended Laurelbrook Sanitarium and School, Inc, a Seventh-day Adventist boarding school in Tennessee, against the Department of Labor's attempt to apply federal child labor laws to the school's vocational curriculum.

Laurelbrook emphasizes academic and vocational training equally, as the Seventh-day Adventist Church advocates, and provides hands-on training for students in its nursing home and school operations. The Tennessee Department of Education has accredited the program as a valid vocational curriculum.

In a trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the U.S. Department of Labor claimed that the work performed by students at Laurelbrook should be covered by child labor laws that prohibit hazardous activities. The Department's definition of "hazardous" is so broad that it would have prohibited Laurelbrook students from normal vocational learning activities, such as using table saws in carpentry class, industrial mixers in culinary classes, or hand tools to create anything. Those restrictions would have gutted the school's vocational program.

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Jonathan B. Wilson is an Atlanta attorney at the law firm of Taylor English Duma LLP.  Jonathan B. Wilson provides legal advice to investors, companies and business executives involving corporate law, securities law, SEC matters, intellectual property, website and Internet legal issues, start-ups, limited liability companies, partnerships, 1934 Act matters, outsourcing, strategic alliance agreements, contracts, and other matters of importance to growing private and publicly-traded companies.