Taiwan had approximately 369 multi-level marketing (MLM) companies and a total of 3.09 million MLM participants as of December 31, 2012. Adjusting for people who participate in more than one MLM company, almost 12% of Taiwan’s…more
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The Federal Court of Australia (Federal Court) has held that late payment fees charged by a bank to its credit card customers were unlawful penalties.
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Commercial credit providers and utilities are not required to join a recognised external dispute resolution scheme to participate in credit reporting until 12 March 2015.
Pennsylvania is a candidate to be one of the next states to pass iGaming legislation, but a variety of competing factors make setting the odds for that outcome tricky business. This article considers some of the issues that…more
With the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) set to launch its mFund settlement service in the first half of 2014, investment platform providers and financial advisers need to spend some time coming to grips with the potential…more
Few agencies have generated as much controversy as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The brainchild of Senator Elizabeth Warren when she was still a professor and the product of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and…more
On 19 February 2014, the second reading of the draft law on competition and consumers protection in the Polish Parliament was completed. The current shape of the proposed provisions does not essentially differ from the primary…more
The U.S. Department of Treasury recently issued final regulations regarding the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility provisions under Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) Section 4980H, sometimes referred to as the…more
The SEC’s Never-Before Examined Initiative: Are You Ready? On January 9, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (the “SEC’s”) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) published its 2014 National Exam…more
There are a great variety of electronically provided services (“e-services”) and the respective market is rapidly growing. The general definition is that e-services are services which are delivered over the Internet or an…more
On 6 March 2014, the High Court of Australia (High Court) will consider in detail, for the first time since Re Universal Distributing Co Ltd (1933) 48 CLR 171, the circumstances in which a liquidator is entitled to claim a lien…more
The Texas Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling in the case of Key Operating Equipment Inc. v. Will Hegar and Loree Hegar could significantly impact the ability of oil and gas producers to gain access to wells that are part of…more
The European Commission has invited end consumers, institutional users, collective management societies, authors, performers, publishers, distributors and other entities to submit their views on the need for and nature of…more
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 of…more
As we mentioned in our previous Legal Insight, the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth) (WGE Act) has now replaced the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 (Cth) and established the Workplace Gender Equality…more
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