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Mintz | USA | 26 Apr 2017

Second Circuit Holds Termination of Employee Who Attacked Supervisor in Obscene Facebook Post Violates NLRA

The Second Circuit said last week that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act when it fired an employee who criticized a supervisor on


Hogan Lovells | Vietnam | 25 Jul 2016

Unfair Competition - Unfair Competition - Vietnam

In Vietnam, provisions on unfair competition are found in both the Competition Law and the Law on Intellectual Property (the "IP Law"), though only


Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP | Canada | 17 Nov 2011

Enforceability of online agreements

On September 2, 2011, the British Columbia Supreme Court issued a lengthy decision in which it upheld the enforceability of a browse wrap agreement (i.e. website terms and conditions for which formal acceptance is not required).


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 21 Oct 2011

“Penny auction” site must defend against class action fraud claims

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ruled that BidRack, Inc., a "penny auction" website, must defend against claims of fraud, false advertising, unfair competition and breach of contract.


Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | 14 Oct 2011

Bill 24 proposes new requirements for consumer contracts of credit

On June 7th, 2011, An act to combat consumer debt overload and modernize consumer credit rules (Bill 24) was tabled in the National Assembly of Québec.


Stikeman Elliott LLP | Canada | 27 Sep 2011

That's a wrap: BC Supreme Court enforces website terms of use and validates "browse wrap" agreements in Century 21 v Zoocasa

In Century 21 v Zoocasa, the BC Supreme Court upheld the validity of the so-called “browse wrap” agreements and awarded damages against Zoocasa for its breach of the Century 21 website terms of use when it pulled listings from the Century 21 website for use on its own real estate listing search engine.


CMS Russia | Russia | 30 May 2011

Supreme Arbitration Court considers banks’ administrative liability when entering into consumer credit agreements

On 5 May 2011 the Supreme Arbitration Court (the "SAC") published on its website a draft review on the court practice of imposing administrative liability on a bank for infringing a consumer's rights when entering into a credit agreement (the "Draft").


Blank Rome LLP | USA | 21 Feb 2011

Federal Maritime Commission decides to lift tariff rate publication requirements for licensed NVOCCs

On February 16, 2011, after a long-awaited meeting and vote, the Federal Maritime Commission ("FMC") announced it will publish a final rule that will exempt licensed Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers ("NVOCCs") from the tariff rate publication requirements of the Shipping Act of 1984 (the "Shipping Act").


Bird & Bird LLP | Netherlands | 9 Feb 2011

No celebrations for Unilever with Champagne shampoo

On 8 October 2010 the District Court of The Hague ordered Unilever to immediately cease the use of the protected designation of origin Champagne for Unilever's celebratory Champagne shampoo and to recall all the Champagne shampoo bottles from the stores and distribution centres.


Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 30 Nov 2010

Hyperlinks and headlines infringe holds High Court in online news service case

In a decision of Mrs Justice Proudman on Friday, the NLA has succeeded in its claim that recipients of media monitoring services (such as that provided by Meltwater) need a licence from the NLA for such receipt and that receipt of, and access to, such news services would otherwise be an infringement of copyright (NLA v Meltwater 2010 EWHC 3099, 26 November 2010).

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