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Northern Mariana Islands Retirement Fund Files For Bankruptcy
On August 26, 2015, Justice Leitch held that the Ontario court does not have jurisdiction over foreign class members in Airia Brands Inc v Air Canada. Counsel on both sides of the class action bar should take note. For...more
Exterro’s inFusion `15 user conference kicked off with a fascinating keynote on the differences between e-discovery laws in the U.S. and Europe. What made the discussion so interesting was that it featured two judges with a...more
On August 10, 2015, the Fifth Circuit revived a securities fraud suit brought by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) as receiver for Guaranty Bank against Goldman Sachs & Co., Deutsche Bank AG, and the Royal...more
The March 23, 2015 Memorandum of Guidance issued jointly by the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts (DIFC Courts) and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY Court) follows the same pattern...more
First Circuit Rules Bankruptcy Code Preempts Puerto Rico's Recovery Act -
On Monday, July 6, the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the February 6, 2015 order and injunction of the Puerto Rico District...more
The SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis issued analysis on the “potential effect on pay ratio disclosure of exclusion of different percentages of employees at a range of thresholds.” Without even trying to follow the...more
In This Issue:
- SEC Staff Releases Analysis Related to Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules
- States Challenge Blue Sky Preemption Under Regulation A+
- FINRA Proposes Revised BrokerCheck Hyperlink Rule
The Court of Appeal in England has recently made a second reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case brought by UK free-to-air broadcasters ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 against the Internet...more
The Republic of Lithuania has notified proposed amendments to its Gambling Law to the European Commission, which limit licences to those entities established in Lithuania.
The Government claims that the current law does...more
Court clarifies the threshold for triggering collective consultation obligations.
On 30 April, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its decision on whether the UK Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) was right to...more
On 25 March 2015, France’s highest court, the Cour de cassation, once again ruled against the validity of a contractual asymmetrical jurisdiction clause, this time on the basis that it was contrary to Article 23 of the 2007...more
Earlier this week, the European Union’s executive body gained key approval to begin negotiations with the United States on a deal aimed at cutting the minimum collateral levels required of foreign reinsurers operating in the...more
The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Volodarskiy v. Delta Airlines, Inc. follows numerous District Court opinions holding that EU 261 does not provide a right of action enforceable outside the EU...more
In this issue:
- SEC Developments
- Noteworthy US Securities Law Litigation
- Recent SEC/DOJ Enforcement Matters
- Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Developments
- Adoption of...more
In yet another recent case involving the intersection of CERCLA and state law, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington held that CERCLA legislatively displaced federal common law public...more
A little like one of those peanut-shaped asteroids, today’s post cobbles together a couple of recent developments that, other than having relevance to the FDA, do not have all that much in common....more
On February 6, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) imposed sanctions against four China-based accounting firms for their refusal to surrender documents in conjunction with an investigation of potential...more
Expanding the reach of the federal displacement doctrine and the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in AEP v. Connecticut, a federal district court for the first time held that the Comprehensive Environmental Response,...more
In an Order of Settlement released February 6, 2015, the SEC agreed to stay the administrative action against the Chinese affiliates of the “Big Four” accounting firms for refusing to turn over their audit work papers...more
The SEC and the PRC based affiliates of five major accounting firms entered into a settlement of proceedings initiated over the failure to produce audit work papers for issuers with substantial operations in China. The...more
President Obama wants to go where the Supreme Court refused to tread. As part of his cybersecurity and privacy initiatives, which we discussed last week, the President would strengthen the federal anti-hacking provisions of...more
The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On introduction of amendments and additions to certain legislative acts on subsoil use matters” No. 271-V 3PK was adopted on 29 December 2014 and, save for the specified provisions,...more
Japan Airlines Activities For US Government Cannot Infringe -
In IRIS CORP. v. JAPAN AIRLINES CORP., Appeal No. 2010-1051, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision to dismiss due to a conflict of laws.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has today handed down judgment in the closely observed holiday pay appeals in Bear Scotland v Fulton and Baxter, Hertel (UK) Ltd v Wood and others; and Amec Group Ltd v Law and others (the...more
Last year in AMP v Myriad Genetics, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that isolated, naturally occuring DNA are not patent eligible, which caused considerable consternation in the biotech community. However, this does not...more
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