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Closely Watched NJ Whistleblower Case Shows Limits to CEPA in Health Care Setting

In one of two closely-watched New Jersey Supreme Court cases to be decided this year, the Court has rendered an employer-friendly decision which undoubtedly limits the application of New Jersey's whistleblower statute, the…more

Australia: Official supplier of statistics to the NRL fails to obtain interlocutory injunction for breach of its intellectual property

On 8 May 2014, Sports Data Pty Ltd (Sports Data), NRL’s previous official supplier of statistics, filed an interlocutory applications against Prozone Sports Australia Pty Ltd (Prozone), the new supplier of statistics to the NRL. Sports…more

Preservation of Legal Privilege in Corporate Investigations – A Cross Border Comparison

A D.C. Circuit decision (In re Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc.) has confirmed privilege over employee statements during in-house investigations. Can the world take comfort? This article examines privilege in the context of investigations…more

Rail Corporation New South Wales v King [2014] NSWCA 207

The New South Wales Court of Appeal recently handed down judgment in the matter of Rail Corporation New South Wales v King. The facts of the matter are that at 3:00 am on the morning of Saturday, 2 September 2006, Shane King fell onto…more

Application of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation to Alternative Investment Fund Managers

European investment managers of non-UCITs funds will have to be authorised as an alternative investment fund manager (known as an “AIFM” under AIFMD) under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (“AIFMD”) from 22 July 2014…more

Attorneys’ Fees and Prosecuting Bad Faith/UTPA Cases

Attorneys who litigate common law bad faith and Unfair Trade Practices Act claims are well aware that insureds who substantially prevail in an underlying contract action for insurance proceeds are entitled to an award of attorneys’…more

Doping Tests and Privacy Rights in Spain: a Key Court Decision

No one can deny that, over the last decade, Spain has taken the fight against Sports’ doping networks very seriously. In 2006 and 2013, two demanding laws for the health protection of federated sportsmen and the prosecution of fraud in…more

Speak Up or Pay Up: Lessons from GM

The now infamous General Motors mea culpa, which followed the automotive giant’s recall of almost six million cars, has brought the importance of a “speak up culture” front and center. As part of the company’s long road to redemption…more

7th Circuit (Easterbrook) Reminds that Comcast v. Behrend Does Not Require Proof of Classwide Damages

This installment of the Hoosier Litigation Blog continues the discussion of whether the Supreme Court's decision in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend requires proof of classwide damages…more

Children Detained at the US Border are Not Easy to Deport Under US Law

Many Americans believe that the crisis of children at the US Border should be handled by quickly deporting at least a substantial portion of the children. However, a high percentage of the children detained will apply for Asylum, and…more

Supreme Court: FDCA Compliance Does Not Bar Lanham Act Claims

POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co. - In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of the United States reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruling that the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and its…more

D.C. Circuit Limits Discovery and Joinder for Downloading "Swarms"

AF Holdings v. Does et al. - Deciding a case that involves issues of discovery and joinder, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit addressed issues presented by so-called “copyright trolls” who subpoenaed internet…more

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