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Takata: The Unfortunate Recall

The tragedy - Takata Corporation is a Japanese-based company that manufactures safety products, primarily airbags and seat belts, as a tier one supplier to the global auto industry. Unfortunately, due to alleged...more

Litigation Update: Plaintiffs Survive Motion to Dismiss in Case Involving Claims of Forced Labor in Corporate Supply Chains

January 11 2017 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and therefore a good time to revisit some recent litigation developments. On November 9, a date on which most of the American media was focused on the Presidential...more

Guest Post – Tis Better to Try and Fail, Then to Have Never Tried At All: Internal Corporate Policies Do Not Create a Heightened...

by Reed Smith on

What follows is a guest post by Cara DeCataldo, a Reed Smith associate, who gamely stepped up to the plate to research one of a number of blogging topics that have been hanging fire for some time now. This topic is a type of...more

Start Hiring: 28,000 Data Protection Officers Needed by 2018

by McGuireWoods LLP on

A study by the International Association of Privacy Professionals has found that 28,000 data protection officers (DPO) will be needed in the next two years for companies to comply with the EU’s new General Data Protection...more

Dismissing Lawsuits Against Owners of New York Nursing Homes

by Melito & Adolfsen on

There are many state and federal statutes which provide personal liability against the owners of businesses that are operated through corporate or other legal forms such as Limited Liability Company’s (“LLC’s”). One such...more

Put a Fork in it: What’s Happening with the DAO?

by Goodwin on

If you have an interest in bitcoin, you’ve undoubtedly heard people refer to “The Blockchain.” Because the term “blockchain” can refer to any distributed ledger where “blocks” are added to the ledge by solving complex...more

Host Liability, 10th Edition

by Bennett Jones LLP on

This booklet is intended as a basic guide to host liability, which is the potential for personal and corporate liability for injuries sustained by employees, clients and other persons as a result of alcohol intoxication. This...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - May 2015

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: new private and public initiatives on recruitment fees, including...more

Exercise of General Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations Overturned

by Morris James LLP on

The Delaware Supreme Court overturned its long-standing precedent in Sternberg v. O'Neill, 550 A.2d 1105 (Del. 1988), and ruled that a foreign corporation's registration to do business in Delaware and related appointment of a...more

No General Jurisdiction Over Out-of-State Firms Registering to Do Business in Delaware

The Delaware Supreme Court ruled yesterday that out-of-state corporations no longer would be subject to general personal jurisdiction in Delaware merely because they had registered to do business in Delaware. In making that...more

US Second Circuit: a foreign corporation’s in-state activities and registration are insufficient to exercise general jurisdiction...

by DLA Piper on

A recent decision by the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit attempts to resolve what it describes as “a nettlesome and increasingly contentious question” concerning the ability of courts to exercise general jurisdiction...more

Director prosecution and conviction in New South Wales

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The NSW work health and safety regulator has brought a successful prosecution against a company director resulting in a criminal conviction and fines against the director and the company. An order was also made requiring the...more

Global Anti-Corruption Perspective: Conducting Investigations in the Middle East: 10 Key Considerations

by DLA Piper on

It is now commonplace for corporate entities to conduct investigations or risk assessments in multiple territories and jurisdictions at the same time. This type of work is, in part, a direct consequence of increasingly global...more

Health Care: HIPAA Covered Entities - Your Organization’s Liability after a Cyber-Attack (12/15)

by Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC on

It is difficult for companies to manage the rapidly evolving legal landscape of cybersecurity. All companies, no matter the size, are potential targets for a cyber-attack. A common question posed by concerned In-House...more

Corporate Manslaughter Charge Following Death of Apprentice

by DLA Piper on

On 14 July 2015 Huntley Mount Engineering ("the Company") was fined £150,000 after pleading guilty to corporate manslaughter following the death of a 16 year old, Cameron Minshull. He was employed as an apprentice, through a...more

California Supreme Court Reverses Prior Ruling On Anti-Assignment Clauses

In Fluor Corporation v. The Superior Court of Orange County (Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co., real party in interest), 2015 Cal. LEXIS 5631 (Aug. 20, 2015), the California Supreme Court determined that California Insurance...more

West Virginia Federal Court Finds Personal Jurisdiction Over Out-of-State Parent Company in Elk River Spill

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

In a ruling that could broaden parent company exposure to suit in West Virginia, the Southern District of West Virginia found that it had personal jurisdiction over the out-of-state parent company of an in-state water company...more

Alien Tort Case Development: Plaintiffs in Exxon Mobil Case Survive “Touch and Concern” Review

Earlier this month, the District Court for the District of Columbia denied Exxon Mobil’s motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ claims in Doe I v. Exxon Mobil, a case brought pursuant to the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”). Plaintiffs...more

Business Owners Don’t Have Crystal Balls: Foreseeability and Liability for Criminal Actions

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Recently we’ve discussed how the foreseeability of the potential harm caused by a person’s actions can make them liable for negligence. Recent horrific events in Garland and Waco, Texas bring up a related question: can a...more

Business Court Denies TRO In The Midst of A Proxy Fight

by Brooks Pierce on

The Defendant in Allcorn v. Bradley Creek Boatominium, Inc. sought an injunction against the Plaintiffs in the midst of a proxy fight as to their allegedly defamatory statements in connection with the election of the...more

Case Alert: Employer not liable for customer assault

by K&L Gates LLP on

In Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc, the Court of Appeal decided that the employer was not vicariously liable for an employee’s assault on a customer. The fact that the employee was given exposure to customers as part...more

Yaiguaje v. Chevron: Blurring the Lines between Parents and Subsidiaries in Ontario

A recent ruling by Ontario’s highest court clarifying the law governing the enforcement of foreign judgments may turn Canada’s most populous province into an attractive forum for plaintiffs seeking to collect on judgments...more

Further Cause for Alarm for Canadian Corporations with Foreign Operations

by Bennett Jones LLP on

We last wrote in July 2013 about Choc v Hudbay Minerals Inc., 2013 ONSC 1414, a decision which seemed to signal an increased willingness by an Ontario court to assume jurisdiction in a case of alleged wrongdoing by a foreign...more

More Than Another Alien Tort Statute Case: The Supreme Court May Limit Personal Jurisdiction

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On October 15, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the first of two significant personal jurisdiction cases on the docket: DaimlerChrysler AG v. Bauman, No. 11-965 (cert. granted Apr. 22, 2013). At first glance,...more

How to Build the Visual Foundation of Your Case

by Cogent Legal on

We all know by now that we live in a world in which information is delivered visually, and that people learn best when they have visual aids. Attorneys who head to court with demonstratives to show as well as tell their case...more

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