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Employer Beware: Bad “optics” create hostile work environment?
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2017

In Chapter 2 of our series on “employers who didn’t really screw up but still lost” is a sexual harassment case that bothers me, involving the Idaho

Multimedia player sellers and individual streamers beware! Filmspeler broadens scope for copyright infringement in the EU
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • June 9 2017

The Filmspeler judgment specifically addresses the sale of multimedia players with pre-installed add-ons containing hyperlinks to unauthorised content

Fifth Circuit Confirms that Documents Listed on a Privilege Log Are Not Per-Se Privileged
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2017

If one party in a lawsuit merely identifies documents on a privilege log without detail, does the other party bear the burden of showing that the

A victory for attorney-client confidentiality: DOL takes formal steps to rescind controversial persuader regulation
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2017

In March 2016, the DOL issued a new regulation that greatly expanded the obligations of employers and their attorneys to publicly file sensitive

Copyright: communication to the public
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • April 6 2017

The Advocate General (AG) has opined that peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing search engine operators communicate copyright works to the public if they

OCR’s Latest Health Breach Investigations Yield Big Settlements
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2017

In a span of a few weeks in early January 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced two major

Arbitration. Confirmation of Award. Alter Ego. Injunctive Relief. District court enforces arbitration award and grants permanent injunction in support of same but denies enforcement against entities related to the arbitral award debtor
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Hong Kong
  • September 26 2016

The Petitioner, GE Transportation (Shenyang) Co., Ltd ("GET"), a Chinese company, sought confirmation and enforcement of an arbitration award in the

SEC Scrutinizes Severance Agreements for Compliance With Dodd-Frank
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2016

On Aug. 16, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it had issued its second fine in as many weeks concerning a

Settlement suggests Governments can use software without a licence agreement
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 18 2016

Settlement of the dispute between the SA Government and Global Health suggests the Crown use provisions in the Copyright Act apply to computer

SEC Enforcement Actions May Require Changes to Severance Agreements
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2016

Public companies should revisit their template severance agreements, in light of two recent orders by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC