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Turkey revises medicine pricing rules

Turkey - July 21 2015 A new decision, On the Pricing of Medicines for Human Use, published on 10 July 2015, has revoked the controversial 2007 pricing decision and has

Five employee handbook policies you likely need to update

USA - July 14 2015 The National Labor Relations Board’s aggressive scrutiny of employer handbook policies does not appear to be coming to an end any time soon. As such

California amends state-wide paid sick time law

USA - July 17 2015 On July 13, 2015, Governor Brown signed urgency legislation amending California's paid sick leave law, which goes into effect immediately. The

Compliance trends around the world 10 questions for the compliance heads of Baker & McKenzie and the answers every compliance professional should know

Global - June 9 2015 We asked Mini vandePol (Head of the Baker & McKenzie Global and Asia-Pacific Compliance Practice Group), Joan Meyer (Head of the North American

Big changes, new opportunities for Delaware holders of unclaimed property

USA - July 17 2015 On July 1, 2015, Delaware Senate Bill 141 (“S.B. 141”) was unanimously approved by the Delaware House of Representatives. The bill amends Delaware’s

Terrorism exception. D.C. Circuit holds that abusive conduct allegedly inflicted by Iran before Iranian émigrés became U.S. nationals does not fall within the FSIA's terrorism exception to sovereign immunity.

Iran, USA - July 30 2015 Plaintiffs, three Iranian émigré siblings and the estate of their deceased brother, brought suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of

Agreement to arbitrate. District court holds that minor's pre-employment arbitration agreement is valid under California law, but upholds minor's right to disaffirm the arbitration agreement by commencing a lawsuit after reaching majority.

USA - July 30 2015 Within one month after his eighteenth Birthday, Plaintiff brought a putative class action in California state court complaining that Kmart Corporation

Default judgment. District Court orders forfeiture of Panama bank accounts despite lack of direct notice to the account owners since other efforts to provide notice of the civil forfeiture action were reasonably calculated to reach them.

USA - July 30 2015 Plaintiff, the United States of America, filed a verified complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking in rem civil

Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Takings. Eleventh Circuit affirms finding that district court lacks subject matter jurisdiction over foreign national's claims that his home government wrongfully seized his property.

USA, Venezuela - July 30 2015 Plaintiff, a Venezuelan entrepreneur, sued the Republic of Venezuela and several Venezuelan governmental agencies in the U.S. District Court for the

Personal jurisdiction. District court dismisses terrorism case against the Palestinian Authority for lack of personal jurisdiction.

USA - July 30 2015 On April 24, 2011, Palestinian Authority ("PA") security forces allegedly shot and killed Ben-Yosef Livnat and injured five others while Livnat, his