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Broker-Dealer Standard of Care: The SEC Enters the Fray
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2018

At an open meeting held earlier today, the SEC voted 4-1 to propose a package of rules, forms, and guidance designed to define a new “best interest”

A Slice of Heaven The Development Potential of Air Rights in Victoria
  • Best Hooper
  • Australia
  • April 10 2018

The Melbourne property market's future is up in the air - literally. Traditionally, the property rights of a landowner extend not just to the surface

False Claims ActQui Tam Whistleblower Litigation Involving Health Care Providers: United States of America v. BlueWave Healthcare Consultants, Inc.
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2018

United States of America, et al. v. BlueWave Healthcare Consultants, Inc., et al. (9:14-cv-00230-RMG) is a significant qui tam action recently tried

Reminder: HR Advice to Management is NOT Privileged
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 5 2018

In a decision released February 9, 2018, an Ontario Master rejected the claim by an employer that communications between management and its human

Setting up in Ireland?
  • Lewis Silkin
  • United Kingdom, Ireland
  • March 28 2018

There is no concept of termination at will in Ireland. This is a significant difference to the position in the US. Unfair dismissal is one of the

Oh Thank Heaven, Franchisees Not Employees of 7-Eleven!
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2018

All is well with one of America’s most beloved convenience stores. In October 2017, four 7-Eleven franchisees filed a class action lawsuit alleging

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Vacates Fiduciary Rule
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2018

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) fiduciary investment

Fifth Circuit Vacates U.S. Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2018

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, in a two-to-one decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated the Department of Labor’s (DOL

Fifth Circuit Vacates DOL Conflict of Interest Fiduciary Rule
  • Verrill Dana LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2018

The Fifth Circuit vacated the Department of Labor’s long-suffering conflict of interest rule (commonly referred to as the “fiduciary rule”), holding

Legal Black Holes Proliferate After Stephen Hawking’s Death - Massachusetts Allows Somewhat Limited Innovator Liability
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2018

Stephen Hawking may have been the smartest guy in the world, even though he believed that “People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.” Hawking is