Farmer Co-ops and Illegal Pricing

October 2018

Farmers are commonly known as “price takers” not “price givers.” This is because most farm operations are small in comparison to agribusiness suppliers. This was certainly true when the first farmer co-ops were created in the 19th century, and even more true today in the wake of mega-mergers in the agriculture industry. As the industry… Read more >

Donald Chance Mark Jr. Inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers

October 2018

Donald Chance Mark Jr. has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Don Mark became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of 850 persons during the Induction Ceremony at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the College in… Read more >

What Every Business Needs to Know About OFAC Compliance

September 2018

While many people are generally aware of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”), there is a common misperception that only banks need to comply with its rules and enforcement. For businesses that have any exposure to international trade or parties, however, what you don’t know can hurt you. When… Read more >

Employing Commercial Drivers for Farms & Co-ops

September 2018

Employment Rules to Know When Employing Commercial Drivers for Farms Farmer co-ops and farm businesses that employ commercial drivers for trucking or hauling products need to be aware of certain employment laws that apply specifically to commercial drivers. Failure to follow these rules could lead to fines, suspension of business, and impoundment of commercial vehicles…. Read more >

FMJ Continues to Expand: Firm Adds Eighth New Attorney in Twelve Months

September 2018

We are pleased to announce that attorney Schaan Barth has joined the firm as an associate in our HR & Employment and Litigation practice groups. This hire will mark eight new attorneys joining FMJ since August 2017, which is one of the largest increases in growth in the firm’s history. Barth’s practice will focus on representing clients… Read more >