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Case Alert: Reasonable Adjustments in the Workplace

What happened? In Dyer v London Ambulance NHS Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decided that no reasonable adjustment could have been made for an employee who had a potentially life-threatening sensitivity to…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Government Implements Cuba Policy Changes

On January 16, 2015, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury (“OFAC”), and the Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (“BIS”), each published regulations implementing the Cuba…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

The Ohio Supreme Court Misses a Supreme Opportunity to Comment on “All Sums”

The long-awaited decision from the Supreme Court of Ohio in Lincoln Electric Co. v. Travelers Casualty & Surety Co., et al., No. 2013-1088, will not be forthcoming. The Court would have addressed the issue of whether a…more
| Energy & Utilities, Insurance, Toxic Torts

Cybersecurity: The Obama Administration Proposes Legislation - Proposals Would Standardize Breach Notification Requirements, Enhance Cybersecurity-Related Information Sharing, and Toughen Cybercrime Prosecution

On January 13, 2015, in response to the continuing onslaught of cyber attacks, including the recent cybersecurity attack and data loss at Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Obama Administration sent to Congress three legislative…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Delaware Chancery Court Awards Lump-Sum Expectation Damages, Including Interest and Attorneys Fees, in the Amount of $194,000,000 for Breach of a Covenant to Negotiate in Good Faith in a Merger Agreement

This Legal Insight updates our Legal Insight dated June 25, 2013, regarding the Delaware Chancery Court case captioned PharmAthene, Inc. v. SIGA Technologies, Inc., Civ. Action No. 2627-VCP, in which K&L Gates LLP serves as…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

State Enforcement of the Consumer Financial Protection Act: State Lawsuits Offer a Sign of What’s to Come

At the end of 2014, the New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) became the first state regulator to settle a case using its authority to enforce the federal Consumer Financial Protection Act (“CFPA”). In Benjamin M…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Applying FIC (III): Transitional measures and the definition of ‘placing on the market’ under New Food Rules in the EU

Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (the FIC Regulation) entered into force on 13 December 2011, though its application is a gradual process: the specific requirements concerning the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade

ISO and ESPP Annual Reporting Deadlines Are Approaching

As a reminder, annual deadlines are approaching for certain reporting and filing requirements in connection with incentive stock option (ISO) exercises and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) transfers that occurred in 2014. The…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law, Taxation

EEOC Files Landmark Suits Challenging Transgender Discrimination Under Title VII

For years, it has been widely understood that federal law prohibits employers from making decisions on the basis of certain protected characteristics, such as race, religion, or sex. Historically, the inclusion of “sex” in Title…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Former Employees Behaving Badly

Commonly, dismissed employees behave badly post-dismissal. Not only does bad behaviour post-dismissal often confirm an employer's difficult decision to terminate the employee's employment, it can also be used to defend an unfair…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rejects Municipal Foreclosure Ordinances

Can a Massachusetts municipality impose ordinances on banks that are more onerous than existing statewide law? In a recent landmark decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) answered “no.” In Easthampton Savings…more
| Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Pennsylvania’s Act 162 Creates Alternative to Riparian Buffers for Compliance with Clean Streams Law

In October 2014, the Pennsylvania legislature passed and the governor signed Act 162 of 2014, which amended the Clean Streams Law. Effective December 21, 2014, developers proposing an earth-disturbance activity near special…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

The Right Fit - January 2015

Retailers, hoteliers and franchisors will welcome a recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) which confirmed that it is possible to register the design of the fit-out of a retail store as a trade mark,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Intellectual Property

ODAC Committee Votes to License Sandoz’s Zarxio®

As noted in our previous client alert, FDA Accepts First Biosimilar Application Filed under Section 351(k) of the Public Health Service Act, Sandoz Inc. (“Sandoz”) filed the first biosimilar application under the Biologics Price…more
| Administrative Law, Health, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

“Start Spreading the News”: Recent New York Regulations Impact Debt Collection and Default Servicing

Last month, the New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) finalized a regulation with a number of novel requirements affecting debt collection (including servicing delinquent loans) in New York. Previously, debt…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection
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