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Lawyers, Are You Guilty of Committing Random Acts of Content?

There is more to content marketing than meets the keyboard. Content marketing, which includes strategy, creation and distribution, is part of carefully thought out marketing and business development strategy. You need to take the time…more

Right to Work Laws - Chapter 2

The Maine Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development has scheduled public hearings regarding bills which address different aspects of Right to Work. The hearings are scheduled for Monday, May 4…more

Vetting Court Reporters, Videographers, and Interpreters for International Depositions

Retaining certified and highly experienced court reporters, videographers and interpreters when taking depositions abroad will save money and ensure that the proceedings run smoothly. The following questions should be asked of your…more

New York City Passes Bill Prohibiting Employers From Requesting or Using Credit History in Employment Decisions

On April 16, 2015, the New York City Council passed a bill to amend the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to prohibit employers from requesting or using an individual’s credit history in making employment decisions…more

SEC Proposes “Pay-Versus-Performance” Rules

On April 29, 2015, the SEC issued its long-awaited “pay-versus-performance” rule proposal. The rules would add a new paragraph (v) to Item 402 of Regulation S-K. In short, the proposed rules would require a new table comparing…more

District Court Denies Motion to Exclude Expert Testimony on the Ground That the Expert Was Not a Person Having Ordinary Skill in the Art

Defendants sought to exclude the testimony of Plaintiff's expert Joseph C. McAlexander III in its entirety because he lacked the appropriate technical background. In their motion, Defendants alleged that Mr. McAlexander's testimony was…more

Bribery Settlements in 2014: A Record-Setting Year

Corporations facing bribery charges under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) will pay significantly higher fines to resolve their cases, at least if recent settlements are a reliable guide. Last year, FCPA settlements…more

Saul better make his own call: new liability for enablers of organised crime

The law in England and Wales will shortly be reformed so that those enabling the criminal activities of an organised crime group, including professionals, can be prosecuted more easily. All businesses need to be alive to the risk of…more

Investment Funds Update - Asia Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key jurisdictions in Asia: Singapore

Regulation of OTC Derivatives and Singapore Regulatory Reforms - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) published a consultation paper on the proposed amendments to the Securities and Futures Act (the “SFA”) which proposes to…more

Consumer Products: The CPSC Files Suit Seeking Civil Penalties Against Michaels Stores for Failures of Reporting and Material Misrepresentation

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), filed suit against Michaels Stores, Inc. (“Michaels”) in the Northern District of Texas. United States of America v…more

Target and Card Issuers Dispute Use of MasterCard Settlement to Resolve Data Breach Claims

In the wake of Target’s April 15 announcement of a private $19 million settlement of the data breach claims of MasterCard-issuing banks, counsel representing the putative card issuer class in the consolidated Target data breach…more

Real Estate and Land Use: Party On...

Woody’s Group, Inc. v. City of Newport Beach (2015) 233 Cal.App.4th 1012 - Why It Matters: Woody’s Group establishes a very low threshold to prove a decision maker’s unacceptable probability of actual bias, thereby disqualifying a…more

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