Morgan Lewis

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Phladelphia, PA 19103-2921, United States

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Texas Supreme Court Rules on Spoliation Instructions

The court holds that, with rare exception, intent is required for spoliation instructions in Texas. On July 3, the Texas Supreme Court issued its ruling in Brookshire Brothers, Ltd. v. Aldridge, holding, with a narrow…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

Florida’s Strict New Data Breach Notification Law Takes Effect

The new law sets up one of the most robust data protection regimes in the United States and is relevant to any business that collects personal information nationwide…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

European Account Preservation Orders: A New Method for Debt Recovery

The European Union has introduced a new procedure to facilitate cross-border debt recovery, which aims to preserve funds and recover bad debt…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

FCA Brings Greater Clarity and Rigour to UK’s “Soft Commission” Regime

Changes to the use of dealing commission rules, including a ban on “softing” of corporate access services, reflect the FCA’s continuing objective to ensure that investment managers control the costs that they pass on to their…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

PCAOB Standard-Setting Agenda Offers Insight into Rulemaking Activities

The Office of the Chief Auditor of the PCAOB issued an updated standard-setting agenda, providing the expected timing and key milestones for various PCAOB rulemaking projects. Some of the highlights from the agenda, which was…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

D.C. Circuit Protects Attorney-Client Privilege in Internal Corporate Investigations

The appellate court clarifies that internal corporate investigations are subject to the attorney-client privilege where one of the significant purposes of the investigation is to secure legal advice for the company…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Government Contracting

Kazakhstan’s New Rehabilitation and Bankruptcy Law

The new law extends the grounds for shareholders’ liability and invalidation of transactions. On 26 March 2014, the new Rehabilitation and Bankruptcy Law (the New Law) took effect in Kazakhstan. The New Law supersedes the…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Supreme Court Rejects “Presumption of Prudence” in ERISA Employer Stock Cases

The Court’s Dudenhoeffer decision also provides some guidance for scrutinizing such claims at the pleadings stage. On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its unanimous decision in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer,…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

California Supreme Court Enforces Class Action Waivers in Employee Arbitration Agreements

However, the court found PAGA representative action waivers unenforceable; employers should consider practical implications with respect to arbitration agreements. On June 23, the California Supreme Court issued its…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

SEC Chair White Discusses Directors’ Responsibilities

In a recent speech at the Stanford Directors’ College, SEC Chair Mary Jo White discussed several “things that directors should know about the SEC.” Her speech focused on directors as gatekeepers, self-reporting of wrongdoing,…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

FERC Proposes to Eliminate Burdens in Its Market-Based Rate Program

Proposed changes to the program intend to simplify administration, improve transparency, and eliminate unnecessary filing requirements. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission) introduced a set of…more
| Energy & Utilities

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Historic Noel Canning Decision

The unanimous decision on presidential recess appointment powers strikes down three National Labor Relations Board recess appointments and effectively invalidates hundreds of Board decisions issued between January 2012 and…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

FERC Changes Electric Utility Return-on-Equity Calculation

The Commission’s order applies the same methodology used for natural gas and oil pipeline return on equity and discards the former one-step calculation in favor of a two-step calculation that uses short- and long-term growth…more
| Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking

HIPAA/HITECH Business Associate Agreements: The Home Stretch

The one-year transition rule expires on September 22, 2014. The final regulations under the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules as amended by HITECH, make several changes, including modifying the requirements…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

IRS Information Document Request Enforcement Procedures Update

The U.S. Supreme Court clarifies what is necessary to challenge a summons issued by the IRS for an improper purpose. On June 19, in United States v. Clarke, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a taxpayer is entitled to…more
| Civil Procedure, Taxation
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