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The decree to cut electricity bills and other rules concerning the Italian electricity sector

The Italian government adopted the law decree in reference, in answer to the dramatic increase of the general financial burdens of the Italian electricity system, mainly deriving from the combined effects of still growing costs of…more

Is Summary Judgment Unavailable for Sexual Harassment Claims? The Impact of the Walker v. Mod-U-Kraf Ruling on Sexual Harassment Claims in the Fourth Circuit

In modern employment litigation, the employer’s ultimate goal is to prevail at summary judgment, thereby avoiding the expense of trial and the unpredictability of a jury. A recent decision from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals…more

Calling All Government Contractors: Upcoming Maryland Political Contribution Disclosure Form

For government contractors, the start of a new year brings with it a host of filing requirements in many states along the Northeast Corridor. Although some states (such as New York and Connecticut) do not impose annual or semi-annual…more

Real Estate Acquisitions in Japan

Interest in acquiring Japanese real estate, such as hotels, office buildings and retail complexes, is increasing due to Abenomics and the depreciation of the yen against major currencies. Japan expects to have a robust estate market at…more

The Lessons of 'Forrest Gump'

In this article, Daniel E. Cummins, an insurance defense attorney from the Scranton, Pennsylvania insurance defense law firm of Foley, Comerford & Cummins applies famous quotes from the movie Forrest Gump to the legal profession for…more

What you (still) may not know about the UK Bribery Act

While many companies have implemented policies and procedures in response to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as amended ("FCPA") that combat bribery by the organization, its employees and agents, many companies have not yet assessed…more

Russia: Navigating the new Russian media law

On 14 October 2014 the Russian president signed a law incorporating important amendments (“Amendment”) to the federal law “on the mass media” (“Law”). The Amendment, which comes into force on 1 January 2016, introduces strict…more

Court Refuses to Impose Sanctions Where No Duty Exists (Kansas)

Ballai v. Kiewit Power Constructors, 2015 WL 423795 (Ks. Ct. App. Jan. 23, 2015). In this employment law case, the plaintiff sought sanctions after the defendants recycled a laptop computer that the plaintiff had used during his…more

The D.C. Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act Went Into Effect Yesterday – What D.C. Employers Need To Know

Yesterday, the highly anticipated – and already twice-amended – D.C. Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act (the “Act”) goes into effect for Washington, D.C. employers. In November 2014, then-D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, signed the Act, which…more

FCC Adopts Open Internet (Net Neutrality) Rules

The order classifies broadband Internet access as a telecommunications service. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) today voted, by a 3-2 margin, to adopt rules designed to promote an open Internet relying on…more

No Active State Supervision, No Antitrust Immunity for North Carolina State Dental Board

On February 25, 2015, in a 6-3 decision authored by Justice Kennedy, the Supreme Court upheld the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) decision finding that the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners (Board), although a state agency, was…more

GB: Gambling Commission consults on “assurance statements” for large operators

The Gambling Commission has published a consulation document aimed at gathering views on the recently announced proposal to require large operators to provide an annual “assurance statement” to the Commission. Such operators, will have…more

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