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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

New York state court green-lights mandatory mediation pilot programme

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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

US district court confirms arbitral award against Pemex that was nullified at its seat

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 18 2013

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York has confirmed an arbitral award in favour of COMMISA, a subsidiary of KBR, against Pemex

US Supreme Court rejects jurisdiction over foreign corporation based on its subsidiary’s contacts with the forum

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 24 2014

For the first time ever, the United States Supreme Court has addressed whether a foreign corporation may be subjected to a court's general

Res judicata effect of a prior arbitration is to be determined by arbitrators, not the courts the Belco Rule can be hard to swallow

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 18 2013

In Citigroup, Inc. v Abu Dhabi Investment Authority 13 Civ. 6073 (PKC), the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY

Application to remove arbitrators for bias not on district court’s watch

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 13 2013

In a robust judgment, the US District Court of the Southern District of New York has rejected PK Time's application to remove two arbitrators for

Global employment, pensions and incentives newsletter

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Africa, Australia, China, European Union, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
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  • April 15 2014

Most of the labour codes in force in francophone sub-Saharan Africa contain provisions which seek to prevent unfair competition practices among

Mandatory mediation pilot proposed for New York State Court

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 26 2014

An advisory committee has recommended that the New York Supreme Court (the state Court of First Instance located in Manhattan) adopt a pilot

United States of America: uncertainty over scope of whistleblower protections under the Dodd-Frank Act

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 31 2014

The Dodd-Frank Act, enacted in 2010, offered new protections against retaliation to employees who report violations of the federal securities laws at

US Supreme Court again affirms the limits of personal jurisdiction

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 13 2014

In a unanimous decision, the US Supreme Court recently held that a court could not assert personal jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant, whose