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Court Of Chancery Upholds Privilege For Funding Agreement

Applying the Delaware “because of” test to determine what is covered by the work product privilege, this decision prohibits discovery of the funding agreement between a litigation funding firm and one of the parties to the litigation…more

Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies Meets Wednesday

The SEC’s advisory committee will meet this Wednesday to discuss and address means of promoting secondary market liquidity for the securities of small and emerging companies, including addressing the Section 4(a)(1-1/2) exemption, as…more

ITC Pilot Program to Expedite Rulings on Whether Exclusion Orders Cover Redesigns and New Products

On February 24, 2015, the ITC announced a new pilot program to decide whether redesigns or new products are covered by ITC exclusion orders. The announced goal of the program is to test the use of expedited procedures for the…more

You Take the Good, You Take the Bad: NJ High Court Offers Employers Avenue to Limit Vicarious Liability in Harassment Suits; But Broadens Definition of “Supervisor”

In Aguas v. State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Supreme Court recently adopted an affirmative defense—available under federal law since 1998—allowing employers to use their anti-harassment policies to limit vicarious liability under…more

Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2015) - Filing of IDS after Response to Restriction Requirement Constitutes Failure to Engage in Reasonable Efforts to Conclude Prosecution

Last week, in Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Lee, the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision by the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granting summary judgment to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that the…more

ArbG Solingen: Unternehmen muss Vorgesetztem trotz Missbrauchsverdachts nicht kündigen

Ein Arbeitgeber muss einen Manager, der einen anderen Arbeitnehmer sexuell missbraucht haben soll, nicht entlassen. Das entschied das Arbeitsgericht Solingen kürzlich (ArbG Solingen, Urt. v. 24.02.2015, Az. 3 Ca 1356/13). Der Kläger…more

.PORN and .ADULT Join .XXX to Form Unsexy Threesome for Brand Owners

Yesterday marked the sunrise launch of the .porn and .adult generic top-level domains (gTLDs), which join .xxx in the top-level domain name space as gTLDs targeted mainly at online purveyors of adult entertainment…more

Top 5 upcoming gaming law changes in Italy

A new gaming tax regime, less AWPs, but easier homologation for AWPs (to be replaced) and VLTs, full liberalization of sports betting, CTDs and new advertising regulations are among the provisions prescribed by the draft law of…more

Paragon Medical Announces Acquisition of Michael Bubolz GmbH

Paragon Medical recently announced its acquisition of Michael Bubolz GmbH. The acquisition terms were not disclosed. According to the press release, Michael Bubolz, which is headquartered in Germany and has a facility in Poland…more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

New FAQ's Regarding the Scope and Implementation of the Volcker Rule Issued by the U.S. Banking, Securities and Commodities Regulatory Agencies - On February 27, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office…more

Tenth Quarterly Report Of The Independent Athletics Integrity Monitor Pursuant To The Athletics Integrity Agreement Among The National Collegiate Athletic Association, The Big Ten Conference And The Pennsylvania State University

This is the tenth quarterly report of the independent athletics integrity monitor (“Monitor”) pursuant to article IV of the Athletics Integrity Agreement (“AIA”) among the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”), The…more

Hospital-Physician Alignment

Hospital-physician alignment involves the effective coordination between physicians and hospitals in order to accomplish and prioritize patient care and financial goals. Those goals may relate to better patient-centered care, reduced…more

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