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The Plaintiff Who Knew Too Much: First Circuit Dismisses Effort to Toll Statute of Limitations

On June 3, 2014, the First Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action filed by a group of former workers in a French luggage factory against Bain Capital, LLC in the District of Massachusetts. The case...more

First Circuit Rejects Equitable Tolling In Class Action Arising Out Of Plant Closing

A luggage plant in France closes in 2007, so a class action suit for French post-termination benefits is brought against a former investor in Massachusetts in late 2011? Former Justice Souter joins the majority in the First...more

Ex-SanDisk Employee Arrested In Japan, Civil Suits Filed In The Wake Of Alleged Flash Memory Trade Secrets Misappropriation

Technology firms SanDisk and Toshiba recently filed trade secrets lawsuits on opposite sides of the Pacific, each alleging misappropriation by a third party stemming from the two companies’ joint venture....more

Infosys Settles Visa Claim for $34 Million

Indian tech giant Infosys has reached a $34 million civil settlement with the US government for allegedly misusing the US visa system. The company was accused of obtaining business visitor, B-1, visas instead of H-1B work...more

SEC Awards $14 Million to Whistleblower

The SEC awarded more than $14 million to a whistleblower earlier this month in exchange for information that helped the SEC bring an enforcement action against the perpetrators of an investment fraud in less than six months...more

Summary Dismissal in Hong Kong - An Expensive Lesson Learnt

While an employer might feel compelled to immediately dismiss an employee in situations of perceived gross misconduct, employers should exercise caution following the recent case of Grant David Vincent Williams v Jefferies...more

New Laws Increase Criminal Liability For Disclosure Of Trade Secrets: Are You Protected?

Two new criminal laws underscore the value of trade secrets as a critical asset to a corporation. These new laws, the Trade Secrets Clarification Act (TSCA) and the Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act...more

The SEC Speaks: Reflections and Enforcement Initiatives in 2013

Each year at The SEC Speaks, the Commissioners and senior leadership of the Securities and Exchange Commission identify the agency’s priorities and initiatives for the coming year. Of course, one of the most anticipated...more

A Win for Employers: Greater Obligations on Some Departing Employees

SYNOPSIS - Evans v The Sports Corporation, 2013 ABCA 14 is the latest case from the Alberta Court of Appeal dealing with the obligations of departing employees to their former employers. Evans is important because it...more

More 401(k) Plan Fee Disclosures: What To Do By August 30

For many years, critics of the current 401(k) fee system have claimed that high fees were hidden and not clearly disclosed by vendors. Plaintiffs in class action litigation have seized on this murky area and have been...more

Asadi v. G.E. Energy (USA), LLC

Order of Dismissal

U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas granted dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a former General Electric Co. executive under a federal whistle blowing statute. The court held that the anti-retaliation clauses of the Dodd-Frank...more

Responding to a business need, or an excuse to change the Bribery Act?

Responding to a business need, or an excuse to change the Bribery Act? An announcement in January that the UK government will review the Bribery Act may indicate that No.10 intends to reverse the trend towards tackling...more

The Benefits of Using Arbitration

Arbitration offers parties another way to resolve disputes that is often less expensive, faster and legally enforceable....more

Who Decides What? A Review of Last Week’s U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Employers

In This Alert: I. Rent-A-Center, West, Inc. v. Jackson On June, 21, 2010, in Rent-A-Center, West, Inc. v. Jackson, the United States Supreme Court held that when an employee signs an arbitration agreement that...more

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