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Your Contract Requires You To Be Named as an Additional Insured: Are You?

USA - June 13 2017 Last week, New York joined the ranks of several states that may limit a government contractor’s access to insurance coverage despite being added, as

A practical guide to the Eligible Contract Participant (ECP) definition: a Q&A for banks and borrowers

USA - May 2 2013 The Commodity Exchange Act (the “CEA”), as modified by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act and interpreted by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Liquidated damages and penalty clauses:a civil law versus common law comparison

USA - May 12 2008 In the United States, a liquidated damage clause is intended to estimate damages in the event of non-performance or breach of contract

Legitimate interests: a balancing act

European Union, Latvia - June 13 2017 The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently gave its preliminary ruling on the interpretation of the legitimate interests condition

Latest Updates To Ediscovery for Defendants Cheat Sheet

USA - June 12 2017 This is our quasi-annual update to our cheat sheet about ediscovery for defendants. Essentially that means using discovery to obtain access to what

California Tax Board Reform Bill Approved Yesterday as Part of the State Budget

USA - June 16 2017 California is the only state with an elected tax commission. The BOE is overseen by five elected members: four members elected from regional

The UK FCA Publish Discussion Paper on Distributed Ledger Technology

United Kingdom - June 15 2017 The UK FCA Publish Discussion Paper on Distributed Ledger Technology Regulators globally are focused on understanding industry consumers’ views on

South Korea joins APEC’s Cross Border Privacy Rules system

South Korea - June 15 2017 This week, it was officially announced that South Korea has become the fifth country to join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) Cross

Congressional Hearings, Markups Focus on Chronic Care, Drug Pricing, HHS Budget, Other Health Programs

USA - June 15 2017 House and Senate committees have held a number of hearings recently to focus on health policy topics, including the following

First Look at OIG’s FY 2017 Fraud RecoveriesEnforcement Activities

USA - June 15 2017 The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) expects its investigative recoveries during the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2017 to top $2.04 billion -