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Delaware is the state of incorporation for more than 66 percent of the Fortune 500 and more than half of all companies whose securities trade on the NYSE, NASDAQ and other exchanges.
Is the California courts’ pendulum swinging back to a more balanced approached to employment class action certification?
Regulations that would have made employees of third-party home care agencies ineligible for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) companionship exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay have been struck down.
Health Alert — Julia Clare v Australian Community Pharmacy Authority; Dr Reid v Medical Council of NSW; and more
DLA Piper has released the 22 December 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
A well-known British performing artist was granted permission to take his case to the Supreme Court, where he will appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision in OPO v MLA & STL.
Global Insight — Spanish insolvency laws; retention of title in the UK; portfolio transactions; and more
Global Insight is a digital publication bringing you news, views and analysis from DLA Piper’s global restructuring group.
The European Union member states are preparing to introduce a new European Patent with Unitary Effect and a single Unified Patent Court with divisions located throughout Europe.
Patents directed to genetic material have been the subject of significant public discourse and legal challenge worldwide.
This briefing from DLA Piper discusses three key intellectual property and technology cases: Kimble v Marvel Enterprises, B&B Hardware, inc v Hargis Industries and Teva Pharmaceuticals v Sandoz.
The Supreme Court ruled in FTC v Actavis that settlement agreements for patent infringement suits between branded and generic drug companies are not immune from antitrust scrutiny.
Arguably, Germany is the jurisdiction that has the most to lose with the introduction of the UPC.
From a foreign perspective, it is not easy to understand the difference between UP and UPC.
While a radical departure from prior practice in the EU, the concept of a European Patent with Unitary Effect will be familiar to US practitioners.
The introduction of a unitary patent and a unified patent court system is viewed as a very exciting prospect.
Health Alert — changes to Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; Cheney v Mid North Coast Local Health District; and more
DLA Piper has released the 15 December 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
The Second Circuit has reversed convictions for insider trading and conspiracy to commit insider trading in an appeal following a six-week jury trial.
A recent judgment has shed some light on the approach the English courts take when considering the issue of summary procedures in international arbitration.
What do London, Paris, New York and Tortola have in common? If the ambitions of the British Virgin Islands come to fruition, they are four of the most popular seats for international arbitration.
Two recent decisions have clarified the heightened burden facing employers addressing whistleblower retaliation claims under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
The Hong Kong privacy commissioner for personal data (PCPD) announced last week that a former insurance agent has received a prison sentence in respect of offences under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.