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Employers' duty of care when referring to former employees in communications with third parties
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 14 2011

recent English case of McRobert McKie v Swindon College 2011 EWHC 469 demonstrates that an employer owes a duty of care to a former employee when referring to himher in communications with a third party


Attorney-client privilege and employees' personal use of employer hardware or software in the United States
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2011

This may be one of the abiding truths of the 21st Century: the pervasiveness of modern communication technology has revolutionized how business is conducted, law is practiced, and life is lived


Supreme Court recognises new exception to the without prejudice rule
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 3 2010

In Oceanbulk Shipping and Trading SA v TMT Asia Ltd 2010 UKSC 44, the Supreme Court has recognised a new exception to the rule that communications made in a genuine attempt to reach a settlement are protected from being used as evidence by either party to proceedings


Effective date of termination - employer's letters of dismissal
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 20 2010

The UK's Supreme Court in Gisda Cyf v Barratt has ruled that where an employer communicates dismissal without notice by way of a letter, the effective date of termination ('EDT') is when the employee reads the letter or has had a reasonable opportunity of reading it, as opposed to when it is posted


U.S. Supreme Court upholds public employer's search of employer-provided communication devices
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2010

The US Supreme Court held that a public employer's review of transcripts of an employee's text messages on an employer-issued pager constituted a reasonable search under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution


Prescription drug and medical device promotion new FDA draft guidance on presenting risk information
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2009

On May 27, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") announced the availability of a draft guidance titled Presenting Risk Information in Prescription Drug and Medical Device Promotion ("Draft Guidance"


Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) pumps
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2009

The OIG has released a report entitled "Comparison of Prices for Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Pumps," which asserts that Medicare is overpaying for NPWT pumps


Who can waive the privilege?
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2008

In this federal court action, the court considered whether an employee’s disclosure of privileged information constituted a waiver of his company’s right to assert the attorney-client privilege


Proposed Rule of Evidence 502 inadvertent disclosure
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2008

Proposed Evidence Rule 502 “Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product; Limitation on Waiver” (Proposed Rule 502) addresses the waiver of the attorney-client privilege in the context of disclosures to a federal agency or during a federal proceeding


Mind your mail or lose your contract: small businesses must be aware of requests for information from SBA
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 3 2007

The ability to properly certify as a small business in connection with a government procurement can be a major advantage for a company