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Electronic discovery & information governance - tip of the month: strategies for the preservation and production of audio recordings

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 30 2015

A large financial institution that is a major participant in the swaps market instituted an audio Data Retention policy to conform with newly enacted

Department of Labor proposal seeks to expand financial advisers’ fiduciary duties

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2015

A rule proposed by the US Department of Labor would eliminate a pair of ERISA exemptions that have allowed financial advisers and brokers to steer

Did the Ninth Circuit just give plaintiffsbut not defendantsan automatic appeal from class certification orders?

  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2015

In two recent decisions, the Ninth Circuit has carved out a new path for plaintiffs seeking immediate review of the denial of class certification:

Eight Circuit: release language on cashed settlement checks for "full payment of wages" is insufficient to release FLSA claims

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2015

In Beauford v. ActionLink, LLC, the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's determination that employees who cashed checks issued by

Ninth Circuit: no-rehire clause in settlement agreements may be unlawful restraint of trade

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2015

In Golden v. California Emergency Physicians Medical Group, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a no-rehire clause in a settlement agreement

NLRB General Counsel issues report concerning employee handbook rules

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2015

The General Counsel's Office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a report addressing the issue of whether certain employee

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins and decide whether plaintiffs who have suffered no concrete harm nonetheless have Article III standing to sue in federal court

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 27 2015

Under Article III of the U.S. Constitution, a plaintiff must allege that he or she has suffered an “injury-in-fact” to establish standing to sue in

The Federal Circuit addresses interesting damages issues in its second SUFI Network opinion

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 27 2015

Last Friday, the Federal Circuit issued another decision in the relatively long-running saga of the SUFI Network Services, Inc. v. U.S. litigation

Proposed US Treasury regulations attempt to distinguish “active” insurance companies from hedge funds

  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 27 2015

Offshore insurance companies can provide substantial tax benefits to their owner-insureds through current deductions for the insurance premium and

Three more things US Audit Committee members should consider in 2015

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 24 2015

Audit Committees are facing increased demands from many quarters in 2015, which expand their responsibilities, expose them to greater regulatory