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The English High Court has analysed the arguments for and against non-English forum selection and choice-of-law terms in commercial contracts involving English parties.
The European data protection authorities will be conducting a ‘cookie sweep’. Businesses should be checking their websites and cookie notices now to ensure they are compliant and fix any issues.
New threat to ‘bring your own device’ policies: employer required to reimburse personal cell phone expenses
California employers must reimburse employees who are required to use personal mobile phones for work calls for a reasonable percentage of their phone bills.
On 13 August 2014, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued new guidance on ownership/control for determining blocked parties.
Mexico’s new energy legislation will completely restructure the Mexican energy sector, including both hydrocarbons and electricity.
The Supreme Court has held that plaintiff stockholders, who make a showing of good cause, can inspect documents concerning a corporation’s internal investigation.
FCC Enforcement Monitor — missing public inspection file and staff result in increased fine; and more
Pillsbury has released the August 2014 issue of its FCC Enforcement Monitor.
Letter from Europe: cheeky monkey — Wikipedia claims copyright comes down to the press of a button download
Paul Harris shares his thoughts and observations on the commercial world, and intellectual property in particular. Here he focuses on the recent ‘monkey selfie’.
Whoever said ‘a verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on’ did not have this quite right and recent case law confirms they actually had it quite wrong.
US: corrective action catch 22 — Court of Federal Claims holds agency action must be rational even if GAO protest decision was not
The decision in RUSH reflects the unusual circumstance in which the court effectively sat in appellate review of an earlier bid protest decision by the GAO.
Delaware Supreme Court permits stockholders to overcome corporation’s attorney-client privilege for ‘good cause’
Plaintiff stockholders can inspect documents concerning a corporation’s internal investigation even if those documents are otherwise covered by the attorney-client privilege.
This briefing outlines the general procedure for repatriating funds from a subsidiary in China.
There is a growing national movement to ‘Ban the Box’ — i.e. to prohibit questions about a job applicant’s criminal history on employment applications.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has made it hard for patent owners to amend their claims. Pillsbury’s Patrick Doody outlines the problems this causes and how to fix them.
In response to the continuing situation in eastern Ukraine and Crimea, the European Union (EU) has adopted further significant sanctions against Russia. On 6 August 2014, Russia responded.
In Blackhorse v Pro-Football Inc, the US Patent and Trademark Office once again cancelled various registrations for trademarks used by the Washington Redskins football team as being disparaging to Native Americans.
The EU Article 29 Working Party’s guidance on the ‘legitimate interests’ ground for processing personal data
If a data controller does not have the consent of a data subject to process his or her data, when does the ‘legitimate interest’ condition bite?
A risk management framework should look at dependence on key suppliers or joint venture partners.
Private entities must ensure that exams and courses are accessible to individuals with disabilities or offer alternative accessible arrangements.
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs has published its final rules regarding the Earned Sick Time Act.