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U.S. v. Novartis: reaffirming the importance of updating and adhering to corporate policies

  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 18 2014

A recent decision in a False Claims Act case, United States ex rel. Bilotta v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Novartis), underscores the

Does posting a LinkedIn status violate a non-solicitation agreement?

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 12 2014

A Connecticut company brought suit against a former employee alleging violations of a non-compete agreement and the Connecticut Uniform Trade Secrets

First Circuit favors broad application of analogue to Airline Deregulation Act preemption provision

  • Ogletree Deakins
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  • USA
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  • October 7 2014

On September 30, 2014, in Massachusetts Delivery Association v. Coakley, No. 13-2307 (September 30, 2014), the First Circuit Court of Appeals

General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes

  • Bingham McCutchen LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 15 2014

On September 5, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Chief Counsel Advice 201436049 (the "CCA"), concluding that members of an

Financial services update September 8 2014 insights

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 8 2014

On September 3rd, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion with implications for corporations that award "functional"

Quirky question 238, no laughing matter company found liable for wrongfully terminating independent contractor’s agreement

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 9 2014

My company relies on independent contractors, over whom we don’t exert control. They often joke around with each other. I’m not liable for employment

Terminating independent contractor’s agreement after a complaint about a discriminatory joke made by another independent contractor

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2014

Companies using independent contractors should be aware of increased enforcement efforts from federal and state labor and tax authorities over

State AGs in the news

  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 31 2014

West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey settled antitrust allegations with GE Funding Capital Market Services, Trinity Plus Funding Co. LLC, and Trinity

Delaware Court of Chancery rejects indemnification sleight of hand

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 22 2014

In Branin v. Stein Roe Inv. Counsel, LLC, C.A. 8481-VCN, 2014 WL 2961084 (Del. Ch. June 30, 2014), the Delaware Court of Chancery held that a vested