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Frost Brown Todd LLC | USA | 2 Sep 2011

The social media pitfalls for your business: 10 legal issues every employer should consider

The growth of social networking presents every business with both challenges and opportunities. .

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Bird & Bird LLP | Spain | 4 Apr 2011

Reform of the Spanish Data Protection Act sanctions regime

The Spanish Sustainable Economy Act has recently been approved, introducing multiple changes into Spanish legislation.

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Foley & Lardner LLP | USA | 28 Feb 2011

Chalasani revisited: misappropriating ex-employee permanently enjoined

We previously reported on the filing of a trade secret misappropriation case, Banc of America Securities, LLC, et al. v. Chalasani, in federal court in New York, Index No. 10 cv 7681, in which B of A sought injunctive relief against a former employee who downloaded and transferred electronically without permission proprietary trading strategies and other non-public information. B of A had announced reductions-in-force on September 21, 2010.

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Loeb & Loeb LLP | USA | 18 Feb 2011

Connecticut bill would ban offshoring of document review

Connecticut state Representative Pat Dillon introduced a bill (HB 5083) that would prevent companies from offshoring the drafting, reviewing or analyzing of legal documents to unlicensed workers overseas.

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Hogan Lovells | France | 3 Feb 2011

New penalties for infringing economic information confidentiality

Folllowing the announcements of French Minister for Economic Affairs and Finance Christine LAGARDE promoting economic intelligence and the protection of business, against the background of the Renault "industrial espionage" case, a bill No. 3103 relating to economic information protection was filed with the Assemblée Nationale on 13 January 2011.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 20 Jan 2011

The High Court allows BT and Talk Talk to have their say on the Digitial Economy Act 2010

The House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has extended the deadline for written submissions to its inquiry into the protection of intellectual property rights online until 23 March 2011 following the decision of the High Court to allow BT and Talk Talk to apply for judicial review of certain parts of the Digital Economy Act 2010 (the Act).

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | European Union | 20 Jan 2011

European Commission ordered to pay 12 million for copyright infringement

In December the General Court of the European Union ordered the European Commission to pay 12 million in damages to Systran, a software developer.

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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | 13 Dec 2010

Anti-corporate activists target corporate advertising and communications

Advertisers beware.

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Lowenstein Sandler LLP | USA | 6 Dec 2010

Two wrongs may just make a right: New Jersey Supreme Court upholds employee's use of wrongfully removed company documents in discrimination action under NJLAD

In a decision that changes the landscape of retaliation litigation under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held in Quinlan v. Curtiss- Wright Corporation, A-51-09 (N.J. December 2, 2010) that an employee’s unauthorized copying and removal of confidential company documents may comprise protected activity under the anti-retaliation provisions of NJLAD to the extent that the employee subsequently uses the pilfered documents to support her discrimination claims in a litigation.

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McDermott Will & Emery | United Kingdom | 4 Nov 2010

Robin Meakin v BBC: television programme proposals, format rights and conspiracy theories

In a UK copyright case concerning TV game-show formats Robin Meakin v British Broadcasting Corporation and others 2010 EWHC 2065 (Ch), Arnold J granted the Defendants summary judgment and provided an overview of the approach the court will take in relation to the protection of TV formats.