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USA: Developments in whistleblower employee protections

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 18 2014

The last several months have seen several important developments related to whistleblower employee protections in the United States. In March 2014

Sanctions update: OFAC extends asset freeze and introduces new sanctions on energy and financial sector

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, Russia, Ukraine, USA
  • -
  • July 17 2014

The US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") has imposed several new Ukraine-related sanctions as of July 16, 2014

New York state court green-lights mandatory mediation pilot programme

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 16 2014

As we previously reported (here), the New York Supreme Court Commercial Division (a Manhattan-based division of the state Court of First Instance

FDA proposes revised guidance for distribution of scientificmedical publications addressing “off-label” usesand faces free speech concerns

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 27 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a revised draft guidance setting forth FDA's views on the dissemination of certain information

Sanctions update: EU and US introduce further sanctions in response to the situation in Ukraine; EU amends sanctions against Libya, Central African Republic and Syria

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Central African Republic, European Union, Libya, Russia, Syria, Ukraine, USA
  • -
  • June 25 2014

On 17 June 2014, the US Department of Treasury announced that it was designating seven further individuals on the basis that they are responsible for

Supreme Court provides new avenue for defendants to challenge securities class certification

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2014

On June 23, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated unanimous decision in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. The Court

The impact of US LNG exports on the Asian LNG markets

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Asia-Pacific, USA
  • -
  • June 9 2014

The recent approval of the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal by the US Department of Energy (DOE) represents another step

Corporate Crime Update - May 2014 - United States

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 31 2014

On May 2, the SEC issued a partial stay of the conflict minerals rule, pushing back the May 31 date for compliance with the portion of the rule

Chinese parent subjected to US jurisdiction through subsidiary's acts

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 27 2014

The corporate form is commonly used by entities and individuals alike to limit liability by, among other things, avoiding the jurisdictional reach of

Component part defences divide California courts

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 21 2014

Component part and raw material suppliers generally are not liable for defects in the finished consumer products sold by downstream manufacturers over