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EU Commissioner Raises The Prospect Of Suspending US-EU Safe Harbor Program

Anders Ansip, Vice-President designate for Digital Single Market, has suggested that the suspension of the Safe Harbor Regime should not be ruled out if agreement cannot be reached with the U.S. Government as to how the...more

Disputants Await Clarification of Mediation Privilege’s Boundaries

Today, Canadians are mediating their disputes in record numbers. One partial explanation for this phenomenon is that mediation purports to keep discussions between parties confidential, traditionally backstopped by settlement...more

Socially Aware - Volume 5, Issue 6 - November 2014

In This Issue: - To Click or Not to Click? Ninth Circuit Rejects Browsewrap Arbitration Clause - “Operation Full Disclosure”: FTC Warns Advertisers to Check the Fine Print - New York Family Court...more

Protecting Confidentiality of Patent Infringement Settlements: Is Mediation Necessary?

Parties regularly opt to keep terms, conditions and licensing agreements confidential when settling patent infringement disputes. Often, patentees do not want the license terms to serve as precedent in other assertions of the...more

The ADR Provisions of EU Privacy Laws

Companies doing business globally have a variety of complex issues to deal with, not the least of which is concern about the security of personal data collected from their customers. In 1995, the European Union issued...more

Report From Counsel: Insights and Developments in the Law - Summer 2014

In this Issue: - Small Businesses and Job Discrimination - Noncompetition Agreements and Arbitration - Real Estate Deals Gone Wrong - Ensure Your Financial Privacy - Excerpt from Small...more

Insurance Coverage for Data Breach Claims

Recent examples of data breaches resulting in invasion of privacy lawsuits abound. Target and other retailers, financial services companies and other businesses have had their internal data systems breached and consumers’...more

Credit Law Regulatory Update – The Year in Review and What’s Next

The 23rd Annual Credit Law Conference was held on 2 October – 4 October 2013 and attended by over 200 delegates from the financial services industry. The Conference provided an informative overview of key changes that will...more

Senator Markey Back in the Privacy Hunt: Google’s New Terms of Service Prompt Letter to FTC

Google has recently announced changes to its terms of service that will allow Google to incorporate its users’ photos, comments and names in advertisements. This new policy will go into effect on November 11th....more

February 2013 U.S. Labor and Employment Update

In This Issue: - Supreme Court to Address “Changing Clothes” under the FLSA - First Appellate Court Decision on FLSA’s Nursing Mother Provision - Courts Continue Trend in Favor of Class Waivers in Arbitration...more

Financial Services Report -- Winter 2012

In This Issue: Bureau Report; Operations Report; Beltway Report; Arbitration Report; Mortgage Report; Privacy Report; Preemption Report; and Plastics Report. Excerpt from the Bureau Report: World’s Most...more

FTC Announces Investigations of Kids App Providers and California’s AG Sues Delta over Fly Delta App’s Privacy Practices

Two recent developments should have all app providers reviewing their privacy practices and policies. On Monday, December 10, the Federal Trade Commission released its latest report on privacy disclosures and kids apps....more

Discovery in the US Involving French Companies

Judicial cross border litigation and/or international arbitration proceedings reveal two distinct systems: common law systems allow a comprehensive collection and disclosure of all existing documents leading to admissible...more

Keeping arbitration disputes 'under the radar'

Originally published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on May 15, 2012 Maintaining a low profile regarding the existence of a dispute, or the issues in that dispute, are often prime motivators for choosing arbitration. As...more

Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update -- Vol. 3, Issue 2 April 2012

In This Issue: Vindictive Ex-Girlfriend Could Face 18 Months in Prison for Facebook “E-Personation”; Man Bites PhoneDog: Twitter Account Ownership Dispute; Warning Signs: Promotions Using Facebook’s “Like” Feature; The...more

Online Deal Programs and Merchant Liability

Unknown only a few years ago, online daily deal sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial have become a ubiquitous phenomenon, touted as being of considerable benefit to participating merchants. That may be so, but they also...more

Labor Letter - May 2011

In This Issue: Arbitration Can Save Time and Money By James R. Holland II (Kansas City) As American businesses slowly emerge from the worst downturn since the Great Depression, employers should steer clear of roadblocks...more

The California Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Opinions Addressing Insurance, Consumer Protection and ADR

• Insurance – In Century-National Ins. Co. v. Jesus Garcia, the court held that a fire insurance policy could not exclude coverage for innocent insureds because of the intentional acts of another insured; in this case the...more

Financial Services Report - Fall 2010

In this issue: 2 Beltway Report 4 Operations Report 6 Plastic (a/k/a Card Report) 6 Mortgage Report 8 Privacy Report 10 Arbitration Report 10 Preemption Report Please see full newsletter below for more...more

Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Alter the Shape of the Workplace

A series of decisions recently issued by the Supreme Court of the United States, may alter your workplace and result in an evaluation of your polices and procedures as well as potentially create concerns regarding past...more

International Business Alert - Winter 2010

In This Issue: *International Trade News ..ICC Banking Commission Passes URDG 758 ..Temporary Protected Status for Haitian Nationals ..European Union Takes Steps Towards Common Patent System ..Coalition for Security...more

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