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Employment Law This Week: NLRB’s Voting Unit Test, Electronic Acknowledgment of Arbitration Policy, Website Accessibility, CT’s Medical Marijuana Law
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • August 22 2017

We invite you to view Employment Law This Week - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look at


Professional Duties (scope), Experts (parameters) & Attribution of Risk
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • August 22 2017

The recent decision of (1) The Governors and Company of the Bank of Ireland, (2) Bank of Ireland (UK) plc -v- Watts Group plc 2017 EWHC 1667 (TCC


Finding of adverse action against pregnant employee, even though redundancy was “genuine”
  • Holding Redlich
  • Australia
  • August 22 2017

In the case of Power v BOC Ltd & Ors 2017 FCCA 1868, Judge Vasta of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia ruled that a general manager took


Hong Kong Court of Appeal finds against bank on the basis that the bank’s exclusion of liability clauses were unconscionable and unreasonable
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • August 22 2017

The Hong Kong Court of Appeal (CA) has recently affirmed a decision of the Court of First Instance (CFI), in which a ruling was made in favour of the


Northern District Of Texas Dismisses Putative Securities Fraud Class Action Against Pier 1 Imports For Failure To Adequately Plead Actionable Misstatements Or Scienter
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2017

On August 10, 2017, Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas dismissed a putative securities


Delaware Chancery Court Dismisses Post-Closing Fiduciary Duty Claims, Finding The Complaint Failed To Plead Bad Faith
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2017

On August 17, 2017, Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard of the Delaware Court of Chancery dismissed a shareholder suit asserting breach of fiduciary duty


EPO toughens stance on post-filed data
  • Kilburn & Strode LLP
  • European Union
  • August 22 2017

An EPO Board of Appeal left the pharmaceutical sector much to ponder in February this year when it confirmed an earlier EPO Opposition Division’s


Northern District Of California Dismisses Securities Fraud Class Action Against SolarCity Corp. For Failure To Adequately Plead Material Misrepresentations
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2017

On August 11, 2017, Judge Lucy H. Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed a putative securities


Feds Unravel Multimillion Dollar Health Care Fraud Scheme Targeting New Jersey State Health Benefits Programs
  • FisherBroyles LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2017

Thus far, five men, including an Atlantic City firefighter and four pharmaceutical sales representatives, have admitted to defrauding two New Jersey


U.S. Court finds Adidas’ Stan Smith shoe trade dress protectable
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • August 22 2017

It’s game, set, match for Adidas when it comes to the protectable trade dress in its iconic Stan Smith tennis shoe. In a dispute between Adidas and